Taiyo: the functional ingredient specialist
Natural ingredients that combine health benefits, high levels of functionality and great taste: these are the core competences of the Japanese ingredient manufacturer Taiyo. Since its foundation in 1946, Taiyo has established itself as a leading supplier to the nutrition, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries. The company offers a portfolio of functional ingredients including soluble fiber, egg- and tea-based products, superfruit extracts, emulsifiers and stabilizers. Naturalness is a common thread throughout the entire value chain: no chemical substances are used during the cultivation or processing of the raw materials, which are, in addition, guaranteed to be GMO-free. In line with current trends, a growing assortment of ingredients with organic certification completes the range.
Headquartered in Yokkaichi, Japan, and with distribution offices in Asia (Japan, Thailand, Korea, India, China), as well as in the USA and Germany, the company has a local presence in key markets. Taiyo’s ingredients are produced in seven production plants in Japan, Korea, China and India. Relocated in early 2016 from Filderstadt near Stuttgart to Schwelm, the German subsidiary is responsible for serving the EMEA region. Managing Director of Taiyo GmbH is Dr Stefan Siebrecht, who has more than 20 years of experience in the field of micronutrients.