DIC India, 75 Years Of Leading In Innovation With A March Toward A Sustainable Future


DIC India, India's leading printing Inks company for over seven decades and part of DIC Corporation, the world leader in Printing ink, is celebrating 75 years of leading in innovation while being part of every Indian's everyday life. It is a happy coincidence that DIC India shares its year of incorporation with the birth of our nation.

Over the 75 years, DIC India's market share has grown steadily. Constant innovations  from DIC India have helped it stay at the forefront and be a standard to look up to for  the industry.

DIC India has been a partner of choice in the progress of its customers, employees, and  supplier partners alike.

Leading news and book publications of India, major local and global brands across segments like food packaging, milk, oil, soap, detergent, bulk packaging bags, and photovoltaic batteries bring their products alive with consumers using DIC Inks and adhesives. From the start in 1947, DIC has taken the lead in developing safe and sustainable inks  and adhesives.

What began as a small plant in Kolkata for mixing and producing inks in 1947, today it has its presence spread across India with four manufacturing plants in  Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata, and Noida and further extending its capabilities with  the new upcoming state of the art plant in the western part of India.

DIC India is synonymous with ushering innovation through its state-of-the-art research and development centre, one of the regional technical hubs in Asia pacific for DIC Corporation.

Over the years, DIC India expanded its product portfolio to fulfil the changing requirements of a growing nation. From its early days of DIC, India helped Indians to  receive the ultimate news of happiness about India's independence in 1947 with its news inks, to the introduction of inks for paperboard-based food packaging in the 60s, moving on to flexible based food packaging inks in the 80s, lamination adhesives in 2010, the company has achieved many such rare feats. DIC India has been instrumental in the growth of the Indian ink industry with cutting-edge innovations in  product and personnel development.

Thanking its team, esteemed customers, and suppliers, Mr Manish Bhatia, MD, and  CEO of DIC India, noted, "We at DIC India are proud of being one of the few companies  who have played a significant role in the Indian growth story from day one. We take  immense pride in serving most of the respected converters and printers in India who have enabled our products to be used to print safe packaging, newspapers, and books for all the valued brands of India. Each member of the DIC India family is immensely thankful to our customers for trusting us with innovation in inks and colours and products that help them overcome unique challenges. Our team is committed to bringing world-class solutions to Indian brands and businesses. DIC India has been  focused on making sustainability the driving force of our growth. We also appreciate the  support of our numerous suppliers who have stood by us in our journey." 

Mr Bhatia also added, "As we complete our 75th year and pause for a moment to mark the rich legacy of DIC India's innovations, it's also a day to commit ourselves to a sustainable future in line with DIC Corporations Vision 2030. Looking ahead to 2030, DIC India continues to focus on innovating its business portfolio to achieve sustainable  prosperity by contributing to creating a greener society and emphasising quality of life.

Media Connect? Rohanjoy Purkayastha Rohanjoy.purkayastha@dic.co.in