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A history of innovation

Ajinomoto was the first company to use the fermentation process in the manufacture of amino acids and remains the industry leader today.


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Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc.

In 1982, Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc. established a fermentation and mixing facility in Raleigh, North Carolina — the first pharmaceutical L-amino acid manufacturing site in the United States.

The facility currently produces 11 different amino acids, all using non-animal raw materials in the manufacturing process. It offers patented amino acid production technology, full-capacity operations 24/7/365, secured supply lines and warehouse facilities, blending and pulverization services and analytical and technical support.

The plant produces individual amino acids as well as custom-blended amino acid mixtures.

Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc., Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ajinomoto Co. In addition to technology and manufacturing advantages, this strong corporate backing enables us to offer global sourcing and competitive pricing. Our parent company continues to lead the industry in production technology, global supply and nutrition research for amino acids. Find out more about Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc., Inc.

Amino Acid Manufacturing Locations