Company History

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 - The 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 Australia and constructs a new, state-of-the-art 2000 m2 converting facility on the existing Campbellfield site.