Datalink Industrial Corporation was established in 1988, at the time of its inception, Dot Matrix and Line Printers were prevalent in the market. The ribbon cartridges that were used in these printers were mostly imported. These were very expensive and rarely available because of tough import hassles.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution!
This gap was identified by Mr. Pramod Rajpal, the founder and promoter of Datalink Industrial Corporation (DIC). He made DMP Cartridge refilling readily available to the consumers at 1/10th of prevailing price of imported cartridges.
In the year 1991, the process of refilling was further simplified by DIC. It made DMP Cartridge refilling as simple as replacing a refill in a ball pen, hence became prominently known as “Ready Refill”. This Ready Refill which was an eco-friendly way of reusing the DMP cartridge was the unique creation of DIC. In the same year, “ProDot” got its name which became the first Dot Matrix Cartridge Refill brand of the country. Since then there was no looking back. The company that started with just 100 sq. feet area achieved a remarkable growth by surpassing many milestones leaving behind its competitors in terms of price and quality.
With the initial qualms about its compatibility in printer, to our delight, our product was accepted and appreciated by the end-users. Slowly and steadily our market grew to take over more than 60% of market share in DMP cartridge.
Presented below is a list of some of the significant milestones in the Company's journey towards excellence and leadership.
1991 : Datalink Industrial Corporation got its brand name ProDot
1993 : Technology imported from the finest supplier
1994 : Set up of MPQC System for product quality check
1995 : Pioneered the Quality Benchmark for DMP Cartridges – NCU*
*NCU stands for Nylon 66; Fabric Corrosion free ink; Ultrasonic Joint
1996 : DMP Cartridges captures 60% market share in its segment in the first 5 year of its debut in Indian Market
2003 : Manufacturing facility for all types of cartridges along with computer accessories was opened in SEZ Paonta Sahib
2005 : Provided more than 1 crore Print supply solutions
2003-2008: Commercial distribution of goods commenced in full swing with 18 Branch Offices across India
2007 : Full-fledged Plant at Dehradun
2009 : Set up procurement office in China
2013 : Established unique Indian IT peripheral factory for Keyboard and Mouse
2014 : Upcoming Product – ProDot Antivirus