Kokuyo Camlin Ltd., formerly known as Camlin Ltd., is an Indian paper company based in Mumbai, India. Japan’s Kokuyo holds about 51% of Kokuyo Camlin’s capital. Camlin manufactures art materials, markers, fountain pens, inks, pencils and other stationery.
Camlin began operations as “Dandekar & Co.” with “Horse Brand” ink powders and pellets in 1931, and soon began producing “camel ink” for fountain pens. It was incorporated as a private company in 1946 and was converted into a public limited company in 1988. In May 2011, Japan’s leading paper manufacturer, Kokuyo S & T, acquired a 50.74% stake in Camlin.