As of March 31, 2017
|Trade Name||Takara Holdings Inc.|
20 Naginataboko-cho, Shijo-dori Karasuma
Higashi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
|Established||September 6, 1925|
|Issued Capital||¥13,226 million|
|Company Representative||Toshio Kakimoto, President|
|Number of Employees||
|Number of Group Employees||
Board of Directors
Chairman Hisashi Ohmiya
Managing Director Minoru Washino
Director Koichi Nakao
External Director Toshihiko Yoshida
Audit & Supervisory Board Members
Takara Group Business Chronicles
|1842||Commencing sake brewing business.|
Shochu and mirin businesses are launched.
Continuous distilled shochu is launched.
|1925||Takara Shuzo Co., Ltd. is established.|
|1933||Sho-Chiku-Bai Shuzo Co., Ltd. is established and begins manufacture and sale of Sho-Chiku-Bai brand sake.|
|1949||Takara Shuzo Co., Ltd. is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.|
|1957||Entering the beer market. (Takara Beer is launched.)|
|1967||Withdrawal from the beer market.|
|1970||The Central Research Institute is completed in Otsu.|
|1970||Method for large-scale cultivation of Bunashimeji mushrooms is developed.|
|1972||Beginning imported sales of Chinese spirts.|
|1977||Takara Shochu Jun is launched.|
|1979||Sale of first domestically produced restriction enzymes, research reagents for genetic engineering research, starts.|
|1983||Takara Sake USA Inc. is established.|
|1984||Takara Can Chu-Hi is launched.|
|1988||Exclusive rights to sell gene amplification equipment using the PCR method in Japan are obtained.|
|1993||Takara Biotechnology (Dalian) Co., Ltd. is established in China.|
|1993||The exclusive worldwide rights to PCR method are obtained.|
|1995||The RetroNectin® Method, a highly efficient gene transduction method, is developed.|
|May 1997||Sale of RetroNectin® reagents used in gene therapy begins worldwide.|
|Apr. 2000||The long-term management concept Takara Evolution-100 (TE-100) is launched.|
|Jul. 2000||High-throughout genome sequence center Dragon Genomics Co., Ltd. is established. (Takara Bio acquires Dragon Genomics in October 2002.)|
|Sep. 2001||Ikkomon (a 100% pure sweet potato shochu) is launched.|
|Oct. 2001||Shirakabe-gura Brewery is completed at the Nada Plant as the center of Takara’s premium sake business.|
|Apr. 2002||Holding company Takara Holdings Inc. is established.|
|Mar. 2003||Production network is revamped. (Takara Shuzo Co., Ltd.)|
|Dec. 2004||Takara Bio Inc. is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers board.|
|Sep. 2005||Clontech Laboratories, Inc. is acquired from Becton, Dickinson and Company, of the U.S. (Takara Bio Inc.)|
|Sep. 2006||The Group’s businesses are reorganized, and Takara Healthcare Inc. is established.|
|May 2008||The Takara Group's Seventh Medium-Term Management Plan is implemented.|
|Apr. 2010||Shares in FOODEX S.A.S. are acquired. (Takara Shuzo Co., Ltd.)|
Long-term management vision Takara Group Vision 2020 is launched.
Takara Group Medium-Term Management Plan FY2014 is launched.
|Sep. 2013||The management right in Tazaki Foods Limited is acquired (Takara Shuzo Co., Ltd.)|
|Apr. 2014||Takara Group Medium-Term Management Plan FY2017 is launched.|
Takara Bio Inc. changes the listed market in the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Takara Group Medium-Term Management Plan FY2020 is launched.
Established Takara Shuzo International Co., Ltd.