artience Group Headquarters

Founded in 1896 and incorporated in 1907 as Toyo Ink Manufacturing Co., Ltd, the Group has rapidly stepped up efforts to and evolve from an Ink manufacturer to a Chemical manufacturer and eventually a global business group over 120 years after its establishment.

Switched to a holding company system in 2011 in an environment of advancing operational globalization and corporate expansion as Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd, the Company together with two other core operating companies and more than 60 subsidiaries established by region, business, and function, make up the Toyo Ink Group.

Starting from January 1st, 2024, the trade name of Toyo Ink SC Holdings is changed to artience Co. Ltd.

artience Profile

Company Nameartience Co., Ltd.
Date FoundedJanuary 1896
Date IncorporatedJanuary 15, 1907
RepresentativeChairman and Representative Director – Katsumi Kitagawa
President and Representative Director, Group CEO – Satoru Takashima
Number of Employees7,930 employees (consolidated), 403 employees (non-consolidated) (As of December 31, 2022)
Details of BusinessPlanning of the Group’s strategy and control and management of each business company as holding company
Items Handled as GroupOrganic Pigments, Processed Pigments, Plastic Colorants, Materials for LCD Color Filter, Can Coating Finishes, Resins, Adhesives, Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, Coating & Painting Materials, Natural Products, Medical Products, Gravure Inks, Flexographic Inks, Gravure Cylinder, Offset Inks, Inks for Metal, Printing Machinery, Printing Devices, Prepress Systems, Inkjet Materials