Since its inception, MUTOH has been a pioneer in the drafting and design equipment industry. In 1953 MUTOH developed the DrafterR, Japan’s first drafting machine. MUTOH followed this hit product with automatic drafting machines, the forerunner of today’s plotters and a presage of today’s CAD era. Later we created the The PJ-1304 solvent printer, Japan’s first large-format inkjet printer for outdoor applications, building new value for the world of graphic arts. This consistent ability to breathe new life into the industry in each era is the knowledge that MUTOH continues to pass on to its Imaging and Information Business.
The Imaging and Information Business consists of three core businesses. Our Graphics business is focused on large-format inkjet printers, which are used in applications ranging from gigantic outdoor billboards to indoor visual environments. In our CAD peripheral equipment business, we serve modern design and drafting needs with inkjet plotters, pen plotters, full-color scanners, and much more. Consumables and other supplies for the first two businesses are provided through our Supply business. With a seamlessly integrated system from hardware and software to supplies, MUTOH’s information imaging equipment business serves professional needs with uncanny accuracy.
Our group is dedicated to developing and providing products that better meet the needs and desires of consumers and have a superior cost performance. Furthermore, regarding “the environment,” an important keyword in business today, we will work toward developing products with a reduced environmental load, such as “MP Ink,” a multipurpose ink made up of 50 percent biomass.
Moreover, in the industrial machinery field, which is our group strength, we aim to strengthen and expand our business foundation and firmly establish an unshakable “MUTOH” brand. We intend to achieve this by taking advantage of inkjet printer technology that we have thus far cultivated and pushing forward active efforts to develop and provide products.
In overseas markets, we will implement sales strategies finely tailored to the needs of mature markets in Europe and North America as well as emerging markets in Asia and South and Central America. We will also continue to review and go forward with expansion into unexplored regions, etc.