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History

November

1896

Tsuneshirou Sakata (Founder)Tsuneshirou Sakata (Founder)

Founded (under the name SAKATA INK SEIZOUSHO) as a private company in Osaka, and started manufacture and sales of newspaper ink

 

1905

Commenced operation of a major newspaper ink manufacturing
plant (former Fukushima Plant) in Osaka
(Relocated to Itami Plant in 1960)

October

1906

SAKATA SHOKAI Head OfficeSAKATA SHOKAI Head Office

Changed name from "SAKATA INK SEIZOUSHOU" to
"SAKATA SHOKAI"

 

1911

Varnish for printing ink with linseed oilVarnish for printing ink
with linseed oil

Successfully industrialized production of varnish for printing ink with linseed oil for the first time in Japan

September

1920

The first share certificate in the company upon its establishment as a limited companyThe first share certificate in the company upon its establishment as a limited company

Changed to limited company

June

1947

Established SAKATA INX SANGYO, LIMITED in Japan

November

1959

A rendering of Itami PlantA rendering of Itami Plant

Commenced operation at Itami Plant (now Osaka Plant)

April

1960

SAKATA mimeograph inkSAKATA mimeograph ink

Opened Kodak Film Laboratory in Osaka
(Also opend in Tokyo and Fukuoka after this)

October

1960

Opened overseas office in the Philippines (Manila)
(A succession of major overseas offices and subsidiaries were established after this)

October

1961

Listed on the Second Section of the Osaka Stock Exchange
(Changed to the First Section in 1962)

December

1969

Commenced operation at Noda Plant (now Tokyo Plant)

February

1979

Established TAIWAN SAKATA INX CORP. in Taiwan (Taipei)

April

1987

Established SAKATA INX ESPANA, S.A. in Spain (Barcelona)

October

1987

Changed name to SAKATA INX CORP.

February

1988

Established INX INTERNATIONAL INC. (Holding Company) in the U.S.A.
(Changed name to THE INX GROUP LTD. (Holding Company) in January 1992)

April

1988

Acquired ACME PRINTING INK CO. in the U.S.A.

December

1988

Announcement of being listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock ExchangeAnnouncement of being listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange

Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange

May

1989

PT. SAKATA INX INDONESIAPT. SAKATA INX INDONESIA

Established PT. SAKATA INX INDONESIA in Indonesia (Jakarta)

July

1989

Acquired KNIGHT COLORS & CHEMICALS CO. in the U.S.A.

October

1989

Acquired MIDLAND COLOR CO. in the U.S.A.

December

1989

Acquired CHEMICAL PROCESS SUPPLY CORP. in the U.S.A.

January

1992

Consolidated ACME PRINTING INK CO. and MIDLAND COLOR CO.
under the name INX INTERNATIONAL INK CO.

July

1992

Established SAKATA INX INTERNATIONAL CORP. in Japan
(Changed name to SIIX CORPORATION in July 1998)

July

1992

Established THE INX GROUP (UK) LTD. in the U.K. (Manchester)
(now INX INTERNATIONAL UK LTD.)

August

1992

Established CDI SAKATA INX CORP. in the Philippines (Manila)

March

1993

Established MEGA FIRST SAKATA INX SDN. BHD. in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
(now SAKATA INX (MALAYSIA) SDN. BHD.)

February

1994

Commenced opeartion at Hanyu Plant

November

1994

Tokyo Branch promoted to Head Office
Established a dual head office structure (Osaka & Tokyo Head Office)

August

1995

SAKATA INX (INDIA) PRIVATE LTD.SAKATA INX (INDIA) PRIVATE LTD.

Established MONTARI SAKATA INX LTD. in India (New Delhi)
(now SAKATA INX (INDIA) PRIVATE LTD.)

December

1995

SAKATA INX (ZHONGSHAN) CORP.SAKATA INX (ZHONGSHAN) CORP.

Established NANSHA SAKATA INK CORP. in China (Guangzhou)
(now SAKATA INX (ZHONGSHAN) CORP.)

March

1996

ISO9001 certificationISO9001 certification

Acquired ISO9001 certification at Tokyo Plant
(Osaka Plant, Hanyu Plant, Shiga Plant and overseas affiliates later acquired certification)

November

1996

100th Anniversary Ceremony100th Anniversary Ceremony

Marking the 100th Anniversary

November

1997

Completed Technical Building in Osaka Plant

November

1999

Agreed to strategic alliance with TOYO INK MFG. CO., LTD.
(now TOYO INK SC HOLDINGS CO., LTD.)

April

2000

Established LOGI CO-NET CORP. in Japan

May

2000

Agreed to capital alliance with TOYO INK MFG. CO., LTD.
(now TOYO INK SC HOLDINGS CO., LTD.)

November

2000

Established ga city Corp. in Japan

March

2001

ISO14001 certificationISO14001 certification

Acquired ISO14001 certification at the three main plants
(Tokyo, Osaka and Hanyu)
(Shiga Plant and overseas affiliates later acquired certification)

April

2001

Established SAKATA LABOSTATION CO., LTD. in Japan

April

2002

Established ETERNAL SAKATA INX CO., LTD. in Thailand (Bangkok)

December

2002

Established SAKATA INX SHANGHAI CO., LTD. in China (Shanghai)

April

2003

Established SAKATA INX ENG. CO., LTD. in Japan

September

2003

Completed techinical laboratory Building in Osaka Plant

November

2003

Established SAKATA INX VIETNAM CO., LTD. in Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh)

May

2004

Established INX EUROPE LTD. (Holding Company) in the U.K.

May

2004

Established INX INTERNATIONAL FRANCE SAS in France (Paris)

July

2004

Established MAOMING SAKATA INX CO., LTD. in China (Maoming, Guangdong Province)

December

2004

Earned the Award for TPM Excellence, Category 1Earned the Award for TPM Excellence, Category 1

The three main plants (Tokyo, Osaka and Hanyu) earned the Award for TPM Excellence, Category 1

December

2005

Established TRIANGLE DIGITAL INX CO. in the U.S.A. (Calfornia)
(Changed name to INX DIGITAL INTERNATIONAL CO. in October 2009)

April

2008

Acquired MEGAINK DIGITAL A.S. in Czech
(Changed name to INX DIGITAL CZECH, A.S. in January 2010)

July

2008

Acquired ANTEPRIMA S.R.L. in Italy
(Changed name to INX DIGITAL ITALY S.R.L. in January 2010)

December

2008

Acquired OSHMS certification at Tokyo Plant (including Hanyu Plant)

January

2009

Acquired OSHMS certification at Osaka Plant

December

2010

The three main plants (Tokyo, Osaka and Hanyu) earned the
Award for Excellence in Consistent TPM Commitment

December

2012

Award for TPM AchievementAward for TPM Achievement

The three main plants (Tokyo, Osaka and Hanyu) earned the Award for TPM Achievement

January

2013

INX DIGITAL INTERNATIONAL CO. merged into INX INTERNATIONAL INK CO.

March

2014

Completion ceremony of Shiga PlantCompletion ceremony of Shiga Plant

Commenced operation at Shiga Plant

June

2015

Changed fiscal year-end from March to December

August

2015

Acquired ISO9001 & ISO14001 certification at Shiga Plant

November

2016

Marking the 120th Anniversary

November

2016

Acquired CREATIVE INDUSTRIA E COMERCIO LTDA. in Brazil

December

2016

Acquired OSHMS certification at Shiga Plant

December

2017

Earned the TPM Advanced Special AwardEarned the TPM Advanced Special Award

The four main plants (Tokyo, Osaka, Shiga and Hanyu) earned the Award for TPM Advanced Special Award