Maypro Group Celebrates 30 Years in Business

Purchase, NY- The leading global nutritional ingredient supplier, Maypro Industries, is celebrating its 30th year in business. Founded by Steve Yamada in 1977, Maypro has established itself as one of the most trusted and respected global raw material suppliers in the natural food industry. Driven by its founder's entrepreneurial spirit, Maypro pioneered a number of leading ingredients in the U.S. market including Coenzyme-Q10, Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Alpha-lipoic acid and several unique patented products such as Active Hexose Correlated Compound (AHCC®) and Cogni-Q™ (INM–176).

Pursuing aggressive expansion, Maypro established a presence in California and Florida and incorporated foreign subsidiaries in Tokyo and Shanghai. Maypro Japan has gone on to become the leading marketer of proprietary branded ingredients in Japan. Maypro’s continuing strive for excellence has lead us to partner with many elite companies, such as Pharmachem, Cognis, Applied Food Sciences, and Bioserae. Through these partnerships, Maypro has been able to provide our customers with the highest class of nutritional ingredients. Maypro China has established one of the strongest sourcing operations on the mainland and has engaged in export of ingredients to Asia and Europe.

In 1998, Maypro opened Quality of Life Labs, a subsidiary that specializes in marketing uniquely formulated products that contain patented science based ingredients to the natural products industry. Three years ago, Maypro established QOL Labs Japan which specializes in marketing finished product through TV shopping and specialty retail channels in Japan. Last year, Maypro established QOL Labs China a subsidiary, which focuses on marketing a line of supplement products targeted toward women ages 18-35. Maypro’s drive toward growth recently took a major step forward when we became a minority-owned affiliate and strategic partner of Marubeni Corporation - one of Japan's largest conglomerates with annual sales in excess of $70 billion (US).

Maypro Industries will be celebrating its 30th anniversary at the Supply Side West show in Las Vegas (Booth #18036) in November of 2007.

Isabel Elias-Castro
914-251-0701 Ext 109
[email protected]

Jeremy Dean
Tel: 914 251-0701
[email protected]

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