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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 HongKong.
                             Established RISO TSUKUBA CO., LTD. as domestic sales subsidiary

Jul., 1993    …   Established RISO CANADA, INC. as sales subsidiary near Toronto,
                             Launched RISOGRAPH RA series



Jan., 1994    …   Launched the world-first inner-press-engine digital duplicator
                                RISOGRAPH SR7200

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
                                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

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,

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



                                as trading subsidiary in Shanghai, China

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

RISO V8000

RISO V8000

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,

Oct., 2000    …   Launched RISO V8000 world-first one-pass two-color digital

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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