NIPPON TERPENE CHEMICALS, INC.

Japanese

About Us

A message from our Representative Director

Since establishment back in 1919 as Saisei Shounou Ltd., Nippon Terpene Chemicals has continuously held a leading position in the business of aroma chemicals based on Terpenes (natural essential oils).

Through innumerable insights and inventions that nature has given us, together with contemporary technologies of the times, we have contributed to many unique benefits in daily life.

In 2019 we celebrated the 100th anniversary of our founding. I would like to express my utmost gratitude to all of you for your support over the years.

I am confident that we be able to continue to serve our society as a company of originality in the fine chemicals business in addition to our traditional terpene chemicals expertise.

Kohei Matsuno, Representative Director

Company Profile

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Trade Name Nippon Terpene Chemicals, Inc.
Representative Director Kohei Matsuno
Location Head Office and Kobe Factory 2-3, Koyocho-Higashi, Higashinada, Kobe 658-0031,
Hyogo, JAPAN
Phone: +81-78-811-1301
Tokyo Office Yurakucho Denki Bldg. South Wing 13F
1-7-1, Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0006, JAPAN
Phone: +81-3-5224-9191
Capital 64,000,000 JPY
Employees 56 people (as of October 2021)
Products Terpenes and related products: 80%
Fine chemicals and contract manufacturing products: 17%
Pharmaceuticals: 3%
Management Representative Director: Kohei Matsuno
Managing Director, Factory Manager: Hiroshi Tsuda
Director, Research & Development Manager: Toshiki Mori
Director, Senior Adviser: Shimpei Yanai
Auditor: Yuji Shiratori

History

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1919 Established as Saisei Shounou Ltd., with a capital of 1,000,000 JPY; Constructed Head Office and Factory in Kobe; Started processing of camphor (shounou) as a factory designated by Japan's Monopoly Bureau
1924 Constructed continuous sublimation equipment to start integrated production from camphor oil to refined powdered camphor products
1961 Constructed Tsuchiyama Factory in Harimacho, Hyogo; Started development of terpene products including terpene hydrocarbons and peroxides
1963 Increased capital to 50,000,000 JPY; Obtained licensing for the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and food additives and started production of these products
1964 Changed the company name into Nippon Terpene Chemicals, Inc.
1965 Entered into the market of flavors/fragrances ingredients including synthetic menthol, and started supply of various aroma chemicals
1980 Expanded reactors and refining facilities and entered into the businesses of fine chemicals including pharmaceutical intermediates
1993 Increased capital to 64,000,000 JPY
1996 Established the GMP system for manufacturing pharmaceuticals
2001 Obtained ISO9001 certification for all factories and offices
2003 Acquired land for Kobe Office and factory in Higashinada Ward, Kobe City (current location) to integrate Kobe Factory and Tsuchiyama Factory
2004 Started operation of Kobe Office and factory
2006 Moved the Head Office to the current location
2019 Celebrated our 100th anniversary

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Head Office and Kobe Factory

2-3, Koyocho-Higashi, Higashinada, Kobe 658-0031,
Hyogo, JAPAN
Phone: +81-78-811-1301

Tokyo Office

Yurakucho Denki Bldg. South Wing 13F
1-7-1, Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0006, JAPAN
Phone: +81-3-5224-9191

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