Orient Chemical Industries,Ltd.
About Orient
Product R&D Manufacturing Overseas Operations About Us
A solution company in the fields of “Colors and Optics.”

ORIENT has consistently supplied new materials to meet the needs of the market, combining unique technologies that use dye syntheses with new synthetic technologies. Products value today also means better safety and measures to preserve the global environment. We are dedicated to developing products that care for the environment and meet safety standards. From now on as well, we proceed with the development from the current “Color” field to the new field related to “Optics,” and continue to offer niche-field applications and materials that solve users’ problems. ORIENT reaffirms its commitment to making a contribution to society through providing its specialty chemicals. CEO/President Akihiro Takahashi CEO/President Akihiro Takahashi
CEO/President Akihiro Takahashi
The Dye and Pigment Specialist

Orient Chemical Industries Ltd. was founded in 1917. Since that time, ORIENT,
as a specialist manufacturer of dyes and pigments has constantly been supplying products that respond to the needs of the times.
Our company's outstanding research and development capability has produced many new products and a large number of those products still maintain a significant market share internationally.

Head office 7-15,1-chome Minami-honmachi,Chuo-ku,Osaka,541-0054,Japan
Phone:+81-6-6261-2003  Fax: +81-6-6261-2022
Foundation September 1917
Establishment December 23, 1949
Business contents Production and sales of chemicals ( Industrial colorants materials, Materials for information storage and HIGH-PERFORMANCE materials )
Capital 91 million yen
Main banks Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
The Shoko Chukin Bank, Ltd.
Representative President Akihiro Takahashi
Number of employees 244
ISO certificate acquisition ISO9001:2008 Head Office, Osaka Plant, Niigata Plant, Tokyo Branch JICQA-0098
ISO14001:2004 Head Office, Osaka Plant, Niigata Plant, Tokyo Branch JICQA-E108
1917 A limited partnership company,Orient&Co.,Ltd.was established.Produced and sold VERENCE and other pigments.
1923 Quality of VERENCE improves and its sales increase by leaps and bounds.
Exported"KYUZEN JIRUSHI"MORAN to Tianjin,China.
1931 Production of NIGROSINE commences.
1938 Production of SPIRIT BLACK and OIL BLACK commences.
1939 Production of SOLUBLE BLUE OBC commences.
1941 Production of medical supplies commences(until 1951).
1949 Organization changes to joint-stock company.Orient Chemical Industries Limited is established.
1950 Production of OIL colors commences.
1957 Production of ALKALI BLUE TONER commencese.
1961 Production of VALIFAST®colors commences.
1963 Production of OPLAS® and WATER colors commences.
1964 Production of ALFAST® colors commences.
Suita Factory is established.(- 1978).
1965 Osaka Factory is built.
1974 The "ORIENT CHEMICAL(KOREA),LTD"joint venture is founded in Korea.
1976 Production of VALIOSOL® colors commences.
1979 The"ORIENT ORIENT SHIMAZAKI CHEMICAL CORP.(ORISHIM)"joint venture is founted in the United States(New Jersey).
1980 New research laboratory is built on the premises of Osaka Plant.
1982 ORISHIM becomes wholly-owned subsidiary. Name changed to ORIENT CHEMICAL CORPORATION[now ORIENT CORPORATION OF AMERICA.]
1983 Production of BONTRON®series commences.Repeated increases raise capital to 91,000,000yen.
1985 Production of MICROPIGMO®series commences.
1986 Production of FISCO®colors and BONJET® series commences. Own computer system "TACTIS" by IBM S38 is introduced.
1988 Production of ORIPACS® commences.
1991 Niigata Factory is built in Kitakanbara-gun, Niigata. Construction of a new plant is completed in Delaware,US.
ORIENT CHEMICAL OF EUROPE BV is founded in Holland.
1992 Production of NUBIAN® colors commences.
1993 Production of OPTRON®and BONASORB® commences.
1995 Own Product Liability Committee is estabilished.
ISO9002 certification acquired.
Own Response Care Committee is established.
1998 Production of DEORASE® and CRAMITY commences.
1999 ISO14001 certification acquired. ME bld. is completed in Osaka Plant.
2001 ISO9001:2000 certification anquired. Starting a new buisiness management system.
2002 Production of eBIND® LTW®-series commences.
Production of eBIND® LAW®-series commences.
2003 MM bld. and NK bld. are completed in Osaka Plant.
LTW Division is established. ELIXA®commences.
2004 CERAFIS®colors commences.
The office of ORIENT CHEMICAL OF EUROPE BV is moved and expanded.
2005 REACH Committee is established. An Executive Officer system is adopted.
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