May 2018 Kansai Paint 100th Anniversary2017
Apr 2017 Took the lead to provide health service support by means of paint and protective materials for African children diagnosed with infectious diseases
Mar 2017 Acquired European coating manufacturer, Helios Group.2016
Feb 2016 Japan’s first paint manufacturer to have developed an insect repellent paint, Ales Moshiyoke Clean, a grand prize winner receiving the title of Superior Products and Services as recognized by Nikkei Industrial Journal2015
Aug 2015 Japan’s first paint manufacturer to have developed a coating system which could be applied even in rainy weather. Being granted the “Seeds for the Future Award” by Japan Management Association was an affirmation of cultivated innovation
Aug 2015 Established Kansai Paint Myanmar Co.,Ltd.
Jul 2015 Established Kansai Paints Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd.
Jan 2015 Established Japan Power Coating Manufacturing Co.,Ltd.2014
May 2014 Acquired Kansai PLC Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia as a consolidated subsidiary.
Apr 2014 Established Zhaoqing Kansai Shenglian Powder Coating & Technology Co.,Ltd.2013
Jul 2013 Acquired Astra Industries Ltd. in Zimbabwe as a subsidiary.
Jun 2013 Become the first official global paint partner of Manchester United.
Jun 2013 Established DNT Kansai Mexicana S.A. de C.V. as a joint venture.
Apr 2013 Kanpe Color Center Co., Ltd. commenced business.2012
Oct 2012 Acquired Kansai Paints Nepal Pvt., Ltd. as a consolidated subsidiary.
Aug 2012 Completed new Tokyo Office Building within Tokyo Technical & Business Office.
May 2012 Established COSCO Kansai Paint & Chemicals (Shanghai) C0.,Ltd.
Apr 2012 Acquired P.T. Kansai Prakarsa Coatings. as a subsidiary.
Apr 2012 Consolidated Kansai Paint Sales Co.,Ltd. as a wholly owned subsidiary.2011
Dec 2011 Established Kansai Alphanam Paint Co.,Ltd. as a subsidiary.
Apr 2011 Acquired Freeworld Coatings Limited.as a subsidiary.
Jan 2011 Established Chongqing Alesco Kansai Paint Co., Ltd.2010
Sep 2010 Established Kansai Paint (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
Apr 2010 Acquired Kansai Paint(Shenyang)Co., Ltd. as a subsidiary.2009
Oct 2009 Established Kanpe Ako Co.,Ltd.
Aug 2009 Consolidated Kansai Paint Sales Co,.Ltd. and Kanpe Kyohan Hokkaido Co.,Ltd.
Jun 2009 Consolidated Kansai Paint Sales Co,.Ltd. and Kanpe Kyohan Kyusyu Co.,Ltd. and Kanpe Kyohan Shikoku Co.,Ltd.2008
Mar 2008 Established New Head Office and moved.2007
Oct 2007 Acquired Akzo Nobel Industrial and Automotive Coatings Industry and Trade A.S Turkey.
Apr 2007 Acquired NKM Coatings Co,.Ltd , Guanzhou Kansai Paint Co.,Ltd. , Kansai Paint Philippines,Inc as a subsidiary.2006
Apr 2006 Entered into an exclusive contract for selling PPG Japan automotive refinish paints in Japan.2005
Apr 2005 Changed company name from NOF KANSAI Marine Coatings Co.,Ltd. to NKM Coatings.
Jan 2005 Completed new plant for the production of water born coatings at Nagoya.2004
Nov 2004 Established PPG Automotive Finishes in U.S.A, Canada, and U.K.2002
Jul 2002 Established Kansai Paint Sales.Co.,Ltd.
Apr 2002 Acquired Sime Kansai Paint Sdn.Bhd.(Malaysia) as a subsidiary.
Apr 2002 Established Kansai Paint Philippines,Inc.。2001
Oct 2001 Established NOF KANSAI Marine Coatings Co.,Ltd.
Apr 2001 Established ECOSYSTEMS – the joint venture with Nippon Paint.2000
Dec 2000 Established P.T. Kansai Paint Indonesia.
Oct 2000 All the Kansai plants in Japan acquired the certificate of ISO 14001.
Jan 2000 Developed the first water- based coat for use as an automobile maintenance paint in Japan.1999
Oct 1999 Developed technology to recycle PET bottles as a raw material of paints.
Oct 1999 Acquired GOODLASS NEROLAC PAINTS LTD.(India) as a subsidiary.
Sep 1999 Started marketing of SONNE LDI (Laser Direct Image)for PDP.
Apr 1999 Established Tokyo Technical & Business Office.
Feb 1999 Completed the Technology & Products Development Lavoratory in Hiratsuka.1998
Apr 1998 Established Auto Refinishing Center West in Amagasaki.1997
Jun 1997 Published the first pamphlet on “Geophysical Environmental Matters.”
Apr 1997 Established a home page on the World Wide Web.1996
Sep 1996 Developed KP PEARL,carrier beads to immobilize biocatalysts of microorganisms designed for more advanced waste water treatment.
Apr 1996 Established Kansai Resin (Thailand)Co.,Ltd.in Thailand.1995
Feb 1995 Established Hunan Kansai Automotive Coatings Co.,Ltd.,a joint venture in Changsa (China).
Feb 1995 Established Chongqing Kansai Paint Co.,Ltd.,a joint venture in Chongqing (China).1994
Dec 1994 Established Tianjin Beacon Kansai Paint & Chemicals Co.,Ltd.,a joint venture in Tianjin (China).
Jun 1994 Established Auto Refinishing Center in Hiratsuka.
Mar 1994 Established Shenyang Kansai Paint Co., Ltd.,a joint venture in Shenyang (China).1992
Nov 1992 Completed the Ono Plant.
Jan 1992 Established Tianjin Kansai Paint & Chemicals Co.,Ltd.1990
Oct 1990 Established Kansai Paint Europe Limited,an overseas subsidiary,and commenced operation.
Aug 1990 Established Du Pont-Kansai Automotive Coatings Inc.,a joint venture in the United States.1989
Jun 1989 Completed the Application Technology Center (presently Application Technology Laboratory) in Hiratsuka.1987
Dec 1987 Established KDK Automotive Coatings Co.,Ltd.,a joint venture in Korea.
Jun 1987 Introduced a new corporate brand "ALESCO".
Feb 1987 Established Kansai Paint (America),Inc.1986
Sep 1986 Began marketing SONNE EDUV,an electrodeposition photoresist for printed circuit boards.
May 1986 Completed the Color Research Center (presently Color Designing & Development Laboratory) in Hiratsuka.1985
Nov 1985 Established Taiwan Kansai Paint Co.,Ltd.,a joint venture in Taiwan.
Oct 1985 Began marketing "FANTAC", a marking film which are ideal for a variety of applications including outdoor sign, vehicle, glass etc.1974
Jul 1974 Began marketing ASCA,a waterborne air-drying synthetic resin coating.
May 1974 Established Kansai Paint Hong Kong Ltd.1972
Apr 1972 Color Center was established1971
Jul 1971 Opened the Kanuma Plant.1968
Nov 1968 Established Thai Kansai Paint Co.,Ltd.in Thailand.1967
Jun 1967 Developed electrostatic powder coating with VOC emissions reduced to near zero. Material can be fully reclaimed to effectively lower applied material costs and pollution disposal.1965
Jul 1965 Established United Paints Pte. Ltd. (presently Kansai Paint (Singapore) Pte.Ltd.), a joint venture in Singapore.
Apr 1965 Completed the Technical Research Center in Hiratsuka.1961
Nov 1961 Opened the Nagoya Plant.1960
Nov 1960 Opened the Hiratsuka Plant.1959
Sep 1959 Import the can coatings technology from USA.1958
Jun 1958 Electrostatic coating research office was established in Amagasaki.1955
Sep 1955 Released “Zolacoat”, a multi- colour finishing material, which eventually became a design trend with its colour and pattern variations1952
Apr 1952 Ship bottom coating "Vinyla" was launched.1951
Sep 1951 Research Office was established in Tokyo.1950
Apr 1950 Completed the Head Office building in Osaka.1949
May 1949 Publicly listed on the Tokyo and Osaka stock exchanges.1940
Apr 1940 Shanghai(China) factory was established.1938
Mar 1938 Tianjin(China) Office was established.1934
Apr 1934 Business staff went to Southeast Asia for exploring new markets.1933
Jun 1933 Tokyo Plant was opened.
May 1933 Opened the Tokyo Office.1932
Mar 1932 Japan’s first-ever passenger car, “ATSUTA”, was coated using Kansai Paint“Celva”.1931
Apr 1931 Household varnish "Selvyt" was launched.1929
Sep 1929 Taiwan(China) office was established
Aug 1929 Shanghai(China) office was established.
Mar 1929 Sakemi Kotaro went to Europe and America for inspection.1927
Nov 1927 Developed and launched the patented anti-rust paint "Sabinite".
Nov 1927 Established reseach centre of "Celva" in Osaka.1926
Aug 1926 Launched "CELVA", the first lacquer ever produced in Japan.1920
Jul 1920 Released Japan’s first spar varnish named “JAPANITE”1918
17 May 1918 Kansai Paint Co., Ltd. was founded in Osaka, Japan.