marukome

Overview & History

Company Name Marukome Co., Ltd.
Foundation (start production of miso and soy sauce) 1854
President Aoki Tokio
Head Office 883 Amori, Nagano-shi, Nagano Prefecture
Capital 100 million Yen (approx. 1 million USD)
Turnover 46.99 billion yen (approx. 469.9 million USD, March of the year 2020)
Number of Employees 458 (male: 372, female: 86)
Business Description Manufacture and sale of miso for consumer and food service use, and of instant miso soup.
Manufacture and sale of koji products for consumer and food service use.
Manufacture and sale of soybean related products for consumer and food service use.
Sale of fermented products for consumer and food service use, and devices related to such products.
Manufacture and sale of ingredients for soup (for ramen chain restaurants, etc.)
Manufacture and sale of processed miso (for food manufacturers).
Development of products for export.

History

1854
Started production (start of miso and soy sauce brewing operations)
1948
Established Aoki Miso and Soy Sauce Co., Ltd.
1960
First company in the industry to shift from shipment of miso in casks to corrugated boxes, a move highly supported by retailers.
1963
Developed pillow packaging machine for miso, an industry first, in response to changes in the distribution environment of the times.
1966
Completed Factory No. 2 expansion construction
1967
Changed company name to "Marukome Miso Co., Ltd."
Established Tokyo Marukome Miso Sales Co, Ltd.
Established Kansai Marukome Miso Sales Co., Ltd.
1968
Opened the Tokyo Branch
1969
Completed instant miso factory and facilities
Established Kyushu Marukome Miso Sales Co., Ltd.
1972
Developed and patented the first Doypack packaging machine in the industry, in response to increase use of home refrigerators
Completed construction of the pollution treatment facility
1975
Opened the Osaka Branch in Amagasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture
1978
Became the industry leader
1979
Developed 1kg fresh miso cup filling machine, an industry first
Completed construction of a 3,000 silo for soybean ingredients
1980
Expanded the instant miso factory and facilities
1981
Launched the project of miso with dashi stock
1982
Pioneered the industry with the release of the "Ryotei no Aji"" series miso with dashi stock
Released instant miso series
1988
Released a new type of freeze-dried solid miso soup
1989
Completed construction of Marukome Central Research Laboratories
1990
Introduced CI, company name changed to "Marukome Co., Ltd."
Started the 5-year plan "MI Concept"
Completed construction of the pollution treatment facility and bioreactor
1991
Completed construction of the new preparation building
1992
Completed construction of the Marukome Gymnasium
1993
Completed the construction of the New Tokyo Office Building in front of Takadanobaba Station, Shinjuku, Tokyo
1995
Completed construction of the Headquarters No. 3 Factory Started the long-term plan "Future & Tradition"
1998
Acquired ISO9002 Certification
Completed construction of the Headquarters No. 2 Factory New Tank Building
2000
Completed construction of the Headquarters Factory Product East Wing
2001
Started the new vision "Paradigm 21"
2002
Acquired ISO9001:2000 Certification.
2003
Completed construction of the Headquarters Factory Product Central Wing
2004
Completed construction of the Headquarters Office Wing (earthquake-proof structure)
Completed construction of the Miasa Highland Fermentation Warehouse
2005
Released the Miasa Brand
Completed construction of the Headquarters Tank Wing
2007
Completed construction of the Marukome Los Angeles Factory
2008
Acquired ISO22000 Certification
2009
Released "Liquid Miso"
Sales exceed 30 billion yen
2011
Completed construction of the Takayama Factory
Released "One-Shot"
2012
Released "Plus Koji Series"
Introduced the food truck "Marukome-go"
2013
Introduced the new CI "Bringing the warmth of Japan to the future."
Released "Ryotei no Aji Additive Free"
Released "One-Shot Takumi"
2014
Released "One-Shot Kiwami"
2015
Released "Daizu Lab Series"
2016
Sales exceed 40 billion yen
2018
Opened Kuranoya Co., Ltd.
2019
Opened Uonuma Jozo Co., Ltd.