Our History

Company History

1956 Ezaki Glico Foods Co., Ltd. is founded with a launch of seasoning product “Gluta” .
1957 Launches wheat starch products.
1961 Launches a vital wheat gluten product, “A-glu™”.
≫Wheat protein

1972 Launches a food coloring product, “Monas Color™”.
» Food Color
1982 Glico Foods Co., Ltd. is established from a merger of Ezaki Glico Foods Co., Ltd. and Glico Ham Co., Ltd.

1994 Starts the launching modified starch products in earnest.
» Modified Starch
2004 Chubu Glico Manufacturing Co., Ltd is established.
2012 Glico Foods Co., Ltd. splits into two separate companies: Glico Ham Co., Ltd. and Glico Nutrition Co., Ltd.

Inheriting the “Fine Chemical” business started at Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd. in 2001 to Glico Nutrition Co., Ltd.
» Fine Chemical

2012 Launches “GMIX™” products that are modified starch and incorporates enzyme-treated starch called “E-Starch™”.

2015 Chubu Glico Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Nagoya factory achieves the Food Safety Management System FSSC 22000 Certification.

Wins the Technology Development Award 2015 in the Japanese Society of Applied Glycoscience as a title of "E-starch, a Versatile Platform to Engineer Starch Functionality." 

2017 Cluster Dextrin™ is certified as a Halal ingredient of MUI.
2018 Cluster Dextrin is certified as a Kosher ingredient of OK Kosher Certification.
» Cluster Dextrin
2020 Cluster Dextrin wins the Ringier Technology Innovation Award 2020 in the food and beverage category as innovative ingredient for sports nutrition.
2022 Glico Nutrition receives the gold pride in the LGBTQ initiative index "PRIDE Index 2022"sponsored by"work with Pride"in Japan(Consecutive award in 2023).
2023 Cluster Dextrin Awarded "Nutrition Intelligence Manufacturing" of New Nutrition Business in China.