– Akiyama Machinery Manufacturing Corporation was established.
– Akiyama developed the first 40-inch, hand-feed, Flap type delivery, single-color offset press (A.F.O.) featuring a bellows system without a plate-cylinder ink plate or a stripping-processed impression cylinder in Japan.
– Akiyama developed the world’s first “swing hand-feed” method and released a swing-type 44-inch, 2-color offset press (ATC-2) called “Akiyama’s quick hand-feed press.”
– Akiyama released a 32-inch, single-color offset press (AOC-41) employing the newly developed large-diameter ink rollers. The AOC-41 received rave reviews for its ability to eliminate the problem of ghosting.
– Akiyama developed an original feeder and launched a 40-inch, automatic 2-color offset press (ATP-30) featuring the feeder.
– Akiyama released the world’s fastest 40-inch automatic singlecolor offset press (MT-30), with a printing speed of 6,000 sheets per hour.
– Akiyama exhibited its 40-inch, high-speed, automatic singlecolor offset press (MTP-30), designed as a high-pile delivery press, at the Gutenberg Expo.
– Akiyama developed a 44-inch, automatic 2-color offset press (ATC-K23S) and a 40-inch, automatic 2-color offset press (ATCK33S), both adopting the Kubo style feeder and registration system.
– Akiyama gave birth to the Super Ace (SA) series, a line of printing presses boasting the industry’s highest printing speed of 7,200 sheets per hour.
– Akiyama developed single-color versions of its existing 2-color TH press and sold these models as the TH Series.
– Akiyama developed the impression cylinder (triple-size diameter) technology and gave birth to the Hi-Ace (HA) series, thus achieving the world’s highest printing speed of 12,000 sheets per hour.
– Akiyama developed a 40-inch, high-speed automatic offset press (SL-238) as a general-purpose press machine offering operational stability, and released the Select Series, comprising variations of the SL-238.
– Akiyama Service Corporation was established.
– Akiyama Machinery Manufacturing Corporation spun off its Manufacturing and Sales divisions and established Akiyama Printing Machinery Manufacturing Corporation and Akiyama Machine Sales Corporation. Akiyama Engineering & Manufacturing Corporation was established the following year.
– Akiyama altered its product specifications to adapt the international 40” size instead of the kikuzen size (Japanesespecific size), in keeping with the market trend overseas.
– The new head office building of Akiyama Printing Machinery Manufacturing Corporation was completed.
– Akiyama developed the world’s first 40-inch, offset perfecting press (HA-1P-40) as a double-side printing press adopting “impression cylinders and non-sheet-converting mechanism.”
– Akiyama adopted the MABEG feeder, developed a simultaneous plate mounting system and released a 40-inch, automatic 4-color offset press (BT-440) featuring Akiyama’s original 3-4-3 cylinder configuration. Variations of the BT-440 were sold as the Bestech (BT) Series.
– No.1 Mitsukaido Plant building was completed.
– Akiyama Service Corporation was split into Akiyama East Japan Equipment Service Co., Ltd. and Akiyama West Japan Equipment Service Co., Ltd.
– No.2 Mitsukaido Plant building was completed.
– Akiyama established Akiyama Support Center Europe and Akiyama Service Corp. of America as part of its effort to provide better serve Akiyama users overseas.
– Akiyama developed a 40-inch, sheet-fed press inspection machine (QC-40) as a system capable of automatically inspecting printed sheets.
– Akiyama developed its original high-speed sucker head (K-92).
– Akiyama developed a 28-inch size offset perfecting press (BTP428) supporting four colors on the front side and one color on the back side.
– Akiyama announced a 44-inch, 1-over-1 (sheet-fed) offset perfecting press (JP1P144) as a double-sided simultaneous press employing new mechanisms, and sold variations of the JP1P144 as the Jprint (JP) Series.
– Akiyama developed a 28-inch size 9-color offset perfecting press (BT-P828) supporting eight colors on the front side and one color on the back side.
– Akiyama developed a 40-inch, 6-over-6 (sheet-fed) offset perfecting press (JP6P640) as the world’s first double-sided, 12- color sheet-fed press.
– Akiyama received ISO 9001 certification.
– Akiyama International Co., Ltd. began operation.
– Akiyama announced the new single-sided press eXtreme (XT), featuring a variety of new mechanisms.
– Akiyama developed the Jprint RF sheet-fed perfecting press, supporting rolled paper feeding.
– Akiyama developed a quality inspection system for JP40/44 perfectors.
– The JP40 family underwent a major model change, and the improved models were relaunched as the MEGA Jprint 40 Series.
– Akiyama announced its SUPERTECH 40 Series, including models with higher productivity, to succeed the Bestech Series.