Our Story

Bringing Our Legacy to the Americas and Europe
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Our History

Over a Century of Expertise

In 2018, Nitta Gelatin Inc. celebrated its centennial anniversary as a top supplier of superior gelatin and collagen ingredients to the global marketplace. Named for its founder, Chojiro Nitta, Nitta Gelatin traces its roots back to a small gelatin and glue manufacturing facility in Osaka, Japan.

Through an unwavering dedication to customer service and emphasis on innovative technologies, Nitta Gelatin has expanded its footprint, with 15 facilities across 6 countries.

Who We Are

Nitta Gelatin North America

Nitta Gelatin NA, located in Morrisville, North Carolina, is the North American headquarters for the company, and has been providing the highest quality food, pharmaceutical & technical gelatin and collagen ingredients to the Americas and Europe since its establishment in 1979.

As part of the Nitta Gelatin, Inc. group, we specialize in the production of bovine, porcine, and fish gelatins and collagen peptides, for use in a variety of unique applications. Utilizing our technical expertise and over a century of know-how, we provide our customers with leading-edge R&D, exceptional technical service, and consistently high-quality products. Maintaining a strong regional market presence allows us to identify local trends at their nascent stages, while collaborating globally with our colleagues worldwide.

What We Do

Customized Ingredients & Quality Production

Complementary Application Assistance

Our Applications Center, located near Raleigh, North Carolina, houses a full-scale R&D lab, confection room, pilot-plan, and full-time team of Food Scientists waiting to partner with you on your product development journey.

Quality Laboratories

Our Quality Laboratories are fully equipped with all that is required to perform gelatin testing according to G.M.I.A. (Gelatin Manufacturers Institute of America) procedures. In partnership with our outside independent laboratories, we certify that our gelatin meets the highest standards of purity and meets or exceeds U.S.P / N.F. specifications.

Customized Ingredients through Vyse Gelatin

In 2016, Nitta Gelatin NA welcomed Vyse Gelatin into the family, further increasing our gelatin and collagen peptide product offerings and capabilities. Vyse Gelatin specializes in custom blending, with milling, screening, and blending carried out at its state-of-the-art processing facility just outside Chicago, Illinois.

Our U.S. Production Facility

In 2006, Nitta Gelatin opened the doors to its state-of-the-art gelatin and collagen peptide production facility in Fayetteville, North Carolina. This expansive plant measures 44,400 sq. ft., and produces pharmaceutical and food grade gelatin for domestic and international markets.