History

History

History

Establishment through 1960
1947 Company founded
1951 Began producing rutin
1952 Began producing berberine chloride
1955 Began producing dl-methylephedrine hydrochloride (began manufacturing synthetic APIs)
1958 Began producing calcium pantothenate
1961 - 1980
1961 Began producing pyridoxine hydrochloride
1965 Recognized by the Minister of International Trade and Industry as a successful exporter for 7 consecutive years from 1965
1969 Began producing natural pigments
1969 Completed the H-14 Testing Laboratory
1970 Technology licensing to India for production method of berberine chloride
1972 Began production dl-calcium pantothenate
Began producing scopolamine butylbromide
1974 Completed the K-1 Warehouse
1975 Completed the K-2 Factory and started production of pentoxyverine citrate
1977 Completed the K-3 phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride Factory
1979 Completed the rutin facility at H-10
1980 Completed the K-5 β-alanine Factory
Completed the waste water treatment plant
Completed the H-22 Factory for extraction of Chinese herbal medicine
1981 - 2000
1983 Introduced frozen pulverization equipment at H-12E
1986 Completed the K-8 Kampo Factory
Began producing calcium sennoside
Established a joint venture, Xinjiang Tianshan Pharmaceutical Ind. Co., Ltd., in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China
1987 Completed the K-6 Chinese Herbal Medicine Second Factory
1988 Completed the K-10 Rutin Factory
Established Okamae Warehouse Ltd.
1990 Completed the K-11 Warehouse
1991 Introduced frozen pulverization equipment at K-1 factory
Completed the T-1 Kampo Factory at Toyama Plant
1993 Completed the Welfare Building
1994 Completed the K-12M Multi Purpose Synthesis Factory
1995 Completed the H-7 sub-packaging equipment
Introduced equipment for herbal extraction at H-6 Factory
1996 Established a subsidiary, Qingdao Taitong Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., in Qingdao, Shandong, China
1997 Completed the K-13M Synthesizing Plant and started production of l-PPA
Completed new head office building (to accommodate administrative offices and quality control divisions)
Opened the l-PPA Factory at the Kamino Plant
1998 Received a Community Revitalization Award
Completed the K-10S Sennoside Factory
Established a wastewater incineration facility at the Kamino Plant (to comply with dioxin regulations)
1999 The Kamino and Toyama Plants acquired ISO 14001 certification
2000 Completed the TT-2 L-rhamnose Plant in Qingdao Taidong Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
2001 -
2001 The Main Plant acquired ISO 14001 certificatio
Completed production facilities for H-17 Health Food Material”
2002 Completed the H-13 Research Building and Herbal Medicine / Synthesis Experiment Factory
2003 Completed the K-13T Factory for highly potent substances
2006 Introduced High-physiological Labotory in the H-13 Research Building
2007 Completed the K-2S Steroid Factory
2008 Expanded the laboratories for highly potent substances
2009 Completed LPG fuel conversion facility at Toyama Plant
2010 Completed LPG fuel conversion facility at Kamino Plant
2011 Started cultivation of ingredients for crude drugs
2012 Fortification of waste water treatment facility
2013 Completed the K-8 Factory for Methylhesperidin and Health Food Materials
Expanded K-10S Sennoside Factory
Began pilot cultivation of high content chili peppers in Hida City
Started cultivation of “high-capacity pepper” in Hida City
2014 Completed the H-20 Berberine Factory
2015 Completed K-13C Second Factory for Highly-bioactive Substance
2016 Began supplying products derived from cultivated licorice
2018 Recognized as a local leader of enterprise by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Employed fixed age of retirement at 65
Pilot cultivation project of sennosides in Myanmar was selected for JICA SDGs business survey