DSPG banks on heritage to create original new products
DSPG’s extensive history and focus on research and development provide a stable foundation for DSPG to serve many industries
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With its comforting warmth and complex layering of flavours, ramen noodles, whether freshly cooked or instant, have earned a prominent spot in Japanese cuisine. Many instant ramen manufacturers have their own blends of seasoning to capture a variety of tastes. This is only one of the areas in which DSP Gokyo Food & Chemical (DSPG) lends its expertise.
“We focus on helping society by adding greater value in the supply of our products. We continually improve well-being and lifestyles,” says president and CEO Dr Tetsuya Oida.
Established in 2010, DSPG is backed by more than a century’s worth of expertise as it is a product of the merger of the food and speciality products division of the 121-year-old Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma and 71-year-old Gokyo Trading. Its extensive history and focus on research and development provide a stable foundation for DSPG to serve many industries.
Food additives are only one of DSPG’s main businesses. Aside from seasonings, DSPG also specialises in polysaccharide thickeners such as tamarind seed gum, xanthan gum and gellan gum, and functional ingredients used in products such as neotame sweetener.
DSPG is also a supplier of raw materials for personal care companies. With growing demand for Japanese personal care products from around the globe, this is the fastest-growing segment of DSPG.
Pharmaceutical excipients also represent a high-growth market as many companies locally and internationally have come to rely on DSPG’s high-quality products.
DSPG also serves the electronics industry, providing coating technology and surface treatments. Apart from that, DSPG also supplies semiconductor manufacturers some electronic materials for synthesis and purification.
Looking to broaden its clientele, DSPG established a joint-venture partnership in Thailand, and has also partnered with a United States-based company. DSPG is open to more partnerships that can help it develop new original products and serve new markets.
“We seek long-term relationships. DSPG is a trustworthy company that cares much for quality,” Oida says.