Plextor LLC.

SHINANO KENSHI is a global leader in providing integrated motion control solutions, multi-media solutions, printing solution and textile solutions. The company is organized into four divisions, each dedicated to a specific market. They are:


Electrical Division - Small precision motor

Electronic Equipment Division - CD-ROM, CD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW optical disk drives, and Professional Audio Equipment

Printing Equipment Division - Offset printing presses.

Textile Division - Spun silk yarn

SHINANO KENSHI was founded in 1918 to manufacture Spun Silk Yarn, which at the time, was one of the most "High-Tech" industries in the world. As the years passed, SHINANO KENSHI embarked on other industrial markets that would grow more progressively, while maintaining its proud history in the Silk Industry. These ventures insights led to the successful expansion into technology-driven, knowledge-intensive fields, such as Electrical Division, Electronic Equipment Division and Printing Equipment Division. While maintaining and strengthening its core competencies, Shinano Kenshi has continued its global expansion by establishing subsidiary companies and promoting its products on a worldwide basis. These subsidiaries are chartered with the continual growth of Resellers and OEM's in their respective territories, who have come to rely upon Shinano Kenshi for performance, quality oriented and technically superior optical peripheral products. Marketing base toward abroad.

Plextor is the worldwide brand for all products manufactured by the Electronic Equipment Division and Printing Equipment Division of SHINANO KENSHI.

The Electronic Equipment Division introduced its first CD-ROM optical disk drive under the TEXEL brand name in 1989. Faced with the prospects of a healthy and ever-increasing demand for its products, Shinano Kenshi identified the importance of this segment with the Professional and IT markets demanding performance-oriented products. Through every generation of optical disk drive, Plextor has continually sought ways in which its CD-ROM's, CD-RW's and DVD+R/RW's could stimulate market demand by offering higher speed and higher reliability devices, while winning numerous awards worldwide.

Plextor CD-R/RW drives were introduced in 1998 with technologies developed by the corporation in support of the market growing demand for CD-ROM's. DVD+R/RW were added to the Plextor product line in 2003. High performance drives enable our users to write and re-write data on a stable platform that has evolved throughout the years. Plextor has also invested heavily on the certification of media to give our users a wide range of compatibility between the various manufacturers.

Plextor's CD-R, CD-RW and DVD+R/RW optical disk drives have been tested worldwide and evaluated as the "Professional Choice" to satisfy even the most discerning customers. Plextor products have been adopted by financial institutions and government agencies, which require highly reliable data storage technology. Recording studios have come to regard the Plextor products as the "drive of choice," which they can rely upon for the accurate extraction and creation of Digital Audio.

Plextor background music systems have achieved the number 1 position in the worldwide market. Unique data compression technologies help to achieve long playback times, while maintaining high quality sound in professional background music systems for restaurants and stores. Technology leadership has been maintained based on high performance, superior electro-mechanical technology of Plextor's in-house motor technology, robust structure and audio orientation are the distinct signs of a market leader.

PlexTALK is a CD-ROM based talking book developed by Plextor for users that are visually impaired. Over fifty hours of audio information can be recorded on a single CD by Plextor's DAISY* operating system. PlexTALK offers a bookmark function that allows the user to search for the spot where a reader wants to begin. Plextor's Printing Equipment Division manufactures compact, offset printing machines with a combination of sophisticated mechanical and electronic technology. It enables the user to achieve the same quality of printing that was formally available only with the craftsmanship of highly skilled workers. CARD PLEX printing systems provide IC card and single card printing solutions, while maintaining only the highest quality possible.

Plextor's subsidiary companies are responsible for maintaining the customer database, while simultaneously adding more value-add products than ever before.

* DAISY: Digital Audio-based Information System. A set of hardware and software to record, store, transfer and read digital audio books.

In 2008, leveraging PLDS (Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions) infrastructure, Plextor US operations appointed PLDS as the sole distributor to promote and sell Plextor branded products into the US, Canada, and other American continent countries. Plextor remains a unique brand of optical disc drives and multimedia products owned by Shinano Kenshi in Japan.

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