Our Story

Jul. 1929 The Company is spun off from Japan Storage Battery Co., Ltd. and established as Enpun Toryo Co., Ltd. with 500,000 yen in capital.
Aug. 1929 The Company acquires Abe Paint Seisakusho in Osaka and reorganizes it as the Osaka Factory.
May 1936 The Company carries out an absorption-type merger with Asahi Lacquer Seisakusho in Yokohama and launches the Yokohama Factory. Changes its company name to Dai Nippon Toryo.
Sep. 1946 The Company builds a discharge lamp factory in Hiratsuka.
May 1949 The Company has its stock listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto Stock Exchanges.
Aug. 1958 The Company builds a factory for organic fluorescent pigments and fluorescent paints in Ofuna. (In Jun. 1959, the factory becomes an independent company under the name of Sinloihi Co., Ltd.)
Jul. 1962 The Company builds a coatings factory in Komaki, which now stands as the Komaki Factory.
Apr. 1966 The Company spins off its division for paints for home use to form Sunday Paint Co., Ltd.
May 1968 Nitto Service Co., Ltd. is established to help streamline logistical operations.
May 1970 A joint venture is established in Thailand under the name of Thai DNT Paint Mfg. Co., Ltd.
Oct. 1972 A joint venture is established in Singapore under the name of Bonntile-DNT Industries (S) Pte. Ltd. (In July 1991, it is renamed DNT Singapore Pte. Ltd.)
Oct. 1975 The division for coatings and environmental engineering is spun off to form Nitto Engineering Co., Ltd.
Apr. 1988 The Company relocates and builds a coatings factory in Otawara, Tochigi Prefecture
Oct. 2001 The Company merges with Tanabe Kagaku Kogyo Co., Ltd., which possesses excellent technologies for automotive and plastic coatings.
May 2003 Dai Nippon Toryo Mexicana, S.A. de C.V. is established in Mexico.
Jul. 2006 Nitto Chemical Co., Ltd. is established. It takes over the anticorrosive coatings business from Nippon Steel Chemical Co., Ltd.(now:NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN CHEMICAL CO., LTD.) and begins operation in Oct. 2006.
Nov. 2007 Thailand-based Thai DNT Paint Mfg. Co., Ltd. is reorganized into a consolidated subsidiary chiefly by purchasing additional shares.
Aug. 2009 DNT Service Co., Ltd. is established to undertake toning.
The sales divisions of Nippo Electric Co., Ltd. and of Daia Keiko Co., Ltd. are transferred to DN Lighting Co., Ltd.
Jul. 2010 A joint venture under the name of Lilama3-Dai Nippon Toryo Co., Ltd. is established in Vietnam.
Apr. 2013 A merger of three companies that deal in lighting equipment, with the surviving company renamed DN Lighting CO., Ltd.
Jun. 2013 DNT Kansai Mexicana S.A. de C.V., a joint venture with Kansai Paint Co., Ltd., is established in Mexico.
Jan. 2015 A joint venture with Kuboko Paint Co., Ltd., which is a consolidated subsidiary of Kansai Paint Co., Ltd., is established under the name of Japan Powder Coating Manufacturing Co., Ltd.