Working to enhance the health, fitness and happiness of mankind
Bread was first introduced to the peoples of Japan in the 16th century. While the rest of world enjoyed the nutritional benefit of bread for hundreds of years, only gradually did bread find its way into the Japanese diet. Bread became popular during the Meiji and Taisho eras(1868-1925).
As 1929 marked the establishment of Oriental Yeast, we have since participated and contributed to the growth and the use of pure-cultured bakers yeast. Now, bread and other baking products, represent a significant portion of our nation's daily food staples. We proudly continue with our role of providing quality raw materials for this growing industry, including such new products as sweet fillings, commonly used in the production of confectionery products. In addition, our animal feed products support various types of new material developments across several industry lines.
As an outgrowth of our fermentation and culture expertise, Oriental Yeast now commands a leading role in the supply of critical biochemicals such as enzymes and coenzymes for diagnostic, and nutritional use.
Finally, Oriental Yeast will continue its investments in Research and Development of new materials, its expansion for overseas ventures, and its commitment to improve the health, fitness and happiness of mankind.
|Trade name||Oriental Yeast Co., Ltd.|
|Headquarters||3-6-10 Azusawa, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 174-8505, JAPAN|
|Capital Stock||¥2.6 billion|
|Business||Manufacture and sales of yeast, raw material for the manufacture of bread, confectionery, noodles, various feeds, biochemicals, and toxicity studies on medicines, foods, etc.; sales of laboratory animals|
|Branch||Laboratory: 2, Plant: 6, Sales Dep.: 9|
|Employees||649 (Mar. 2019)|
Group Companies & Representative Office
At Oriental Yeast we were early to realign the group and make our locations more efficient in order to enhance the added value and improve our performance as a single corporate entity.
We currently have 11 group companies inside and outside of Japan working as a group with unified business objectives and purpose.
Overseas we have two locally incorporated units, OYC Americas, Inc. (USA) and OYC EU B.V. (Netherlands), as well as joint ventures with the Nisshin Seifun Group in India and China, Oriental Yeast India Pvt. Ltd. and Nisshin Seifun OYC (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., respectively. We have also established an office in Singapore for the purpose of conducting market research in Southeast Asia. Our business development on a global scale has also revolved around numerous foreign companies with whom we have established contractual or business relationships. We also use the worldwide information obtained through this network as feedback for our operations within Japan, helping us to enhance our products and improve our services for the Japanese market.
We are currently strengthening our efforts in the BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India, and China), Southeast Asia, and South America with the aim of expanding our business in those regions.
|OYC Americas, Inc.
|OYC EU B.V.
|Oriental Yeast India Pvt. Ltd.
|Nisshin Seifun OYC (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
|Nihon Bioresearch Inc. (Feed & Bioindustry business)
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|Kitayama Labes Co., Ltd.
|Oriental Bio Service Inc.
|KBT Oriental Co., Ltd.
|Pany Delica Co., Ltd. (Food business)
|OYC Foods Net Co., Ltd.
1-7-14 Azusawa, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 174-0051, JAPAN
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