Corporate Data

Global Headquarters (Japan)

Company NameDIC Corporation
Head Office DIC Building, 7-20, Nihonbashi 3-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8233, Japan
Access (Head Office)
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RepresentativeTakashi Ikeda
Representative Director, President and CEO
Date of FoundationFebruary 15, 1908
Date of IncorporationMarch 15, 1937
Paid-in Capital¥96.6 billion
Description of BusinessManufacture and sale of printing inks, organic pigments and synthetic resins
Number of EmployeesConsolidated 22,255, Non-consolidated 3,973 (As of December 31, 2023)
FacilitiesHeadquarters, 2 Branch offices, 10 Plants, Laboratory, Art Museum
Number of Group Companies185 (Domestic:29, Overseas:156) (As of December 31, 2023)

Facilities in Japan

Corporate Headquarters

Head Office DIC Building, 7-20, Nihonbashi 3-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8233, Japan Access

Branch offices

Osaka 5-19, Kyutaro-machi 3-chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-8525 Access
Tel:+81-6-6252-6161 Fax:+81-6-6245-5239
Nagoya 7-15, Nishiki 3-chome, Naka-ku, Nagoya 460-0003 Access
Tel:+81-52-951-9381 Fax:+81-52-962-3591


Tokyo 35-58, Sakashita 3-chome, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 174-8520 Access
Tel:+81-3-3966-2111 Fax:+81-3-3965-4320
Chiba 12, Yawatakaigandori, Ichihara, Chiba 290-8585 Access
Tel:+81-436-41-4141 Fax:+81-436-43-1059
Hokuriku 64-2, Minatomachi-So, Hakusan, Ishikawa 929-0296 Access
Tel:+81-76-278-2332 Fax:+81-76-278-5354
Sakai 3, Takasago 1-chome, Takaishi, Osaka 592-0001 Access
Tel:+81-72-268-3111 Fax:+81-72-268-1705
Kashima 18, Higashifukashiba, Kamisu, Ibaraki 314-0193 Access
Tel:+81-299-93-8111 Fax:+81-299-92-6384
Yokkaichi 5, Kasumi 1-chome, Yokkaichi, Mie 510-0011 Access
Tel:+81-59-364-1151 Fax:+81-59-364-1620
Komaki 151-1, Nagare, Shimozue, Komaki, Aichi 485-0825 Access
Tel:+81-568-75-2751 Fax:+81-568-73-4120
Saitama 4472-1, Komuro, Ina-machi, Kitaadachi-gun, Saitama 362-8577 Access
Tel:+81-48-722-8211 Fax:+81-48-722-6087
Tatebayashi 6023, Tobukogyodanchi, Ohshima-cho, Tatebayashi, Gunma 374-0001 Access
Tel:+81-276-77-2461 Fax:+81-276-77-2468
Shiga 373, Koujibukuro, Konan, Shiga 520-3233 Access
Tel:+81-748-72-3711 Fax:+81-748-72-2106


Central Research Laboratories 631, Sakado, Sakura, Chiba 285-8668 Access
Tel:+81-43-498-2121 Fax:+81-43-498-2229

Art Museum

Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art 631, Sakado, Sakura, Chiba 285-8668 Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art
Tel:+81-43-498-2672 Fax:+81-43-498-2139

Regional Headquarters (Asia Pacific)

Company NameDIC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Head Office 78 Shenton Way, #27-02/03, Singapore 079120
RepresentativePaul Koek
Managing Director, DIC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Principal OperationsInvestment in related subsidiaries in Asia and Oceania, and manufacture and sale of DIC products

Financial Highlights


Billions of yen

Net sales FY2021:855.4 FY2022:1054.2 FY2023:1038.7
Operating income FY2021:42.9 FY2022:39.7 FY2023:17.9
Ordinary income FY2021:43.8 FY2022:39.9 FY2023:9.2
Net income* FY2021:4.4 FY2022:17.6 FY2023:(39.9)
EPS (yen) FY2021:46.12 FY2022:186.05 FY2023:(421.06)

* Net income attributable to owners of the parent

Historical Highlights

1908 FebEstablished as Kawamura Ink Manufactory
1937 MarIncorporated as Dainippon Printing Ink Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
1950 MayHas initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange
1962 OctAbsorbs Japan Reichhold Chemicals, Inc., and changes Company name to Dainippon Ink and Chemicals, Incorporated (DIC)
1986 DecAcquires the graphic arts materials division of Sun Chemical Corporation of the United States
1987 SepAcquires Reichhold Chemicals, Inc.
1990 MayOpens the Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art (currently the Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art)
1999 DecAcquires Coates, the printing inks division of France's TOTALFINA S.A.
2005 SepSells Reichhold
2008 AprCelebrates centennial anniversary, changing Company name to DIC Corporation
2009 OctEstablishes DIC Graphics Corporation
2017 JanEnters capital and business alliance with Taiyo Holdings Co., Ltd.
2021 JunAcquires the Colors & Effects business of BASF SE