[Worldkings – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Highlights during 142 years of development of Nippon Paint, the fourth largest global paint company (1881)


(worldkings.org) Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd. is a Japanese paint and paint products manufacturing company. It is the fourth largest paint manufacturer globally based on revenue in 2020.

Nippon Paint is engaged in the manufacture and sale of coating materials and fine chemicals products. The Company is involved in the manufacture and sale of paint for automobile uses, general and industrial uses, as well as fine chemicals. The Company operates in three segments. The Japan segment conducts paint for automobile-, general- and industrial uses, as well as fine chemicals business.

The company and its subsidiaries have a presence in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, China, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, United Kingdom, Germany, Greece, Norway, Netherlands, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy, United States, Brazil, Australia, the United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh, and Turkey.

(Wowtimes)Nippon Paint’s history andachievements

  • 1881: The company, founded in 1881 by Jujiro Motegi under the name Komyosha
  • 1898: The company was incorporated and renamed Nippon Paint Manufacturing


  • 1927: The company is renamed Nippon Paint Co., Ltd.
  • 1965: Nippon Paint set up its first paint manufacturing plant in Singapore.
  • 1975: America Nippon Paint Co., Ltd. was established
  • 1989: Nippon Paint (Europe) Ltd. was established in the UK
  • 1992: Nippon Paint (China) Company Limited is established
  • 1994: Nippon Paint opened the first factory in Vietnam, located in Bien Hoa II industrial park (Dong Nai province)
  • 1999: Nippon Paint Industrial Coating Co., Ltd. is established
  • 2002: Nippon Fine Coatings Inc. was established
  • 2009: Osaka Logistics Center was completed
  • 2011: Nippon Paint (Bangladesh) Private Limited was established in Bangladesh
  • 2014: Nippon Paint was reorganized as a holding company. The company is renamed Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • 2021: Nippon Paint Corporate Solutions Co., Ltd. was established

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