History

1896

Kamataro Kobayashi, a founder, opened a private shop called "Kobayashi's Ink Shop" at Honshirokane-cho, Nihonbashi, Tokyo (Present address of Hongoku-cho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku).

1907

Incorporated (with capital of 300,000 yens and total stocks of 6,000 shares) under the name of Toyo Ink Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Transferred the head office to Minami Kaji-cho, Kyobashi-ku (Present location).

1908

Introduced the first ink sample book in the industry.

1923

Great Kanto Earthquake occurred. Temporarily provided the Printing Bureau of the Ministry of Finance with the production facility of the Tomihisacho Plant and contributed to the revival from the earthquake disaster.

1926

Opened the first overseas branch office in Shanghai, China.

1936

Opened a branch office in Keijo (Presently Seoul, Korea).

1951

Obtained technical cooperation in printing ink with Interchemical Corporation (Presently, BASF) of the USA.

1952

Began application of resin-based ink for carton box of cigarette brand Peace.

1957

Started marketing of resin-type multi-purpose inks Speed King series, which took the market by storm.

1961

Opened the first representative office in Hong Kong after WW II.

Stocks listed in Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

1962

Launched the production of rubber adhesives Oribain.

1964

Started domestic production of Double Face double-sided tape for industrial use.

1967

Stocks listed in First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

1971

Released ultraviolet curing ink Flash Dry series.

1973

Set up Environmental Awareness Committees at each plant.

1975

Established Toyo Ink Europe S.A. in Brussels, Belgium.

1976

Established Toyo Ink America, Inc. (Presently, Toyo Ink America, LLC and Toyo Ink Group) in New Jersey, USA.

1984

Started production of the electrostatic toner.

1985

Established Nihon Scitex Co., Ltd., a joint venture with Scitex Corporation Ltd. of Israel.

1986

Introduced the corporate concept "i & i (Image & Interface)".

1988

Established Toyo Ink International Corp. in New Jersey, USA

Opened LioChem Inc. in Georgia, USA.

1993

Instituted the long-term vision Take Off 2007.

Established Tianjin Toyo Ink Co., Ltd. in Tianjin-city, China.

1994

Started the domestic sale of "E-Print 1000", the world's first full color digital on-demand printer.

1995

Started Worldwide 5-Region Network System.

1997

Aroma-free newspaper ink received the first "Eco-Mark" in Japan.

2000

Formed capital alliance with Sakata Inx Corporation.

Established Toyo Ink (Middle East) Fze. in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Established Logi Co-Net Corp. and ga city Corp., the joint venture with Sakata Inx Corporation.

2002

Construction of the resist ink plant for the LCD color filters in Moriyama completed.

2003

Established Shanghai Toyo Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, China.

Adopted the group business concept "Value You Can See".

2004

Developed a unique color conversion technology for color universal design.

2005

Developed groundbreaking Kaleido process ink that reproduces a range of color that was previously thought to be impossible.

2007

The 100th anniversary since the company's founding.

Established Toyo Ink India Co., Ltd. in Delhi, India.

2008

The SCC2017 long-term vision is adopted.

2009

FD LED offset inks are released, curing with energy-saving and environmentally friendly LED light.

2010

Toyo Ink Brasil Ltda. is established in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

 

2011

The Toyo Ink Group adopts a holding company system.

Toyo Ink changes its name to Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd. and executes a corporate split to create Toyo Ink Co., Ltd. and Toyochem Co., Ltd. as core operating companies.

The Toyo Ink Group implements a corporate identity revamp and adopts the slogan “Visible Science for Life.”