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Harris & Bruno International’s manufacturing plant is located in Roseville, CA

Harris & Bruno International – More Than 70 Years of Success

Since our inception in 1948, Harris & Bruno International has always focused on delivering machinery solutions for the printing and coating industries.

In the early days we built machinery for flexographic printing, various types of specialty packaging coatings, and magnetic media. In 1986 we entered into a joint venture with our largest customer at the time to develop the ultimate chambered doctor blade system. This system was so successful that it would forever change the complexion of Harris & Bruno. We went from being a small supplier of machinery for local companies to retrofitting chambered doctor blade systems on presses across the U.S.

Our innovation continued in the flexographic printing area so that we soon were trusted to deliver automated ink pumping and wash-up systems with our renowned Harris & Bruno dependability.

In 1996 we were approached by one of the largest sheet fed press OEMs in the world to supply coating systems for their tower coaters. Employing our expertise from the flexo arena, we were able to supply the most advanced coating system in the world, specializing in pushing the boundaries to meet any unique coating application.

Today we continue to lead the industry with the most automated and reliable coating systems and inking systems for printing presses in the flexo, offset and corrugated industries worldwide. We specialize in custom applications, not just off-the-shelf standards.

As our customers extended globally, so did our business. With Harris & Bruno International offices in Germany and Japan, and distribution agreements in other areas of the world, we are able to supply and support our technology worldwide.

Throughout the years we have been able to provide the highest level of equipment by investing to remain vertically integrated. Our components are manufactured in-house by top-of-the-line automated machining and fabricating systems.

Our focus is not just on hardware, but more importantly on customer coating and inking solutions. OEMs and printers come to us because we solve their coating and inking issues.


Our products are built to higher quality levels with more automation and better support than competitive products. We hang our hat on good value and excellent support and service.

~ President Nick Bruno          


Harris & Bruno International Timeline 

1948 – Harris & Bruno Machine Company, a local machine shop in San Leandro CA, is founded by Mel Harris & Louis Bruno. The two aspiring engineers served together in World War II.

Louis Bruno

1958 – Louis Bruno purchases sole ownership of the company from Mel Harris, both agreeing to keep Harris & Bruno in the company name.

1985 – Nick Bruno, a young aspiring engineer, joins forces with his father, Louis Bruno.

1987 – Crown Zellerback of San Leandro collaborates with H&B on the development of the company’s first chambered doctor blade system for the flexographic printing and coating industry.

1990 – Nick Bruno purchases sole ownership of the company from his father, Louis Bruno.

1993 – Harris & Bruno relocates from San Leandro to a 48,000-square-foot facility in Roseville, CA – a growing suburb of the greater Sacramento region.

1998 – Harris & Bruno Europe is opened for business.

1999 – A well-known press builder collaborates with Harris & Bruno on the development of the first LithoCoat™ (chamber/anilox) System for the offset industry.

 2000 – The LithoCoat™ (chamber/anilox) System debuts to the entire offset community at the Graph Expo Show in Chicago.

2000 – The LithoCoat™ UV/Aqueous Circulator – the first to run two coatings without cross contamination – debuts at Graph Expo.

2005 – Harris & Bruno International acquires and relocates ESS (Electro Sprayer Systems) of Elk Grove Village, IL, to our headquarters in Roseville, CA.

2011 – Harris & Bruno becomes the most vertically integrated supplier of anilox rolls & services in the USA through offering core manufacturing, plasma coating, laser engraving, anilox cell cleaning, and anilox cell measuring and certification under one roof.

2011 – The ExcelCoat ZR Series – a sheetfed UV offline coater built to a higher standard of quality and throughput – debuts at Graph Expo.

Harris & Bruno Headquarters

The Roseville headquarters are located at 8555 Washington Blvd.

United States: 8555 Washington Blvd. ● Roseville, CA 95678 ● Phone 916-781-7676 ● Fax 916-781-3645 ●
Europe: Auf der Höhe 12 ● 73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd ● Germany ● Phone +49-7171-94704-0 ● Fax +49-7171-94704-20 ●
Japan: 2-8-26-201 Ushikubo Higashi ● Tsuzuki-ward ● Yokohama-city ● Kanagawa-pref. 224-0014 ● Phone +81-(0)45-264-7555
Regional Offices Worldwide

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