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 Established as Kawamura Ink Manufactory
1937 Mar Incorporated as Dainippon Printing Ink Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
1950 May Has initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange
1962 Oct Absorbs Japan Reichhold Chemicals, Inc., and changes Company name to Dainippon Ink and Chemicals, Incorporated (DIC)
1986 Dec Acquires the graphic arts materials division of Sun Chemical Corporation of the United States
1987 Sep Acquires Reichhold Chemicals, Inc.
1990 May Opens the Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art (currently the Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art)
1999 Dec Acquires Coates, the printing inks division of France�fs TOTALFINA S.A.
2005 Sep Sells Reichhold
2008 Apr Celebrates centennial anniversary, changing Company name to DIC Corporation
2009 Oct Establishes DIC Graphics Corporation
2017 Jan Enters capital and business alliance with Taiyo Holdings Co., Ltd.

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