"For Greater Shine through the Next 50"
Kenko has, 50 years after its founding in 1965, 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. Our commercial network also extends to Germany, China, and India where subsidiaries and branch offices are located to correspond to various needs from customers and suppliers around the world.
As an Asia-oriented trading firm (and a manufacturer in the US), our primary goal is to offer efficient service to the market with desirable products, and the whole company shall, in joint efforts with overseas locations, work as one to achieve the goal with broader business scales in both marketing and manufacturing.
I firmly believe that our hard work will bring in substantive rewards to employees, business partners, shareholders as well as to human society, and Kenko will grow into a stronger corporation that we are all proud to pass onto the next generation.
With challenging responsibilities as President and mindful of the admonition that a company's significance depends on its manager's caliber, I shall focus on achieving greater business growth under efficient management to live up to your expectations.
Sincere thanks to our customers’ and partners’ generous support without which Kenko’s success will not be possible
|Dec.||1965||Founded by President Satomi Tsuchibe with Capital JPY5,400,000|
|Jul.||1992||Opened Osaka Branch Office in Japan|
|May.||1994||Created Optio Health Products Inc. in Los Angels (Capital $50,000)|
|Sep.||1994||Created Soft Gel Technologies Inc. (Capital $500,000)|
|Jan.||1997||Opened Mumbai Branch Office in India|
|Apr.||2000||Created Optipure Japan Ltd. (Capital JPY3,000,000)|
|May.||2001||Opened Moscow Branch Office in Russia|
|Mar.||2003||Opened Shanghai Branch Office in China|
|Apr.||2003||Formed Kenko Holding Company Inc. in Los Angeles , US (Capital $6,970,000)|
|Jun.||2004||Formed Kenko-Bally Enterprises (Shenzhen) Ltd., a joint venture in China (Capital $300,000)|
|Jul.||2004||Formed Kenko-Bally Hong Kong Ltd., a joint venture in China (Capital HKD770,000)|
|Jul.||2005||Formed Beckmann-Kenko GmbH, a joint venture in Germany (Capital EUR50,000)|
|Sep.||2006||Formed Kenko (Qingdao) Co., Ltd. in China (Capital $300,000)|
|Nov.||2006||Formed Kenko International Inc. in Los Angels.|
|Dec.||2006||Kenko International Inc. acquired Kenko USA Inc. (Capital $1,150,000)|
|May.||2007||Raised shareholding ratio of Beckmann-Kenko GmbH from 50% to 60% and incorporated the joint venture (Capital EUR 50,000)|
|Nov.||2012||Opened Fukuoka Branch Office in Japan|
|Jun.||2013||Formed Qingdao Kenko Co., Ltd. in China (Capital $200,000)|
|Jan.||2014||Elected Hisazo Matsuo to be President|
|Jun.||2015||Elected Tatsuya Imou to be President|
|Dec.||2015||Marked 50th anniversary|