History

1903 Hasegawa Totaro Shoten Founded

Founder : Totaro Hasegawa

Founder : Shozo Hasegawa

1923 Begins production of essences
1945 Premises burned during the Great Tokyo Air Raid of World War II (March 1945)
*Business resumed in November of same year in building near Gofukubashi, Tokyo
1947 Begins production of aromatic chemicals
1948 Hasegawa Totaro Shoten Incorporated
Kawasaki Production Facility established
Sales of flavors begin

Establishment of the Kawasaki factory(1948)

1960 Osaka Sales Office established
(Name changed to Osaka Branch in 1996)
1961 T. HASEGAWA CO., LTD. established
Research on savory flavors begins
1962 Construction of the Head Office building completed

Construction of the Head Office building completed(1962)

1963 Nagoya Liaison Office established
(Name changed to Nagoya Sales Office in 1965)
1964 Fukaya Facility established
*Flavor Production Division transferred to Fukaya Facility
1967 Sapporo Sales Office established
1969 Kawasaki Research Center established
(Name changed to Technical Research Center in 1993)
*Synthetic Chemical Production Division transferred to Fukaya Facility
1971 Fukuoka Sales Office established (Subsequently closed)
1977 Consolidated all production divisions at Fukaya Facility
*Moved the Fragrance Production Division to Fukaya Facility
1978 T. HASEGAWA U.S.A., INC. established
(Lawndale, California)
1984 Itakura Facility established
A. T. H. Co., Ltd. established
(Shiojiri, Nagano Prefecture. Subsequently closed)
1989 T. HASEGAWA U.S.A., INC. transferred to Cerritos, California
1990 T. HASEGAWA CO. (S.E. ASIA) PTE. LTD. established
(Singapore. Subsequently closed)
1991 Hong Kong Office established (Subsequently closed)
1994 Technology newsletter Hasegawa Letter first published
1995 Company stock registered as an over-the-counter (OTC) security with the Japan Securities Dealers Association
1996 SHANGHAI T. HASEGAWA FLAVOURS AND FRAGRANCES TRADING CO., LTD. established
1999 T. HASEGAWA FINE FOODS CO., LTD. established
(Absorbed through a merger in 2008)
*Production of fruit processing products begins
2000 Company stock listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
T. HASEGAWA FLAVOURS AND FRAGRANCES (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD. established (Full-scale operation started in 2001)
2001 Company stock listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
2003 100th anniversary of company foundation
Hasegawa International Scholarship Foundation established
(Now a public interest incorporated association)
T. HASEGAWA (SOUTHEAST ASIA) CO., LTD. established (Thailand)
2006 T. HASEGAWA FLAVOURS (SUZHOU) CO., LTD. established
(Full-scale operation started in 2009)
2009 Construction of the R&D Center completed
*Consolidated the research division
2011 T. HASEGAWA BUSINESS SERVICE CO., LTD. established
2013 The Science of Flavors and Fragrances (Kodansha Ltd.) published

“The Science of Flavors and Fragrances” published (2013)

2014 PT. HASEGAWA FLAVOURS AND FRAGRANCES INDONESIA established
Acquired Peresscol Sdn. Bhd. (wholly owned subsidiary in Malaysia)
2015 Received the Japan Bioscience, Biotechnology and Agrochemistry Society Award for Achievement in Technological Research for the development of new food flavorings through the integration of analysis, compounds, and synthesis formulation technologies
*First to be awarded in the field of flavors and fragrances development
2016 Construction of the new Head Office building completed

Head office (2016)

2017 T. HASEGAWA U.S.A., INC. acquired FLAVOR INGREDIENT HOLDINGS, LLC (wholly owned subsidiary) (FLAVOR INGREDIENT HOLDINGS, LLC was absorbed through a merger in 2020)
2018 T. HASEGAWA FLAVOURS AND FRAGRANCES (TAIWAN) CO., LTD. established
2019 Peresscol Sdn. Bhd. changed its trade name to T HASEGAWA FLAVOURS (KUALA LUMPUR) SDN. BHD.