Company History

Since its foundation in 1946, Taiyo has established itself as a leader in the development and production of emulsifiers, stabilizers, egg and tea based ingredients, and highly functional ingredients for the food and pharmaceutical industries. Today Taiyo manufactures over 2,000 food formulations, processed eggs, fruit preparations, flavorings, emulsifiers, stabilizers and functional ingredients at various manufacturing facilities around the world.

Chronology of an evolving company

2016 Opening of Taiyo Research & Competence Centre in Germany
2016 Taiyo GmbH moves from Filderstadt to Schwelm and Dr. Stefan Siebrecht takes over the responsibility for all activities of Taiyo GmbH in the EMEA region as Managing Director.
2012 Founding of Taiyo GmbH Germany in Filderstadt
2007 FDA confirms GRAS status of Suntheanine®
2006 Chinese subsidiary Taiyo Kagaku China Co., Ltd. was established in Shanghai, China.
2006 Food Analysis Technology Center established at Taiyo Tokyo office
2006 SunActive®Fe receives the New Technology and Food Development Award from the Institution of Japan Food news Company.
2006 Received award of “Development Food Functionality Preperation using emulsifier” from Tokai Chemical Industry Association.
2005 Taiyo opens “Kogetsu” Restaurant in Yokkaichi Japan.
2005 Sponsored the “International Nutrition & Mental Health Symposium.”
2004 Taiyo Green Power established, forming the worlds largest manufacturer of green tea extracts, following the acquisition of Wuxi Green Power.
2004 Taiyo Food (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. was established in Tianjin, China.
2003 SunActive® Fe was awarded “Best new product of 2003″ at Nutracon.
2003 SunActive® Fe receives the NutrAward for Best New Product of the year, Nutracon/Natural Products Expo.
2002 Sunactive® Fe was awarded “Industrial Technology Award” at the Osaka Industrial Research Association in Japan.
2000 Taiyo’s Nanbu plant certified ISO9001.
2000 A first for a Japanese company, Taiyo receives the IFT (Institute of Food Technologists) Industrial Achievement Award for its green tea polyphenols, Sunphenon.
2000 Suntheanine® is the recipient of the NutrAward for Best New Product of the Year, Nutracon/Natural Products Expo.
1999 Sponsored the “International Mineral and Vitamin symposium”
1999 Taiyo receives the Most Innovative Food Ingredient Award from FIE (Food Ingredients Europe) for its iron delivery system, SunActive® Fe
1999 Sunactive® Fe was awarded the Food Ingredients Europe Award in Paris.
1998 Taiyo’s ingredient Suntheanine®, the unique amino acid L-theanine in its pure form, receives the Food Ingredient Research Award at FIE (Food Ingredients Europe)
1997 Taiyo receives the Food Ingredient Research Award at FIE
(Food Ingredients Europe) for Sunsial (sialyloligosaccharade)
1996 Sponsored the “International Dietary Fiber Symposium”
1995 The manufacturing company Kaifeng Jinming Food Co., Ltd. was established in Henan Province, People’s Republic of China
1994 North American subsidiary Taiyo International Inc. established
1992 Sponsoring the International Symposium
“Advanced Science for Effective Use of Hen Eggs”
1986 Listed on the second section of the Nagoya Stock Exchange
1981 Taiyo Kagaku and Taiyo Food merge to form Taiyo Kagaku Co., Ltd.
1979 Taiyo established the independent Mie Food Analysis & Development Center
1978 Launched production of instant food products using unique microwave technology
1958 Taiyo Food Co., Ltd. established, becoming the first firm in Japan to produce processed egg products on an industrial scale
1949 Beginning of production of food flavorings
1946 Taiyo Kagaku Corporation founded