Company Information

History

November 1965 Founded Murakami Seihan Co., Ltd. in Funabashi, Chiba with the aim to manufacture and sell screen masks and photosensitive materials for screen masks.

Founder, Shizuo MurakamiFounder, Shizuo Murakami

January 1970 Relocated the Head Office to Koto Ward, Tokyo, established the Tokyo Plant and, at the same time, changed the trade name to Murakami Screen Co., Ltd. and the old Head Office to the Funabashi Plant
April 1971 Established the Nagoya Office in Kita Ward, Nagoya

Established the Nagoya OfficeEstablished the Nagoya Office

July 1973 Relocated the Head Office and Tokyo Plant to Sumida Ward, Tokyo
October 1982 Established the Nagoya Plant (the current Inazawa Office) in Inazawa, Aichi
October 1982 Established the Ibaraki Plant (the current Ibaraki Office) in Joso (formerly called Mitsukaido), Ibaraki
January 1985 Installed a direct-indirect film manufacturing facility in the Ibaraki Plant
July 1985 Succeeded in the development and corporatization of “PVA-SBQ photopolymer (photosensitive material for high-precision screen printing)” and received the 10th Inoue Harushige Prize

Received the 10th Inoue Harushige Prize for the PVA-SBQ photopolymerReceived the 10th Inoue Harushige Prize for the PVA-SBQ photopolymer
Inoue Harushige Prize website

January 1988 Established a wholly owned sales subsidiary in Singapore, Murakami Screen (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
November 1988 Established a wholly owned sales subsidiary in the U.S., Murakami Screen (U.S.A.) Inc.
November 1992 Established the Photosensitive Materials Center in Joso (formerly called Mitsukaido), Ibaraki
April 1994 Established a manufacturing subsidiary with 75% ownership in China, Beijing Murakami Screen Co., Ltd.

Established a manufacturing base in BeijingEstablished a manufacturing base in Beijing

May 1994 Installed the Funabashi Suboffice of Ibaraki Plant in the Funabashi Plant
October 1995 Newly constructed the Tokyo Plant and integrated the CAD Sales Dept. and CAD Sales Center
May 1997 Changed the trade name to Murakami Co., Ltd.
November 1997 Established a wholly owned manufacturing and sales subsidiary of Murakami Screen (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. in China, Murakami Precision Stencil (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
July 1999 Relocated Murakami Screen (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. to its current location (at 35 Loyang Drive)

Relocated the sales office in SingaporeRelocated the sales office in Singapore

Established Chiba Office No. 1Established Chiba Office No. 1

September 2000 Established a wholly owned manufacturing and sales subsidiary in China, Murakami Precision Stencil (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.
March 2001 Established the Chiba Office (currently called the Chiba Office No. 1) in Chiba Toke Midori No Mori Industrial Complex
August 2003 Established a manufacturing and sales subsidiary with 99.8% ownership in Korea, Hankook Murakami Co., Ltd.
Accepted the equity shares of Murakami Screen (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. for Murakami Precision Stencil (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. and made it a fully owned subsidiary of Murakami
Increased the capital of Murakami Precision Stencil (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. to 3 million USD
March 2004 Established a wholly owned sales subsidiary in China, Murakami (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd.
November 2004 Made Hankook Murakami Co., Ltd. a wholly owned subsidiary of Murakami
August 2005 Established a wholly owned manufacturing subsidiary in China, Murakami Photo Sensitive Materials Beijing Co., Ltd.
In December, transferred all operations of Beijing Murakami Screen Co., Ltd.

At the commemorative ceremony of Murakami’s 40th anniversary since founding Greetings by President Hirotaka MurakamiAt the commemorative ceremony of Murakami’s 40th anniversary since founding Greetings by President Hirotaka Murakami

February 2006 Established a wholly owned sales subsidiary in China, Shenzhen Murakami Trade Co., Ltd.
March 2006 Increased the capital of Murakami Precision Stencil (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. to 1.1 million USD
August 2006 Liquidated Beijing Murakami Screen Co., Ltd.
July 2008 Relocated Murakami (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd. to its current location at Fute North Road, Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone, Shanghai

Relocated the sales office in SingaporeRelocated the sales office in Singapore

Established Chiba Office No. 2Established Chiba Office No. 2

January 2009 Established a wholly owned sales subsidiary in China, Kunshan Murakami Trading Co., Ltd.
April 2012 Jointly established a manufacturing subsidiary of plate making equipment in China with 37.5% ownership, Murakami Qichuan Precision Machinery (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
March 2013 Established Chiba Office No. 2 in Chiba Toke Midori No Mori Industrial Complex located at 1-6-12 Ohnodai, Midori-ku, Chiba-shi
April 2013 Established a wholly owned mask manufacturing subsidiary in Taiwan, Taiwan Murakami Co., Ltd.

Established a manufacturing base in TaiwanEstablished a manufacturing base in Taiwan

Closed the Funabashi Office
December 2013 Relocated Hankook Murakami to its current location at 144 Beomnak-gil, Danwon-gu, Ansan-City
June 2014 Established a wholly owned manufacturing subsidiary in China, Murakami Chemical (zhong shan) Co., Ltd.

Established a manufacturing base in ChinaEstablished a manufacturing base in China

April 2017 Started manufacturing in Murakami Chemical (zhong shan) Co., Ltd.
April 2017 Installed a direct-indirect film manufacturing facility in the Chiba Office No.2.

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