Company History

Duplo Corporation, a leading manufacturer of paper handling equipment and the first to develop the spirit duplicator, was founded in Japan by Juko Shima in 1956. It was the dream of Mr. Shima to bring Duplo to the United States. Since, the brand now encompasses a vast range of finishing solutions and has a global presence through key distributors in Asia, Europe, and the United States.


Duplo USA Corporation was established in September 1979 in Gardena, California. The company spent its first decade distributing Duplo collators, bursters, decollators, folders, and stencil/spirit duplicators while providing valuable input back to Japan for the development of products fit for the U.S. print market. Forty years later, Duplo USA Corporation offers a complete range of fully automated, digital print finishing solutions which include the raised spot UV coater, slitter/cutter/creasers, die cutters, tabletop folders, guillotine cutters, flood UV coaters, collators and sheet feeders as well as saddle stitching and bookletmaking systems. Duplo USA Corporation has expanded with corporate headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif., a training/warehouse facility in Suwanee, Ga., and a warehouse in Ontario, Calif. to serve customers across the entire Americas.


Today, Duplo USA Corporation serves in-plant, quick and commercial printers through an extensive network of printer vendor partners and authorized dealers as well as a direct sales channel. The company has also built valuable relationships with key industry leaders including Canon, HP, Konica Minolta, Ricoh, Xerox and EFI to deliver end-to-end workflow solutions.

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