History

Since its establishment in 1961, the Functional Food Division of Nippon Shinyaku Co., Ltd. has expanded its operation for over 50 years, accurately capturing and responding to market needs toward the goal of helping people lead healthier, happier lives through food.

Business development
Products launched
Embarking on functional food business to improve Nippon Shinyaku’s business performance by diversification, taking advantage of manufacturing technologies
1953
Yamashina Botanical Research Institute was established.October
1960
A special research team was formed for the commercialization of powdered spices.October
1961
The Food Division was established.April
MayPowdered spice Kenda launched as the Division’s first product
1962
AprilPowdered juice Kenda Orange
1964
MayConcentrated liquid onion Onion Konku
Entering the preservatives market in response to needs identified while promoting spices and condiments
1965
AugustSorbic acid preservative ETOKILLER
1966
The Morioka Plant was completed.December
DecemberExtracted liquid pepper Pepper Extract Kenda
1968
AprilGeneral preservative salting agent Epona
1969
Morioka Plant Phase-II construction was completed.April
Business tie-up with Tajima Shokuhin Kogyo Co., Ltd. began.July
1970
MarchHigh-activity wheat protein Prostar
The Food Research Laboratories (present Food Development Laboratories) established as the foundation of an R&D-oriented manufacturer
1970
The construction of the Food Research Laboratories was completed.October
Further diversification through equity participation in Tajima Starch Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (present Tajima Shokuhin Kogyo Co., Ltd.); entering the plant-derived protein segment
1970
Equity participation in Tajima Starch Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (present Tajima Shokuhin Kogyo Co., Ltd.)November
1971
MarchPlant-derived high-protein food Kenda Meat
1972
AprilNatural condiment Kokumic
Entering the shelf-life improver segment, responding to increased demand for preservatives whose indication was not required by law
1972
SeptemberQuality stabilizer K series
1974
Morioka Plant Phase-III construction was completed.March
Entering the animal protein segment by in-licensing from overseas in response to increased demand for animal-derived proteins from ham and sausage manufacturers
1974
MaySodium caseinate Haburo
1978
OctoberPowdered protein Harostar
Expanding Tajima Shokuhin Kogyo’s operation in preparation for its transformation as Nippon Shinyaku’s production base
1980
MarchDouble-coated spice Double Coating Spice
AprilCleansing deodorizing anti-bacterial agent Arakku
Tajima Shokuhin Kogyo obtained government permission to manufacture food additives; manufacturing of food additives commenced.October
1981
OctoberAnti-hardening agent for rice cake S-100
1982
JanuaryFreshness retainer SunCircle
DecemberAnti-bacterial cleansing agent NineAce
1989
MayAnti-mold agent for Vienna sausages External Immersion Solution PL
The Chitose Food Plant established to replace old manufacturing facilities and promote new product development
1990
The Chitose Food Plant was completed.October
1992
JanuaryFreshness retainer for fruits CoolSeven
1993
MarchPreservative ProKeep PL103
1995
AugustpH regulating agent SuperFresh 800
Entering the health food segment in response to people’s heightened interest in health maintenance
1996
MayConcentrated garcinia juice Garcinia Extract S
AugustConcentrated honeyberry juice Haskap Juice
1997
DecemberPowdered red shiso leaf extract
1998
FebruaryPowdered ginkgo leaf extract
The Food Division was renamed the Functional Food Division.April
2000
The pharmaceutical and food extraction plant was completed on the premises of Tajima Shokuhin Kogyo.April
2001
JanuaryPowdered mulberry leaf extract Soyo Extract Powder
JunePowdered honeyberry juice Haskap Powder HB
OctoberPowdered Japanese mallotus bark extract Akamegashiwa Powder F
2002
Chitose Food Plant obtained ISO 14001 certification.August
Embarking on the handling of soy proteins to meet all user needs with a full product range, including both animal and plant proteins
2003
FebruaryConcentrated soy protein ARCON S
2004
Tajima Shokuhin Kogyo withdrew from wheat flour separating business due to flooding caused by Typhoon No. 23.October
Adoption of a “company within a company” system to clarify the scope of responsibility of the Functional Food Division, publish its achievements, and vitalize the entire organization
2005
The Functional Food Division was repositioned as a “company within a company”.April
Entering the nutrition segment (liquid food, nutritional food) following the transfer of commercial rights for sodium caseinate from DMV
2006
Nippon Shinyaku obtained from DMV the commercial rights of sodium caseinate business, targeting the ham and sausage manufacturing industry.March
SeptemberHyaluronic acid powder Hyaluronic Acid ST and LM
2008
Marketing rights of proteins in the nutrition segment obtained from DMVMarch
Production facilities concentrated at Tajima Shokuhin Kogyo to further develop the functional food business and enhance operational value
2008
Manufacturing operation terminated at the Morioka Plant in preparation for centralization at Tajima Shokuhin Kogyo; Tajima Shokuhin Kogyo’s food additive plant was completed.August
2009
JanuaryHyaluronic acid powder Hyaluronic 3000
JanuaryWhey protein PROGEL 800
MarchSodium acetate preparation Chef-Lead V
JuneCollagen peptide powder NS Collagen Peptide
OctoberPowdered amla fruit extract NS Amla Extract Powder
OctoberSodium acetate preparation New Sutan VS
DecemberConcentrated soy protein Fitness S
2010
FebruaryMilk protein LACTOCRYSTAL
Promotion of acquisition of certifications at Tajima Shokuhin Kogyo to further enhance the reliability and safety of the company’s production base
2010
Tajima Shokuhin Kogyo’s food additive plant obtained food additives GMP certification.June
OctoberShelf-life improver MIKAKUFINE Series
2011
SeptemberHealth food ingredient Mangosteen a20
2012
OctoberHealth food ingredient Mangosteen Aqua
2014
Tajima Shokuhin Kogyo obtained
ISO 9001 certification.January
2016
JanuaryProtein preparation Wheyco W80
MarchProtein preparation LACTOCRYSTAL plus
Embarking on supplement business to sell end products to general consumers
2016
The Functional Food Division commenced supplement business to sell end products to general consumers.October
OctoberThe Functional Food Division commenced supplement business to sell end products to general consumers.
2017
OctoberProtein preparation WilPro S615
2018
AugustProtein preparations WWP8010 and WWP9010
2019
MayHealth food ingredient Bacopa Extract Powder
AugustBrewed condiment Vinesh Deli
2020
JanuarySodium acetate preparation MIRAIACE Nu
Tajima Shokuhin Kogyo acquired ISO 22000 certification.September