Historical Highlights

DIC Milestones

DIC Chronicle

DIC was established in 1908 as a manufacturer of printing inks. Learn about key events in the Company's history here.

Corporate Symbol

DIC's corporate symbol over the years

Historical Highlights

1908 Feb Founded as Kawamura Ink Manufactory
1937 Mar Incorporated Dainippon Printing Ink Manufacturing
1950 May Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange
1962 Oct Merged with Japan Reichhold, changed Company name to Dainippon Ink and Chemicals
1986 Dec Acquired Sun Chemical’s Graphic Art Material Dept.
1987 Sep Acquired Reichhold Chemicals, Inc.
1999 Dec Acquired Totalfina S.A.’s Printing Ink Dept. (Coates)
2005 Sep Sold Reichhold
2008 Apr Changed Company name to DIC Corporation
2009 Oct Established DIC Graphics, joint venture with Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.(DNP) integrating DIC's domesitic printing ink buisiness and DNP's printing ink

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