About Company History

Company History

1819

  

TWilliam Collins, a Scottish from Glasgow, founded a printing company, dealing mainly with publication of religious and educational books and diaries.

1937

  

The Collins family commissioned an artist, Eric Gill to design the Fountain logo as a trademark for Collins. The fountain mark becomes widely known as the Fountain of Knowledge.

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1977

  

Nippecraft Incorporated in Singapore by Mr. Evan Coady

1978

  

Introduced DEBDEN brand into Australia / New Zealand. The Debden brand is named after Debden road in Singapore located near Changi Airport.

Debden

1992

  

Nippecraft purchased Jinmei, a photo album factory in 1992. From 1992 onward Nippecraft has invested heavily in Jinmei expansion and in 2009 started production of household paper products.

1994

  

Listed on SGX

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1995

  

Nippecraft acquired Fountain mark together along with world-wide license to design manufacture & distribute Collins brand of products.

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1997

  

Nippecraft refined the Fountain mark into a modern style and used in various ways.

1999

  

Established central product development & sourcing functions for global product development

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2000

  

Introduced TOP GRADE into North America as a student brand.

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2004

  

Paperich established in 2004.  Paperich is a Branded Asian Partnership Company with focus on Branded design, marketing and sourcing.

Paperich

2005

  

Introduced Fountain as a brand offering a progressive style of merchandise

2009

  

Starting in 2009 Collins and Debden has made strong strides in Web retail further promotion the Collins Debden products to new users.

2012

  

Fountain will be expanding product offering into the digital age with online product offering and downloadable formats and applications.

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