Komori cancels participation at drupa 2021

In a statement issued by its President and CEO Satoshi Mochida, Komori Corporation announced its cancellation of participation at drupa in April 2021 due to remaining concerns over the spread of novel coronavirus infectious disease (COVID-19).

Komori is another major company to withdraw from drupa after a recent pull out by manroland, Heidelberg, Xerox and Bobst.

Komori in its release said “The comprehensive decision to suspend the exhibit is made in response to the continued raging of the novel coronavirus infectious disease and its serious impact to the economy of both the developed and emerging countries, taking into consideration the potential risks of second or third surge of the pandemic, and to put highest priority in securing the health and safety of our global customers as well as our employees”.

“While an extremely unusual circumstance prevents KOMORI from participating in the drupa 2021, our plan is to launch an array of new products and services in the days to come, through open house events and active participations to regional exhibitions. New information will also be released utilizing various media such as corporate websites, information and video distribution service using emails or SNS, online exhibitions and webinars”.

The press release also said “The pace of social and industrial structure change have accelerated rapidly in 2020, transforming the operating climate of the printing industry. Aiming to become a company that inspire customer Kando: Beyond expectations, KOMORI always put customers first. We will always listen to our customers, develop and deliver innovate technologies and services that are essential for printing companies worldwide to adapt to such climate changes”. .

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