The environmental upheaval we face - such as geopolitical shifts, global warming, and the emergence of revolutionary biotechnology - has brought about new dynamics in our business environment. The significant movements for our company are twofold:
Anticipating this change, since 2010 we have been proactively demonstrating tests for planting and harvesting grain corn, and collaborating with farmers nationwide to seek partnerships for cultivation know-how and feed companies. With the amendment of the Basic Agricultural Law in 2024, we expect a leap in the domestic production of grain corn.
In response to this change, we aimed to create new crops through genome editing and established Tsukuba University spin-off venture, Sanatech Life Science Co., Ltd., with Professor Hiroshi Ezura of University of Tsukuba's School of Life and Environmental Sciences as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in 2018. In 2021, we succeeded in commercializing the world's first gene-edited (High-GABA Tomato) using CRISPR-Cas9.
Riding on the winds of these two eras and the clouds of technology, we have high hopes for even greater leaps. With this in mind, we have decided to merge Pioneer Eco Science Co., Ltd., a leading presence in grain corn seeds in Japan, with PsEco Co., Ltd., a platform utilizing soil, water quality, and crop data essential for agricultural production, to establish the new Sanatech Seed Co., Ltd. on January 1, 2024. Furthermore, we plan to eventually integrate with Sanatech Life Science Co., Ltd. and be listed on the stock exchange.
Representative Director and Chairman
|Sanatech Seed Co., Ltd.
|〒105-0001 Tokyo Minato Ward Toranomon 3-7-10 Landic Toranomon Building 7F
|95 million yen
|Tokyo, Obihiro, Sapporo, Morioka, Utsunomiya, Kumamoto, Miyazaki
|Resona Bank, Bank of Yokohama
|Joy Brothers, Inc.
|Pioneer EcoScience Co., Ltd. and PsEco Co., Ltd. have merged and changed our company name to the new Sanatech Seed Co., Ltd.
|PsEco Co., Ltd. was established by integrating the PS System Division and PS Lab in order to a develop a digital solutions business based on analysis data.
|Sanatech Seed Co.,Ltd. was established to develop gene-edited varieties of vegetables (Minato-ku, Tokyo)
|Pioneer Hi-Bred Japan Co.,Ltd and Pioneer EcoScience are merged, and the renewed Pioneer EcoScience takes it’s first steps.
|Relocated P.S. Laboratory in Kaminokawa to the newly established P.S. Laboratory / MRDC in Shimogurimachi.
|Pioneer Overseas Collaboration (USA) and Joy Brothers Co.,Ltd. (Japan) are merged and Pioneer EcoScience Co.,Ltd. is established, Pioneer Hi-Bred Japan Seed & Farm Solution Division、P.S. System, Turf Division are moved under Pioneer EcoScience Co., Ltd.
|P.S. Laboratory is opened
|West Japan Office is opened
|January Morioka Sales Office is opened
February East Japan Office is opened
March Hokkaido Office is opened
|Pioneer Overseas Corporation (USA) and Joy Brothers Co.,Ltd. (Japan) are merged and Pioneer Hi-Bred Japan Co.,Ltd is established with Mr. Takeshita Tatsuo as the President and CEO
Establishment of Head Office and Miyazaki Sales Office