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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 processed from meat, seafood and vegetable products, instant green tea powder for institutional use, and health-conscious food products
Incorporation March 31, 1964
Capital 495 million yen
President & CEO Kourin Ochi
Number of employees 251 (as of February 2018)
Sales March 2016 15.188 billion yen
March 2017 15.068 billion yen
March 2018 15.463 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 Sales Office】
Marukashiwa Bldg. 8F, 1-6-1 Nihonbashi Honcho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-0023 Japan
TEL:03-6202-2633 FAX:03-6202-2630
【Overseas Business Department】
Marukashiwa Bldg. 8F, 1-6-1 Nihonbashi Honcho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-0023 Japan
TEL:03-6202-2622 FAX:03-6202-2620
【Osaka Sales Office】
Nikken Bldg. 3F, 5-1-8, Nishi-Nakajima, Yodogawa-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, 532-0011 Japan
TEL:03-6202-2633(Order Receiving Section )
FAX:03-6202-2630(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 current headquarter premises.
March 1987 Products research labs are completed.
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.
May 2005 Thai Nikken Enterprise Co.,Ltd. is established.
August 2006 Nikken’s Tokyo sales office moves to Nihonbashi.
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.
March 2011 Thai Nikken Foods Co.,Ltd. is established.
April 2011 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.
August 2013 Nikken Foods sees completion of the NF50 project.
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