RISO's History

1989 - 1997 - The Grownup Stage - Bringing New Duplicating Technology to the world as a Top Manufacturer Digital Duplicators

Apr., 1989 Established the European administrative subsidiary, RISO EUROPE LTD., in London, U.K.
Launched RISOGRAPH RC series
Oct., 1989 Listed in the over-the-counter stock market in Japan, JASDAQ
Jan., 1990 Established second overseas sales subsidiary, RISO (Deutschland) GmbH, in Hamburg
Apr., 1990 Built research and development facility, currently called K&I Development Center
Apr., 1991 Established RISO FRANCE S.A. as sales subsidiary in Lyon, France
Nov., 1991 Launched a top-grade, high-precision Print Gocco model Print Gocco PG-10 Super
May, 1992 Established RISO (U.K.) LTD. as sales subsidiary in London, U.K
Jan., 1993 Established RISO IBERICA S.A. as sales subsidiary in Barcelona, Spain
Apr., 1993 Established RISO HONG KONG LTD. as sales subsidiary in Hong Kong.
Established RISO TSUKUBA CO., LTD. as domestic sales subsidiary
Jul., 1993 Established RISO CANADA, INC. as sales subsidiary near Toronto, Canada.
Launched RISOGRAPH RA series
Jan., 1994 Launched the world-first inner-press-engine digital duplicator RISOGRAPH SR7200 RISOGRAPH SR7400
Jul., 1994 Established RISO CHINA LTD. as Chinese administrative subsidiary in Hong Kong
Nov., 1994 Established RISO (Thailand) LTD. as sales subsidiary in Bangkok, Thailand.Established RISO SHIZUOKA CO., LTD. as domestic sales subsidiary.
Launched RISOGRAPH GR series
Jan., 1995 Moved the head office to the current headquarter building in Tamachi, Tokyo
Feb., 1995 Established RISO AFRICA (PTY) LTD. as sales subsidiary in Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa
Jul., 1995 Launched RISOGRAPH TR series of low-end compact RISOGRAPH models
Nov., 1995 Launched a digital Print Gocco model equipped with CCD and a thermal print head, Print Gocco Digital CD-1
Jan., 1996 Tsukuba Plant obtained ISO9002 certification
Nov., 1996 Established RISO POLAND Sp.z o.o. as sales subsidiary in Warsaw, Poland
Jul., 1997 Launched a sketch-book-type Print Gocco, RISOSCRIPT,for manuscript-fond users
Aug., 1997 Launched RISOGRAPH SR7400
Oct., 1997 Built another research and development facility, currently used as the base for R&D Technology Center, beside Tsukuba plant

1998 - 2002 - Another Growing Stage - Providing attractive tools for paper communication in a new century

Feb., 1998 Established RISO (SHANGHAI) INTERNATIONAL TRADING CO., LTD. as trading subsidiary in Shanghai, China


RISO V8000

RISO V8000

Jul., 1998 Launched RISOGRAPH CR series
Jan., 1999 Launched RISOGRAPH FR series
May, 1999 Established RISO TECHNOLOGY ZHUHAI CO., LTD. as joint venture subsidiary in Zhuhai, China, to prepare for expected sales expansion in China
Oct., 1999 Started production in the manufacturing plant of RISO TECHNOLOGY ZHUHAI CO., LTD. in Zhuhai, China
Launched the inner-press-engine RISOGRAPH dedicated to card/envelope printing, RISO MEISTER CP150
Nov., 1999 Launched Print Gocco Digital
Apr., 2000 Launched RISO RN series
Jul., 2000 Establishes RISOGRAPH ITALIA S.p.A. as sales subsidiary in Milan, Italy
Oct., 2000 Launched RISO V8000 world-first one-pass two-color digital duplicator
Dec., 2000 The Tsukuba site (Tsukuba Plant and R&D Technology Center) obtained ISO14001 certification
Jan., 2001 Launched compact type digital duplicator RISO KS series for overseas markets
Jun., 2001 Established RISO KOREA LTD. as sales subsidiary in Seoul, Korea
Aug., 2001 The Ube site (Ube Plant and others) obtained ISO14001 certification
Nov., 2001 Launched a soy-oil-containing digital duplicator ink RISO SOY INK
Dec., 2001 Launched a network combination of a digital duplicator and a page printer, "RISO Hybrid Printing System"
Nov., 2002 Established Riso Ireland Laboratory Limited in Maynooth, Ireland, as the first software design center to be located outside Japan

The product release dates given in the above chronological table are only applicable in Japan.

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