Tokyo 103-8383 Japan
Sales: $263 million (¥29,608 million); consolidated sales $1.43 billion (¥162,999 million yen).
Major Products: Sheetfed, heatset, waterless and UV offset, gravure and specialty inks; security and banknote inks; and overprint varnishes.
Key Personnel: Koji Takahashi, president; Toshiya Sakakibara, CFO; Kazuo Nakamura, senior managing director; Kengo Nakajo, managing director; Akio Yoshida, managing director.
Number of Employees: 2,500 (colorants and printing inks; 3,500 (worldwide) (Ink World estimate).
Comments: Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Dainichiseika Color & Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd. produces inks, pigments and colorants. In 2015, the company’s sales remained essentially flat, declining 1.4% to ¥160,770 million. Operating income rose 7.4% to ¥9,954 million.
Printing ink sales remained on par with 2014, with revenue of ¥29,608 million, up 0.4%. Operating income was up 23.1% to ¥3,035 million. The company reported that its packaging gravure ink sales remained strong for food- and beverage-related printing, and the Southeast Asia market was a bright spot for the company.