Company Profile

Company Profile

Company Name Bio’c Co., Ltd.
Address 111-1, Uchida, Murocho, Toyohashi-shi, Aichi, JAPAN, 441-8087
Phone No. (0532)31-9204(0532)31-9204
Representative President and Representative Director Yuichiro Murai Message from Yuichiro Murai
Establishment April 1992
Capital 100 million yen
Fiscal term June
Annual sales 500 million yen
Number of employees 25 persons (Persons with degrees: 3 doctors, 5 masters)
Business description
  • ・Manufacture and Sales of Tane-koji(seed koji), yeast, lactic acid bacteria
  • ・Manufacturing and sales of health foods
  • ・Manufacturing and sales of other products used microorganisms
Affiliated organization
  • ・Japan Tane-koji(seed koji) Association
  • ・Toyohashi Chamber of Commerce and Industry
1992 Company established by transfer of business from Kojiya Sanzaemon Co.,l, Ltd.
1993 Property for Factory No.2 was obtained
1994 Received Toyohashi Science Technology Award from Toyohashi Chamber of Commerce and Industry
*Propagation of Tane-koji(seed koji) by the cell fusion method and application research
1995 Construction and operation of Factory No.2
1996 Obtained license for liquor brewing
*First time for a non-liquor manufacturer
Installation of a biotope in the factory
1997 Property for an experimental field is obtained.
1998 Masaru Yamashita, Professor Emeritus at Meijo University is appointed to the post of Engineering Advisor
2001 Acquired ISO14001 certification
2003 New headquarters building (headquarters factory / office building) is constructed
2003 Privately-placed bonds (100 million yen) are issued
2007 Received Japan Soy Sauce Technology Award (Department of Research / Development) by Japan Soy Sauce Association / Japan Soy Sauce Technology Center
*Jointly awarded to Mr. Noriyuki Kitamoto and Shoko Yasuda (Yoshino) (Center for Industry and Science Technology) for “Function Analysis of Koji Mold Polysaccharase in Soy Sauce Brewing”
2010 ISO14001 Certification is completed
2013 Automated koji making equipment is introduced / Expansion construction for Factory No. 2 begins
2014 Soichiro Murai is appointed to the post of Chairman and Representative Director
Yuichiro Murai is appointed to the post of President and Representative Director
2015 Received Filamentous Fungus Gene Research Society Technology Award from the Filamentous Fungus Gene Research Society
*Yutaka Wagu “Functional Analysis and Application of Soy Sauce Koji Mold used Genome Information”