[Worldkings – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Highlights during 105 years of development of Kansai Paint, one of the largest paint companies in the world (1918)

07-04-2023

(worldkings.org) Kansai Paint Co., Ltd. is a Japanese, Osaka-based chemical company whose main products are automotive, industrial, and decorative coatings.

Kansai Paint is a member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFJ) keiretsu. The company is one of the world's top ten paint manufacturers with manufacturing sites in over 43 countries across the world.

Kansai Paint’s products are automotive, automotive refinish, industrial, decorative, protective, and marine coatings and coatings for personal use.

(Wowtimes)Kansai Paint’s history andachievements

  • 1918: Foundation of the company in Amagasaki City.
  • 1926: Launch of CELVA, the first-ever lacquer produced in Japan.
  • 1965: Establishment of United Paints Pte. Ltd. (now Kansai Paint (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.), a joint venture in Singapore.
  • 1968: Establishment of Thai Kansai Paint Co., Ltd., a joint venture in Thailand.
  • 1974: Kansai established Kansai Paint H.K.Co., Ltd. in Hong Kong and launched of ASCA, a waterborne air-drying synthetic resin coating.
  • 1985: Establishment of Taiwan Kansai Paint Co., Ltd., a joint venture in Taiwan.
  • 1987: Kansai established Kansai Paint (America), Inc. in the US and KDK Automotive Coatings Co., Ltd., a joint venture in Korea
  • 1990: Establishment of Kansai Paint Europe Ltd., an overseas subsidiary and commencement operation.
  • 1992: Establishment of Tianjin Kansai Paint & Chemicals Co., Ltd, a joint venture in Tianjin, China.
  • 1996: Establishment of Kansai Resin (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in Thailand
  • 2000: Development of the first waterborne basecoat for automotive refinishing in Japan
  • 2002: Establishment of Kansai Paint Philippines, Inc., a joint venture in the Philippines
  • 2004: Establishment of PPG Kansai Automotive Finishes, a joint venture in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom
  • 2015: Kansai established Kansai Paint Myanmar Co., Ltd.
  • 2017: Kansai consolidated companies in East Africa.
  • 2018: Kansai acquired Marpol Pvt. Ltd. in India as a consolidated subsidiary.
  • 2022: Kansai Helios Coatings GmbH in Europe expanded European business by acquiring the railway coatings segment of Beckers Group.

According to Wikipedia

 


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