Top Companies Report

11. Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals


7-6 Bakurocho 1-chome
Nihonbashi, Chuo-Ku
Tokyo 103-8383 Japan
Phone: +81-3-3662-7111
Fax: +81-3-3669-3936
Sales: $200 million (Ink World estimate); consolidated sales $1.65 billion (143.9 billion yen).

Major Products: Sheetfed, heatset, waterless and UV offset, gravure and specialty inks; security and banknote inks; and overprint varnishes.

Key Personnel: Osamu Takahashi, chairman and president. 

Number of Employees: 2,600 (colorants and printing inks; 3,600 (worldwide) (Ink World estimate).

Comments: Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, is a specialist in manufacturing inks, pigments and colorants. The company had a difficult year in 2009, with sales declining 8 percent to 143,928 million yen. On the positive side, the company did see its sales rebound in the second half of the year, as its first-half sales fell 24 percent from the previous year.