The SCREEN Group traces its history back 150 years to Ishida Kyokuzan Printing Works, a lithographic printing shop founded in Kyoto in 1868. In 1934, we succeeded in producing Japan’s first photographic glass screens, eventually leading to our R&D division being spun off as an independent venture company in 1943 to become Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. Our corporate name actually originated with those first glass screens. As the SCREEN Group has grown, we have built our expertise in the areas of surface processing, direct imaging and image processing, developing them into our three core technologies. Working from this foundation, we have continued to target sustainable growth, including the development of new business opportunities, with a view to creating a strong and diversified corporate portfolio.