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1903Hasegawa Totaro Shoten founded at Honkokucho 4-chome, Nihonbashi, Tokyo
1923Hasegawa Totaro Shoten begins manufacture of essences
1945Premises burned during the Great Tokyo Air Raid of World War II
(Business resumes in November of the same year in a building near Gofukubashi in Tokyo)
1947Manufacture of aromatic chemicals begins
1948 Incorporated as joint-stock company Hasegawa Totaro Shoten Kawasaki Facility established
Sale of flavors begins
1960Osaka Sales Office established (name changed to Osaka Branch Office in 1996)
1961T. HASEGAWA CO., LTD., established
Research into spice flavors begins
1962New Head Office building constructed in Nihonbashi, Tokyo
1963Nagoya Liaison Office established (name changed to Nagoya Sales Office in 1965)
1964Fukaya Facility established in Fukaya, Saitama Prefecture
(Flavor Production Department transferred to Fukaya Facility)
1967Sapporo Sales Office established
1968Feed Flavor Department established
Computers introduced for raw material control
1969Kawasaki Research Center established
(Aromatic Chemical Synthesis Department transferred to Fukaya Facility)
1971Fukuoka Sales Office established (subsequently closed)
1977All production divisions consolidated at Fukaya Facility
(Fragrance Production Department transferred to Fukaya Facility)
1978U.S. subsidiary T. HASEGAWA U.S.A., INC., established as North American base
1984 Itakura Facility established in Itakura-machi, Oura-gun, Gunma Prefecture
Production of flavors begins
Subsidiary A.T.H. CO., LTD., established in Shiojiri, Nagano Prefecture
1989Fukaya Facility supercritical CO2 extraction plant begins operation
1990Singaporean subsidiary T. HASEGAWA CO. (S.E. ASIA) PTE. LTD. established in Singapore
(closed in 2004)
1991Hong Kong Office established (subsequently closed)
1993Kawasaki Research Center renamed Technical Research Center
1994Technology newsletter HASEGAWA LETTER first published
1995Company stock registered as an over-the-counter (OTC) security with the Japan Securities Dealers Association
1996 Chinese subsidiary SHANGHAI T. HASEGAWA FLAVOURS AND FRAGRANCES TRADING CO., LTD., established in Shanghai, China
1997Shanghai Representative Office established as Chinese base
2000Company stock listed on the Second Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange
2001Company stock listed on the First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange
T. HASEGAWA FINE FOODS CO., LTD. (established in 1999) begins full-scale operation of fruit processing plant
Chinese subsidiary T. HASEGAWA FLAVOURS AND FRAGRANCES (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD. (established in 2000) begins full-scale operation of plant as Chinese local production base
2003100th anniversary of the Company's foundation
Hasegawa International Scholarship Foundation established (now a public interest incorporated association)
2004Thai subsidiary T. HASEGAWA (SOUTHEAST ASIA) CO., LTD. begins operation
2008T. HASEGAWA FINE FOODS CO., LTD., absorbed through merger
2009Construction of R&D Center completed in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture
(Consolidation of research institutes: Technical Research Center, Flavor Institute, Fragrance Institute)
T. HASEGAWA FLAVOURS (SUZHOU) CO., LTD. (established in 2006) begins full-scale operation of plant
2011 T. HASEGAWA BUSINESS SERVICE CO., LTD., established
2014 PT. HASEGAWA FLAVOURS AND FRAGRANCES INDONESIA established
T. HASEGAWA CO., LTD. acquired Peresscol Sdn. Bhd. (100%)
2015 T. HASEGAWA CO., LTD., receives The Japan Bioscience, Biotechnology and Agrochemistry Society Award for Achievement in Technological Research, the first one to be awarded in the field of flavoring development, for its development of new food flavoring through the integration of analysis, compound, and synthesis formulation technologies
2016 New head office building completed in Nihonbashi, Tokyo

 

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