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euglena Project


Euglena supplement
Mento processing factory
Launch it.

For supplement processing equipment such as Euglena and Chlorella
Creation of group synergies through renewal



I want to promote businesses that contribute to human health

In the winter of 2011, Shunsuke Sato, who was in charge of promoting the business of the investee at an investment company, was invited to join the company by Yoshio Taki (currently a member of the Audit and Supervisory Committee) who was preparing for listing Euglena

"Euglena is preparing to go public, so can you help me?"

After engaging in research and development of anti-cancer drugs at graduate school, Sato joined a foreign-affiliated consulting company, and then worked mainly at bio-venture companies and investment companies, such as business promotion and advisory for pharmaceuticals and medical devices. .. Sato and Taki were colleagues at a company he had previously worked for, and Taki appreciated Sato's knowledge of the biotechnology field and business promotion.

"Euglena may be able to do business that contributes to the health of many people."

With that in mind, Sato Euglena Co., Ltd. in January 2012.

Preparation for listing and promotion of direct sales business

Sato, who joined the General Affairs and Personnel Department, is involved in general affairs-related work such as building an internal control system and relocating offices associated with listing, along with his boss Taki. Euglena was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers on December 20, 2012, about a year after Sato joined the company.

December 20, 2012 Photograph at the time of listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Market Mothers (the second person from the left in the back row is Sato)

Sato, who has completed the big mission of listing on Mothers, has been transferred from the General Affairs and Human Resources Department to the Marketing Department in order to promote the direct marketing business that was just launched in 2012. In the marketing department, he led the expansion of the direct sales business centered on EC sites, and Our core business.

Thanks to the activities of Sato and other members, Our, exceeded 10 billion yen in FY09 / 16.

Of "customers" and "working members"
To a business that makes both happy

"Would you like to spread the business promotion know-how gained at Euglena

In the early spring of 2017, after getting the direct sales business on track, Sato Euglena President Izumo and started reforming Chlorella Supply Co., Ltd., which joined the group company in December 2016.
Chlorella Supply is a long-established company that has been engaged in mail-order sales of chlorella-related products and processing of supplements for more than 20 years, but it had problems such as an aging customer base and an aging processing factory. As a result, Our the motivation of the members working in the field tended to be low.

"Aiming for a business that makes both customers and members working here happy"

Sato, who decided to do so, became a director of Chlorella Supply Co., Ltd. from October 2017. First, we interviewed all members, including part-time employees, to understand the current situation and reform their working consciousness. In addition, from the perspective of business selection and concentration, the company's equipment for the sterilization process for supplement raw materials was disposed of, and the product group and sales model were reviewed.

Nurture the pillars of future business

Then, in December 2017, he became the representative director of Chlorella Supply Co., Ltd. and started to renovate the supplement processing equipment.

"With the aging of the population, we can expect an increase in demand for supplement processing such as Euglena and Chlorella. Therefore, we will renovate the processing equipment to grow supplement processing into a pillar of the future business of Chlorella Supply. At the same time, we aimed to obtain GMP certification * of Nikken Eikyo (Japan Health and Nutrition Food Association), which is a quality standard for manufacturing and quality control, as soon as possible. "

From May 2018, the operation of the processing equipment will be stopped and the renovation work will be started.
In October of the same year, subsidies from Shimane Prefecture and Izumo City were decided, and the renovation work proceeded smoothly. Then, in May 2019, it was recognized that the status of factory equipment maintenance and manufacturing / quality control system maintenance was at a certain level, and GMP certification of Nikken Eikyo, which is a third-party certification of manufacturing / quality control. Get. Started operation as a new factory.

"In addition to mail-order sales of chlorella-related products, which is an existing business, we will promote a high-quality supplement processing business that has acquired GMP certification, and promote a business that makes both customers and working members happy."

Sato is working with such thoughts in mind.

Photograph at the company-wide rally of Chlorella Supply in October 2018 (the fourth person from the right in the front row is Sato)

* Abbreviation for "Good Manufacturing Practice", a certification system for "Good Manufacturing Practices" established by the Japan Health and Nutrition Food Association.

Posted in May 2019

Euglena Data

~ Chlorella and chlorella powder seen under a microscope ~

Chlorella is a vitamin, mineral, amino acid, carotenoid, unsaturated fatty acid,
Has a wide variety of nutrients such as chlorophyll


Chlorella Supply Co., Ltd.
Shunsuke Sato

Joined the company in January 2012.
After joining the company, engaged in office relocation and listing preparation as a general affairs manager. After that, he moved to the marketing section and promoted the direct sales business. He was seconded to Chlorella Supply as a director in October 2017, and has been in his current position since December of the same year.

"By renewing the processing equipment, it has become possible to stably process and manufacture higher quality supplements. We will continue to respond to the requests of manufacturers such as Euglena increase"

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