Komori-Chambon history


Komori-Chambon S.A.S is the result of a long historical line,
initiated in 1887 by Louis Chambon,
then revisited with the Japanese group Komori in 1989.

MACHINES CHAMBON

1887

Mr. Louis CHAMBON was born on August 21, 1861 in La Voulte-sur-Rhône. He graduated as a mechanical engineer from the Ecole des Arts et Métiers in Aix en Provence, France. He moves to Paris on January 1st, with two employees in a rented workshop. He designs his first machine, a printing press, for a cigarette manufacturer.

1889

He takes advantage of the opportunity offered by the Paris World Fair to exhibit 5 printing machines. This exhibition brings him commercial success and his first contacts with the sugar industry.

1891

He builds the world’s first webfed printing machine, in 5 colours.

1894

In 1894, the small size of his workshop leads him to acquire a 2800m2 plot of land to build a factory.

1917

Due to the First World War and the cramped premises in Paris, production is transferred to the home town of the company founder in La Voulte- sur-Rhône where the new factory is built.

1932

Death of Louis CHAMBON.

A new chapter of the company’s history is to be written.

1972

MACHINES CHAMBON is established in Orléans La Source, the Paris premises being too small.

KOMORI

1923

In Japan, in 1923, the company KOMORI is created. Since then, KOMORI has grown to become one of the leading manufacturers of OFFSET rotary presses.

KOMORI-CHAMBON

1989

MACHINES CHAMBON integrates the Japanese group KOMORI. From this purchase was born KOMORI-CHAMBON SA.

1990

1st connected PLC.

1993

2nd PLC generation (Komori technology).
1st supervisory computer.

1995

Revolutionary web control system
on a rotary die-cutter : DRX.

2003

1st machine equipped with electrical
shaft/direct drive (Japan).

2004

Automatic printing cassette switch device (USA).

2005

1st connected machine – Ethernet (USA).

2006

1st Offset sleeve press

1st roll-type die-cutter bench

2008

1st delivery solution with independent lifts
tobacco line (Shanghai).

2013

Inspection camera for abhesive, through the web (roll-to-roll application).

2018

Record printing speed in converting and delivery. 
Liquid packaging  = 450 m/mn.

 

2020

New building hosting a demo center and a proto test area.

New generation gravure machine (MARK III Series)
Record printing speed in rotogravure : 500 m/mn (1640 ft/mn) in roll-to-roll – 350 m/mn (1150 ft/mn) in tobacco blanks