Ihara U.S. Inc., located in Monterey Park , is a manufacturer and distributor of color control instruments serving the graphic arts, printing and quality control industries. Mr. Masayuki Itoh, president of our parent company, Ihara Electronic Industries Co., Ltd., created the company in 1989 under the name Ihara Medics U.S., Inc.. Ihara Medics was established as a marketing and research & development facility for the medical industry.
The U.S. office began as the distributor of various Ketorex Reagent Kits for liver analysis. Products such as the Bilirubin Monitor, W.E.T. System, and the R.A.P.P.I.D. System were developed in this facility. During the 1990’s companies approaching Ihara Electronic Industries Co., Ltd. for their expertise, began to request development of color measurement equipment. After conducting an extensive feasibility study, with respect to the profitability and attractiveness within the graphic arts industry, the findings proved to be prosperous. Because of these findings, Ihara Medics Inc. expanded into color measurement equipment for the printing industry. The reflection densitometer was the first of a new product line that was introduced.
Over the course of the next few years, sales of color measurement products continued to grow. In 1995, the introduction and sale of the transmission densitometer began. In 1998, Ihara Electronic Industries created Ihara U.S., Inc. to better reflect the company’s direction. As the year 2000 approached, Ihara U.S., Inc.’s main focus involved color control instruments for the graphic arts industry.
Recognized as one of the top leaders in the printing industry, Ihara U.S. Inc.’s product line includes Digital Plate Readers, Reflection and Transmission Densitometers, Spectrophotometers, Spectrodensitometers, Color Formulation Software and Quality Control Software. Ihara works hard to provide tools, software and support solutions to the graphic arts and printing industries. By providing the most resourceful instruments on the market today, the Ihara U.S., Inc. office has established distribution throughout North and South America, and Europe. Ihara U.S., Inc. continues to add to their product line in order to provide the best solutions to the printing industry and continues in their commitment to ensure customer satisfaction.
Ihara Electronic Industries Co., Ltd. was founded in 1968, by President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Masayuki Itoh. In the last three decades, the company has expanded from a printed wiring board (PWB) design and manufacturing company to an industrial corporation that also produces medical equipment, graphic arts imaging products and industrial testing equipment.