20 Years of Bauhinia, setting sail for the future

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History of Bauhinia Variegata Ink

  • Foundation
    Started ink business in 1998
  • Rapid growth
    Rapid growth
    Founded Bauhinia Variegata Ink & Chemicals (Zhongshan) Limited
  • Growing momentum
    Growing momentum
    Founded Bauhinia Variegata Ink & Chemicals (Zhejiang) Limited, Aiming for the business in the eastern and middle part of China
  • Acquisition
    Acquired Hebei Fusen Ink Limited, expanding the business to the northern and northeast part of China 
  • Deep Roots
    Deep Roots
    In 2012, Bauhinia Variegata (Zhongshan) Limited successfully expanded and started production
  • Beautiful Blossoms
    Beautiful Blossoms
    In 2014, Bauhinia Variegata (Zhejiang) Limited successfully expanded and started production
  • Continuous Improvement
    Continuous Improvement
    2016, Bauhinia Variegata (Zhejiang) Limited's fully automatic production facility put on streamand started production
  • Strong growth
    Strong growth
    20th year anniversary of ink business, a new milestone
  • 1998
  • 2003
  • 2006
  • 2008
  • 2012
  • 2014
  • 2016
  • 2018

History of Yip's Chemical

  • New atmosphere and new climate in the 2020s

    In 2020, new solvent production site built in Zhuhai Gaolan Port Economic Development Zone, consolidating solvent production in South China.
    In 2020, in response to the growing demand for disinfection products, Yip’s Chemical Holdings launched its first personal and household disinfection brand EUCA.
    In 2020, the Group plans to spin its ink business off for independent listing on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange to provide capital for its operating and expansion plans.

  • New business opportunities in the 2010s

    In 2010, the Group became the world's largest producer of acetate solvents, with annual capacity increasing from 7,500 tons in 1993 to 700,000 tons in 2012.
    In 2011, the foundation of a new coating plant was laid in Jinshan, Shanghai.
    In 2013, the new butyl acrylate production line in Jiangmen, Guangdong Province started operation, further expanding our solvent product portfolio.
    In 2015, Bauhinia Advanced Materials Group was established to manage the architectural coatings, industrial coatings and resin businesses of Yip’s Chemical.
    In 2017, Mr. Ip Chi Shing (Tony), Chairman of Yip’s Chemical Holdings Limited, adapted a true story from real life and released the charity film 20:16, spreading an inspirational message to society.
    In 2018, the Group acquired Camel Paints and other brands to consolidate its paint market position in South China and create greater synergy with Bauhinia Advanced Materials Group.
    In 2018, Yip’s Chemical Holdings invested in the Chinese automobile maintenance chain brand Damai, expanding into the automobile aftermarket.
    In 2019, the new 550,000 ton production line of the Taixing solvent plant, Jiangsu successfully started operation, with a total capacity of more than 1 million tons per year, making it the largest acetate production base in the world.

  • Steady progress in the 2000s

    In 2001, the Group was officially renamed Yip’s Chemical Holdings Limited
    In 2005, the Group jointly formed Yip’s Pacific Limited with Hong Kong Pacific Oil & Chemical Company Limited, expanding into the special lubricant business in China.
    In 2009, the solvent plant in Taixing, Jiangsu Province started operation, entering the solvent market in East China.

  • Growing by leaps and bounds in the 1990s

    In 1990, Yip's Chemical building in Fanling, New Territories, Hong Kong was completed and became the Group headquarters.
    In August 1991, the Group was listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange (SEHK Code: 408).
    In 1992, Best Lubricant Blending Limited was established to develop the automotive and industrial lubricant business.
    In 1993, the Group's first solvent plant in Jiangmen started production, producing ethyl acetate and butyl acetate.

  • Expansion during the 1980s

    In 1982, the Group established the Bauhinia brand to expand into the paint market.
    In 1987, the Hang Cheung Petrochemical Factory in Buji, Shenzhen was completed, the Group's first plant in the mainland.

  • Pioneering during the 1970's

    On 25 October, 1971, Hang Cheung Hong opened for business at 425 Queen's Road West, Hong Kong, selling chemicals, the predecessor of Yip’s Chemical Holdings.

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