• 1895


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

  • 1916


    Goshi-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).

  • 1923


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

  • 1928


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

  • 1937


    The 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.

  • 1945


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

  • 1946


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

  • 1958


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

  • 1961


    Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Securities Exchange.

  • 1963


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

  • 1965


    Plastic chemicals factory was established in the Yoshinohara factory.

  • 1968


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

  • 1973


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

  • 1980


    Exported flat letterpress ink technology to UK and China.

  • 1981


    Capital increased to 937,125,000 yen.

  • 1986


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

  • 1987


    Tokyo 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.

  • 1989


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

  • 1991


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

  • 1999


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

  • 2000


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

  • 2006


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

  • 2008


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

  • 2010


    Established 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.

  • 2015


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