INTAGE Group's History



Mar-1960 Marketing Intelligence Corporation (MiC) (now INTAGE HOLDINGS Inc.) founded on March 2nd
May-1960 In addition to customized research, panel research involving the continuous collection and analysis of data, and SDI (nationwide drug-store panel research) started
1961 Actively invested in computer resources for field organization creation and data tabulation processing to maintain research panels. Started building infrastructure as an integrated information company.
Sep-1963 Adopted the IBM 1401 in order to process vast amounts of panel data. Started computer-based business connected to the company's current systems solutions through utilization of the IBM 1401. Adopted the IBM 360 in 1967.
Jul-1964 SCI (Household consumer panel research) started
Apr-1965 Honjo Input Center established, data entry business started


Apr-1971 Started distribution business involving cooperative purchasing and distribution of mainly pharmaceutical products. Aimed at creating unique information value by integrating research and system functions.
Sep-1972 Established Nagano Data Center, which would evolve to become INTAGE Nagano Inc.
May-1973 Construction of company headquarters in Hibarigaoka (Nishitokyo-shi, Tokyo) completed
Apr-1977 SLI (Female consumer panel research) started


Apr-1986 MiC Business Service Co., Ltd. established. (now INTAGE Associates Inc.)
Nov-1987 Annual sales broke through 10 billion yen. Started work on the development of retail POS (point-of-sale) panel in response to the proliferation of retail POS data use and switching over to "home-scan" data gathering systems


Jan-1992 The company fully updated its traditional SCI system and started implementation of SCI Scanning System.Started sending data to and retrieving data from 9,700 households throughout Japan.
Jan-1994 SRI (FMCG retail panel) started
May-1996 MRS Inc. became a subsidiary (now INTAGE Research Inc.) as a result of capital investment
Mar-1999 INTAGE's panel services receives ISO 9001 certification PrivacyMark accredited
Jul-1999 MiC Shanghai Office established, allowing the company to establish a foothold overseas


Mar-2000 Office of IT Security Policy Certification obtained, for information processing service industry.
INTAGE ISO 9001 certification expanded to Customized Research Services
Apr-2000 Acquired IBRD Japan Corporation (now ASKLEP Inc.), which provides CRO services for drug development.
Dec-2000 INTAGE ISO 9001 certification expanded to software development and information system maintenance and management service
Apr-2001 Company changed name from Marketing Intelligence Corporation (MiC) to INTAGE Inc. (now INTAGE HOLDINGS Inc.)
Nov-2001 INTAGE listed on JASDAQ stock exchange
Mar-2002 INTAGE Marketing Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. established. Overseas business officially started.
Oct-2002 INTAGE Interactive Inc. established. Internet-based business and officially started.
Apr-2003 ASKLEP Inc. established (integration of IBRD Japan Corporation with Medical Solutions Division)
Dec-2003 INTAGE Nagano Inc. receives ISO 9001 certification for its system integration service, total solutions service, product information management, and market research
July-2005 Received ISMS (Information Security Management System) / BS 7799 certification
Nov-2005 NTAGE Akihabara Bldg. opened in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo to serve as new company headquarters
Jan-2006 INTAGE's Hibarigaoka Office Data Center Service Business receives ISMS (Information Security Management System) / BS 7799 certification
May-2007 Acquired medical marketing research firm TM Marketing Inc. (now ANTERIO Inc.) and became consolidated subsidiary.
Dec-2007 ASKLEP Inc. receives ISO 9001 for its CRO services and statistical analysis, medical writing, and security management
Jan-2008 Listed on the 2nd Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Apr-2008 Established INTAGE Associates Inc. INTAGE Group's shared services company
Jul-2008 INTAGE (Thailand) Co., Ltd. established to serve as the company's second overseas location in Asia
2008 INTAGE Group ranked in the world's top 10 marketing research companies based on consolidated sales (converted to US Dollars) for FY2008
Mar-2009 Hyyperlink Research Co., Ltd. became a subsidiary to further strengthen INTAGE's international competitiveness in the global research market
Mar-2009 Listed on the 1st section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange


Mar-2010 INTAGE celebrated 50th anniversary.
THE INTAGE WAY (company mission) is established
Jul-2010 INTAGE Inc. receives ISO 20252 certification
Oct-2010 TM Marketing Inc. name changed to ANTERIO Inc.
Apr-2011 ASKLEP Inc. moved its headquarters to Ikebukuro (World Import Mart Building)
Sep-2011 Entered capital tie-up with FTA Research and Consultant, LLC based in Vietnam
Apr-2012 Joint Venture Docomo Insight Marketing established between INTAGE and NTT DOCOMO
Jul-2012 ASKLEP Inc. established ASKLEP TAIWAN Inc. as a local business base in Taiwan
Aug-2012 INTAGE INDIA Private Limited established as a local business base in India
Sep-2012 Japan Medical Information Research Institute Inc. became a subsidiary
Nov-2012 ASKLEP Inc. established ASKLEP KOREA Inc. as a local business base in Korea PLAMED Inc. became a subsidiary
Mar-2013 ASKLEP Inc. and US based ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services Inc.(RPS) established joint venture company, RPS-ASKLEP Inc.
Jul-2013 INTAGE SINGAPORE Private Limited established as a local business base in Singapore
Aug-2013 Consumer Search Hong Kong Limited (CSG) became a subsidiary
Oct-2013 INTAGE Inc. becomes a holding company, resulting in the establishment of (and name change to) INTAGE Holdings Inc.
Business operations of the preparatory company, INTAGE Bunkatsu Junbi Kaisha KK (INTAGE Split-off Preparation Company Inc.) formed in April is transferred (and name changed) to INTAGE Inc.
Apr-2014 INTAGE TECHNOSPHERE Inc. established through integration of INTAGE NAGANO Inc. with the Technology Division of INTAGE Inc.
May-2014 イIncorporated R.S. Market Research Solutions Private Limited, a local research firm in India, into the Group
Mar-2015 Celebrated our 55th anniversary
Apr-2016 THE INTAGE GROUP WAY, the Group’s mission statement enacted.
Apr-2016 DataAge Inc. established as INTAGE TECHNOSPHERE Inc.’s subsidiary.
Oct-2016 Jointly established INTAGE Open Innovation investment Limited Partnership with SBI Investment Co., Ltd.
Apr-2017 Launched “work-style reform” initiatives in all domestic group companies.
Apr-2017 INTAGE USA Inc. established.
Mar-2018 Buildsystem Co.,Ltd became a subsidiary.
Sep-2018 KYOWA KIKAKU LTD. became a subsidiary of ASKLEP Inc.
Oct-2018 NSK Co., Ltd. became a subsidiary of INTAGE TECHNOSPHERE Inc.