Suzuki Saburosuke was born in Kanagawa Prefecture, 1867.
Engaged in the family business of selling rice and liquor. After a long period of research devised a formula of extracting iodine from seaweed ( 1890) and engaged in manufacture of iodine. Succeeded in manufacturing niter through utilization of potassium (1894) and sold large quantities of the substance to the government, contributing much to national defense. He thereafter produced idioform, idiode of potassium and niter. Founded the Japan Chemical Industry Company (1907).
Purchasing the patent right for Misei, a seasoning substance developed by Dr. Kikunae Ikeda, he founded the Suzuki Pharmaceutical Company which sold the product. After being improved, Misei was renamed Ajinomoto and was very well received by the public.
He organized the Suzuki Shoten, Ltd. (1914) and became its president. Founded the Toshin Electric Company (1918). Was president and director of many other companies.