Corporate History

2017 ●Signed an advanced agreement with Tosu City, Saga Prefecture to build a new factory named “Intelligence Park”.
●Concluded a partnership agreement with Kyoto University.
●Updated the “GLOBAL G.A.P. version 4.0” certification acquired for Toyo Green Farm Co., Ltd., to version 5.0.
2016 ●Achieved the highest number of approved quasi-drugs for four consecutive years.
●Concluded a partnership agreement with the University of Tokyo.
●Received the second “Saga saikou company commendation” corporate award.
●Obtained the first approval in Japan for a FOSHU (Food for Specified Health Use) for an anti-obesity product using Pueraria flower extract.
2015 ●Obtained the first approval in Japan for a FOSHU (Food for Specified Health Use) for a blood sugar level control product using the green juice ingredient.
●Achieved the highest number of approved quasi-drugs for three consecutive years.
●Launched the sales of Medi series, which is Foods with Function Claims.
●Received award from the Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office in the FY2015 Intellectual Property Achievement Award.
2014 ●Achieved the highest number of approved quasi-drugs for two consecutive years.
●The number of FOSHU (Food for Specified Health Use) approvals exceeded 250.
●Concluded a comprehensive partnership agreement with Fukuoka prefecture.
●Concluded a partnership agreement for food industry promotion with Akita prefecture.
2013 ●Achieved the highest number of approved quasi-drugs for the year.
●Concluded a collaboration and partnership agreement with Ehime prefecture.
●Tosu Factory was certified for JHNFA GMP compliance.
●Concluded a comprehensive partnership agreement for food industry promotion with Hokkaido prefecture.
2012 ●Tosu Factory achieved the first “NSF International GMP” certificate as a comprehensive contract manufacturer in Japan.
●Toyo Green Farm Co., Ltd., achieved the “GLOBAL G.A.P. version 4.0” certificate for the first time in Japan with the young barley grass.
●FLAVANGENOL® obtained “in-House Safety Assessment of Health Foods” of the Japan Health and Nutrition Food Association.
●Concluded an agreement for industrial promotion with Saga prefecture.
2011 ●Received the Monde Selection Gold Quality Award with products containing “Young Barley Leaf”,”Young Sweet Potato Leaf”.
●Entered the pharmaceuticals business.
●Concluded a comprehensive agreement for industrial promotion with Kumamoto prefecture.
●Established “Toyo Green Farm Co., Ltd.”
2010 ●The number of FOSHU (Food for Specified Health Use) approvals exceeded 200.
●Started joint research on FLAVANGENOL® with National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse.
●Obtained the first approval in Japan for a FOSHU (Food for Specified Health Use) for a improving bowel movements product using the green juice ingredient.
●Established “T・H・E Marketing Co., Ltd.,” a joint venture with Hakuhodo Incorporated.
2009 ●Suioh was selected as a new-demand-creating frontier cultivation project by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
●Established “Beauty Laboratory Inc.,” a joint venture with ARTNATURE INC.
●Established “Nippun Wellness Co., Ltd.,” a joint venture with Nippon Flour Mills Co., Ltd.
●Updated the certification of Main Office, Tosu Factory and Kumamoto Factory from ISO9001:2000 to ISO9001:2008.
●The number of FOSHU (Food for Specified Health Use) approvals exceeded 150.
●Opened EU Office.
2008 ●Established “Energy of Ground (Daichi-no-chikara) Laboratory Co., Ltd.,” a joint venture with Asahi Ryokuken, Inc.
●Main Office and Tosu Factory were certified for ISO22000:2005.
●Proved compliance with FDA dietary supplement GMP.
2007 ●Appointed as the Vice-Chairperson of the Kyushu Bio Cluster Conference.
●Kumamoto Factory and Tosu Factory Cosmetics Manufacturing Division were certified for ISO9001:2000.
●The number of FOSHU (Food for Specified Health Use) approvals exceeded 100.
2006 ●Whole Kumamoto Factory and part of Tosu Factory were authorized to manufacture processed organic foods.
●Contracted farm in Kumamoto was certified for Organic JAS.
●Completed construction of Kumamoto Factory.
2005 ●Achieved the highest number of FOSHU (Food for Specified Health Use) approvals in Japan.
●Established “Taisho Active Health Co., Ltd.,” a joint venture with Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
●Established “Orient Pharma Co., Ltd.,” a joint venture with Orient Corporation.
●Completed construction of Tosu Second Factory.
●Launched CRO (Contract Research Organization) business.
2004 ●Concluded a sales agreement with OHTA’S ISAN CO., LTD., for Pueraria flower extract.
●Announced the efficacy of stems and leaves of sweet potatoes on diabetes and high blood pressure jointly with National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, an independent administrative institution.
●Concluded a conveyancing contract with Japan Regional Development Corporation (current Urban Renaissance Agency, an independent administrative institution), acquired a site for the material processing distribution center.
2003 ●Opened Osaka Branch.
●Completed construction of a new annex to Main Office (research building) and commenced operations as a research facility.
●Became the special sponsor of the Hupfer Peace Memorial Piano Contest.
●Main Office and Tosu Factory were certified for ISO9001:2000.
2002 ●Obtained Japan’s first FOSHU (Food for Specified Health Use) approval for a green juice product.
●Launched the FLAVANGENOL® clinical pharmacological study group.
2001 ●Launched the joint research on stems and leaves of sweet potatoes with National Agricultural Research Organization, an independent administrative institution (current National Agriculture and Food Research Organization).
●Opened Tokyo Branch.
●Completed construction of the Main Office and Tosu First Factory. Commenced operations of the Main Office and Tosu First Factory, which is a GMP-compliant medicine factory, a laboratory, and also functions as the head office.
2000 ●Launched research on FLAVANGENOL®.
1999 ●Concluded a conveyancing contract with Japan Regional Development Corporation (current Urban Renaissance Agency, an independent administrative institution), acquired a site for factory construction.
●Signed an advanced agreement on the new urban hillside area of northern Tosu (Tosu-shi, Saga).
●Was certified as a participating company in the Tosu Technopolis program developed and promoted by Japan Regional Development Corporation (current Urban Renaissance Agency, an independent administrative institution), the prefecture, and the city.
●Increased in capital (50 million yen).
1997 ●Launched research on green juice from young barley grass.
●Spun off the Health Foods Department from SEVEN SEEDS Co., Ltd. and established TOYO SHINYAKU Co., Ltd., (capital: 10 million yen).
1996 ●Launched research on the fermentation field.
1993 ●Launched research on functional water.
●Founded “SEVEN SEEDS Co., Ltd.,” (cosmetic products distributor).