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Nippon Shikizai: Japan’s first listed cosmetic OEM


  • March 1930
    Started as a manufacturer of pigments for facial cosmetics.
  • March 1957
    Nippon Shikizai Inc. was established as a contract manufacturer of cosmetic products. Capital: 15 Million JP Yen Location: Minato-ku, Tokyo
  • December 1971
    Set up Suita Factory in Osaka, Japan. (closed 2021/8/31)
  • November 1979
    Set up Zama Factory in Zama of Kanagawa, Japan
  • March 1980
    Celebrated 50th anniversary of foundation.
  • August 1985
    Obtained Quasi-drug cosmetic manufacture’s certificate.
  • August 1995
    Licensed as cosmetic importor.
  • July 1996
    Registered as an over-the-counter company at Japan Securities Dealers Association.
  • February 1999
    Laboratory Center in Tokyo, Japan was completed.
  • February 2000
    To expand global sales activities and to encourage international competitiveness,
    Nippon Shikizai acquired THEPENIER PHARMA INDUSTRIE S.A.S.,
    a pharmaceutical & cosmetic contract manufacturer in France.
  • March 2003
    Set up a plant for manufacturing make-up products at THEPENIER PHARMA INDUSTRIE S.A.
  • November 2003
    Obtained ISO 9001:2000 Certification
    (International Standards for quality management and quality assurance)
  • December 2004
    Listed on the JASDAQ of Osaka Securities Exchange.
  • January 2005
    Mr. Kouji Okumura, CEO of Nippon Shikizai Inc. was awarded
  • April 2005
    Licensed to manufacture and sell cosmetics and quasi-drugs.
  • September 2009
    Renewed ISO 9001:2008 certification.
  • July 2013
    Changed the listed market to Tokyo Stock Exchange JASDAQ.
  • March 2014
    Started operation of Tsukuba Factory in Ibaraki.
  • February 2015
    Acquired "ISO 9001: 2008" certification at Tsukuba Factory.
  • January 2017
    To strengthen the handling items and further expand the global market,
    Thepenier acquired ORLEANS COSMETICS S.A.S.,
    a French cosmetics OEM manufacturing company.
  • January 2018
    「THEPENIER PHARMA INDUSTRIE S.A.S.」 changed their corporate name to THEPENIER PHARMA & COSMETICS S.A.S.」
  • March 2018
    「ORLEANS COSMETICS S.A.S.」 changed their corporate name to 「Nippon Shikizai France S.A.S.」
  • August 2018
    Obtained ISO22716 certification at our 3 domestic factories in Zama , Tsukuba
  • March 2020
    Celebrated 90th anniversary of foundation.