Ajinomoto was established in 1909, and today operates globally with operations in 23 countries and regions backed by over 100 manufacturing facilities. Ajinomoto is a science-oriented manufacturer and marketer of processed food, seasonings, fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and animal nutrition.
Ajinomoto U.S.A. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ajinomoto Company Inc. (Japan) and originally started its business in the U.S. in 1956. The company's first amino acids manufacturing plant in the U.S. was to be built in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The 150,000-square foot grassroots facility would produce a wide variety of amino acids for pharmaceutical and food products, including intravenous solutions and nutritional supplements.Source: ajinomoto.com