HOME > Company Profile > History

Outline

History

Former Food & Specialty Products division for Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd.
1897

Osaka Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd., founded on May 14, 1897

1898

The company changed its name to Dainippon Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

1915

Extracted tannic acid (used for a mordant, raw materials for ink) from sumac gallnut, production and sales of gallic acid (color former) started and Pyrogallol launched

1960

Specialty Chemicals division (predecessor of Food & Specialty Products division for Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd.) inaugurated

 

Food additive business established. Sales of organic acid such as preservatives and acidulant started

Former Gokyo Trading Co., Ltd.
1947

Gokyo Trading Co., Ltd., founded on October 2, 1947, from Nihon Gobaishi Tousei Company's business (importation and sales of sumac gallnut)

1950

Dainippon Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., (currently, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd.) became a stockholder

1951

Importation and sales of gum arabic started

1952

Importation and sales of olive oil started

1958

Sales of polyvinylpyrrolidone started

1963

The company became affiliated with Dainippon Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

     
1964

GLYLOID® (tamarind gum) launched

 
1964

Sales of GLYLOID® (tamarind gum) started

1970

Sales of Hi-WAX (polyethylene wax) started

     
1971

Sanno-Shokuhin Co., Ltd., (currently, Suntegre Co., Ltd.) established. Soup and bouillon products (seasonings derived from animal products) launched

 
1971

Sales of soup and bouillon produds (seasonings derived from animal products) started

1972

Importation and sales of micronized wax started

1973

Sales of Filtration products started

     
1974

Sales of ECHO GUM® (xanthan gum) started

1986

Electronic materials business started

 
1974

Sales of ECHO GUM® (xanthan gum) started

1983

Importation and sales of lactose started

     
1987

Personal care materials (modified guar gum) launched

 
1987

Sales of personal care materials (modified guar gum) started

     
1988

Sales of KELCOGEL® (gellan gum) started

2000

New plant of Sanno-Shokuhin Co., Ltd., established

2002

Betagro-Dainippon Techno-Ex Co., Ltd. (Thailand) established

 
1988

Sales of KELCOGEL® (gellan gum) started

1990

Sales of monosodium glutamate and silica started

     
2004

Sales of pharmaceutical excipients started

 

Tokyo Techno Center (currently, Tokyo Open Labo) opened

 
2004

Sales of pharmaceutical excipients started

     
2005

Merged with Sumitomo Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd., and Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. created

 
     
2008

Sales of high intensity sweetener "Mirasee®" (neotame) started

 
2008

Sales of high intensity sweetener "Mirasee®" started

2009

Became a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. (100% ownership)

2010

DSP GOKYO FOOD & CHEMICAL Co., Ltd., formed on July 1, 2010

PAGE TOP