Thursday, Jun 21, 2018


Corporate Vision: The Nitta Gelatin Group, as a world leading gelatin manufacturer, uses its proprietary technology to quickly and efficiently provide superior products and services to global customers.

The Group produces healthy, functional and valuable products in multinational facilities that are safe, reliable and environmentally friendly.

Medium-Term Management Plan: Develop High-Value-Added Products, Ensure Optimal Production, Optimal Sales and Strengthen Global Business foundations


Business Description

Nitta Gelatin has long endeavored to internationalize as Japan's largest, as well as Asia's leading gelatin manufacturer. At present, our production volume of gelatin ranks fourth in the world, with overseas sales accounting for roughly 50% of total sales in fiscal year ended March 2016. Furthermore, the fact that the main front for business competition in gelatin is increasingly shifting to our home market in Asia presents a great window of opportunity from our perspective. Our mission therefore is to compete successfully on the international market as Asia's largest and only global gelatin specialist company.



Nitta Gelatin will mark the 100th anniversary of its foundation in 2018.

Jan.        1918      Started production of gelatin and glue for the first time in Japan with industrial production methods introduced from Europe and the U.S.A.

Jan.        1935      Completion of Yao Factory (Present day Osaka Factory)

Feb.       1945      Established Nitta Glue and Gelatin Co., Ltd.

Apr.       1960      Changed the name to Nitta Gelatin Inc.

Feb.       1968      Established Hikone Gelatin Inc. (Currently a consolidated subsidiary)

Mar.      1971      Adhesives Division started

Aug.      1974      Food Division started

Apr.       1975      Established Nitta Gelatin India Ltd. (India)

Jul.         1979      Established Nittta Gelatin NA Inc. (U.S.A.) (Currently a consolidated subsidiary)

Apr.       1982      Established Bostik-Nitta Co., Ltd. (Currently an affiliate company)

Nov.      1982      Completion of Nara Factory

May       1990      Established Nitta Gelatin Canada, Inc. (Canada) (Currently a consolidated subsidiary)

Aug.      1996      Established Nitta Casings Inc. (U.S.A.) and Nitta Casings Canada Inc. (Canada) (Currently consolidated subsidiaries)

May       1998      Bamni Proteins Ltd. (India) (Currently a consolidated subsidiary)

Jan.        1999      Completed the construction of a gelatin factory for Nitta Gelatin India Ltd. (Currently a consolidated subsidiary)

Apr.       2004      Established Nitta Gelatin Foods Inc. (Currently a consolidated subsidiary)

Sep.       2004      Established Nitta Biolab Inc. (Currently a consolidated subsidiary)

Dec.       2004      Established Nitta Gelatin Holdings Inc. (U.S.A.) (Currently a consolidated subsidiary)

Established Nitta Gelatin USA, Inc. (U.S.A.) (Currently a consolidated subsidiary)

Jul.         2009      Reva Proteins Ltd. (India) (Currently a consolidated subsidiary)

Dec.       2010      Established Guangdong Baiwei Bio Material Co., Ltd. (China) (Currently an affiliate company)

Sep.       2011      Established Shanghai Nitta Gelatin Co., Ltd. (China) (Currently a consolidated subsidiary)

Dec.       2011      Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange

Mar.      2012      Established Nitta Hong Kong Ltd.(China) (Currently a consolidated subsidiary)

Sep.       2012      Established Beijing Qiushi Collagen Casing Co., Ltd. (China) (Currently an affiliate company)

Dec.       2012      Designated to First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange

Jan.        2013      Established Nitta Gelatin Vietnam Co., Ltd. (Vietnam) (Currently a consolidated subsidiary)

Aug.      2016      Established Vyse Gelatin, LLC (U.S.A.) (Current a consolidated subsidiary)



We are a gelatin specialist company whose core competencies range from collagen peptides to collagen sausage casings. Our products also include ultra-pure collagen applied in regenerating human tissue, bio-material, cosmetics and gelatin for the pharmaceutical industry, as well as gelatin as a main product for various applications.



Markets including Edible, Pharmaceutical, Photographic, Cosmetics, Biomaterials, Biochemical, Adhesives.



Gelatin manufacturing and distribution. Nitta Gelatin has No.1 share in Japan and ranks 4th in the world.



4 locations in Japan and the head quarter is in Yao-city, Osaka.

Overseas companies:

Nitta Gelatin NA Inc. (U.S.A.)

Nitta Gelatin Canada, Inc. (Canada)

Nitta Gelatin USA, Inc. (U.S.A)

Vyse Gelatin, LLC (U.S.A)

Nitta Casings Inc. (U.S.A)

Nitta Casings (CANADA) Inc. (Canada)

Nitta Gelatin Holding, Inc. (USA)

Nitta Gelatin India Ltd. (India)

Bamni Proteins Ltd. (India)

Reva Proteins Ltd. (India)

Shanghai Nitta Gelatin Co., Ltd. (China)

Nitta Hong Kong Ltd. (China)

Nitta Gelatin Vietnam Co., Ltd. (Vietnam)

Guangdong Baiwei Bio Material Co., Ltd. (China)

Beijing Qiushi Collagen Casing Co., Ltd. (China)



Nitta Gelatin Foods Inc.

Nitta Biolab Inc.

Hikone Gelatin Inc.

Bostik-Nitta Co., Ltd.

Shinju Service Co., Ltd.


Competitive Advantages

We can’t compete with large European companies in terms of volume. However our competitive advantage is we can make tailor made products according to customers’ needs. We also closely watch movement and the trend of each overseas market and manage by the numbers.


Company Goals & Objectives

Nitta Gelatin will mark its 100th founding anniversary in 2018, and has formulated a three-year medium-term management plan, started in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. in time for this milestone. Our targets are to attain net sales of ¥41.0 billion and operating income of ¥2.0 billion in the final fiscal year of the plan, ending March 31, 2018.



Non-consolidated: 261

Consolidated: 1,192



During almost 100 years history, we had two biggest milestones that brought us to a crisis of close down. First is Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy. Because of this disease, we were forced to stop using North American bovine bone, the main raw material for gelatin for edible application. (Condition already returned to the normal state and currently we can use bovine bone.) Second is digitalization of photos. Due to this trend, demand for the photographic gelatin which was our flagship product drastically decreased. While we experienced these crises, we could shift application of gelatin over edible use or pharmaceutical use because every employee was always with a sense of crisis and working based on our corporate philosophy which is realization of employees’ happiness by employees.


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