Company History

Founded in Kyoto in 1916. Business expansion in line with needs of our customers.

Founded as a printing company in 1916, ITP was first based in Kyoto, Japan's world-class city of history and culture. At that time, our main business focused on printing wrapping paper for use in major local department stores, but as these stores expanded nationwide, we opened branch offices in major cities throughout Japan, including Tokyo and Nagoya. From printing to promotion, we have expanded our business to become a partner company dedicated to fulfilling the various needs of our customers.

After the end of WW2, our company was one of the first to start dealing with a major automaker which would later develop into a global company. We then expanded our business domain from printing to the editing and translation of owner's manuals and other documents for passenger vehicles.

In line with the overseas strategies of major automakers, we made our first foray into the U.S. market in 1989, and in recent years, we have established a presence in the fast-growing Asian market. Currently, we have built a sales network of 11 domestic and 12 overseas branch offices.

With our sight always set towards the future of information services, we will continue to provide innovative solutions in line with the growth of our customers.

At the Time of Our Founding

1916 - 1987

1916 May Founded at present location in Kyoto as a letterpress printing business
1929 Sep. Reorganized as public company
Kajuro Ishida appointed as first president
1954 Aug. Tokyo Branch Office established in Shintomicho, Chuo-ku
1956 Jun. Koichi Abe appointed as second president
1958 Dec. Headquarters building renovated and offset printing business started
1959 Mar. Nagoya Branch Office established in Kakomachi
1961 Dec. Osaka Branch Office established in Kitamomodanicho, Minami-ku
1963 Nov. "Creates" established in Ginza, Chuo-ku as the planning department for the Tokyo Branch Office
1968 Sep. Construction of Nagoya Plant completed at Inazawa, Aichi Prefecture
1975 Jan. Fukuoka Branch Office established in Akasaka, Chuo-ku
1978 Sep. Company name changed from Ishida Taiseisha Printing Co., Ltd. to Ishida Taiseisha, Inc.
1981 Apr. Video image production section newly established in Nagoya and video production business started
Sep. Takashi Abe appointed as third president
1983 Mar. Construction of Tokyo Plant completed at Toyo, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Apr. Hamamatsu Branch Office established in Motoshirocho
1985 Apr. Fukuoka Creates established in Tenjin, Chuo-ku
1986 Sep. Nagoya Branch Office established in Hirabari, Tenpaku-ku

1988 - 2002

1988 Jul. New plant established in Nakajima Goshonouchicho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto
1989 Jun. Construction of Kyoto Headquarters building completed
Sep. Capital reaches ¥90 million
Ishida Taiseisha USA, Inc. (ITP USA) established in Los Angeles, California U.S.A.
1991 Mar. Representative office established in Brussels, Belgium
1992 Jul. Kyoto Plant relocated to Kamitoba Waranden, Minami-ku
Oct. Nagoya Office established in Nishiki, Naka-ku
1993 Mar. Nisshin Office established in Nisshincho, Aichi Prefecture
1996 Jan. ITP Digital Graphics established in Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Dec. Fukuoka Office relocated to Gionmachi, Hakata-ku
1999 Apr. Construction of new company building completed at Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Jul. Ishida Taiseisha (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (ITP Thailand) established in Samrong, Thailand, a suburb of Bangkok
2000 Mar. Management rights acquired for Daimaru Creation. Trade name changed to Creation Co., Ltd.
Aug. Nagoya Plant acquires ISO 9001 certification
2001 Apr. iPLUS ONE established in Osaka as a production organization to play a system development role with a focus on computer graphics
Sep. Creo Co., Ltd. Trendsetter 3244 CTP installed at Tokyo Plant
2002 Apr. Tatsuzo Abe appointed as fourth president
Aug. Sapporo Office established in Hokkaido
Dec. ITP Technology & Information (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (ITP Shanghai) established in Shanghai, China

2003 - Present

2003 Jan. ITP Thailand Office established in Bangkok
Feb. ISO 14001 certification obtained at Tokyo Plant
Apr. Book binding process newly established at Nagoya Plant. Integrated production from editing to book binding established
2004 Feb. Heidelberg SM102-8-P 8-color printing press installed at Tokyo Plant
Nov. Roland R704SW 4-color printing press installed at Nagoya Plant
2006 Mar. ITP Design (Beijing) Co., Ltd. (ITP Beijing) established in Beijing, China
Roland R204E-OB 4-color printing press installed at Nagoya Plant
Aug. Logistics Center established in Inazawa, Aichi Prefecture
2007 Feb. Nagoya Office relocated to Shinsakae, Naka-ku
May Privacy mark certification obtained
Jul. European branch offices registered as corporations. Belgian local subsidiary ITP n.v. established
Dec. ITP subsidiary company (Taiwan Branch Office) established in Taipei, Taiwan
2008 Mar. ITP n.v. Branch Office established in Slovakia
Sep. Ishida Taiseisha de Mexico established
2009 May Nagoya Plant expanded and construction of new Nagoya Plant completed
Jul. KOMORI LITHRONE large plate (kiku-zen size), 2-sided, 2/2 color printing press installed at Kyoto Plant
Sep. KOMORI LITHRONE large plate (kiku-zen size), 2-sided, 4/4 color printing press installed at Nagoya Plant
Dec. Management rights acquired for SAKAE PRINTING CO., LTD.
2010 Jul. Merged with Creation Co., Ltd. and moved the Osaka Office to Daikoku, Naniwa-ku
Sep. Otohiko Abe appointed as seventh president
2012 Jun. ISO 14001 certification jointly obtained by four domestic plants (Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, and Osaka)
2013 Jun. ICOMM Co., Ltd. established in Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Jul. Ishida Taiseisha Yamagata (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (Printing Plant) established in Bangkok, Thailand
Purchased building in Shinmachi, Nishi-ku, Osaka and relocated the Osaka Office
2014 Jan. ITP Beijing's Guangzhou Branch Office (ITP Guangzhou) established in Guangzhou, China
Jun. HP Indigo 7600 Digital Press installed at the Kyoto Plant
Jul. Heidelberg SX102-4-P 2-sided UV, large plate (kiku-zen size), 4-color printing press installed at the Nagoya Plant
Ishida Taiseisha Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. (ITAP) established in Bangkok, Thailand
Aug. Construction of Sakae ITP Logistics Center completed in Inazawa, Aichi Prefecture
Nov. Management rights acquired for Shinwa Printing Co., Ltd.
2015 Feb. Heidelberg LED-UV large plate (kiku-zen size), 5-color printing press installed at Kyoto Plant
Jul. Merged with SAKAE PRINTING CO., LTD.
Established ITP Unyu Inc. in Minami-ku, Kyoto
Established ITP Enterprise Co., Ltd. in Inazawa, Aichi Prefecture
Dec. Construction of Tajimi Office completed at Tajimi, Gifu Prefecture, with our first employee cafeteria
Manual Editing Department moved from Nisshin to the Tajimi Office
2016 Mar. Heidelberg large plate (kiku-zen size), 4-color LED-UV printing press is installed at the Tokyo Plant
Construction of our first dormitory for singles named "Kobushi Dormitory" completed at Tajimi
Apr. Dissolved Belgium local subsidiary and established the Belgium Branch Office and Slovakia Branch Office
May In celebration of the 100th year since our founding, anniversary ceremonies were held at four venues in Japan and four overseas venues
Jul. Printing department was separated and ITP Imaging Products Inc. was established
ITP-SVEN PHILIPPINES INC. was established as a joint venture with SVEN Group in Manila, Philippines
2017 Mar. Construction of the second dormitory for singles named "Tsutsuji Dormitory" completed at Tajimi
Jun. Shinji Kida appointed as eighth president
Jul. ITP USA Branch Office established in Dallas, Texas
Sep. Shinji Awa appointed as vice president
Nov. Employee recreation facility "Kayanoiori" opened adjacent to the Kyoto Headquarters building
2018 Jan. Planning and production departments for the Kansai region separated, and the Yotsubashi Planning & Creative Office established in Shinmachi, Nishi-ku, Osaka
"ITP Future Laboratory" established
Apr. ITP Leasing Co., Ltd. established in Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Jun. Nagoya Office construction completed at Meieki Minami, Nakamura-ku and relocated from Shinsakae, Naka-ku
Jul. Planning and production departments for the Chubu area separated, and KREI Inc. established in Meieki Minami, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya
Oct. Management rights acquired for EnDo Technical Photoprint Co., Ltd.
2019 Jan. ITP Kanto Service Co., Ltd. established in Koto-ku, Tokyo
Apr. ITP Myanmar established in Yangon, Myanmar
Okayama Branch Office opened in Okayama
May Tohoku Branch Office established in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture
Jul. Drone ITP Planning Inc. established in Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
2020 Feb. Net Printing ITP Inc. established in Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
Apr. Company name changed from Ishida Taiseisha, Inc. to ITP INC.
Purchased building in Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo and opened the building as the Hongo Office
Jul. ITP Communications Inc. established by merging Design Production ICOMM, Yotsubashi Planning & Creative Office, and KREI
Sep. Shinji Awa appointed chairman of the board