8. Tokyo Printing Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd.
1-12-4 Oji, Kita-ku
Tokyo, Japan 114-0002
Sales: $596 million (¥47,195 million).
Major Products: Sheetfed, heatset and coldset offset inks; solvent-based and water-based gravure inks; inkjet inks and dry toners; fountain solutions and printing additives.
Key Personnel: Atsuo Ohashi, president; Kazufumi Sakai, board director; Koichi Ito, board director; Hideharu Igarashi, board director; Kimihiro Enomoto, board director.
Number of Employees: 656.
Comments: One of Japan’s leading ink manufacturers, Tokyo Printing Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd. enjoyed slight growth in 2011, as sales rose 1.2% to ¥47,195 million. The company has five factories in Japan, and has subsidiaries in China, Thailand and the U.S.
Tokyo Printing Ink’s Zipset offset inks, featuring sheetfed, heatset, coldset, UV, metallic, rubber-based and magnetic inks and process and Pantone colors, remains its main business, and the company also is active in digital markets with its inkjet inks and dry toners. The company also specializes in synthetic resins, color and additive concentrates and compounds and other chemical products in addition to inks.
Environmental concerns remain an important emphasis for Tokyo Printing Ink, as the company focuses on developing high quality ecologically responsible offset and gravure printing inks and related products.