|Customer First: Committed to respond by delivering superior quality to meet the diverse demands of customers across the globe.|
|Human Resources: Promote equal employment opportunities to encourage professional excellence and strive to provide good working conditions.|
|Business Partners: Strive for a long lasting association with all stakeholders to augment mutual co-operation and establish a bond of mutual trust.|
|Corporate Governance: Take leadership in nurturing corporate culture and implementing policies that promote ethical beha|
|Transparency: Maintain transparency and conduct the business operations with utmost honesty & integrity.|
Kokuyo S & T Ltd. Japan acquired majority stake in Camlin Ltd. and rechristened the company as Kokuyo Camlin Limited. Kokuyo is a Japan based company with more than 100 years old history. It is a leading marketer in stationery, institutional furniture and catalogue sales and has presence...
All India Camel Colour Contest entered the Guinness World Records as the Largest Art Competition with the participation of 48.5 lakhs students from all across the country.
Camlin opened its first module pre-school in Mumbai, Camlin Alphakids Ltd, which is 100% subsidiary of the company.
Camlin got listed in National Stock Exchange
Camlin introduced new, state-of-the-art plastic body range.
Launched Camlin Exam brand, the premium quality stationery brand
Camlin launched specialty ink group to engage the R & D expertise in ink development and manufacturing.Camlin is recognized as an export House by the Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India for its outstanding export performance. A tour to Europe and visits to famous art galleries is organized...
The first Art Teacher's Art Exhibition is held in recognition of the unique role teacher’s play in nurturing creativity in children, A state-of-the-art gel pen plant begins operations in Mumbai.
Launch of Artica, the water mixable oil colours for the first time in Asia. Glass colours introduced in the hobby range. Entry of All-India Camel Colour Contest in the Limca Book of Records, for the highest nmber of entries received.
All-India Camel Colour Contest the most popular child art contest for school children blaze new trails, with a staggering 3 million entries received for the contest. Camel Art Foundation, a platform for artists and students to display their talent was launched.
Restructuring the organization to meet the challenges of the millennium.
Technical collaboration with Pilot Corporation, Japan for manufacture of 0.5mm high polymer leads.
Camlin became a Public Limited Company and was listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange.
A year of diversification. The Camlin Fine Chemical & Pharmaceutical Division was born. A new integrated ultramodern plants was started in the Tarapur premises to manufacture bulk drugs intermediated and anti-oxidants for the global market.
Wood Pencil Plant at Tarapur
Wooden Pencils were introduced. A fully integrated factory was started in Tarapur (100 kms from Mumbai) for manufacture of wooden pencils.
Camlin entered the art material market with the launch of quality products for professional and students such as oil colours, water colours, poster colours, wax crayons, oil pastels and geometry box.
Silver jubilee year. Celebrated with great enthusiasm in its own factory and office at Andheri, (the most industrialized suburb of Mumbai), which is now the head Office for all divisions.
Independence and the beginning of the Camel era. From inks the product range expanded to pain balms, chalks, rubber stamps pads, gums, adhesives and a range of stationery products. Simultaneously a distribution network was being set up to reach across the length and breadth of the country.
Dandekar & Co. was re- christened as Camlin – a combination of Camel and Ink. The 'Camel' was selected as a symbol because Camel represents a hardy animal capable of enduring long and tough journeys across deserts. 'Camel' was also easy to write and pronounce in all Indian Languages and...
Started operations with Horse Brand Ink Powders and Tablets. Followed shortly by Camel Ink. The “Camel” was chosen as a symbol due to its capacity to endure long periods of difficulty in the trips across deserts. “Camel” was also easy to write and pronounce in all the Indian languages and was...
Kokuyo Camlin - Joint Venture
Kokuyo Camlin Limited
Synergy. Strength. Success.
In May 2011, Kokuyo and Camlin came together to create Kokuyo Camlin Limited. Kokuyo S&T company limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kokuyo Company Limited acquired a controlling stake in Camlin Limited from the promoters. The name of the company has now been changed to Kokuyo Camlin Limited.
With a sharp focus and a clear goal to leverage existing strength and presence , Kokuyo Camlin Limited is all set to begin a new chapter in the stationery business. The expertise, reach & brand equity of Camlin will be supplemented with Kokuyo’s innovative new office stationery products, world class R&D and strong presence in Asian geographies.
Going forward, as the two legacy and leaders come together their synergy will lead to more strength & more success.
Asia No Homare – Honour of Asia
Like Kokuyo Group, Camlin has been in existence for more than 80 years & has a rich legacy & proud history. Starting its operations way back in 1931 it started manufacturing Hores brand lnk powders & tables followed by Camel lnks which eventually lead to the creation of its flagship brand Camlin in 1946. Over the years Camlin has expanded into art material, scholastic materials, hobby materials, office stationery products & corporate gifts. Camlin today is one of the most trusted & renowned brand in India with over 2100 products & a reach over 5.5 crore households.
Kokuyo Group is over a century old Japanese business house founded in1905 in Osaka, Japan. Staring as a book cover makers for. ''Wacho'' (Traditional Japanese Account Book). Kokuyo today is a 17,600 Cr. Group with business spread all over Asia & Europe and offices in China, Hongkong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia & Vietnam. The main product lines include Office Stationery especially Notebooks, Office supplies & Office Furniture. The company is officially listed in Osaka & Tokyo Stock Exchanges. The company's flagship brand is Kokuyo, which is a household name in office stationery products in Japan.
Code of Conduct
"There are seven things that will destroy us: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Religion without sacrifice; Politics without principle; Science without humanity; Business without ethics."
Organizations that defy the life cycle are the ones that not only deliver sustained growth and profitability, but they do this on a strong foundation of values and code of conduct. Organisational history is galore with examples of how mighty companies fall because individuals choose to do that is expedient, convenient and not what is right.
A code of conduct acts like a moral compass or a rudder on a ship that tells whether we are taking the right direction or not. We have adopted the Code of Conduct established by Kokuyo. The eleven principles defined by Kokuyo are the foundations on which we can aspire to reach our goals. They will be our guiding stars.
As employees of the company, you are faced every day with a number of business decisions. Each day brings with it, new opportunities and challenges that sometimes require difficult choices. Following the Code will help us uphold our corporate culture that is so focused on integrity, and also ensure we comply with laws and regulations that govern our businesses.
If we have to live our Code of Conduct, each one of us needs to understand the behaviors expected from us. As an initial step, you will be invited for brief sessions to understand the Code of Conduct. We will then be sharing the Code of Conduct for you to read, reflect and understand in detail.
Your commitment to our Code of Conduct is imperative and I am confident that you will engage your heart and mind in living Kokuyo’s principles.
Chairman & Executive Director
- Compliance with laws and internal rules and acting with integrity Directors, Managers and Employees must comply not only with laws and internal rules, but also act with high ethical standards and integrity.
- Respect for human rights and personality Directors, Managers and Employees must not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, language, gender, disability, or any other status. Directors, Managers and Employees must not engage in conduct that constitutes sexual harassment or power harassment. Directors, Managers and Employees must not engage any Child labour and/or Bonded labour.
- Global environmental protection Directors, Managers and Employees must work to eliminate or reduce the environmental burden without refusing to acknowledge global environmental issues such as global warming and declining forest resources.
- Free competition and fair trading Directors, Managers and Employees must comply with laws and internal rules related to the prohibition of monopolization, free competition and fair trading and must not engage in conduct that deviates from them.
- Provision of safe and reliable goods and services Directors, Managers and Employees must strive to win customer satisfaction continuously through provision of safe and reliable goods and services.
- Proper handling of company assets and protection of intellectual property Directors, Managers and Employees must properly manage, maintain and utilize every tangible and intangible company asset. Directors, Managers and Employees must respect the intellectual property rights of others.
- Proper information management and financial reporting Directors, Managers and Employees must honestly and properly create records of the company and then manage and report information collected and obtained in the course of business in accordance with proper procedures based on the materiality of such information. Directors, Managers and Employees must carry out accounting and financial reporting in compliance with laws and internal rules relevant to financial, accounting and tax affairs.
- Prohibition of acts involving conflicts of interest Directors, Managers and Employees must not engage in any act that involves or may involve a conflict between personal and corporate interests. Directors, Managers and Employees must report possible conflicts of interest, if any, to their superiors.
- Prohibition of Insider Trading Directors, Managers and Employees must not engage in insider trading or any act that triggers it in connection with trading in shares of the Kokuyo Camlin or any other company.
- Proper management of entertainment and gifts Directors, Managers and Employees must not give or receive entertainment or gifts in deviation from normal business practices. Directors, Managers and Employees must not illegally give entertainment or gifts to public servants or government officials.
- Handling of unreasonable external demands Directors, Managers and Employees must not comply with any unreasonable external demand.
Andheri (East), Mumbai – 400093. India
Industrial Growth Centre Samba Phase I, Jammu J&K State
Building No. 4, Golani Naka,
Walive, Vasai (East) Dist.-Thane – 401 30
on 24th December, 1946
Mr. Takeo Iguchi
Mr. R. C. Bhargava
Mr. R. Sriram
Mr. Hisamaro Garugu
Mr. Devendra Kumar Arora
Mr. Noriyuki Watanabe
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