company

History

~1950’s

Former Gokyo Trading Co., Ltd.

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

1897

Osaka Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd., founded

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

1947

Gokyo Trading Co., Ltd., founded, 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

1960’s
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

1963

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

1964

Sales of GLYLOID® (tamarind gum) started

1964

GLYLOID® (tamarind gum) launched

1970’s
1970

Sales of Hi-WAX (polyethylene wax) started

1971

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

1971

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

1972

Importation and sales of micronized wax started

1973

Sales of Filtration products started

1974

Sales of ECHO GUM® (xanthan gum) started

1974

Sales of ECHO GUM® (xanthan gum) started

1980-90’s
1983

Importation and sales of lactose started

1986

Electronic materials business started

1987

Sales of personal care materials (modified guar gum) started

1987

Personal care materials (modified guar gum) launched

1988

Sales of KELCOGEL® (gellan gum) started

1988

Sales of KELCOGEL® (gellan gum) started

1990

Sales of monosodium glutamate and silica started

2000’s
2002

Betagro-Dainippon Techno-Ex Co., Ltd. (Thailand) was established as the plant of soup and bouillon products

2005

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

2008

Sales of high intensity sweetener “Mirasee®” started

2008

Sales of high intensity sweetener “Mirasee®” (neotame) started

2009

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

2010

DSP GOKYO FOOD & CHEMICAL Co., Ltd. Formed

2013

GLYLOID®(Tamarind seed gum ) acquired Kosher certification

2015

GLYLOID®(Tamarind seed gum ) was launched in North America
WEB site for information of polysaccharides (Tatourui.com) was opened

2019

Tamarind seed gum was listed in GSFA (General Standard for Food Additives) of the CODEX