Since Roland DG Corporation was founded in 1981, our mission has been "Bringing new opportunities to society through digital technologies." As personal computers spread throughout society, 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 its business by replacing pens with cutters 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.
We are currently strengthening and diversifying its core technologies of on-demand printing in order to deliver exceptional value to a wide variety of printing markets with UV-LED printers. We are also committed to offering its on-demand printing solutions to the textile printing markets which are expected to grow even further. In the field of 3D modeling and manufacturing, we are serving the next-generation needs in digital fabrication as well as dental care and medical instrument management.
Now, 35 years since our founding, we have established "Sustainable growth through innovation" as the basic policy of our new mid-term business plan, and we are proceeding with creating value as a digital solutions provider by developing new business models combining our products and services that take advantage of the changes in society and industry generated by the advent of new digital technologies, including the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Going forward, we intend to continue being an innovative company by providing industry and world-first products and solutions, while achieving continuous growth as a company that is essential to a new era of digital society.
I would be deeply honored to receive your continued support and encouragement.