The founder of Hongjitang is Mr Yue Jingyu, whose hometown was Zhejiang Province. To manage Chinese medicine, his ancestors immigrated to Beijing during the years of Emperor Kang Xi in Qing dynasty, and founded Tongrentang in Beijing. Based on “Yue Jia Lao Pu” which was founded by his ancestor, Yue Jingyu came to Jinan and set up drugstore during the years of Emperor Guang Xu in Qing dynasty. In February 1907, Yuejingyu raised silver, obtained the pharmacy management and the pharmacy was renamed “Hongjitang”. All the formulas were in accordance with that of Tongrentang, and Hongjitang was called “Hongjitang of Yue Jia Lao Pu”, while Beijing Tongrentang was called “Beijing Tongrentang of Yue Jia Lao Pu” then. In 1909, Hongjitang E’jiao factory which has unique formula and technology was established in No.54 Dongliushui road. There are five packaging ”Fu”,”Lu”,”Shou”,”Xi”,”Cai” and first-class E’jiao in that time is chosen tribute.
  • In 1907, Yuejingyu established Hongjtiang in Jinan yuanqian street and named “spread virtue, benefit human”.

  • In 1909,Yue jingyu spent 2500 silver dollar to establish Hongjitang E’jiao factory in No.54 Dongliushui Street, jinan Xiguan.

  • In 1911, Yue jingyu founded Hongjitang Warehouse in Shun Huang Miao Road to meet the effect demand and produced bolus, powder, plaster, and pellet.

  • In 1914, Hongjitang E’jiao was awarded “the best gold medal” by Shandong products Expo.

  • In Panama International Fair, E`jiao got the honor of “Excellent Gold Prize” and “The first-rate Silver Prize”.

  • In 1933, Supper Grade Certificate was awarded by the minister of railways.

  • In 1935,Hongjitang owned three stores and two factories in the great developing period ,and headquarters was located in Honjitang warehouse.

  • In 1944,Dacheng INC was established in Puli street and transported medicine for anti-Japanese forces .

  • In 1952, new drug pharmacy department was set up in Hongjitang warehouse and renamed “Hongjitang Pharmaceutical factory”.

  • In 1955, public-private joint management transformation was finished.

  • In 1975, Hongjitang set up the project and researched artificially synthesized muscone and awarded frist –prize of scientific and technological achievements of health department in Shandong province after a decade of development, and finally won the first prize of national technical progress.

  • In 1995,Hongjitang was honored as “China’s Time-honored Brand” by Ministry of Domestic Trade.

  • In 2002,Integrated with LINUO GROUP and became as its core enterprise.

  • In 2006,Hongjitang was awarded as the first batch of `Chinese Old-time Brand` by Ministry of Commerce and `Chinese Famous Brand`.

  • In 2009,Hongjitang Chinese Medical Culture was regarded as `Shandong Provincial Intangible Culture Heritage`.

  • In 2012,Hongjitang traditional Chinese medicine culture industrial park was completed.

  • In 2015,Chinese traditional medicine GAP planting base was formally founded in Yunan and the production of Hongjitang medicine completely used automatic control system.

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