Graphtec Corporation is a computer hardware manufacturer that was founded by Dr. Watanabe in 1949 named as Watanabe Instruments. The company has a main focus on the production of plotters and scanners but they manufacture other imaging and instrument products as well. Their portfolio includes products such as plotters, cutters, scanners, label printers, data logging platforms, and other accessories.
The company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and has offices and subsidiaries located in the USA, Australia, and Europe with each subsidiary having its own specialty. Two of their main subsidiaries located in the US include Graphtec America, Inc. and Graphtec Digital Solutions, Inc.