Corporate History

1929 Oriental Yeast Co., Ltd. established as the Japan’s first baker’s yeast manufacturer.
1930 Tokyo Plant for baker’s yeast constructed.
1931 Oriental Yeast brand yeast launched.
1937 Osaka Plant for baker’s yeast constructed.
1941 Kikyu brand baking powder launched.
1949 Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1951 Commenced laboratory animal feed business.
1953 Commenced yeast extract for microbiological culture medium business.
1957 Hiryu brand kansui for ramen (Chinese noodle) launched.
1958 Crab brand mayonnaise launched.
1960 Commenced fish farming feed business.
1964 Commenced sweet filling for bread and confectionery launched.
1968 Commenced production of coenzymes such as NAD.
1969 Saitama Plant for sweet filling constructed.
1972 Pany Food Co., Ltd. became a subsidiary company (Chuetsu Pany Co., Ltd.) after acquisition.
1973 Commenced production of enzymes such as hexokinase. 
1974 Chiba Plant for feed constructed.
1982 Nihon Bioresearch Inc. became a subsidiary company after acquisition.
1983 Eatz-G brand dietary supplement launched.
1985 Kitayama Labes Co., Ltd. became a subsidiary company after acquisition.
1987 Nagahama Institute for biochemical science constructed.
1988 Oriental Bio Service Co., Ltd. became a subsidiary company after acquisition.
1990 Oriental Bio Service Kanto Co., Ltd. became a subsidiary company after acquisition.
1993 Tomisato Plant for mayonnaise constructed. .
1995 Kansui powder production facility in Biwa Plant constructed.
1996 Sweet filling production facility in Biwa Plant constructed.
1997 KBT Oriental Co., Ltd. became a subsidiary company after acquisition.
1998 OYC International, Inc. established in the U.S.A. as a wholly owned subsidiary company.
1999 Production facility of dough improver and baking powder in Biwa Plant constructed.
2000  Refurbished Tokyo baker’s yeast plant.
2001  Kanto Logistic Center moved to Tokorozawa City, Saitama and consolidated as hub for distribution base of food business in the Kanto area.
2002 Nagahama Life Science Laboratory opened.
2003 Feed Division and Bio Division were consolidated and changed into two divisions system of Food and Bio divisions.
2004 Sales department of Chuetsu Pany Co., Ltd. was consolidated into Sun-Orico Co., Ltd.
and Sun-Orico Co., Ltd. changed the trade name into Pany Foods Net Co., Ltd.

Chuetsu Pany Co., Ltd. changed the trade name into Pany Delica Co., Ltd. as a manufacturer of cooking filling.

KOBE BM Laboratory in Business Support Center for Biomedical Research Activities established by Oriental Bio Service Co., Ltd.

Kansai Logistic Center moved to Ibaraki City, Osaka as hub for distribution base of food business in the Kansai area.
2005 P&B (Presentation and Baking) Center opened.

SK Foods Co., Ltd. started business through business transfer from San-Kyo Foods Co., Ltd.
2006 Bio Innovation Center opened in Nagahama Institute for biochemical science.
2007 Production facility of processed oils and fats constructed in Saitama Plant.

New facility of Nagahama Life Science Laboratory constructed.

OYC EU B.V. established in the Netherlands as a wholly owned subsidiary company.
2008 OYC Shanghai Co., Ltd. established in China as a wholly owned subsidiary company.
2009 OYC International, Inc. changed trade name into OYC Americas, Inc.

SK Foods Co., Ltd. and Pany Foods Net Co., Ltd. consolidated, and OYC Foods Net Co., Ltd. established.

Nisshin Seifun Group Inc., Nisshin Flour Milling Inc. and Nisshin Foods Inc. invested in OYC Shanghai Co., Ltd. Four companies jointly started business.

Fish farming feed business transferred to Marubeni Nisshin Feed Co., Ltd.
2010 Delisted from the Tokyo Stock Exchange through takeover bid from Nisshin Seifun Group Inc.
2011  Singapore Representative Office established.
2012 ORIENTAL YEAST INDIA Pvt. Ltd. jointly established with Nisshin Seifun Group Inc. in Mumbai, India.

Deli plant constructed adjacent to Tomisato Plant, and operated by Pany Delica Co., Ltd.

Tomisato Plant closed after transfer of mayonnaise production to Pany Delica Co., Ltd.

Oriental Bio Service Kanto Co., Ltd. merged into OYC.

Coenzyme production facility constructed in Nagahama Research Institute.