Tokyo, Japan 114-0002
Sales: $408 million (¥44,866 million) consolidated.
Major Products: Web and UV offset inks; solvent-based and water-based gravure inks; inkjet inks; fountain solutions and printing additives.
Key Personnel: Atsuo Ohashi, president; Kazufumi Sakai, board director; Koichi Ito, board director; Kimihiro Enomoto, board director; Satoshi Horikawa, board director; Akihito Deguchi, executive officer of Ink Sales Division.
Number of Employees: 728 (consolidated).
Comments: Founded in 1923, Tokyo Printing Ink Mfg. Co., Ltd. is a global leader in offset and gravure inks. Headquartered in Japan, Tokyo Printing Ink has five factories in Japan, located at Saitama-Yoshinohara, Saitama-Hanyu, Gifu, Osaka and Fukuoka, as well as subsidiaries in Shanghai, China; Bangkok, Thailand; and Signal Hill, CA.
For Tokyo Printing Ink, 2017 was a strong year, with sales growing 2% to $408 million. The company has a focus on environmentally friendly inks, such as its Zipset line of sheetfed inks.
Higher raw material costs continue to impact the ink industry, and Tokyo Printing Ink is no exception, as the company announced price increases on its gravure inks in March 2018. These increases were driven by higher raw material, regulatory and transportation costs.