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Kenko Corporation is the specialized trading company which focuses on industrial chemical and healthcare.

Kenko Corporation





"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

Tatsuya Imou


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


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Kenko Corporation

4th floor, Iwamotocho Toyo Bldg.,
3-1-2, Iwamotocho, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo, 101-0032, Japan

TEL +81-3-6821-8061
FAX +81-3-6821-8060