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Founder Jujiro Moteki Founder Jujiro Moteki
Komyosha signboard Komyosha signboard
Minium Trilead tetraoxide
Nippon Paint Co., Ltd. Nippon Paint Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Plant in the Meiji period Paint mixture Plant in the Meiji period (1868-1912)
Paint mixture
Gavel trademark trademark 'Gavel'
Hand-operated roll mill Hand-operated roll mill
Gennosuke Obata, the company's Gennosuke Obata, the company's "second founding father"
NIPPON PAINT (SINGAPORE) CO., PTE., LTD. 1962.
NIPPON PAINT (SINGAPORE) COMPANY PRIVATE LIMITED is established
NIPPON PAINT (M) SDN BHD 1967.
NIPPON PAINT (M) SDN BHD is established
NIPPON PAINT (THAILAND) COMPANY LIMITED 1967.
NIPPON PAINT (THAILAND) COMPANY LIMITED is established
Research Center 1968. Research Center is completed in Neyagawa, Osaka
NIPPON PAINT PHILIPPINES, INC. 1976.
NIPPON PAINT PHILIPPINES, INC. is established
Meiji Memorial Hall 1981. Meiji Memorial Building
Company Museum Company Museum
NIPPON PAINT (CHINA) COMPANY LIMITED 1992.
NIPPON PAINT (CHINA) COMPANY LIMITED is established
NIPPON PAINT (VIETNAM) CO., LTD. 1994.
NIPPON PAINT (VIETNAM) CO., LTD. is established
NP AUTOMOTIVE COATINGS (EUROPE) LTD. 1995.
NP AUTOMOTIVE COATINGS (EUROPE) LTD. is established
>LANGFANG NIPPON PAINT COMPANY LIMITED 1996.
LANGFANG NIPPON PAINT COMPANY LIMITED is established
Miyakojima Weathering Test Center 2001.
Miyakojima Weathering Test Center is completed
GUANGZHOU NIPPON PAINT CO., LTD. 2002.
GUANGZHOU NIPPON PAINT CO., LTD. is established
Osaka Distribution Center 2009.
Osaka Logistics Center is completed
NIPPON PAINT LANKA (PRIVATE) LIMITED. 2012.
NIPPON PAINT LANKA (PRIVATE) LIMITED. is established
NIPPON PAINT LANKA (PRIVATE) LIMITED. 2017.
DUNN‐EDWARDS CORPORATION is acquired as a 100% subsidiary
1881 Komyosha is founded in Mita, Tokyo
1896 Operations move to a new factory in Minami Shinagawa, Tokyo (the current Tokyo Office)
1897 Patent is granted for the zinc oxide production method (Nippon Paint's first patent)
1898 Company is incorporated and renamed Nippon Paint Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Gavel motif is filed as a trademark
1905 Osaka Branch Plant is completed (the current Osaka Logistics Center)
1911 Patent is granted for anti-fouling paint for marine coatings
1920 Main operations move to Osaka
1927 Company is renamed Nippon Paint Co., Ltd.
1929 Imperial envoy visits the Osaka Plant
1931 Head office moves to Osaka
1933 Nichiman Paint Co., Ltd. is established in Liaoning, China
1939 Manchuria Nippon Paint Co., Ltd. is established
1940 Taiwan Nippon Paint Co., Ltd. is established
1942 North China Nippon Paint Co., Ltd. is established and plant is constructed in Tianjin
1945 Osaka Plant is ruined by firebombs
1948 Kozuchi-kai (society for appointed stores in Japan) is formed
1962 Chiba Plant is completed
Pan Malaysia Paint Industries is established
(the current NIPPON PAINT (SINGAPORE) COMPANY PRIVATE LIMITED)
1965 Nippon Liner Co., Ltd. is established
Technical tie-up is concluded with PPG Industries (USA)
1966 Technical and business tie-up is concluded with Daihan Ink and Paint Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (South Korea)
1967 Hiroshima Plant is completed
NIPPON PAINT (THAILAND) COMPANY LIMITED is established
NIPPON PAINT (M) SDN BHD is established
1968 Research Center is completed in Neyagawa, Osaka
1970 Aichi Plant is completed
1971 Nippon Bee Chemical Co., Ltd. is established
Nippon Paint International Co., Ltd. is established
(the current Nippe Trading Co., Ltd.)
1973 Sales subsidiaries are established in the Kanto, Chubu, Kinki, and Kyushu regions
Sales of DIY paint start in nine blocks of Japan
1974 Sales subsidiary is established in the Shikoku region
Asahi Solvent Kogyo Co., Ltd. joins the group
(the current AS Paint Co., Ltd.)
1975 Sales subsidiaries are established in the Chugoku and Hokkaido regions
America Nippon Paint Co., Ltd. is established
1976 Nippon Paint Philippines, Inc. is established
1977 Business tie-up is concluded with International Paint (UK)
Sales subsidiary is established in the Tohoku region (the last of eight across Japan)
1981 Nippon Paint celebrates its centennial
Meiji Memorial Building opens in Minami Shinagawa, Tokyo
Tochigi Plant is completed
1982 Hofu Branch Plant is completed
1984 New corporate identity and logo are introduced around the theme of a "company that can be trusted"
Okayama Plant is completed
1989 Nippon Paint (Europe) Ltd. is established in the UK
1990 Nippon Paint celebrates its 110th anniversary
New head office building is completed
New corporate song is introduced
1992 NIPPON PAINT (CHINA) COMPANY LIMITED is established
1993 Fukuoka Plant is completed
Courtaulds Nippon Paint is established
1994 Marine paint division is spun off to establish Nippe Marine Sales Co., Ltd.
(the current Nippon Paint Marine Coatings Co., Ltd.)
NIPPON PAINT (VIETNAM) CO., LTD. is established
Nippon Paint (Guangdong) Co., Ltd. is established in China
1995 DIY paint division is spun off and merged with Nippe Home Paint to establish Nippe Home Products Co., Ltd.
NPA Coatings Inc. is established in the USA
NP Automotive Coatings (Europe) Ltd. is established in the UK
Nippon Paint (Chongqing) Chemicals Co., Ltd. is established in China
NP Color Plaza Co., Ltd. is established
1996 Daihan Automotive Coatings Co., Ltd. is established in South Korea
LANGFANG NIPPON PAINT COMPANY LIMITED is established in China
Technical tie-up is concluded in surface treatments with Chemetall (Germany)
1999 Nippon Paint Industrial Coating Co., Ltd. is established
ISO 14001 certification is acquired at all sites (the first in the industry)
2001 Eco Action 21 certification is acquired for environmental activities
Miyakojima Weathering Test Center is completed
2002 Nippon Fine Coatings Inc. is established
Guangzhou Nippon Paint Co., Ltd. is established in China
2004 Mitsui Kinzoku Paints & Chemicals Co., Ltd. joins the group
(the current Nippon Paint Anti-Corrosive Coatings Co., Ltd.)
Five regional sales companies are merged to establish Nippon Paint Hanbai Co., Ltd.
Nippon Paint Marine Coatings Co., Ltd. launches global operations with capital participation from Wuthelam Holdings Ltd.
2006 Nippon Paint (Chengdu) Co., Ltd. is established in China
Nippon Bee Chemical Co., Ltd. and Rohm and Haas Automotive Coatings (USA) are acquired
NB Coatings, Inc. is established in the USA
2007 Nippon Paint (Thailand) Co., Ltd. is acquired as a subsidiary
2008 ASIA INDUSTRIES, LTD. (Taiwan) is acquired as a subsidiary
Nipsea Chemical Co., Ltd. (South Korea) is acquired as a subsidiary
Nippon Paint Philippines, Inc. is acquired as a subsidiary
Nippon Paint (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. is established in China
2009 Osaka Logistics Center is completed
2011 AS Resin Co., Ltd. is established
NIPPON PAINT (BANGLADESH) PRIVATE LIMITED is established in Bangladesh
2012 NIPPON PAINT LANKA (PRIVATE) LIMITED. is established in Sri Lanka
2013 Nippon Paint (Kunming) Co., Ltd. is established in Yunnan, China
2014 Nippon Paint is reorganized as a holding company
Company is renamed Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd. and a new company for business functions established as Nippon Paint Co., Ltd.
Eight joint venture companies between Nippon Paint Holdings Co.,
Ltd. and Wuthelam Holdings Ltd. and 38 subsidiaries of these
companies are acquired as subsidiaries
2015 “Nippon Paint Co., Ltd.” (established on October 1, 2014) is split off into four separate companies by business segment and these four companies are merged with some domestic subsidiaries related to respective businesses.
Nippon Paint Automotive Coatings Co., Ltd.
Nippon Paint Industrial Coatings Co., Ltd.
Nippon Paint Co., Ltd.
Nippon Paint Surf Chemicals Co., Ltd.
2016 Bollig & Kemper GMBH & Co. KG (Germany) is acquired as a 100% subsidiary
Fiscal year-end was changed from March 31 to December 31
2017 HUIZHOU CRF is acquired in Huizhou China
DUNN-EDWARDS CORPORATION is acquired as a 100% subsidiary in the USA