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R&D and production of natural ingredients for the food industry.

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Corporate Overview and Timeline

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Corporate Overview

Company name Nikken Foods Co.,Ltd.
Business Manufacturing, sales, and R&D of natural flavors extracted from meat/seafood/agricultural products, beverage powders from tea leaf extract, and functional ingredients
Incorporation March 31, 1964
Capital 100 million yen
President & CEO Kourin Ochi
Number of employees 274 (as of April 2022)
Sales March 2020 15.303 billion yen
March 2021 15.198 billion yen
March 2022 15.449 billion yen
Head office location 【Headquarters, factory】
723-1, Haruoka, Fukuroi City, Shizuoka Prefecture, 437-0122 Japan
TEL:0538-49-0121 FAX:0538-49-1414
Business locations 【Tokyo Office】
Marukashiwa Tama Bldg. 8F, 1-6-1 Nihonbashi Honcho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-0023 Japan
TEL:03-6202-2633 FAX:03-6202-2630
【Osaka Sales Office】
Nikken Bldg. 3F, 5-1-8, Nishi-Nakajima, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, 532-0011 Japan
TEL:0538-49-0149(Order Receiving Section)
FAX:0538-49-1414(Order Receiving Section)


NIKKEN 50-year History Nikken Foods prepares to celebrate its 50th corporate anniversary in 2014.

March 1964 Nikken Foods is launched in the Sonezaki Shinchi area of Osaka’s Kita Ward with 2 million yen in start-up capital.
October 1973 Nikken headquarters moves to Nishinakajima, Yodogawa ward, Osaka City.
July 1976 Shizuoka factory completes first-phase construction.
March 1978 Shizuoka factory completes second-phase construction.
March 1982 Nikken Foods Company, Limited is established at Fukuroi City, Shizuoka Prefecture.
March 1991 New corporate headquarters are completed.
April 1996 Nikken celebrates the establishment of Nikken Foods Taiwan Co.,Ltd.
July 1996 Nikken celebrates the establishment of Shanghai RiYan(Nikken) Foods Co.,Ltd.
November 1998 Wei Yan Trading (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd.
January 2007 Nikken Foods USA, Inc. is established.
August 2008 Nikken Foods receives ISO 14001 certification for its environmental management.
The new Nikken Foods spray factory is completed.
January 2010 The company launches NF50 Project (factory construction and a system overhaul in anticipation of the 50th corporate anniversary).
February 2010 The Nikken Foods USA offices and warehouses relocated.
November 2010 Kassey Foods Co.,Ltd. completes anti-seismic facility reinforcement and soundproofing.
January 2011 LNG satellite supply facility is installed.
March 2011 Thai Nikken Foods Co.,Ltd. is established.
April 2011 Construction of headquarter new extract factory is completed.
October 2011 Nikken receives FSSC22000 certification for its food safety system.
May 2012 Construction of headquarter tea factory is completed.
July 2012 Construction of Thai Nikken Foods Co.,Ltd. factory is completed.
November 2012 Anti-seismic reinforcement of Nikken headquarter factory is completed.
May 2013 Gas-driven cogeneration power plant is set to be operational.
August 2013 Nikken Foods sees completion of the NF50 project.
November 2017 Nikken Foods receives Japan Greenery Research and Development Center Chairperson’s Award.
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