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Company Name MARUZEN PHARMACEUTICALS CO., LTD.
Founded September 5, 1938
Established July 13, 1949
Paid Capital 98,000,000 Japanese Yen
Annual Turnover 13.3 billion Japanese Yen as on March 31, 2017
Number of Employees 370 people
Business Line Manufacture and distribution of herb extracts for pharmaceuticals, quasi-drugs, cosmetics, food additives, food, and health food.
Headquarters Factory Address
14703-10 Mukaihigashi-Cho Onomichi-City Hiroshima 722-0062 Japan
TEL +81-848-44-2200 FAX +81-848-20-6006
Shin Onomichi Factory Address
1-140 Shinhongo Hongo Minogo-Cho Onomichi-City Hiroshima 722-0212 Japan
TEL +81-848-20-5155 FAX +81-848-20-5171
Onomichi Nishi Factory Address
1-1 Yoshiwanishimoto-Machi Onomichi-City Hiroshima 722-0007 Japan
TEL +81-848-23-2332 FAX +81-848-20-0006
Miyoshi Factory Address
870-32 Minamihatajiki-Cho Miyoshi-City Hiroshima 728-0017 Japan
TEL +81-824-63-2623 FAX +81-824-65-0268
Kui Farm Address
645-15 Ipponmatsu Azoubara Kui-Cho Mihara-City Hiroshima 722-1301 Japan
TEL +81-847-32-8580 FAX +81-847-32-8581
Research Center Address
1089-8 Sagata Shinnichi-Cho Fukuyama-City Hiroshima 729-3102 Japan
TEL +81-847-52-5501 FAX +81-847-52-5900
Food Sales Department Address
2-6-7 Ebisunishi Shibuya-Ku Tokyo 150-0021 Japan
TEL +81-3-3496-1521 FAX:+81-3-3496-1641

Address
2-6-6 Doshomachi Chuou-Ku Osaka 541-0045 Japan
TEL +81-6-6203-6918 FAX +81-6-6233-3606
Cosmetics and Drug Sales Department Address
2-6-7 Ebisunishi Shibuya-Ku Tokyo 150-0021 Japan
TEL +81-3-3496-1541 FAX +81-3-3496-1641

Address
2-6-6 Doshomachi Chuou-Ku Osaka 541-0045 Japan
TEL +81-6-6203-6995 FAX +81-6-6233-3606
Overseas Sales Department Address
2-6-7 Ebisunishi Shibuya-Ku Tokyo 150-0021 Japan
TEL +81-3-3496-1541 FAX +81-3-3496-1641
Officer Chairperson
President
Executive Director
Managing Director
Directors
Auditor
Corporate Officers
Junko Higurashi
Yasuhiro Higurashi
Toshiki Torigoe
Hiroaki Higashi
Yoshitaka Nakamura,Seishi Hamada
Kenji Mizutani
Ohji Ifuku,Yoshimoto Inoue,Yuji Yoshiyama,Naoki Hayashihara
Bank The Hiroshima Bank, Ltd.
Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
Subsidiary Company Longev Co., Ltd.
Maruzen Pharmaceuticals (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

History

1938
Kihachi Higurashi founded Maruzen Shokai to produce licorice extract for seasoning.
1949
Reorganized Maruzen Shokai and founded Maruzen Kasei Co., Ltd.
1958
Founded Maruzen Shoji Co., Ltd. (in 1985, changed the company name to "Longev Co., Ltd. ").
1959
Started selling licorice extract specially processed for tobacco application to the Japan Tobacco Bureau.
1963
Established Maruzen Seiyaku (Pharmaceuticals) Co., Ltd.
1971
Kihachi Higurashi was inaugurated as the chairperson and Heishiro Higurashi as the president.
1978
Started the production and sale of stevioside preparation.
1979
Cosmetics manufacturing license was granted.
1980
Quasi-drug manufacturing license was granted.
1983
Started producing and selling health food ingredients, such as oyster and reishi extract, and began producing and selling natural surfactant (quillaja) and plant extracts (swertia herb, aloe, etc.).
1985
Built the Miyoshi Factory in Miyoshi city, Hiroshima (Miyoshi Industrial Park).
1989
Acquired private farm in Australia, and founded Rooprun Pty. Ltd.
1992
Merged Maruzen Kasei Co., Ltd. and Maruzen Seiyaku Co., Ltd. to form Maruzen Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.
Heishiro Higurashi was inaugurated as Chairperson and Akifumi Higurashi as the President.
1995
Built a new facility at the Miyoshi Factory.
2000
Built a Research Center in Shinichi Industrial Park.
2001
Extended the new facility in Research Center.
2005
Built the Shin Onomichi Factory in Onomichi city, Hiroshima (Onomichi Distribution Park).
2007
Junko Higurashi was inaugurated as chairperson and Katsue Imoto as the president.
Maruzen Pharmaceuticals (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. was established.
2007
Opened Kui Farm in Mihara City, Hiroshima.
2011
Extended a new facility at the Miyoshi Factory (The third manufacturing building).
2013
Extended a new facility at the Shin Onomichi Factory (The second manufacturing building).
2017
Yasuhiro Higurashi was inaugurated as the president.

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