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1895Sahei Ohashi established the milling department of Hakubunkan Printing, which was a previous incarnation of Tokyo Printing Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd.

1916Goshi-gaisya Nihon Yushi Kogyo-Sho was established at Sugamo, Toshima-ku, Tokyo and began manufacturing ranging from oil and fats to printing inks (capital: 50,000 yen).

1923Tokyo Printing Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd. was established and succeeded the whole business of Goshi-gaisha Nihon Yushi Kogyo-sho (capital: 500,000 yen)

1928The Tabata branch factory was established in Tabata-shinmachi, Kita-ku, Tokyo.

1937The Head Office (Sugamo, Toshima-ku, Tokyo) was moved to Tabata-shinmachi, Kita-ku, Tokyo and the Sugamo factory was converted to a pigment factory. Increased capital to 1,000,000 yen.

1945Despite being destroyed during the War, the head office factory and Sugamo factory were rapidly restored and resumed operations in September of the same year.

1946Pigment factory was established in Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken, and began manufacturing general pigments.

1958Plastic chemicals factory was established adjacent to the Saitama-shi pigment factory.

1961Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Securities Exchange.

1963Yoshinohara factory was established in Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken.

1965Plastic chemicals factory was established in the Yoshinohara factory.

1968Osaka factory was established in Hirakata-shi, Osaka-fu.

1973Real estate transactions and leasing, etc. were added to the purpose of business activities on the articles of incorporation.

1980Exported flat letterpress ink technology to UK and China.

1981Capital increased to 937,125,000 yen.

1986Hanyu factory was established in Saitama-shi, Saitama-ken.

1987Tokyo Printing Ink Corporation U.S.A., a whole-owned subsidiary was established in California, United States (now a consolidated subsidiary).
Increased capital to 1,551,125,000 yen.

1989A printing ink factory was established in the Hanyu factory.
Increased capital to 3,246,125,000 yen.

1991Toki factory was established in Toki-shi, Gifu-ken.
Toin Kako K.K. (now a consolidated subsidiary) was established in Miyakonojo-shi, Miyazaki-ken.

1999Purchased Hayashi Ink Seizo K.K. (now a consolidated subsidiary), Adachi-ku, Tokyo.

2000Established Tokyo Polymer K.K. (now a consolidated subsidiary) in Kita-ku, Tokyo.

2006Established Tokyo Ink Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, China.

2008Mono-axial oriented film business transferred from Mitsui Chemicals Fabro, Inc.

2010Established Tokyo Ink (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in Bangkok, Thailand.
Head Office was relocated from Tabatashinmachi to Oji, Kita-ku, Tokyo.
Purchased real estate in Yoshimi-cho, Hiki-gun, Saitama-ken.
Started production at clean-room facility of Toki Factory.

2015Started operation at Tokyo Ink (Thailand) factory, our first overseas production site.

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