List of CD pressing plants

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Americ Disc Inc. US Miami, FL tbd tbd Bought by MPO International
AmericanHelix / Kao Infosystems (1993) / Dering Corp. US Lancaster, Pennsylvania &198706991987 still open
ASR Recording Services US Canoga Park, CA tbd (1990s?) tbd
AstralTech US Boca Raton, FL tbd (1990s?) tbd
Capitol-EMI US Jacksonville, Illinois &19861099ca. Oct 1986 &20040699mid-2004
CBS / Sony Disc Manufacturing US Pitman, New Jersey &19880699ca. 1988 tbd Converted LP plant.
CBS/Sony / DADC JP Shizuoka? &19820999Q3 1982 tbd
CD Plant SE Malmö &19860699ca. 1986 tbd
Cinram CA Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario &19870399ca. Q1 1987 tbd
CTA Co. Ltd. JP tbd tbd tbd
Daio Kosan Co. Ltd. JP Chuo-Ku, Tokyo tbd tbd
DENON America US Madison, Georgia &19870199ca. Jan 1987 tbd
Digital Audio Disc Corp. (DADC) / Sony DADC AG AT Anif, Salzburg &19870699ca. 1987 tbd
Digital Audio Disc Corp. (DADC) US Terre Haute, Indiana &1984092121 Sep 1984 still open 12 presses a/o late 1986
Disc Makers US Pennsauken, New Jersey tbd tbd
Discovery Systems (bankrupt) / Metatek (1989) US Dublin, Ohio &19861099ca. Oct 1986 &198806991988 CD-ROM only 1989+
Disctek / Disctronics (mid-1987) UK Horsham, West Sussex &198607011 Jul 1986 tbd
Disques Americ Inc. (Americ Disc) CA Drummondville, Quebec &19870699ca. 1987 tbd Acquired by MPO International
DOCDisc NL tbd &19861299Q4? 1986 tbd
EMI UK Swindon, Wiltshire &1986051515 May 1986[1] tbd
EMI Compact Disc (Holland) / MediaMotion (2004) NL Uden tbd tbd
EVGA NO Telemark &19870699ca. 1987 tbd
Hauppage US tbd tbd tbd
ICM SZ tbd &19851099Oct 1985[2] tbd
JVC US Tuscaloosa, Alabama &19870399Q1 1987 tbd
Kao Infosystems US Fremont, California &199404011 Apr 1994 tbd
Koch Digitaldisc AT tbd &19860499Apr 1986[3] tbd
LaserVideo / Disctronics (Jan 1988) / Disc Mfg. (DMI) (May 1990) / Cinram (Mar 1997) US Anaheim, California &19831199Nov 1983 tbd Added to existing LaserDisc plant
LaserVideo / Disctronics (Jan 1988) / Disc Mfg. (DMI) (May 1990) / Cinram (Mar 1997) US Huntsville, Alabama &19861199Nov 1986 tbd
Matsushita-Technics JP tbd &19841299By late 1984 tbd
Mayking UK Battersea &19920699Summer 1992 tbd Used equipment from Nimbus
Memory-Tech Corporation JP tbd &19860999Sep 1986 tbd Mitsubishi/Tokyo Denka consortium
Memory-Tech Inc. / Disctronics / U-TECH Dallas US Plano, Texas &19870699Q2? 1987 tbd
MPO / Mayking FR Averton, Mayenne &19841299Dec 1984 tbd
MPO Iberica ES Madrid tbd tbd
MPO Siam TH Bangkok tbd tbd
Nimbus UK Wyastone Leys, Wales &19840899Aug 1984 tbd
Nimbus UK Cwmbran, Wales &19860999Sep 1986 tbd
Nimbus US Greene County, Virginia &19870699Q2? 1987 tbd
Nippon Columbia (Denon) JP tbd &19831299ca. 1983 tbd
Philips and DuPont Optical (PDO) / PMDC (1992) / Universal M&L / EDC US King's Mountain, North Carolina &19861299ca. Dec 1986 tbd
Philips and DuPont Optical (PDO) / PMDC / Universal M&L / EDC UK Blackburn, England tbd &2009123131 Dec 2009
Pilz GmbH. US Concordville, Pennsylvania &19930799Jul 1993 &19960999Q3 1996
PolyGram / PDO / PMDC / Universal M&L / EDC DE Hanover, Niedersachsen &1982081717 Aug 1982 tbd
Praxis Technologies CA Mississauga, Ontario &19860699Jun 1986 tbd
Record Service GmbH (WCI[4]) / TELDEC(?) / WEA Manufacturing DE Alsdorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen &19870699ca. 1987 tbd Add-on to existing LP/Cass plant
Sanyo JP tbd &19841299Late 1984 tbd
Sanyo / Optical Disc Solutions US Richmond, Indiana &19870699ca. Q2 1987 tbd
SHAPE Optimedia US Kennebunk, Maine &19860299Q1 1986 tbd Limited-run until Sanford plant opened
SHAPE Optimedia / DOCData / U.S. Optical Disc US Sanford, Maine &19870399ca. Q1 1987 tbd
Sonopress DE Gütersloh, Nordrhein-Westfalen &19851299Q4'85/Q1'86 tbd
Sonopress US Weaverville, North Carolina &199106991991 tbd
Sony DADC Australia AU Huntingwood, NSW tbd tbd
Technidisc US Troy, Michigan tbd &1996081212 Aug 1996 Best (worst?) known for LaserDiscs
Toshiba-EMI / Toemi Media Solutions JP Gotemba, Shizuoka &19841299By late 1984 tbd
U.S. Digital Disc Corp. US The Bronx, New York Never? tbd Cofounded by Ken Pohlmann
Victor Corporation of Japan (JVC) JP tbd &19841299By late 1984 tbd
Virgin Megastore UK London tbd tbd
WEA Manufacturing (WCI) / Specialty Records Corp. / Cinram US Olyphant, Pennsylvania &19860999Sep 1986[5] tbd Add-on to existing LP/Cass plant

References

  1. ^ "CD in Europe", Billboard, 4 Oct 1986.
  2. ^ Ibid.
  3. ^ Advertisement, Billboard, 22 Nov 1986.
  4. ^ Warner Communications, Inc.
  5. ^ "Confab: CD Fill to Remain Slow", Billboard, 4 Oct 1986.
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