Message from the President

Contribution to sustainable flavor & fragrance business and regional revitalization

Since its founding in 1893, Ogawa & Co., Ltd. has continued its business by contributing to the public through flavors and fragrances.

The company started out as an importer and seller of aroma ingredients, and gradually changed its business to the manufacture of synthetic aroma ingredients, while engaging in cultivation testing of aromatic plants in various places around the world at the same time. Since then, the company has evolved into a comprehensive flavor and fragrance manufacturer that develops, manufactures, and sells compounded flavors and fragrances that utilize plants, and contributed to the development of the food/cosmetic markets. Through its long history spanning 128 years, the environment that surrounds the company has changed dramatically. We have made various changes to adapt to the environment, but our commitment to scents has been consistent and unchanging.

We would like to express our gratitude to the municipalities, producers, and customers who have supported us in producing and selling products that utilize the attractive agricultural, forestry and fishery products of Japan.
We are very happy to have realized our long-cherished wish to enter the agriculture business, including our lemon farm in Saiki City, Oita Prefecture, which is one of the largest in Japan. When I actually visited the lemon farm in Saiki City, I was deeply moved by the magnificent scenery as well as the staff's smiling faces and the kind support from local residents. To respond to their expectations, we will strive to work on our projects with a long-term perspective.

Through our sustainable flavor and fragrance business boosted by our entry into the agriculture business, and as a comprehensive essential oils, extracts, flavors and fragrances manufacturer that plays a part in regional revitalization, we will transform agricultural, forestry and fishery products unique to Japan into scent, and offer them to people in and outside Japan.

Yutaka Ogawa, President & CEO

Partnership

We believe that "conveying the attractiveness of Japanese agricultural, forestry and fishery products both domestically and overseas through scents" is the best way to contribute to the producers of our ingredients and the local communities.

Working in close partnership with municipalities, cooperatives, and companies, we will promote the development, manufacturing, and sales of flavor and fragrance products such as essential oils and extracts that utilize attractive agricultural, forestry and fishery products from many parts of Japan.

Company Information

Ogawa & Co., Ltd. is Japan’s oldest company specializing in flavors and fragrances
Founded in 1893, the company has a history spanning 128 years
Ogawa & Co., Ltd. is Japan’s largest privately owned flavor and fragrance company
Consolidated sales Local network 355 million USD (2020 Full Year Results) (1 USD =106JPY)
Company name:
Ogawa & Co., Ltd.
Location of head office:
Nihombashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Year of foundation:
1893
Consolidated sales:
355 million USD (2020 Full Year Results) (1 USD =106JPY)

History

1893

Founded as Ogawa Shoten, an importer and seller of aroma ingredients, in Doshomachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka City

Osaka Office
1924

Started manufacturing synthetic aroma ingredients such as linalool. Increased the range of synthetic aroma ingredients.

1927

Published The Ogawa Times, an academic journal aimed at nurturing knowledge and recognition of flavors & fragrances (discontinued in 1944).

1936

Opened a farm for cultivating citronella etc. and a factory for manufacturing essential oils and extracts in Taiwan.

1938

Opened a demonstration farm for cultivation testing of patchouli etc. in Taiwan.
Engaged in cultivation testing of plants for aroma ingredients in various places around the world.

1941

Opened a farm for cultivating perilla etc. and a factory for manufacturing essential oils and extracts in Hokkaido.
Started cultivating plants for aroma ingredients and manufacturing essential oils and extracts unique to Japan.

1954

Established SANIKU SUNDIA Co., Ltd. (Currently SUNDIA Co., Ltd.).

SUNDIA Co., Ltd.
1958

Started manufacturing Encapsulated Flavor Powder (COATON™).
COATON is a trademark of Ogawa & Co., Ltd. in Japan.

1983

Opened Okayama Factory.

Okayama Factory
1986

Yoshiharu Ogawa (President at that time) received Japan’s Medal with Blue Ribbon.
Contributed to the development and nurturing of the flavor and fragrance industry in Japan, and also strived to develop local industries by manufacturing aroma ingredients.

1993

100th anniversary of the company's foundation.

1995

Established P.T. Ogawa Indonesia.

P.T.Ogawa Indonesia
1999

Established Maihama Research Center.

Maihama Research Center
2002

Established Ogawa Flavors & Fragrances (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Ogawa Flavors & Fragrances (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
2004

Opened Tsukuba Plant.

Tsukuba Plan
2013

Established Ogawa Flavors & Fragrances (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Ogawa Flavors & Fragrances (Singapore) Pte.Ltd
2013

Established Ogawa Flavors & Fragrances (Taiwan) Co., Ltd.

Ogawa Flavors & Fragrances (Taiwan) Co., Ltd.
2017

Established Material Research & Development Center (within Tsukuba Plant).

Material Research & Development Center (within Tsukuba Plant).
2018

Established Ogawa Flavors & Fragrances (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Ogawa Flavors & Fragrances (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
2018

Established Ogawa Flavors & Fragrances Oita-Saiki Farm Co., Ltd.

Oita-Saiki Farm Co., Ltd
2018

Signed an agriculture entry agreement with Saiki City, Oita Prefecture.

2018

As part of the 125th anniversary celebrations, published Ogawa Times as the successor to The Ogawa Perfumery Times.

2019

Signed "Partnership Agreement concerning Aromas" with Oita Prefecture.

Oita Prefecture / Partnership
2019

Signed an agreement with NPO Izu Oshima Tourism Revitalization Project.

NPO Izu Oshima Tourism Revitalization Project / Partnership
2019

Opened Korea Branch.

Korea Branch
2019

Opened Vietnam Representative Office.

Vietnam Representative Office
2020

Started supporting Japan Nature and Culture Foundation.

Partnership with Producers and Local Communities
2020

Started sponsoring Briobecca Urayasu (a soccer team based in Urayasu City).

2020

Opened Philippines Representative Office.

Philippines Representative Office
2021

Signed a business partnership agreement with Tsuyama City, Okayama Prefecture, Tsuyama City Forest Association, and Okayama Prefecture Forest Owners' Cooperative Associations.

Partnership with Producers and Local Communities
2021

Signed a business partnership agreement with Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture and Ishikawa Prefecture Fisheries Co-operative Associations Wajima branch.

Partnership with Producers and Local Communities
2021

Signed a business partnership agreement with Misato Town, Akita Prefecture.

Partnership with Producers and Local Communities

Our Business

Flavor Business

Development, production, and sales of flavors and food ingredients

Fragrance Business

Development, production, and sales of fragrances and cosmetic ingredients

Aroma Ingredients Business

Development, production, and sales of aroma ingredients

Business development

Domestic Business

Overseas Business

Voice

Introducing the voices of employees working in the Ogawa & Co., Ltd. group.

Acquisition Certification

ISO9001 International Standard for Quality

Ogawa & Co., Ltd., P.T. Ogawa Indonesia, Ogawa Flavors & Fragrances (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Ogawa Flavors & Fragrances (Taiwan) Co., Ltd.

FSSC22000 International Standard for Food Safety Management System

Ogawa & Co., Ltd.
Okayama Factory: "Manufacture of Flavor, Extract (Tea, Herbs, Coffee, Seafood), Seasoning liquid/powder, Juice, Vitamin"
Tsukuba Plant: "Manufacture of Flavor, Extract (Tea, Herbs, Coffee, Seafood)"

P.T. Ogawa Indonesia
Production of Liquid and Powder Flavours and Production of Liquid and Powder Plant Natural Extracts

Ogawa Flavors & Fragrances (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Certification Department: all departments except branches
Scope:Production of liquid flavour and emulsion flavour used as food additives

ISO14001 International Standard for Environmental Management System

Ogawa & Co., Ltd.
Okayama Factory
Tsukuba Plant
Material Research & Development Center

P.T. Ogawa Indonesia
Ogawa Flavors & Fragrances (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Certification Department: all departments except branches

HALAL ASSURANCE SYSTEM Certified by Majelis Ulama Indonesia (Indonesian halal certification body)

P. T. Ogawa Indonesia

Environmental Initiatives

Environmental Philosophy

Ogawa Group values nature and the aroma and taste it provides us and is committed to contributing to the enrichment of society by using our superior technology and responding flexibly to environmental change.
Ogawa Group pledges to conduct global environmental conservation activities to protect valuable natural resources such as air, water, and the soil.

Environmental Policies

  1. Ogawa Group will strive to reduce environmental loads by promoting efficient production, improving production technology, conserving resources and energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing wastes, and promoting recycling and reusing.
  2. Ogawa Group will comply strictly with relevant environmental laws, regulations, and other requirements.
  3. Ogawa Group will enforce chemical substance management to prevent global environmental pollution.
  4. Ogawa Group will continually improve the environmental management system through the promotion of environmental improvement activities.
  5. Ogawa Group will undertake to raise employee awareness of global environmental issues.
  6. Ogawa Group will aim to contribute to the improvement of “made-in-Japan brand” farm, forest, and marine products as well as to the invigoration of agriculture and regional renewal through research and development.

Revised on August 18, 2020.