Glico Group History

In 1919
The founder, Mr. Ri-ichi Ezaki, verified that glycogen is contained in oyster stock.

In 1921

  • Glico caramel created and test-marketed.

In 1922
Glico caramel launched at Mitsukoshi Department Store in Osaka commencing February 11 – the Foundation Day of Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd.

In 1925
Glico caramel created and test-marketed.
Toyosaki Factory established in the Toyosaki district of Kita Ward in Osaka.

In 1927

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

In 1931

  • Glico vending machines – each incorporating a film projector – installed in various Tokyo department stores.

In 1932
Dalian, China Factory opened as part of the expansion into China and Southeast Asia.

In 1933

  • Yeast confectionery Bisco launched.

In 1934
Mother and Child Health Foundation established.

In 1935

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

In 1937
Tokyo Factory opened.

In 1945
Osaka and Tokyo Factories destroyed in air raids.
Domestic and overseas production facilities and assets lost due to war.

In 1950
Ezaki Glico Foods Co., Ltd. formally incorporated.

In 1951
Osaka and Tokyo Factories re-opened.

In 1953
Kyushu Factory opened.

In 1955

  • Almond Glico launched.

In 1956
The production and sale of seasonings commenced.
Glico Dairy Co., Ltd. established in Saga Prefecture.

In 1957
Production of wheat starch commenced.

In 1958

  • Almond Chocolate launched.

in 1959
Production and sale of ham and sausage products commenced.

In 1960

  • One-Touch Curry launched.

In 1961
Vital Wheat Protein “A-glu” launched.
Glico Nasu Farming Cooperative Co., Ltd. established.

In 1962

  • Pretz launched.

In 1963

  • Glico Cone (later renamed Giant Cone) launched.

In 1966

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

In 1967
Glico Farming Co., Ltd. established merging with Glico Nasu Farming Cooperative Co., Ltd.

In 1969
Yogurt Kenko launched.
Glico Hamburger added to the product line.

In 1970
Thai Glico Co., Ltd. established to commence business activities in Asia.

In 1972

  • Ezaki Memorial Hall opened.Food color“Monas Color”launched. Pucchin Pudding launched.

In 1973
Ko-gen Milk in 1,000ml packages launched.

In 1976
Mendoki [raw noodles] launched.
Glico Farming Co., Ltd. renamed Glico Ham Co., Ltd.

In 1978
Panapp [vanilla ice cream with a fruit sauce filling] launched.

In 1979

  • Café au lait and Café Jelly launched.

In 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.

In 1985

  • Seventeen Ice vending machine business commenced operations.

In 1986

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

In 1988

  • Glicopia Kobe opened.

In 1989

  • Donburi Tei launched.

In 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.

In 1995

  • uku Curry launched. Shanghai Glico Foods Co., Ltd. established.

In 1996
Glico Wonder Restaurant Website opened.

In 1997

  • Choshoku Ringo Yogurt launched.

In 1998

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

in 1999
Paritto Choushoku Wiener launched.
November 11th declared as
Pocky and Pretz Day.

In 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).

In 2001
Baby formula maker/seller ICREO joined the Glico Group.

In 2002
Office Glico business made full-scale start.
Glico Group Action Standard promulgated.

In 2003

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

in 2004
Zeppin [State-of-the-Art Curry] launched.

In 2005
GABA launched.

In 2007

  • Dororich launched.

In 2008

  • Cheeza launched.

In 2009

  • ICREO Balance Milk and ICREO Follow-up Milk launched.

In 2010

  • Glico Wagon covered the whole nation from Hokkaido to Okinawa.

In 2012

  • Glico Foods Co., Ltd. divided into Glico Ham Co., Ltd. and Glico Nutrition Co., Ltd.Glicopia East inaugurated.Full-scale sales of Pocky commence in Vietnam and Indonesia.

In 2013
Pocky launched in Korea.
Glico-Wings established in Indonesia.

In 2014
Pocky launched in Malaysia.
Transafer of all Glico Ham shares to another firm.
PT. Glico Indonesia was established in Indonesia to enhance sales of confectionaries.
6th generation of the Glico sign in Osaka presented to the public.

In 2015
17 production companies, the marketing department and the SCM department
achieved FSSC22000 Certification (Food Safety Management System)

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