outline/history

outline/history
President and Representative Director Tetsuro Kitao
Managing director
  • Kohey Kitao (Head of Research Division & NOSTER Bio-Institute)
  • Isao Kawarasaki
Director
  • Shu Ueda (Head of Sales & Medical Information Division)
  • Nobuya Tanaka (Head of Production Division)
  • Masahiko Mitani (Head of Administration Division)
  • Yusuke Kitao (Head of Development Division)
Date of company foundation Jun. 25, 1947
Addresses and contact information
Head Office & NOSTER Bio-Institute
35-3 Minamibiraki, Kamiueno-cho, Muko, Kyoto 617-0006, Japan
Phone: +81-75-921-5344, Fax: +81-75-934-4889
Ayabe plant
Ayabe Industrial Park, 6 Toyosaka-cho, Ayabe, Kyoto 623-0117, Japan
Phone: +81-773-42-5344, Fax: +81-773-42-3434
Osadano plant
Osadano Industrial Park, 2-62-2 Osadano-cho, Fukuchiyama , Kyoto 620-0853, Japan
Phone: +81-773-27-5344, Fax: +81-773-27-3369
Tokyo Office
3F Kinsan Building, 4-1-21 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0022, Japan
Phone: +81-3-3279-1178, Fax: +81-3-3279-2935
Business Partners
■ Domestic
Amano Enzyme Inc. / Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited / Daiichi Sankyo Healthcare Co., Ltd. / Eisai Co., Ltd. / HAKUTSURU SAKE BREWING CO.,LTD. / Ikeda Mohando Co., Ltd. / Inabata & Co., Ltd. / Kaneka Corporation / Kowa Company, Ltd. / Kracie Pharmaceutical, Ltd. / Lotte Co., Ltd. / Nippo Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd. / ROHTO Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd. / Shionogi Healthcare & Co., Ltd. / Shiseido Company, Limited / Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. / Sunstar Inc. / Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. / Takeda Consumer Healthcare Company Limited / Tsumura & Co.
■ International
Cantabria Labs (Madrid, Spain) / Derbe S.r.l. (Florence, Italy) / Pharmacure Health Care International AB (Gothenburg, Sweden) / Polichem SA, an Almirall company (Lugano, Switzerland) / Trutek Corp. (New Jersey, USA)
2019
Mar.
  • NOSTER Bio-Institute was established in head office.
Feb.
  • Lactobacillus Chocolate Granola<Strawberry> Mobile Pouch was launched by Lotte Co., Ltd.
2018
Oct.
  • Lactobacillus Chocolate Cacao 70 was launched by Lotte Co., Ltd.
Aug.
  • Lactobacillus Chocolate Granola Mobile Pouch was launched by Lotte Co., Ltd.
Jul.
  • Nitto Pharma presented a Japanese zelkova tree and benches and placed them on the walking trail on the north side of head office.
Jun.
  • Business with KOBELCO ECO-SOLUTIONS Co.,Ltd. was started; Kilaris Euglena Paramylum was launched.
May
  • Nitto Phama donated to Muko City (for Hib vaccinations and Book Start Project)
  • Kilaris ALA-D30 was launched.
  • Lactobacillus Chocolate Almond Chocolate Cacao 70 was launched by Lotte Co., Ltd.
Apr.
  • Dr.Nail DEEP SERUM ROSE was launched by Kowa Company, Ltd.
Mar.
  • Business with ROHTO Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd. was started; HELiOWHITE was launched.
  • Nitto Pharma presented Lactobacillus Chocolate to Muko City Daiichi Childcare Center.
Feb.
  • Business with HAKUTSURU SAKE BREWING CO.,LTD. was started; Amazake Containing Lactic acid bacteria was launched.
2017
Dec.
  • Lactobacillus Chocolate Assort Pack was launched by Lotte Co., Ltd.
Sep.
  • Business with Cantabria Labs (Spain) was started.
Jun.
  • Jacko Non-Cafe Oral Liquid G Zero was launched.
May
  • Nitto Phama donated to Muko City (for Hib vaccinations and Book Start Project)
Apr.
  • Dr.Nail DEEP SERUM for FOOT was launched by Kowa Company, Ltd.
  • The Guard Kowa α3+ was launched by Kowa Company, Ltd.
Mar.
  • Lactobacillus Chocolate Ball and Lactobacillus Chocolate Daily Pack was launched by Lotte Co., Ltd.
2016
Oct.
  • Lactobacillus Chocolate Bitter was launched by Lotte Co., Ltd.
Jun.
  • Lactobacillus Chocolate Almond Chocolate Bitter was launched by Lotte Co., Ltd.
May
  • Nitto Phama donated to Muko City (for Hib vaccinations and Book Start Project)
Apr.
  • Lactobacillus Almond Chocolate (small size) was launched by Lotte Co., Ltd.
  • Nitto Pharma donated to the areas which suffered of Kumamoto earthquakes in 2016 (Jacko Oral Liquid G, Jacko Oral Liquid G Zero, and Labre Gyu!).
Mar.
  • Lactobacillus Chocolate (small size) was launched by Lotte Co., Ltd.
2015
Dec.
  • Lactobacillus Chocolate Almond Chocolate was launched by Lotte Co., Ltd.
Nov.
  • Ayabe Plant received Japan Greenery Research and Development Center’s president’s Encouragement Prize
Oct.
  • Business with Lotte Co., Ltd. was started; Lactic Acid Bacteria Chocolate was launched.
  • The third manufacturing building of Ayabe Plant was completed.
Sep.
  • Ibikist was launched by Ikeda Mohando Ltd.
  • Our project was adopted for FY2015 Bridging R&D and Business Promotion for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Project by New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization.
May
  • Nitto Phama donated to Muko City (for Hib vaccinations and Book Start Project)
Apr.
  • Business with Ikeda Mohando Ltd. was started; Muhi AZ Tablets were launched.
Mar.
  • Calcichew was launched by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.
2014
Oct.
  • Rubina Meguri was launched by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.
Sep.
  • Kilaris ALA Essential Lotion and Kilaris ALA Moisturizing Cream were launched.
  • Duatime Kowa for South Korea was launched.
Aug.
  • Jacko On Ginger was launched; Naturate Kowa for Taiwan was launched.
  • Dr.Nail DEEP SERUM (3.3 ml) was launched by Kowa Company, Ltd.
Jun.
  • Our project was adopted for FY2013 Innovation Commercialization Venture Support Project by New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization.
  • Jacko Oral Liquid G Zero was launched.
May
  • Nitto Phama donated to Muko City (for Hib vaccinations and Book Start Project)
  • Business with Kracie Pharma, Ltd. was started; “Kracie” Kampo Yokukansan-kashakuyaku-oren Tablet was launched.
Apr.
  • Denotas Chewable Combination Tablets (strip package), ethicl drug, were launched by Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited.
2013
Nov.
  • Dr.Nail DEEP SERUM (6.6 ml) was launched by Kowa Company, Ltd.
Oct.
  • Business with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited was started; New Calcichew D3 and New Calcichew D3 Green T were launched.
  • New Conzym Tablet was launched.
Aug.
  • Kilaris ALA was launched.
Jul.
  • The Guard Kowa PC and Naturate Kowa for South Korea were launched.
May
  • Nitto Phama donated to Muko City (for Hib vaccinations and Book Start Project)
  • Denotas Chewable Combination Tablets, ethical drug, were launched by Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited.
2012
Oct.
  • Nitto Phama donated to Indonesia (25,000 bottles of Jacko Oral Liquid for Children).
Sep.
  • Crystal Veil α was launched by Eisai Co., Ltd.
May
  • Nitto Phama donated to Muko City (for Hib vaccinations and Book Start Project)
2011
Jul.
  • Jacko On was launched.
May
  • Nitto Phama donated to Muko City (for Hib vaccinations and Book Start Project)
Apr.
  • The Guard Kowa PC was launched by Kowa Company, Ltd.
Mar.
  • Nitto Phama donated to the areas who suffered of Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in 2011 (Labre Gyu! and Timecall Expectorant tablet).
2010
Nov.
  • Crystal Veil Cool was launched by Eisai Co., Ltd.
Oct.
  • Naturate Kowa was launched by Kowa Company, Ltd.
Apr.
  • Nitto Phama donated to Muko City (for Hib vaccinations and Book Start Project)
2009
Oct.
  • Crystal Veil was launched by Eisai Co., Ltd.
Feb.
  • Nitto Phama received Grant Prize in Technology for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Kyoto, for “Manufacturing technology of lactic acid bacteria that are stable for a long period.”
2008
Apr.
  • Business with Tsumura & Co. was started; Tsumura Medicinal Liquor was launched.
Mar.
  • Chocola BB Lucent C was launched by Eisai Co., Ltd.
Feb.
  • Business with Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (current Shionogi Healthcare & Co., Ltd.) was started; Pylon High was launched.
2007
Nov.
  • Nitto Phama received an award of an excellent tax declaring corporation from Ukyo Tax Office.
2005
Nov.
  • Selbelle Tablets were launched by Eisai Co., Ltd.
Jun.
  • The Guard Kowa was launched by Kowa Company, Ltd.
Apr.
  • Business with Shiseido Co., Ltd. was started; Bibalance BC was launched.
2004
May
  • A facility for bacteria cultivating building was completed in Ayabe Plant.
2003
Sep.
  • Contac Cold Comprehensive Coled Remedy Day/Night was launched by GlaxoSmithKline K.K. (current GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Japan K.K.).
Aug.
  • Business with Kowa Company, Ltd. was started; Colgen Kowa Jet for Rhinitis was launched.
  • Pabron Troche AZ was launched by Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Apr.
  • Chocola CC White was launched by Eisai Co., Ltd.
Feb.
  • Business with Amano Enzyme Inc. was started.
2002
Oct.
  • The Second manufacturing building of Ayabe Plant was completed.
May
  • New Calcichew and New Calcichew D3 were launched by Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (current Daiichi Sankyo Healthcare Co., Ltd.).
Apr.
  • Business with Derbe S.r.l (Italy) was started.
2001
Dec.
  • Business with Eisai Co., Ltd. was started; Skainar N for Rhinitis was launched.
Nov.
  • Business with Sunstar Inc. was started; Juntoku-Shu was launched.
2000
Oct.
  • Jacko Oral Liquid G and Jacko Non-Cafe Oral Liquid G were launched.
  • Business with Daiichi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (current Daiichi Sankyo Healthcare Co., Ltd.) was started; Pelack Spray Cool for Rhinitis was launched.
May
  • Jacko Tablet S was launched.
1999
Sep.
  • Pabron [Lemon] and Pabron [Ginger] were launched by Taisho Pharmaceutical Co.
1998
May
  • Jacko San-kan-o Capsule was launched.
1997
Nov.
  • Skyjin, an H2 blocker, was launched.
1996
May
  • Jacko Non-Cafe Oral Liquid was launched.
1995
Oct.
  • Ayabe Plant was completed in Ayabe City, Kyoto.
  • Calcichew D3 and Calcichew for Children were launched by Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (current Daiichi Sankyo Healthcare Co., Ltd.).
1993
Jul.
  • Calcichew, a chewable calcium preparation, was launched by Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (current Daiichi Sankyo Healthcare Co., Ltd.).
1992
Jan.
  • Factory automation (FA) was introduced to the whole of the second line of Osadano Plant.
1990
Nov.
  • A bacteria cultivating building was completed.
Aug.
  • Jacko Imperial Soft Capsule was launched.
May
  • Tetsuro Kitao was inaugurated as president.
1989
Nov.
  • New administration office in Head Quaters was completed.
Aug.
  • A facility for manufacturing medicinal liquor was completed in Osadano Plant.
1987
Mar.
  • The phase II expansion construction of Osadano Plant was completed.
1986
Nov.
  • Kyoto plants were designated as a model plant for small and medium-sized enterprises by Governor of Kyoto Prefecture.
May
  • Business with Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (current Daiichi Sankyo Healthcare Co., Ltd.) was started. Fujisawa Herb Gastrointestinal Oral Liquid, Hi-up Oral Liquid, and a series of Kou oral liquid, were launched.
1985
Dec.
  • Osadano Plant was completed in Fukuchiyama City, Kyoto.
1983
Nov.
  • Phase II reconstraction at Kyoto plant which comply with GMP were completed.
Jul.
  • Jacko High Royal Oral Liquid was launched.
1981
Jun.
  • Navigate Granule , herbal medicine for hypnotic and sedatives, was launched.
1977
Jun.
  • Jacko Oral Liquid was launched.
Mar.
  • The manufacturing building of Kyoto plant was expanded and reconstructed to comply with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
1971
Aug.
  • Jacko Tablet, containig ginseng, was launched.
1963
Aug.
  • Conzym Tablet, intestinal regulator, was launched.
  • Plusvitan, a vitamin tonic, was launched by Inabata & Co., Ltd.
1956
Aug.
  • Atabanin Strong “Inabata” Lactomin was launched by Inabata & Co., Ltd.
1954
Apr.
  • Seijiro Kitao became President of Nitto Phama, and the management was taken over from Inabata & Co., Ltd.
  • Business with Nippo Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd. was started.
1954
Apr.
  • Seijiro Kitao became President of Nitto Phama, and the management was taken over from Inabata & Co., Ltd.
  • Business with Nippo Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd. was started.
Jun. 25, 1947
  • Nitto Phama was established for the purpose to manufacture pharmaceutical products (vaccines) based on the cooperation of Inabata & Co., Ltd.