|Taiyo is a leading manufacturer of functional ingredients for the food, beverage and supplement industries. Taiyo focuses on the development of innovative ingredients, derived from natural sources, to further develop the body’s ability to protect and manage one’s health.Products include Suntheanine® (a unique amino acid found in green tea which reduces stress without drowsiness), Sunphenon® (high grade green tea catechins), Matcha Powder (natural green tea leaf powder high in polyphenols, vitamins, minerals and fibers), SunActive® Fe, a super-dispersed iron having no gastrointestinal irritation, no unpleasant flavor, no change of color and superior bio-availability, and Sunfiber®, a water soluble dietary fiber.|
|Established:||January 28, 1948 (Founded in May, 1946)|
|Number of employees (consolidated):||1,166 (additional temporary employees: 188)|
|Fiscal term:||March 31|
|Reference date:||March 31|
|Taiyo Who’s Who||View|
|Locations and Agents||View|
|Title||Name||Role or main occupation|
|Vice president||Yoshiki Yamazaki||Domestic Sales|
|Vice president||Naganori Yamazaki||China and Southeast Asia|
|Vice president||Lekh Raj Juneja||N&S Americas, Europe and India|
|Director||Tomoharu Kato||R&D and Quality Assurance, Head of Shiohama Plant|
|Director||Shoji Yoshioka||Administration & Production, Head of Nanbu Plant|
|Director||Naotoshi Masukawa||Corporate Goverance & Finance|
|Standing Statutory Auditor||Nobuhide Hagiwara|
|Auditor||Masayuki Ohashi||Chairman of the board, Ohashi Gakuen Group|
|Auditor||Masato Watanabe||CPA, Watanabe Masato Office|
|Offices and Affiliations|
Yokkaichi Head Office
Chubu Sales Office
Osaka Sales Office
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