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Corporate Profile

Company NameGraphtec Corporation
EstablishedMar. 30, 1949
Headquarters503-10 Shinano-cho, Totsuka-ku Yokohama 244-8503, Japan
ProductsImaging products : Grit and Flatbed Cutter , Scanner etc
Instrument products : Logger, Recorder etc.
Capital3.0 billion yen
The Board of DirectorsChairmanHideyoshi Sasaki
President and CEOYasutaka Arakawa
Managing DirectorHitoshi Nonaka
DirectorHiroshi Sanda
AuditorHiroyuki Yamamoto

Company Profile of Ai Holdings Corporation

Company NameAi Holdings Corporation
EstablishedApril 2, 2007
Head Office12-8 Nihonbashi Hisamatsucho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0005 Japan
Tel: +81-3-3249-6335
RepresentativeHideyoshi Sasaki, Chairman & CEO
CapitalJPY5 billion
Main BusinessManagement of operating subsidiaries and the overall group


1949Established as Watanabe Laboratories Corporation
1958Developed Japan’s first X-Y recorder
1961Developed Japan’s first X-Y plotter
1971Acquired a patent for the electrostatic adhesion method in Japan, U.S., UK, and Germany
1977Developed the new thermal-transfer recording method “NiS” (Neo-inkless System)
Name changed to Watanabe Measurement Equipment
1980NiS receives the Invention Grand Prize Sekiya Achievement Award
1982NiS was awarded the Invention Grand Prize from Japan’s Invention Promotion Association
Launched the Digitizer Division
1983Name changed to Graphtec Corporation
1985Stock listed in the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
1987Stock listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
1992Established the Optical Measurement Division
1995Established “Graphtec North America Inc.” in U.S.
1997Acquired ISO9001 Certification
2001Developed Japan‘s first large format scanner
2004Acquired ISO14001 Certification
Launched Instrument “GL Series”
Launched New product for consumer industry “Craft ROBO”
2005Name of Graphtec “North America Inc.” changed to “Graphtec America, Inc.” 
2007Business integrated with Dodwell B.M.S.Co.,Ltd.
Established the holding company, AI Holdings Co.,Ltd.
Established the business location  in The Netherlands
Established the Representative Office in China
2009Established ”Silhouette America,Inc.” In U.S.
2012Established the Representative Office in Thailand
Label Printer LCX603 received the 29th Kanagawa Prefecture’s Industrial Technology Development Award
2014Launched the Industrial label printing business
2015Established the software-developing company “Silhouette Research & Technology, Limited” in UK
2017Merger with Neuron Corporation
2019Merger with Advance Food Tec Corporation
2020Established “Graphtec Asia Pacific Co.,Ltd.” In Thailand
2021 Established “Graphtec Europe B.V.” in Netherlands