company history

 
1946
Company established in Ichiban-machi, Toyama City
1947
Incorporated as Goshu Yakuhin Co., Ltd.
Begins manufacture and sale of medical supplies
1951
Opens Tokyo office
1955
Begins manufacture of non-medicinal products with the bathwater additive Togen
1959
Begins export of medical supplies, manufacture and sale of health foods and beverages
1961
Begins research into natural plants, secures a site in Chisato, Fuchu-machi (currently Toyama City), Toyama Prefecture
1963
Constructs new headquarters and factory in Hanazono-cho, Toyama City
1967
Begins manufacture and sale of the nation’s first medicated bathwater additive containing the vegetable enzyme papain – Papaya Togen
1972
Opens Osaka office
1977
Excavates 300m underground water source on site of Chisato Factory
1981
Begins manufacture of cosmetics, establishes PB division
Constructs plant for mineral water production
1987
Establishes Aika division in MARIER, in front of Toyama Station
Constructs moisture-proof plant for manufacture of foaming agents
1989
Constructs drink plant at the Chisato No. 1 factory
1993
Installs automation line for mineral water
1995
Expands automation line for mineral water
1996
Expands health food supplements plant
With Toyama Prefecture, begins industry, academia and government-cooperative research into deep ocean water
1997
Installs high-speed filling line for functional water
1999
Obtains ISO9001 certification (Tenshin factory)
2000
Begins development and manufacture of foods with adjustable thickness to aid swallowing
Constructs a plant for desalinization and separation of deep water minerals
Established as originator of the Toyama Prefecture deep water conference; begins commercialization of deep ocean water
2004
Obtains approval for first label of products using deep ocean water as a designated health food
2007
Establishes a papaya research plantation
Entrusted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry with a regional resource utilization research and development project (theme: Product development of separated water for wound care, using deep ocean water separation processing technology)