Corporate Data

Corporate Headquarters

Company NameDIC Corporation
Headquarters DIC Building, 7-20, Nihonbashi 3-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8233, Japan
Access (Head Office)
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RepresentativeKaoru Ino
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 20,242, Non-consolidated 3,662 (As of December 31, 2020)
FacilitiesHeadquarters, 2 Branch offices, 10 Plants, Laboratory, Art Museum
Number of Group Companies173 (Domestic:29, Overseas:144) (As of December 31, 2020)

Financial Highlights


Billions of yen

Net sales FY2018:805.8 FY2019:768.6 FY2020:701.2
Operating income FY2018:48.4 FY2019:41.3 FY2020:39.7
Ordinary income FY2018:48.7 FY2019:41.3 FY2020:36.5
Net income* FY2018:32.0 FY2019:23.5 FY2020:13.2
EPS (yen) FY2018:338.40 FY2019:248.29 FY2020:139.81

* 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.