History

Steady Growth Through Warm Support

1919

The founder, Mr. Ri-ichi Ezaki, verified that glycogen is contained in oyster stock.

glycogen
1921

Glico caramel created and test-marketed.

Glico caramel
1922

Glico caramel launched at Mitsukoshi Department Store in Osaka commencing February 11
– the Foundation Day of Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd.

Mitsukoshi Department Store in Osaka
1925

Toyosaki Factory established in the Toyosaki district of Kita Ward in Osaka.

1927

Miniature toys to be enclosed in the red Glico
caramel boxes created.

Miniature toys
1931

Glico vending machines – each incorporating a film projector
– installed in various Tokyo department stores.
Osaka Factory opened in the Utajima district of Nishi-Yodogawa
Ward in Osaka – the current location of the Glico Head Office.

Glico vending machines
1932

Dalian, China Factory opened as part of the expansion into China and Southeast Asia.

1933

Yeast confectionery Bisco launched.

Bisco
1934

Mother and Child Health Foundation established.

Mother and Child Health Foundation
1935

The first Glico Neon Sign installed conspicuously
in the Ebisubashi district of Minami Ward in Osaka.

The first Glico Neon Sign
1937

Tokyo Factory opened.

1945

Osaka and Tokyo Factories destroyed in air raids.
Domestic and overseas production facilities and
assets lost due to war.

Tokyo Factories
1950

Ezaki Glico Foods Co., Ltd. formally incorporated.

1951

Osaka and Tokyo Factories re-opened.

Osaka Factories
1953

Kyushu Factory opened.

1955

Almond Glico launched.

Almond Glico
1956

The production and sale of seasonings commenced.
Glico Dairy Co., Ltd. established in Saga Prefecture.

1957

Production of wheat starch commenced.

1958

Almond Chocolate launched.

Almond Chocolate
1959

Production and sale of ham and sausage products commenced.

1960

One-Touch Curry launched.

One-Touch Curry
1961

Vital Wheat Protein "A-glu" launched.
Glico Nasu Farming Cooperative Co., Ltd. established.

1962

Pretz launched.

Pretz
1963

Glico Cone (later renamed Giant Cone) launched.

Glico Cone
1966

Seven (7) Glico Dairy firms merged.
Pocky Chocolate launched.

Pocky Chocolate
1967

Glico Farming Co., Ltd. established merging with Glico Nasu Farming Cooperative Co., Ltd.

1969

Yogurt Health launched.
Glico Hamburger added to the product line.

1970

Thai Glico Co., Ltd. established to commence business activities in Asia.

1972

Ezaki Memorial Hall opened.
Food color "Monas Color" launched.
Pucchin Pudding launched.

Pucchin Pudding, Ezaki Memorial Hall
1973

Kogen Milk in 1,000ml packages launched.

1976

Mendoki [raw noodles] launched.
Glico Farming Co., Ltd. renamed Glico Ham Co., Ltd.

1978

Panapp [vanilla ice cream with a fruit sauce filling] launched.

Panapp
1979

Café au lait and Café Jelly launched.

Café au lait
1982

Ezaki Glico Foods Co., Ltd. and Glico Ham Co., Ltd. merged into
Glico Foods Co., Ltd.
Generale Biscuit Glico France (GBGF) S.A. established and
Mikado launched.

Mikado
1985

Seventeen Ice vending machine
business commenced operations.

Seventeen Ice vending machine
1986

Biochemical Research Laboratory was established focusing
on biotechnology.
Retort Beef Curry LEE launched.
Aisu-no-mi launched.

Aisu-no-mi
1988

Glicopia Kobe opened.

Glicopia Kobe
1989

Donburi Tei launched.

Donburi Tei
1992

New corporate philosophy "A Wholesome Life in the
Best of Taste," the Glico spirit" Achieve innovation!
Cheerfulness! The Thrill of the Positive!" and
the new logo announced.

glico
1995

Juku Curry launched.
Shanghai Glico Foods Co., Ltd. established.

Juku Curry
1996

Glico Wonder Restaurant Website opened.

Glico  Website
1997

Choushoku Ringo Yogurt launched.

Choushoku Ringo Yogurt
1998

Refurbishing of the huge 5th generation
Glico neon sign completed at Ebisubashi,
Minami in Osaka.

 5th generation  Glico neon sign
1999

Paritto Choushoku Wiener launched.
November 11th declared as Pocky and Pretz Day.

2000

Glico Dairy Co., Ltd. renamed as Glico Dairy Products Co., Ltd. and became a 100% Glico subsidiary.
Ezaki Glico head office and all production companies acquired ISO14001 Certification (Environmental Management System).

2001

Baby formula maker/seller ICREO joined the Glico Group.

2002

Office Glico business made full-scale start.
Glico Group Action Standard promulgated.

2003

Ezaki Glico USA Co., Ltd. established.
POs-Ca gum launched.
Calorie Control Ice launched.

Calorie Control Ice
2004

Zeppin [State-of-the-Art Curry] launched.

Zeppin
2005

GABA launched.

GABA
2007

Dororich launched.

Dororich
2008

Cheeza launched.

Cheeza
2009

Pari Pari Salad [noodles fried in rice oil] launched.
ICREO Balance Milk and ICREO Follow-up Milk launched.

ICREO Balance Milk
2010

Glico Wagon covered the whole nation
from Hokkaido to Okinawa.

Glico Wagon
2012

Glico Foods Co., Ltd. divided into
Glico Ham Co., Ltd. and Glico Nutrition Co., Ltd.
Glicopia East inaugurated.
Pocky launched in Indonesia and Vietnam.

Glicopia East
2013

Pocky launched in Korea.
Glico-Wings established in Indonesia.

Pocky in Korea
2014

Pocky launched in Malaysia.
Transfer of all Glico Ham shares to another firm.
PT.Glico Indonesia was established in Indonesia.
6th generation of the Glico sign in Osaka presented to the public.

6th generation of the Glico sign in Osaka
2015

17 production companies, the marketing department and the SCM department achieved FSSC22000 Certification (Food Safety Management System).
Glico frozen (Thailand) CO.,Ltd. established.
Glico Dairy Products CO.,Ltd. merged with Ezaki Glico CO.,Ltd.

Glico frozen (Thailand)
2016

Sales of icecream was launched in Thailand.
Chiba ice cream Co.,Ltd. Expanded.
Glico Channel Create ,Inc. established.
Sales and production of ice cream was launched in Indonesia.

2017

Glico Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. established.

  • 1919
  • 1945
  • 1970
  • 1992
  • Now
  • 1919
  • 1945
  • 1970
  • 1992
  • Now