The strengths and principles of MP Gokyo Food & Chemical Co., Ltd.

The synergistic effect created by the integration of research, development, and sales activities in one company is our strength.

MP Gokyo Food & Chemical provides a wide range of products in the food and chemical fields through the concerted efforts of its research, development, and sales staff.

MP Gokyo Food & Chemical established in 1947 as “Gokyo Trading”, has a broad network developed through a long history as a trading company as well as technical and quality control abilities cultivated as a manufacturer. With customers, we also offer added values that cannot be provided by an ordinary manufacturer, such as the development of new products in collaboration with customers based on our suggestions for new ideas.

As a manufacturer and a trading company,
we will be Your Helping Hand.

In our food ingredients business, we have a wide variety of products, including polysaccharides, seasonings, and other food ingredients, that add flavors, textures, and functions. And in our chemical materials business, we have pharmaceutical excipients, personal care products, coatings, industrial materials, and electronic materials. In addition to supplying products, we utilize our know-how and network to propose what is really needed to solve the problems of customers. In particular, we offer proposal-based promotion using the know-how we have accumulated over many years as a leader in the field of polysaccharides used in both the food and chemical fields.

GLYLOID® (tamarind seed gum), a polysaccharide, was successfully industrialized for the first time in the world by MP Gokyo Food & Chemical in 1964, and now is available in the overseas markets. We have actively obtained various certifications and related permissions and licenses for GLYLOID®, such as Kosher and CODEX Alimentarius, and develop products, formulations and new functions that match the trends in different countries.

We respond to customer demands with advanced research and development capabilities.

We provide unique products created through the interaction of daily communication with customers and the research and development functions of our company.

In our polysaccharide business, for example, we develop and supply products that can realize a variety of textures in order to meet the needs of customers.

In our electronic materials business, we research and develop materials that are essential for manufacturing semiconductors while continuously listening to the voices of our customers to contribute to the advanced technological field. Based on the technological capabilities cultivated as a manufacturer, we are engaged in the entire research process, from basic and applied research to in-house development of new products, including the collection of basic data on various types of products and the development of new uses and formulations of existing products, to create new value every day.

We provide peace of mind through strict quality control.

MP Gokyo Food & Chemical strives to ensure the quality and reliability of the wide range of products it handles by making use of quality control capabilities developed over many years as a manufacturer. We focus on safety and strictly control the quality of our products to ensure that customers can use them with peace of mind. To this end, we manage products for the pharmaceutical industry under a control system that conforms to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) for pharmaceuticals based on the relevant ministerial ordinances, as well as other products under our voluntary management system.

We contribute to the global environment and society through our business activities.

Polysaccharides, one of our flagship products, are used to thicken and gelate food to help the elderly and others with dysphagia to swallow food, thus contributing to enriching the dietary lives of elderly people. Moreover, the extract seasonings developed and sold by MP Gokyo Food & Chemical are made by effectively utilizing bones obtained from meat processing and production and other livestock resources to contribute to the creation of a recycling-oriented society. In addition to contributions through business activities, MP Gokyo Food & Chemical is also a council member of the Japan Association for the World Food Programme (WFP) an authorized NPO supporting the UN WFP and an associate member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and supports the activities of those organizations to contribute to the global environment and society.