TANA-X, Inc. is a company in Japan and the head office is in Kyoto. We mainly do; 1. Promotion Planning 2. Total Packaging Solution 3. Box On Demand System.
We are an Asian sole distributor for BOX ON DEMAND MACHINES of PANOTEC S.R.L.

Trade name






Postal Code: 600-8105
Matsuya-cho, Gojo-dori Karasuma-Higashi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-city, Kyoto [MAP]
Company representative


CEO Ippei Tanaka




364 Million Yen


Fiscal year ending






Chairman of the board / Keiji Tanaka
CEO / Ippei Tanaka
Executive Director and Operating Officer, member of the board / Saburo Sawada
Operating Officer, member of the board / Yoshinori Otani
Operating Officer, member of the board / Kazunori Konishi
Auditing officer / Michio Okada 
Number of Employees




Date of Foundation


March 23, 1951


Business Description


1. Various design, product planning, art print, and paper processing
2. Manufacturing and sales of general packing materials and equipment
3. Manufacturing and sales of Display implement, novelties, advertising supplies
4. Manufacturing and sales, rental, maintenance and management of industrial materials and robots
5. Planning and management of events and sales promotion
6. Wholesale and Retailing of interior decoration, commodities, clothing
7. Sales of drugs
8. Sales of foods, drinks, alcohol, supplement
9. Others
Member of Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Kyoto employers’ Association
Kyoto Association of Corporate Executives
Kyoto Institute of Invention and Innovation
Kyoto External Trade Association
Japan Packaging Institute
Japan Promotional Marketing Association
JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization)
ISO14001 (Environmental Management System)*1
ISO14001 (Environmental Management System)*1
ISO12647-2(Color Management System)*1
ISO9001 (Quality Management System)*2
ISO27001(Information Security Management System)*3
CDP(Participation in Carbon Disclosure Project)*4
Sedex(Supplier Ethical Data Exchange)registered*1
FSC CoC forest certification*5
PEFC CoC forest certification*5
Implementation of “Chan-to Eco” environmental standard system (TANAX original system registered under Ministry of Environment Homepage “Environmental Labeling database”)
*1: Headquarter factory
*2: Headquarter, Tokyo branch, Osaka branch, Kansai branch, Sapporo branch, Sendai branch, Kanto branch, Nagoya branch, Hokuriku branch, Chushikoku branch, Kyushu branch, Kumamoto Sales Office, Headquarter factory, Hokkaido Factory, Sendai Factory, Tokyo Tone Factory, Hokuriku Factory, Hiroshima Factory, Kyushu Factory.
*3: Headquarter SystemControlRoom, Tokyo branch, Osaka branch, Headquarter factory.
*4: we fulfilled questionnaires of CDP climate-change(including supply chain), Forest, Water
*5: Headquarter, Tokyo branch, Osaka branch, Kansai branch, Sapporo branch, Sendai branch, Kanto branch, Nagoya branch, Hokuriku branch, Chushikoku branch, Kyushu branch, Headquarter factory.




Since it was founded in 1986, Panotec has established market dominance through the quality of its products. It created and patented, for the first time, a new flexible on-demand box making system that allows to produce the right box, in the right place, at the right time.

The Panotec packaging machineries produce right sized boxes for every product out of corrugated cardboard, directly on the place of their use. This helps to avoid having working capital tied up in stock, reducing inventory costs, simplifying packaging management, as one can create his own cardboard boxes just in time, eliminating the volume of obsolete inventoried boxes. The storage space for corrugated material is therefore reduced, exactly like the time required for the handling of it. This saved time can be used to increase production and streamline the packing process.

Panotec Box Making Machinery & Equipment allow to create the most used FEFCO box models, as well as special customized boxes that are specifically created according to customer’s needs. Weather standard or special, each box fits perfectly the items to be packed as it is produced starting from products sizes, so to minimize the use of corrugate, reduce shipping costs and prevent items from being damaged during transport. However, cardboard fillers can also be produced with Panotec box on demand machines, in case extra protection is needed for products which need special care.

Panotec can find the best solution for every costumer, offering flexible, reliable technology and software that perfectly integrates with the customers’ WMS. Once the best solution is found, Panotec service department follows installation, training and after sales service. With a simple VPN connection, our engineers can connect to the customers’ machines and give instant help. This way, the 99% of issues can be solved thanks to a simple internet connection.

Our vision is to bring our made in Italy machines all over the world, giving our customers high quality products and cutting edge technology. We are ready to take up everyday challenges and to give immediate answers all over the world: as we put the care for our customers at first place!