ISHIDA TAISEISHA was founded in Kyoto in 1916, where it still stands today.

Kyoto is a traditional city known for the concentration of Japanese history, but this is a tradition that is built today by adopting new elements that fit the generation.

While remaining passionate about Japanese culture, tradition, and art, ISHIDA TAISEISHA is being operated as a unique total communication company.

1916 - 1987

1916 May Established at present location in Kyoto; typographical printing business started
1929 September Reorganized as public company; Kajuro Ishida appointed as first president
1954 August Tokyo Office established in Shintomicho, Chuo-ku
1955 July Tokyo Office relocated to Kanda Kamakuracho in pursuit of expanded business operations in Tokyo area
1956 June Koichi Abe appointed as second president
1958 December Headquarters renovated; offset printing business started
1959 March Nagoya Office established in Kakomachi, Nagoya
1961 December Osaka Office established in Kitamomodanicho, Minami-ku (now part of Chuo-ku)
1963 November "Creates" established in Ginza, Chuo-ku as the Tokyo Office Planning and Design Department
1968 September "Construction of Nagoya Plant completed in Inazawa, Aichi
1975 January Fukuoka Office established in Akasaka, Chuo-ku
April Revolutionary ultra-microfiche manufacturing system introduced at Nagoya Plant
June Planning and Editing Department established at Nagoya Office
1978 September Company name changed from Ishida Taiseisha Printing Co., Ltd. to Ishida Taiseisha Inc.
1981 April Video Department newly established at Nagoya Office; video production business started
September Takashi Abe appointed as third president
1983 March Construction of Tokyo Plant completed in Toyo, Koto-ku
April Hamamatsu Office established in Motoshirocho, Hamamatsu
1985 April Fukuoka Creates established in Tenjin, Chuo-ku
1986 September Nagoya Office established in Hirabari, Tenpaku-ku

1988 - 2002

1988 July New plant established in Nakajima Goshonouchicho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto
1989 June Construction of new headquarters office building completed in Kyoto
September Capital increased to ¥90 million
ISHIDA TAISEISHA USA, INC. established in Los Angeles, USA
1991 March Representative Office established in Brussels, Belgium
1992 July Kyoto Plant relocated to Kamitobawaranden, Minami-ku
October Nagoya Office established in Nishiki, Naka-ku
1993 March Nisshin Office established in Nisshincho (now Nisshin City), Aichi
1996 January ITP Digital Graphics established in Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
May Manual Production Office established in Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo in pursuit of expanded manual-related business operations
December Fukuoka Office relocated to Gionmachi, Hakata-ku
1999 April Construction of new Tokyo Office completed in Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku
July ISHIDA TAISEISHA (THAILAND) Co., Ltd. (ITP Thailand) established in Samrong, part of Bangkok's suburbs
2000 March Management rights acquired for Daimaru Creation; trade name changed to Creation Co., Ltd.
August ISO 9001 certification obtained at Nagoya Plant
2001 April i Plus One established in Osaka as production organization focused on computer graphics (including system development)
September CREO Trendsetter 3244 CTP introduced at Tokyo Plant
November Amsterdam Branch established in Amsterdam, Netherlands
2002 April Tatsuzo Abe appointed as fourth president
August Sapporo Office established in Sapporo, Hokkaido
December ITP Information Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (ITP Shanghai) established in Shanghai, China

2003 - Present

2003 January ITP Thailand Bangkok Office opened
February ISO 14001 certification obtained in Tokyo
April Bookbinding process newly established at Nagoya Plant; integrated production process from editing to book making achieved
September Nobukatsu Abe appointed as fifth president
2004 February Heidelberg SM102-8-P eight-color printing equipment introduced at Tokyo Plant
November Roland R704SW four-color printing equipment introduced at Nagoya Plant
2006 March ITP Design (Beijing) Co., Ltd. (ITP Beijing) established in Beijing, China
Roland R204E-OB four-color printing equipment introduced at Nagoya Plant
August Logistics Center opened in Inazawa, Aichi
2007 February Nagoya Office relocated to Shinsakae, Naka-ku
May Privacy Mark certification obtained
July Registration of Europe Office changed; ITP n.v. established as overseas affiliated subsidiary in Belgium
September ITP Advertising (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. established in Shanghai, China, as first advertising agency using independent foreign capital in China
December Overseas subsidiary (Taiwan Office) established in Taipei, Taiwan
2008 March ITP n.v. office established in Slovakia
Tatsuzo Abe appointed as sixth president, acting simultaneously as president and chairman
September Ishida Taiseisha de Mexico established
2009 May Nagoya Plant expanded and construction of Nagoya New Plant completed
July KOMORI LITHRONE two-color, two-sided A1-size printing equipment introduced at Kyoto Plant
September KOMORI LITHRONE four-color, two-sided A1-size printing equipment introduced at Nagoya Plant
December Management rights acquired for SAKAE PRINTING CO., LTD.
2010 July Merged with Creation Co., Ltd.; Osaka Office relocated to Daikoku, Naniwa-ku
September Otohiko Abe appointed as seventh president
2012 June ISO 14001 certification obtained for four domestic plants (Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka)
2013 June ICOMM CO., LTD. established in Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
July Ishida Taiseisha Yamagata (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (printing plant) established in Bangkok, Thailand
Osaka Office relocated to building purchased in Shinmachi, Nishi-ku
2014 January ITP Beijing Guangzhou Office (ITP Guangzhou) established in Guangzhou, China
June HP Indigo 7600 Digital Press introduced at Kyoto Plant
July Heidelberg Speedmaster SX102-4-P UV four-color, two-sided A1-size printing equipment introduced at Nagoya Plant
Ishida Taiseisha Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. (ITAP) established in Bangkok, Thailand
August Construction of Sakae ITP Logistics Center completed in Inazawa, Aichi
November Management rights acquired for Shinwa printing Co., Ltd.
2015 February Heidelberg LED-UV five-color, A1-size printing equipment introduced at Kyoto Plant
July Merged with SAKAE PRINTING CO., LTD.
ITP UNYU INC. established in Minami-ku, Kyoto
ITP ENTERPRISE INC. established in Inazawa, Aichi
December ITP Dubai Office established in Dubai, UAE
Construction of Tajimi Office completed in Tajimi, Gifu; Company's first employee cafeteria built inside office
Manual Editing Department relocated from Nisshin to Tajimi Office
2016 March Heidelberg LED-UV four-color, A1-size printing press introduced at Tokyo Plant
Construction completed in Tajimi for Kobushi-ryo, the Company's first dormitory for unmarried employees
April Belgian subsidiary dissolved; Belgium Office and Slovakia Office opened
May One hundredth anniversary of founding commemorated with celebratory events at four domestic and four overseas locations
July Printing Department spun off as ITP Imaging Products Inc.
ITP-Sven Philippines Inc. established in Manila, Philippines following merger with Sven Group
2017 March Construction completed in Tajimi for Tsutsuji-ryo, the Company's second dormitory for unmarried employees
April Commercial Printing Lab Inc. established in Toyo, Koto-ku, Tokyo as joint venture with Canon Production Printing Systems Inc.
June Shinji Kida appointed as eighth president
July ITP USA Dallas Office opened in Texas, USA
September Shinji Awa appointed as representative director and vice president
November Kayanoiori recreational facility opened next to headquarters office building in Kyoto
2018 January Kansai Planning and Production Department spun off as Yotsubashi Planning & Creative Office Inc. in Shinmachi, Nishi-ku, Osaka
ITP Future Research Center established