Our Journey



From an ink and colour company, we have transitioned to a fine sciences firm retaining our original culture of innovativeness, our keenness for technology development and our passion for integrating the value chain both upstream and downstream.

Here are some great moments in the Camlin Fine Sciences journey:


Humble Beginnings

Starting operations in Mumbai, India, Camlin first began with ink powders and tablets. Combining the words in its earlier name 'Camel Ink', the fledgling enterprise soon re-named itself to 'Camlin'.

1931

Expanding the Range

Camlin also began offering a whole range of other art material and stationery products including chalks, rubber stamp pads, gums & adhesives, wood pencils and other professional & student products including drawing colours and geometry boxes.

Camlin now becomes a trusted household name in India.

1947

Wanting to do More

With a view to diversify into fine chemicals, Camlin set-up a new ultramodern plant at Tarapur, India, to manufacture antioxidants for the global market. The Camlin Fine Chemical & Pharmaceutical Division was born.

1984

Wanting to do it Better

To bring greater focus to its' birth purpose, this new division was demerged from the parent company and an entirely new entity formed called 'Camlin Fine Sciences Ltd.'

2006

Being Listed

Camlin Fine Sciences (CFS) gets listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

2007

Overseas Expansion

Our first overseas step was the acquisition of Borregaard Italia SpA, a Hydroquinone and Catechol manufacturing facility at Ravenna, Italy through its wholly-owned subsidiary in Mauritius.

Camlin Fine Sciences (CFS) gets listed on the National Stock Exchange (NSE).

2011

Sharpening Customer Focus

Our Brazil operations began through our 100% subsidiary company CFS do Brasil Ltda where we commenced our production of antioxidant blends for food applications.

2014

Latest Endeavour

Entered into a Share Purchase Agreement to acquire 51 % stake in Ningbo Wanglong Flavors and Fragrances Company Limited.

Our recent enterprises include the launch of CFS North America, LLC and CFS Antioxidantes De Mexico, S.A de C.V.

Acquired 65 % stake in Dresen Quimica S.A.P.I.de C.V., Mexico along with its group companies and subsidiaries.

2016