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Since Kenko’s founding in 1965, the company has grown into a truly indispensable trading corporation that not only exports industrial chemicals but also markets materials and products of nutraceuticals, food and feed additives, pharmaceutical intermediates, and multiple industrial applications.
In 1994, we created Soft Gel Technologies, Inc., a Los Angeles based soft capsule maker of health foods, and have since built a solid reputation of distinction as a manufacturer in the US market. Our commercial network extends to Germany, China, and India where subsidiaries and branch offices are located to correspond to various needs of customers and suppliers around the world.
As an Asia-oriented trading company (as a manufacturer in the United States), we will continue to proactively work with customers, accurately understand their needs, and promptly present value propositions and offer unparalleled products and services that benefit mutual business and help fulfill our corporate social responsibilities.
We look forward to your continuous support and encouragement.
Founded by President Satomi Tsuchibe with Capital JPY5,400,000
Opened Osaka Branch Office in Japan
Created Optio Health Products Inc. in Los Angeles (Capital $50,000)
Created Soft Gel Technologies Inc. (Capital $500,000)
Opened Mumbai Branch Office in India
Created Optipure Japan Ltd. (Capital JPY3,000,000)
Opened Moscow Branch Office in Russia
Opened Shanghai Branch Office in China
Formed Kenko Holding Company Inc. in Los Angeles, US (Capital $6,970,000)
Formed Kenko-Bally Enterprises (Shenzhen) Ltd. in China (Capital$300,000)
Formed Kenko-Bally Hong Kong Ltd. in China (Capital HKD770,000)
Formed Beckmann-Kenko GmbH in Germany (Capital EUR50,000)
Formed Kenko (Qingdao) Co., Ltd. in China (Capital $300,000)
Formed Kenko International Inc. in Los Angeles. Kenko International Inc. acquired Kenko USA Inc. (Capital $1,150,000)
Raised shareholding ratio of Beckmann-Kenko GmbH from 50% to 60% and incorporated the joint venture (Capital EUR 50,000)
Opened Fukuoka Branch Office in Japan
Formed Qingdao Kenko Co., Ltd. in China (Capital $200,000)
Elected Hisazo Matsuo to be President
Elected Tatsuya Imou to be President
Marked 50th anniversary
Elected Yasunori Kamei to be President