Kohei Tanabe

Message from the President

Since Roland DG Corporation was founded in 1981, our mission has been “Bringing new opportunities to society through digital technologies.” As personal computers were developed and digitalization spread throughout all types of industries, we have experienced growth through the development of innovative computer peripherals.

Our business began by developing pen plotters based on using XY axis control to output design drawings and architectural schematics created on computers. We subsequently expanded the business by replacing pens with cutting blades thereby producing vinyl cutters, by adding color management technology to produce wide-format printers, and by adding Z-axis control and end mills to produce 3D milling machines. We have created and expanded several new markets by fostering innovation, creativity and added value with the result of becoming a world leader in inkjet printing, vinyl cutting, 3D modeling, rotary engraving and dental milling.

In recent years, we have been focusing on our two pillars of business: Digital Printing that delivers the potential of on-demand printing across a broad range of fields with our inkjet printers; and DGSHAPE that provides solutions for promoting efficient fabrication at dental laboratories and other industries by utilizing 3D digital data to take advantage of the benefits of digitalization. In the future, we will not only concentrate on these businesses, but also leverage DG DIMENSE’s technology of digitally embossed printing to further accelerate the digitization of wallpapers and decor. This will expand the scope of our business domains and allow us to develop new business models.

Going forward, we intend to continue being an innovative company by providing industry and world-first products and solutions, while enhancing our core value as a company that empowers creativity and excitement worldwide.

I would be deeply honored to receive your continued support and encouragement.

Kohei Tanabe
President, Representative Director
Kohei Tanabe


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