From humble beginnings in a small rented warehouse in Melbourne, DS Chemport (Australia) Pty Ltd has grown to become a well known name in the printing and graphic arts industry.

1987

Company begins operations as Chemport (Australia) Pty Ltd supplying Australian made pressroom chemicals to the Australian market.


1988

Alliance established with DS Druckerei Service GmbH in Germany.


1989

Establishment of a joint venture operation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia called DS Chemport (Malaysia) Sdn Bdh.


1994

Due to rapid growth, manufacturing and head office relocated to a new facility in Campbellfield, Victoria. Company name changed to DS Chemport (Australia) Pty Ltd to reflect global relationships.


1997

Company expands product offering from pressroom chemicals to include UV curable inks and coatings and waterbased coatings.


1999

DS Chemport purchases a local manufacturer in Auckland in order to increase market presence in New Zealand.


2003

DS Chemport acquired by Fuji Hunt Photo Chemicals, a subsidiary of Fujifilm Corporation, Japan.


2006

Product range expanded to include post press products such as stitching wire, strapping and adhesives.


2008

DS Chemport is appointed exclusive distributor for Vulcan blankets in the Australasian region and constructs a new, state-of-the-art 2000 m2 converting facility on the existing Campbellfield site.