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  • Writer's pictureStephen Crichton

Where are MUTOH printers manufactured?

Updated: Feb 15, 2023

MUTOH is a well-known name in the printing industry, and their printers are renowned for their quality output, advanced features, ease of use, versatility, and reliability.

Founded in Japan in December 1942 by Yoshiro Mutoh. The company manufactured measuring equipment, such as disk-type slide rules for aerial navigation, calipers, and rotary protractor. 10 years later in March 1952, MUTOH Scale Engraving LTD was founded and created products such as the Drafter, a drafting and design device, and the Pen Plotter, a machine that prints product drawings.

MUTOH's headquarters are located in Tokyo Japan, and the manufacturing division is located at their Suwa Factory in Shimosuwa, Nagano Prefecture.

MUTOH also has a global presence with offices and distributors located in countries around the world. This allows them to provide customers with local support and service, no matter where they are located.

The Australian office is located in Artarmon, Sydney.

Map of Japan with MUTOH factory location highlighted
Suwa Factory in Shimosuwa, Nagano Prefecture.

At the manufacturing factory highly skilled staff trained and accredited in various aspects of the production process, assemble MUTOH printers to meet strict high standards of accuracy and performance to deliver a more robust, long-lasting printer that is reliable and able to perform with the highest quality, consistent for many years.

Mutoh employees assembling printers

The factory itself was acquired by MUTOH in 1973 and walking inside, it looks in every way what you would expect from a world-leading Japanese manufacturer. Extremely clean and ordered, everything has its place and nothing is out of place. The streamlined minimalist assembly line allows MUTOH to truly deliver on their value of "monozukuri", excellence in manufacturing.

Mutoh employees assembling printers with view of factory

MUTOH's dedication to innovation and excellence has made them a leader in the printing industry evident in their printers winning multiple awards every year.

So whether you are a sign-maker, commercial printer, or textile printer, MUTOH has a printer that is designed to meet your specific needs.

Supporting MONOZUKURI, excellence in manufacturing, MUTOH continues to innovate, 70 years on.

For information on MUTOH's history click HERE

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