||INABATA KORYO CO.,LTD.
|Head Office and
|3-5-20 Tagawa, Yadogawa-ku, Osaka, 532-0027, Japan
||Sanyo-do Nipponbashi Bldg, 5F
1-3-21 Horidome-cho, Nipponbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0012,Japan
|| 5-6 Kobune-cho, Nipponbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0024
||6140-4 Onogo-cho, Joso, Ibaraki, 300-2521, Japan
||April 19, 1926
of the Board]
Antoine Kenichiro Inabata
Katsuya Inabata (Flavor Division)
Masanori Takeuchi (Production Division)
Tomoyuki Yukawa (Fragrance Division)
|[Audit & Supervisory Board Member]
Osamu Ohkura (Flavor Division)
Zhe Wang (China Bussiness Division)
Kenji Oshibe (Food Ingredient Division)
Shinichi Matsumura (Natural Product Division)
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.,
The Shoko Chukin Bank,
The Senshu Ikeda Bank,
Japan Finance Corp.
||Katsutaro Inabata established Inabata Senryo Ten(Inabata Dyestuffs Store)in Kyoto and started importing synthetic dyestuffs dirctly from France.
||Head office moved from Kyoto to Osaka, and started to import of aromatic materials from France.
||Reorganized the institution and establised Inabata Shoten(Inabata& Co., Ltd., presently Inabata Sangyo Co., Ltd.)
||Established Inabata Koryo Ltd.,succeeding the Flavor& Fragrance division of Inabata Shoten Co.,specialized in the manufacture, sale, and export-import of flavor and fragrance.
||Company name changed to Inabata Goshi Kaisha Ltd.(Joint Stock Company).
||Compeltion of main factory(now Tsukamoto main fastory)
||InabataGoshi Kaisha Ltd.,(Joint stock company) reorganized to Inabata Koryo Co., Ltd
||Completion of Kanto Factory
||Completion of new factory at Head Office
Completion of AMBROSIA Jiaxing Factory in China
||Completion of Creative Centre at Head Office
||FSSC22000 Registration(Kanto Factory)
|Katsutaro Inabata, our founder, was born in Kyoto on October 30, 1862.
In 1877, at age 15, after being chosen by the Kyoto City government, he went to France where he studied dye technology at Lyon Industrial School and Lyon University. While gaining practical experience in factories, he obtained a MS in chemistry, and returned to Japan in 1885. After working for Kyoto prefecture and later Kyoto Textiles, Inc., in 1890 he set up Inabata Dyes Shop to import dyes and chemicals. The business moved to Osaka in 1897, importing flavors, wines, machines and other articles from Europe, especially France, becoming in 1918 the Inabata Trading Shop.
In 1922 he was named Chairman of the Osaka Chamber of Commerce, where he served for 12 years. During that period he was awarded an Imperial Medal of Honor. He founded the Institut Franco-Japonais du Kansai and the Centre Culturel Franco-Japonais, for which France named him to the Léion dีHonneur (Grand-Croix). He died on March 29, 1949. at 88.
Inabata Koryo Co., Ltd.'s first president, Jiro Inabata, was born in Tokyo on March 4, 1888. After graduating from Tokyo University (German law major) in 1913, he was Inabata Trading Shop's vice-president, and chairman of the later corporation plus director of its fragrance section, also President of Japan Dye Manufacturing Co., and a board member of Sumitomo Chemicals. For promoting Japan-France trade he was awarded the Commandeur rank of the Léion d'Honneur, and died at 77 on February 6, 1966.