About Us

Nagase Food Ingredients is a global leader in food ingredients solutions with extensive sales and distribution offices across about 30 countries and manufacturing capabilities in Japan, China, United Kingdom and United States of America.

We are a business unit of NAGASE & CO., LTD., a leading chemical trading firm, founded in Kyoto, Japan in 1832.

The acquisition of Nagase ChemteX Corporation, Hayashibara Co., Ltd. and most recently, Prinova group, LCC further strengthen our offerings into a wide range of industries which include food, beverage, nutraceuticals, flavors, and fragrance industries.

“Bringing it all Together” is our motto as we focus on bringing people, ideas, information, materials, and technology together to create the best possible solution while staying committed to the highest standards of integrity, quality, and safety.

Our Journey





2001: Reorganized and integrated as Nagase ChemteX Corporation through a Four-Entity Merger, a Japanese company started the development and manufacturing of enzyme since 1939, specializing in enzyme technology. Nagase ChemteX produces enzymes for various food processing applications such as bakery, meats, mayonnaises, and dairy products.


2012: Hayashibara Co., Ltd. founded as a starch syrup manufacturer in 1883, joined NAGASE group. Utilizing its advanced biotechnology, Hayashibara is engaged in R&D and has application knowledge in high-performance saccharides and functional food ingredients that contribute to the people’s health and happiness around the world.


2019: Prinova group, LCC the latest acquisition of Nagase Group, is a US- based company set up in 1978. Prinova is one of the world’s largest provider of ingredients and integrated solutions such as vitamin and mineral premixes, amino acid premixes, aroma, and flavors. Prinova also provides toll manufacturing services for sports nutrition.

2001: Reorganized and integrated as Nagase ChemteX Corporation through a Four-Entity Merger, a Japanese company started the development and manufacturing of enzyme since 1939, specializing in enzyme technology. Nagase ChemteX produces enzymes for various food processing applications such as bakery, meats, mayonnaises and dairy products.

2012: Hayashibara Co., Ltd. founded as a starch syrup manufacturer in 1883, joined NAGASE group. Utilizing its advanced biotechnology, Hayashibara is engaged in R&D and has application knowledge in high-performance saccharides and functional food ingredients that contribute to the people’s health and happiness around the world.

2019: Prinova group, LCC the latest acquisition of Nagase Group, is a US- based company set up in 1978. Prinova is one of the world’s largest provider of ingredients and integrated solutions such as vitamin and mineral premixes, amino acid premixes, aroma and flavours. Prinova also provides toll manufacturing services for sports nutrition.