Kokuyo Camlin

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Kokuyo Camlin Ltd.
Public (BSE523207)
Industry Stationery
Founded 1931 [1]
Headquarters Mumbai, India
Area served
South Asia
Key people
Dilip D. Dandekar (Chairman & Managing Director) [1]
Products art materials, writing instruments, office products
Website kokuyocamlin.com

Kokuyo Camlin Ltd., formerly known as Camlin Ltd., is an Indian stationery company based in Mumbai, India. Kokuyo of Japan holds around 51% stake in Kokuyo Camlin. Camlin manufactures art materials, marker pens, fountain pens, inks, pencils, and other stationery products. The company is well known for its "Camel" fountain pen ink and "Camlin" fountain pens in India.

Camlin fountain pens are also known for their quality outside India.[2]

Camlin is the market leader in producing artist materials including watercolor, oil paints, pastels, acrylics, inks, pencils etc. for both artists and students.

History[edit]

Camlin started operations as "Dandekar & Co." with "Horse Brand" Ink powders and tablets in 1931, and shortly started producing "Camel ink" for fountain pens. It was incorporated as a private company in 1946, and was converted into a public limited company in 1988.

In May 2011, Japanese stationery major Kokuyo S&T, acquired a 50.74 per cent stake in Camlin.[3][4]

Old Camlin logo up to 2011

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