COMPANY PROFILE

Company Shinnihon Printing, Inc.
Established May 1959
Capital 45,600,000 yen
CEO Asami Sano
Businesses
  • Planning, production, and printing in general of mainly paper media:
    catalogues, pamphlets, posters, leaflets, packaging, furniture, store POP
    displays, clear files, prepaid cards, sales promotion novelties
  • Planning and production of digital media
  • Websites and homepages
Number of employees 183 employees
Offices Takamatsu, Tokyo, Haneda Tokyo Plant, Osaka, Okayama
Affiliates CCS INC., KOYO ART PRINTING CO.,LTD.

HISTORY

1959
  • Shigeo Sano, established Shinnihon Printing, Inc. at its present location.
1963
  • Installed the new Heidelberg kiku two-cut KSB type letterpress printing machine.
1965
  • Installed the new Heidelberg kiku two-cut Offset Printing Unit No. 1 “KORD".
1973
  • Installed the new kiku two-cut four-color printing machine, SOLNA425.
1976
  • Toshikazu Sano joined as Representative Director and as the Senior Managing Officer.
1978
  • Increased capital to 45.6 million yen.
  • Installed the new kikuzen four-color printing machine, DAIYA-II-4.
1983
  • Opened the Osaka Sales Office.
1985
  • Introduced Fujitsu's computers for the accounting department.
1986
  • Installed a new "A"-size color scanner, SG688.
  • Installed additional kiku two-cut five-color printing machine, DAIYA-1E-5.
  • Launched the printing for prepaid cards.
1987
  • Opened the Tokyo Sales Office (Aoyama 1-chome).
  • Launched sales of the telecard mail.
  • Established CCS Co., Ltd. .
  • Moved the Tokyo Sales Office to Ginza 3-chome.
1988
  • Installed a new computerized typesetting system by Sakuto of Shaken.
  • In-house magazine "SAITA SAITA" launched.
1989
  • Installed the new duodecimo four-color printing machine, DAIYA-4F-4.
  • Toshikazu Sano was titled as President and CEO.
  • 30th anniversary • New company building completed • foundation
    Triple party as office president held.

  • Installed a new Scitex response system.
1991
  • Installed the additional kikuzen four-color printing machine, DAIYA-3F-4.
  • Completed "IBM process management system" to make the entire company OA.
  • Installed a new Macintosh design system.
1992
  • Installed the new ISDN1500 optical communication system
    between Tokyo and Takamatsu.

1993
  • Installed additional five Cytex Assemblers.
1996
  • Installed the first Heidelberg QM DI-46 (digital printing press) to be imported into Japan.
  • Installed an additional Heidelberg kiku four-cut five-color UV printing machine, GTOF.
  • Promoted to the Osaka Sales Office (branch office).
1997
  • Completed construction of our own building in Tsukiji, Tokyo.
  • Promoted to the Tokyo branch, CCS also relocated.
  • Installed the new kiku two-cut four-color Heidelberg SM-66-4.
  • Installed the new kiku two-cut five-color Heidelberg SM-66-5.
  • Installed the new kiku four-cut four-color printing machine SM-52-4.
  • Installed the new offset inversion machine, Lithopia BT2-8000 at the Tokyo branch.
2000
  • Installed the new Luxel CTP (5 units), Luxel SPEEDPROOF8000 (DDCP 3 units)
    in Tokyo, Osaka, and Takamatsu.

  • Installed the new G-TRAX communication system between Tokyo, Osaka, and Takamatsu.
  • Installed the new DAIYA405 duodecimo five-color printing machine.
  • Installed the new Heidelberg SM-74-4L kiku two-cut four-color UV printing machine.
  • Installed the new Heidelberg SM-102-8 kikuzen eight-color printing machine.
  • Acquired quality management system accreditation ISO9001.
2001
  • Opened the Okayama Sales Office.
2002
  • Acquired environmental management system accreditation ISO14001.
2003
  • Installed the second new offset inversion machine LITHOPIA-MAX BT2-800SD.

2005
  • Completed the first-phase construction of the Haneda Tokyo Plant.
    Waterless printing started.
  • Installed an additional Heidelberg SM102-8-P(Waterless specification machine).
2006
  • Completed the construction of the Haneda Tokyo Plant.
  • Installed the new "A"-size landscape two-sided offset rotary press,
    SYSTEM38S(waterless specification machine) and
    "B"-size portrait half-cut two-sided offset rotary press,
    SYSTEM35S (waterless specification machine) .

  • Acquired the certification for Privacy Mark.
  • Exhibited at "Eco Products 2006”.
2007
  • Company-wide acquisition of COC (Processing Distribution Process)
    certification of FSC Forest Management Council.

2009
  • Acquired the environmental rating from the Development Bank of Japan Inc. .
  • Published the 50th anniversary magazine "I ran only dream".
2010
  • Introduced Dainippon Screen workflow RIP, Trueflow SE at three locations.
  • Exhibited at the New Environmental Exposition 2010 (Global Warming Prevention Pavilion).
  • Acquired the Green Printing Certification for the Haneda Tokyo Plant.
  • Moved to the Osaka branch office building (SNP Create Tower).
  • Installed the new Fuji Xerox Color 1000 Press at the Osaka branch.
2011
  • Installed the new Horizon cutting, folding, stitching, perfect binding machine
    at the Osaka branch.

  • Installed the new Heidelberg SM74 kiku two-cut four-color waterless UV printing machine
    at the Osaka branch.

  • The Haneda Tokyo Plant received the Minister of Economy,
    Trade and Industry Award for the 10th Printing Industry Environmental Excellence Plant Awards.

2013
  • Installed the new Komori LA-537 “A”-size five-color LED UV printing machine
    at the Tokyo banch.

  • Installed the new Heidelberg SMCX102 kikuzen five-color LED UV printing
    machine at the Haneda Tokyo Plant.

2014
  • Installed the new Heidelberg SMSX102 kikuzen eight-color LED UV printing
    machine in the head office (Takamatsu).

  • Won at the "Sunport Takamatsu triathlon" company counter-relay.
2015
  • Installed the new Heidelberg POLAR N115PLUS cutting machine
    at the Haneda Tokyo Plant.

2017
  • Introduced the SCREEN workflow RIP EQUIOS at three bases.
2018
  • Toshikazu Sano assumes the position of Representative Director and Chairman.
  • Asami Sano assumes the position of Representative Director and President.
  • Acquired 100% of the shares of Koyo Art Print Co., Ltd. to become a subsidiary.
  • SNP 60th anniversary and succession reception was held.
2019
  • Japan WPA “Carbon Offset 6,000 tons Commemoration Excellent Company Award Ceremony”
    is seen as the highest award.
2020
  • SNP has been registered as a “Clear Sky Supporter” which is an air quality improvement promotion project created by the Tokyo Metropolitan Environment Bureau.