Our production sites are located in Japan, the United States, China and Thailand. We supply customers around the world with raw materials such as amino acids and nucleic acid-related compounds for the production of drugs and health foods essential for people’s lives. Our employees at each production site actively work to ensure the safety of our products and maintain a stable supply.
Yamaguchi Production Center
Hofu, Yamaguchi Production Center
Ube, Yamaguchi Production Center
The history of the Yamaguchi Production Center dates back to 1949, when the Hofu Plant of Kyowa Hakko Kogyo was established. It was here that Kyowa succeeded in producing alcohol and Streptomycin in mass scale for the first time in Japan. By constantly adopting the latest technologies, we developed the world's first fermentation method for producing L-Glutamic Acid. We succeeded in industrializing L-Glutamic Acid and began its mass production. We have since then been a world leader in biotechnology for more than half a century.
The Ube plant was additionally established in 1958 to enhance the production capacity of amino acids and nucleic acids. The two plants (Hofu and Ube) were integrated into the Yamaguchi Production Center in 2008 for effective plant management. The Yamaguchi Production Center is recognized as the birthplace of the microorganism-related industry in Japan. The center now produces a wide range of products, from fine chemicals to feed additives and alcohol. The Technical Research Laboratory located within the Yamaguchi Production Center is equipped with up-to-date instruments to enable research and development of forward-looking fermentation production systems.
SHANGHAI KYOWA AMINO ACID CO., LTD.
SHANGHAI KYOWA AMINO ACID, a facility located in the Qingpu Industrial Zone near Shanghai, produces and supplies amino acids used in pharmaceuticals and health foods mainly. The production at the plant is run under GMP and based on the latest technology developed by KYOWA HAKKO BIO in Japan. The plant is committed to meeting the various needs of customers around the world.
BIOKYOWA, a facility located in Cape Girardeau near the Mississippi River in southeastern Missouri, uses the latest technology developed by KYOWA HAKKO BIO to produce various kinds of amino acids used as pharmaceutical intermediates, in health foods, and for industrial applications under the ISO 9001 Quality Management System. BIOKYOWA provides high-quality products to customers not only in the United States, but also in Asia and Europe.
THAI KYOWA BIOTECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
The amino acids market has rapidly expanded in recent years due to the worldwide growth in the pharmaceutical, nutrition and healthcare markets, and this trend is expected to continue. KYOWA HAKKO BIO has established a production site in Thailand located in Rayong with the most up-to-date manufacturing technology to complement its existing production sites in Japan, China and the USA. The aim is to further strengthen Kyowa's amino-acid related commercial activities by providing a stable supply based on high-quality production in multiple production sites, advanced technology and best-practice management techniques, thus enabling to achieve increased customer satisfaction and reliability.