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December 1971 Bizen Chemical Co., Ltd. was established
July 1975 Launch of E "Bitapol E" and "Bitapol E Gold", nutritional supplements containing natural vitamin E
April 1978 Launch of " Bitapol E Facial Oil", a basic skin care product containing natural forms of vitamin E
June 1980 Launch of “E-Cap Nature" and "Vitalux E", medical products containing natural forms of vitamin E
June 1981 Capital increase of 9,000,000 yen for a total of 12,000,000 yen
June 1983 Second factory constructed, expanding facilities for the production of medical products and nutritional supplements
September 1989 Third factory constructed, expanding facilities for the production of medical products and nutritional supplements
October 1990 Expansion of the second factory and launch of "vizeluck EC", a medical product prepared with the base components vitamins E and C
March 1992 Fifth factory constructed, expanding foodstuff extraction facilities
July 1992 Patent for manufacturing method for odorless garlic extract obtained
November 1994 Ceremony held to mark company’s 25th anniversary
New third factory constructed, expanding facilities for the production of medical products and nutritional supplements
May 1996 Opening of employee recreation facility in Hiruzen, Okayama Prefecture
June 1996 Old third factory remodeled into a comprehensive research and development center
Patent for hard vitamin C granules manufacturing method obtained
July 1997 Patent for α-amylase inhibitor obtained
January 1998 Received the 1997 “Small and mid-sized business research center award” (Chugoku, Shikoku area)
March 1998 Sixth factory (2 wings), affiliated offices and boiler room constructed, expanding facilities for the production of lipid products
Installation of two distillation facilities
May 1998 Participated in the management of Bitapol Co.
June 1998 Began mass production of the pharmaceutical ingredient EPA-E 98%
December 1998 Installation of a solid-liquid extraction apparatus in factory six
September 1999 Modification and expansion/integration of drainage treatment facilities
December 2000 Marking the 30th anniversary of the company. Relocation of Tokyo business offices and creation of the Tokyo branch office.
January 2001 Establishment of the Okayama business office
April 2002 Seventh factory constructed as a filling plant for quasi drugs and cosmetics
November 2005 Dietary supplement GMP certification received from the Japan Health Food & Nutrition Food Association
"Okayama Prefecture: The skill of our companies" recognition received for egg yolk peptide "Pepti-yolk"
December 2005 Expansion of sixth factory and addition of a distillation facility
July 2006 ISO 9001 certification acquired
October 2008 Capital increase of 38,000,000 yen for a total of 50,000,000 yen
November 2008 Addition of a distillation facility to the sixth factory
May 2010 Possession of a farm land in Northern Okayama area for raw material self-supply.
March 2012 Expansion of a distillation facility in the sixth factory for lipid production.
June 2012 Expansion of an extraction facility in the sixth factory for lipid production.