Watanabe Gosando, since our establishment over 130 years ago, has carefully guarded our three founding principles of devotion, technique, and trust.
Founded in an era of hand carved wood blocks, since our earliest days we have nurtured a culture of meticulousness and care which still forms the foundation of our work to this day.
Furthermore, we were quick to respond to the digital age, promptly turning our attention to flexography in response to growing concern for the environment and the changing needs of our clients. As a pioneer in flexography, we have developed our own unique systems and demonstrated adaptability through our numerous achievements.
It would be my greatest pleasure to continuing serving our clients while cultivating devotion, honing our technique, and nurturing trust; and in this manner honor the human connections which form the origin of all business.
|Watanabe Gosando Co., Ltd.
|10 million yen
|70 (including subsidiaries)
|Osaka Head Office / Factory
|1-8-14 Ikue, Asahi-ku, Osaka 535-0004, Japan
|Sumitomo Shintomi Bldg 1F
2-14-4 Shintomi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0041, Japan
ASAHI FLEX Co., Ltd.
|4-20-39 Yanaka, Adachi-ku, Tokyo 120-0006, Japan
Chiyonosuke Watanabe founds an illustration engraving business in Shinsaibashi, Osaka City to carve letterpress plates for the Asahi Shimbun
Takeo Watanabe takes over the platemaking business as the second-generation owner
Began platemaking and design work for cardboard boxes and paper bags
Invented and installed a casting press style platemaking machine
The company members formally incorporated into Watanabe Gosando Co., Ltd.
Introduced a platemaking camera and advanced towards the mechanization of platemaking
Haruo Watanabe takes over the engraving business as the third-generation owner
Installed an American-made resin platemaking machine, ushering in the resin printing era
Toshio Miyata takes over the platemaking business as the fourth-generation owner, and the head office is moved to Kadoma City, Osaka.
Introduced the IP5000 (manufactured by Dainippon Screen) and advanced our digitization of prepress
Installed Mac workstations and established a digital workstation infrastructure
Relocated the head office to Miyakojima Ward of Osaka City
Established a Tokyo regional office in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo City
Introduced digital flexographic plate imaging equipment
Tokyo regional office is moved to Chuo Ward, Tokyo City
Akira Miyata takes over the plate making business as the fifth-generation owner
Tokyo regional office moved to Shibuya Ward, Tokyo City
Tokyo regional office changes floors within its building
Relocated the head office to Asahi Ward, Osaka City
ASAHI FLEX Co., Ltd. becomes a subsidiary of Watanabe Gosando
Tokyo regional office moved to Chuo Ward, Tokyo City
Company Motto / Management Philosophy
“Devotion, technique, and trust; these three virtues we uphold”
We shall create quality products that are highly valued by our clients, while contributing to society through our company’s business.
All employees shall possess strong ethical and moral values, will make an active effort to develop their self-potential, and thereby lead a happy social existence.