In May 1952, RAKUTO KASEI INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. was founded in Rakuto region of Kyoto city. Now the company is transferred to Otsu city, south of Lake Biwa (in Shiga prefecture), surrounded by magnificent sceneries with nearby Seta River, Karahashi Bridge, and Ishiyama Temple which is famous for Murasaki Shikibu.
With the core of our business being culture of amylase enzymes used enzymatic desizing agents for textiles, we subsequently launched the manufacture and sale of oxidative desizing agents, dyeing assistants, finishing agents, various detergents, enzymatic agents for textile improvements and natural dyestuff thereby greatly having contributed to the technological innovations in textile factories at home and abroad.
On the other hand, our non-textile department, making the most of our unique bio technology and applicability, made an entry into wide variety of fields with enzymes for animal feeds, agents for wastepaper treatments and environmental treatments, enzymes for detergents dishwashing detergents, and enzymatic agents for food additives, and has enjoyed great popularity in each field.
Our sales motto is to provide “technical services to every detail”. This is to pursue not only sales of our products but also consultations with our customers on proper ways of using our products, effects of our products, and solutions to possible new phenomena. Through the consultations, we devote ourselves to satisfying ourcustomer's needs. Of course, our products as well as our services are qualified by ISO-9001 certification (obtained in Feb. 2001).
The aim of our website is to send out "quality assurance and new challenge to biotechnology" from Lake Biwa to the world.