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HISTORY

With little more than a bank for connections, Mr. Takeshi Ohno and Mr. Akira Ito came to California from Japan in the fall of 1978 and incorporated T. Hasegawa U.S.A. Inc. (THUSA) in a small warehouse and blending facility in Lawndale, California, near Los Angeles. This represented the first new location beyond Japan for T. Hasegawa Co., Ltd.

The efforts of these early pioneers paid off with rapid growth and a new factory was built in Cerritos, CA in 1989. Sales growth and expansion of T. Hasegawa USA has led to expansion of our business into a number of multi-functional solutions.

The historical timeline below highlights the investments made and milestones accomplished by T. Hasegawa in support of its food and beverage manufacturing which brings unparalleled benefits to our customers.

T. Hasegawa History
T. Hasegawa History
T. Hasegawa History

1903

1903

Hasegawa Totaro Shoten founded at Honkokucho 4-chome, Nihonbashi, Tokyo

1948

1948

Incorporated as joint-stock company Hasegawa Totaro Shoten Kawasaki Facility

1960

1960

Osaka Sales Office established

1961

1961

T. HASEGAWA CO., LTD., established

1964

1964

Fukaya Facility established in Fukaya, Saitama Prefecture

1969

1969

Kawasaki Technical Research Center established

1978

1978

U.S. subsidiary T. HASEGAWA U.S.A., INC., established as North American base

1996

1996

Chinese subsidiary SHANGHAI T. HASEGAWA FLAVOURS AND FRAGRANCES TRADING CO., LTD., established in Shanghai, China

2000

2000

Company stock listed on the Second Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange

2001

2001

Company stock listed on the First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange

2001

Hasegawa USA – Headquarter building purchased and re-modeled to include updated flavor and applications laboratories.

2003

2003

100th anniversary of the Company’s foundation

2004

2004

Thai subsidiary T. HASEGAWA (SOUTHEAST ASIA) CO., LTD. begins operation

2007

2007

Production facility expansion begins as a result of increased demand for our powdered flavors utilizing spray drying, vacuum drying, and encapsulation technologies.

2009

2009

HASEGAWA FLAVOURS (SUZHOU) CO., LTD. (established in 2006) begins full-scale operation of plant

2011

2011

T. HASEGAWA BUSINESS SERVICE CO., LTD., established

2012

2012

BRC Certification (GFSI) achieved in T. Hasegawa USA – Cerritos location

2014

2014

HASEGAWA FLAVOURS AND FRAGRANCES INDONESIA established

2014

T. HASEGAWA CO., LTD. acquired Peresscol Sdn. Bhd. (100%)

2015

2015

T. HASEGAWA CO., LTD., receives The Japan Bioscience, Biotechnology and Agrochemistry Society Award for Achievement in Technological Research, the first one to be awarded in the field of flavoring development, for its development of new food flavoring through the […]

2016

2016

New head office building completed in Nihonbashi, Tokyo

2017

2017

T. HASEGAWA U.S.A., INC. acquires FLAVOR INGREDIENT HOLDINGS, LLC (Affinity Flavors, wholly owned subsidiary)

2018

2018

HASEGAWA FLAVOURS AND FRAGRANCES (TAIWAN) CO., LTD. Established

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