The Journey of NIPSEA

NIPSEA Group was formed in 1962. NIPSEA Group head office is located in Singapore and the first Nippon Paint factory in Asia was built in Singapore. Since then, NIPSEA Group has grown into one of Asia’s leading Paints and Coatings company with 65* manufacturing facilities and operations spanning 15 countries and regions. (*excludes Japan)

NIPSEA Group presently employs over 16,000* employees in 15 countries efficiently serving all aspects of the business, from production to customer fulfillment. (*excludes Japan)

In November 2014, with the exception of PT Nippon Paint Indonesia, the NIPSEA Group officially became a subsidiary of Nippon Paint Holdings Co. Ltd

Nippon Paint New Logo

Our visual identity is a graphic expression of Nippon Paint’s character, personality and function. It is our statement to the outside world about who we are and what we do, and projects our values of quality, professionalism and commitment to the highest international standards.

As our organisation has grown into one of the world’s leading paint manufacturers today, our visual identity has likewise evolved, carrying forward our legacy in an updated modern image.

The distinct, bold and powerful symbol reflects the strength of the Nippon Paint brand, and the company behind it.

The new Nippon Paint visual identity stands for an organisation with a credible past and progressive future. The distinct, bold and powerful symbol reflects the strength of the Nippon Paint brand, and the company behind it. We will continue to move forward as a dynamic company that truly is going places.

History of Nippon Paint in Japan

Nippon Paint was established in Tokyo by Mr. Moteki Jujiro in 1881 and is now the largest paint manufacturer in Asia. We pioneered the first paint plant in Japan and have grown as the world’s leading international paint manufacturer. We believe that our customers are the reason for our success over the last century. Capturing “Innovation, Service, Leadership” as the three key principles, Nippon Paint visualizes a rewarding future by harmonizing people, nature and society.

Relocation of manufacturing facilities overseas progressed rapidly in the latter half of the 20th century and is expected to grow in the 21st century. Nippon Paint took its first step toward globalization when it set up a joint venture in Singapore in 1962.

We now have about 30 companies spread throughout Asia, North America and Europe, including production plants and offices, which are driving our overseas expansion. Competition will become ever more intense and global, and an international response will be essential to survive.

Based on extensive overseas operations we have built up over the last half-century, we are determined to become a dominant player, operating in a borderless manner as a genuine multinational corporation. “Nippon Paint” will become a household word across the world.

Nippon Paint Holdings Co. Ltd is a key and strategic shareholder in NIPSEA Group since 1962.

Milestones & Achievements

2017Ranked 5th in Global Rankings of the TOP manufacturers of paints and coatings (source: Coatings World Journal)
2015Nipsea Group was listed as Singapore’s most prestigious top 50 companies for the SG50 Tribute Edition by DP Information Group
2015Nippon Paint China received Silver Stevie Award for CSR Annual Report and Bronze Stevie Award for “Color, Way of Love” program
2015The ‘Society Care’ project by Nippon Paint China received an honourable mention in the Best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) category of the Ragan Awards
2015Nippon Paint China, won three major awards at the fourth China Charity Festival for:

  • Best Annual Philanthropic Group
  • Best Annual Philanthropic Personality (Eric Chung, President of Nippon Paint China)
  • Best Philanthropic Project
2014Nippon Paint Hong Kong becomes first paint manufacturer to receive prestigious HKMVC (Hong Kong Most Valuable Company) award
2014Nippon Paint Lanka has won the GOLD Award at Sri Lanka’s National Best Quality ICT Awards
2014Nippon Paint Vinh Phuc Co Ltd (Vietnam)
2014Nippon Paint PT. NP Auto Refinishes (Indonesia)
2014Nippon Paint Lanka has received the Singapore Green Label Scheme for Medifresh 3 in 1 and Weatherbond Algae Guard
2014Nippon Paint India (Chennai) achieved Three Star excellence award in Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) 2013 by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Southern Region
2014Nippon Paint Lanka won “The TV commercial of the Year” Award by SLIM Nielsen Peoples Awards
2014Nippon Paint conferred Best Company for Leadership for Paint Technology in ASIA by IAIR®
2014Nippon Paint Vietnam achieved “Vietnam – 100 Best Places to Work” and No.1 in Manufacturing/Chemical Category in Vietnam by Anphabe and Nielsen
2014Nippon Paint China was a Finalist in The PR Media Relations Awards and garnered an Honourable Mention in the Best PR Innovation segment
2014Top brand in C-BPI polls ‘Top scores in brand awareness and loyalty in the household goods category and Top brand in the interior paint and wood coatings categories’
2013Top brand in C-BPI polls ‘Top scores in brand awareness and loyalty in the household goods category and Top brand in the interior paint and wood coatings categories’
2013Nippon Paint Malaysia held its first ever “”ReThink, ReCreate, Pushing the boundaries of Paint & Coatings” Paint EXPO which had received many good reviews from contractors to partners
2013Nippon Paint Thailand painted the biggest reclining Buddha in North of Thailand – Sukhumaram Temple
2013Nippon Paint Philippines signed an exclusive agreement with Mitsubishi Motors to manufacture and supply Auto shield products
2013NIPSEA Group acquired Guangzhou Supe Chemical Co Ltd, a leading player in the floor coatings segment in China.
2013NIPSEA Group acquired Opel Paint from Australia’s Dulux Group.
2012Nippon Paint Lanka was established.
2012Nippon Paint Bangladesh was established.
2012Nippon Paint Thailand. Won “ESCO Project Awards 2012” as an enterprice which is successful in using ESCO system by using Technology to help conserve energy.
2012Nippon Paint Singapore celebrates its 50th anniversary
2012Nippon Paint Hong Kong achieved Reader’s digest Most Trusted Brand Award – Gold
2012The top 10 Eco-friendly application corporations By Special Committee of Waterborne Polyurethane, China Polyurethane Industry Association
2012China’s Best International Brand-Building Case Award By 21st Century Economics Herald and the world’s largest brand consultancy Interbrand
2012Nippon Paint China awarded top 10 Eco friendly application corporations granted by Special Committee of Waterborne Polyurethane, China Polyurethane Industry Association
2012Nippon Paint China CSR Project “Color, Way of Love” was awarded Annual Influential Charity Brand in China’s Education
2011Asia Pacific Green Excellence Award for Product Innovation in Decorative Coating
2011Nipsea Group achived Frost & Sullivan. Asia Pacific Green Excellence Award for Product Innovation in Decorative Coating.
2011Nippon Paint Pakistan. The only paint company that was awarded PCSIR certifications and provides eco-friendly paints.
2011Nippon Paint Malaysia achieved
Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award for Malaysia Paints & Coating Company of the Year.

Putra Brand Awards 2011 – Household & Home Improvement

Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand Award 2011

Archidex Green New Product Award – Nippon Hydro Series

HomeDec New Product Award – Nippon Hydro Series

2009Malaysia receives green excellence award
2007“My Inspiration, My Nippon” TVC won China’s and Asia-Pacific Effie award for best creativity
2006Nippon Paint India is established.
2005China ISO 14000 certification
2004Nippon Paint Taiwan is established.
2002China exempt inspection product award
2001China environmental protection award
2001Nippon Paint Malaysia achieved standard requirement of 5S Practices with 5S Certification by
National Productivity Centre
1998Nippon Paint Singapore achieved Singapore Quality Class Award
1998Nippon Paint China established the first service center for wood coating and color in China
1998Highest standard in business excellence in Singapore
1998World’s 1st environmental friendly “Cationic electrolyzed activate deposition paint
1997World’s 1st commercialized paint system for ships
1997China green building material award
19971st in the chemical process industry in Singapore to receive ISO 14000 certification
1996China ISO 9002 quality certification
1995Nippon Paint Vietnam is established.
1994Nippon Paint Philippines is established.
1994Nippon Paint Singapore signs the “Green Pledge”, establishing the company’s drive towards
environmental protection.
1993Nippon Paint China is established.
1991Nippon Paint Thailand. The first Powder Paint factory of the Nipsea Group is built in the Prappradaeng compound.
1991Nippon Paint celebrates its 110th anniversary.
1988China obtains the licence for production technology of construction paints.
1979Osaka Plant holds Labour Safety Week and is awarded the Minister of Labor’s Prize for excellence.
1977Nippon Paint Korea is established.
1976Nippon Paint Philippines Inc is established.
1970Nippon Paint Enterprise (HK) Co Ltd is established.
1969Nippon Paint Indonesia is established.
1967Nippon Paint Malaysia is established.
1963Pan Malaysia Paint Industries, currently known as Nippon Paint Singapore, is established.
1931Nippon Paint Co Ltd headquarters moves to Osaka.
1929The chamberlain of Emperor Hirohito visits Nippon. Nippon starts marketing “Koken” phenol resin
1927The company changes its name to Nippon Paint Co Ltd.
1898Komyosha is renamed and incorporated as Nippon Paint Manufacturing Company Ltd.
1897Patent for zinc oxide production method, Nippon Paint’s first patent, is obtained.
1881Komyosha, Japan’s first manufacturing company, is founded.