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History

1900’s1960’s

1918 May The Company was founded in Amagasaki City.
1926 Aug Launched CELVA,the first lacquer ever produced in Japan.
1933 Jun Opened the Tokyo Office and Plant.
1950 Apr Completed the Head Office building in Osaka.
1960 Nov Opened the Hiratsuka Plant.
1961 Nov Opened the Nagoya Plant.
1965 Apr Completed the Technical Research Center in Hiratsuka.
Jul Established United Paints Pte. Ltd. (presently Kansai Paint (Singapore) Pte.Ltd.), a joint venture in Singapore.
1968 Nov Established Thai Kansai Paint Co.,Ltd.in Thailand.

1970’s1980’s

1971 Jul Opened the Kanuma Plant.
1974 May Established Kansai Paint H.K.Ltd.in Hong Kong.
Jul Began marketing ASCA,a waterborne air-drying synthetic resin coating.
1985 Oct Began marketing FANTAC,a marking film.
Nov Established Taiwan Kansai Paint Co.,Ltd.,a joint venture in Taiwan.
1986 May Completed the Color Research Center (presently Color Designing & Development Laboratory) in Hiratsuka.
Sept Began marketing SONNE EDUV,an electrodeposition photoresist for printed circuit boards.
1987 Feb Established Kansai Paint (America),Inc.
Jun Introduced a new corporate brand—ALESCO.
Dec Established KDK Automotive Coatings Co.,Ltd.,a joint venture in Korea.
1989 Jun Completed the Application Technology Center (presently Application Technology Laboratory) in Hiratsuka.

1990’s

1990 Aug Established Du Pont-Kansai Automotive Coatings Inc.,a joint venture in the United States.
Oct Established Kansai Paint Europe Limited,an overseas subsidiary,and commenced operation.
1992 Jan Established Tianjin Kansai Paint & Chemicals Co.,Ltd.,a joint venture in Tianjin,China.
Nov Completed the Ono Plant.
1994 Mar Established Shenyang Kansai Paint Co.,Ltd.,a joint venture in Shenyang,China.
Jun Established Auto Refinishing Center in Hiratsuka.
Dec Established Tianjin Beacon Kansai Paint & Chemicals Co.,Ltd.,a joint venture in Tianjin, China.
1995 Feb Established Chongqing Kansai Paint Co.,Ltd.,a joint venture in Chongqing,China.
Feb Established Hunan Kansai Automotive Coatings Co.,Ltd.,a joint venture in Changsa, China.
1996 Apr Established Kansai Resin (Thailand)Co.,Ltd.in Thailand.
Sept Developed KP PEARL,carrier beads to immobilize biocatalysts of microorganisms designed for more advanced waste water treatment.
1997 Apr Established a home page on the World Wide Web.
Jun Published the first pamphlet on “Geophysical Environmental Matters.”
1998 Apr Established Auto Refinishing Center West in Amagasaki.
1999 Feb Completed the Technology & Products Development Lavoratory in Hiratsuka.
Apr Established Tokyo Technical & Business Office.
Sept Started marketing of SONNE LDI (Laser Direct Image)for PDP.
Oct Acquired GOODLASS NEROLAC PAINTS LTD.(India) as a subsidiary.
Oct Developed technology to recycle PET bottles as a raw material of paints.

2000’s

2000 Jan Developed the first water-borne basecoat for car refinish in Japan.
Oct All the Kansai plants in Japan acquired the certificate of ISO 14001.
Dec Established P.T.KANSAI PAINT INDONESIA.
2001 Apr Established ECOSYSTEMS – the joint venture with Nippon Paint.
Oct Established NOF KANSAI Marine Coatings Co.,Ltd.
2002 Apr Established Kansai Paint Philippines,Inc.
Apr Acquired Sime Kansai Paint Sdn.Bhd.(Malaysia) as a subsidiary.
Jul Established Kansai Paint Sales.Co.,Ltd.
2004 Nov Established PPG Automotive Finishes in U.S.A, Canada, and U.K.
2005 Jan Completed new plant for the production of water born coatings at Nagoya.
Apr Changed company name from NOF KANSAI Marine Coatings Co.,Ltd. to NKM Coatings.
2006 Apr Entered into an exclusive contract for selling PPG Japan automotive refinish paints in Japan.
2007 Apr Acquired NKM Coatings Co,.Ltd , Guanzhou Kansai Paint Co.,Ltd. , Kansai Paint Philippines,Inc as a subsidiary.
Oct Acquired Akzo Nobel Industrial and Automotive Coatings Industry and Trade A.S Turkey.
2008 Mar Established New Head Office and moved.
2009 Jun Consolidated Kansai Paint Sales Co,.Ltd. and Kanpe Kyohan Kyusyu Co.,Ltd. and Kanpe Kyohan Shikoku Co.,Ltd.
Aug Consolidated Kansai Paint Sales Co,.Ltd. and Kanpe Kyohan Hokkaido Co.,Ltd.
Oct Established Kanpe Ako Co.,Ltd.

2010’s

2010 Apr Acquired Kansai Paint(Shenyang)Co., Ltd.as a subsidiary.
Sep Established Kansai Paint (China) Investment Co.,Ltd.
2011 Jan Established Chongqing Alesco Kansai Paint Co., Ltd.
Apr Acquired Freeworld Coatings Limited.as a subsidiary.
Dec Established Kansai Alphanam Paint Co.,Ltd. as a subsidiary.
2012 Apr Consolidated Kansai Paint Sales Co.,Ltd. as a wholly owned subsidiary.
Apr Acquired P.T. Kansai Prakarsa Coatings. as a subsidiary.
May Established COSCO Kansai Paint & Chemicals (Shanghai) C0.,Ltd.
Aug Completed new Tokyo Office Building within Tokyo Technical & Business Office.
Oct Acquired Kansai Paints Nepal Pvt., Ltd. as a consolidated subsidiary.
2013 Apr Kanpe Color Center Co., Ltd. commenced business.
Jun Established DNT Kansai Mexicana S.A. de C.V. as a joint venture.
Jul Acquired Astra Industries Ltd. in Zimbabwe as a subsidiary.
2014 Apr Established Zhaoqing Kansai Shenglian Powder Coating & Technology Co.,Ltd.
May Acquired Kansai PLC Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia as a consolidated subsidiary.
2015 Jan Established Japan Power Coating Manufacturing Co.,Ltd.
Jul Established Kansai Paints Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd.
Aug Established Kansai Paint Myanmar Co.,Ltd.