Dec. 1977

Modern Co., Ltd. established by its founder, Akira Ohara, with a capital of 2,000,000 yen.

Jan. 1978

Operations begin, focusing on the production of instruction manuals and other print-related business.

Feb. 1983

Production of manuals for overseas use begins.

Mar. 1983

Modern Creative Co., Ltd. established with a capital of 2,000,000 yen. Production work begins, including design, illustration and print-ready film.

Jul. 1988

Modern Communications Co., Ltd. established (capital: 1,000,000 yen), focusing primarily on DTP and editing work.

Nov. 1988

Modern Communications Co., Ltd. begins DTP/editing operations using Apple Macintosh systems.

Feb. 1991

Construction of the Modern Urawa plant completed, Print Division established.

Jul. 1992

Equipment expanded to include Apple Macintosh systems, imagesetters and automatic development machines, production system is digitized.

Feb. 1994

M&M Printers SDN. BHD. established by Modern Co., Ltd. as a wholly owned Malaysian-based subsidiary with capital of M$3,000,000.

Jan. 1996

Modern Communications structure merged into Modern Creative to provide enhanced production capacity (design, DTP, etc.) and to begin promotion of the multimedia and digital businesses.

Jul. 1998

Modern and Modern Creative Co., Ltd. are integrated; editing and production divisions are unified and restructured.

Apr. 2000

Management functions for Modern group companies are transferred to Modern Communications Co., Ltd. Management of the Modern Urawa plant is transferred to Modern Communications Co., Ltd.

Oct. 2000

M&M Printers is awarded ISO9002 certification.

Sep. 2002

Yoshiki Ohara takes over from founder Akira Ohara as President of Modern and Modern Communications Co., Ltd.

Mar. 2002

Modern and Modern Creative Co., Ltd. are merged.

Apr. 2010

Modern Co., Ltd. is awarded ISO9001 certification.

Apr. 2015

The 3 Modern Group companies move their head offices to the current location and amalgamate.

Jun. 2015

Refurbishment of the M&M Printers equipment is completed and full-scale operation begins.

Aug. 2016

Modern Co., Ltd. reaches its 40th year.

Jun. 2018

Equipment of the binding line is installed at Modern Communications Urawa plant.

Jul. 2018

Modern Communications Co., Ltd. obtained an official license of general worker dispatching undertaking to dispatch employees to manufactures and other entities.

Sep. 2018

ISO9001 quality management system has operated throughout the company, helping us to establish as a system since Apr. 2010. So we decided to maintain its system at our own.