Takara Holdings

Takara Holdings

Takara Holdings is a Japanese company based in Kyoto. The company is mainly involved in the production of beverages, food, travel, printing, medical supplies, and computer systems.[1]


  • Divisions 1
    • Takara Bio 1.1
    • Takara Shuzo 1.2
  • References 2


Takara Bio

Subsidiaries of Takara Bio Inc. include Clontech Laboratories, a Mountain View, California-based manufacturer of materials for biological research formerly owned by Becton Dickinson,[2] as well as regional subsidiaries in Japan, Korea, China, and the US. In 2007, Clontech was involved in litigation with Invitrogen over patents for RNase H minus reverse transcriptase.[3]

Takara Shuzo

Takara Shuzo Co. produces sake, other beverages, and seasonings. This division comprises the original business; the holding company including it was formed in 2001.[4] Takara Shuzo also owns the Tomatin distillery of Highland single malt scotch whisky.


  1. ^ Takara website
  2. ^ BD Announces Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results. | Goliath Business News
  3. ^ Invitrogen, Clontech settle patent litigation | Reuters
  4. ^ Takara Shuzo to set up holding company. | Goliath Business News