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Roland DG Corp., Hamamatsu, Japan, recently celebrated 25 years in business. Roland DG, was founded in 1981 as an affiliate of Roland Music. Roland DGA, Irvine, CA, is the digital cutter and printer manufacturer’s US-based marketing, distribution, and sales arm. Masahiro Tomioka, president of Roland DG Group. “Today’s Roland is stronger than ever with record sales in every area of the globe. And with continued technological innovations on the horizon, we are well positioned for future growth and success.

Roland DG introduced its first A-size pen plotter in 1982 and has since developed the company into a $350 million organization with offices around the world. Roland DG posted record revenues and profits for 2005. Company officials attribute the achievement to a strong technology base and a customer-driven focus.

Part of the company’s growth also includes the recent opening of a new factory at Roland DG’s headquarters in Hamamatsu. The 105,500-sq-ft facility will serve as a primary manufacturing site for product assembly, testing, and inspection for inkjet printers, printer/cutters, vinyl cutters, engravers, photo-impact printers, and 3D scanning and milling machines.

“We are always striving to improve our manufacturing processes, which in turn improves our responsiveness to the market and to our customers,” Tomioka says. “It is this commitment to advancing our own technology, streamlining out production capabilities, and achieving new levels of product quality that differentiates us as a company. This new digital factory will serve us well into the future.”

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