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Company Overview

Marukome Co., Ltd.

Foundation

1854

President

Tokio Aoki

Head Office

883 Amori, Nagano-shi, Nagano Prefecture

Capital

100 million yen

Sales

45.08 billion yen (March 2018 term)

Number of Employees

436

Business Description :

  • Manufacture and sale of miso for consumer and food service use,
    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 soups (for ramen chain stores, 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 cardboard 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.

1967

Changed company name to "Marukome Miso Co., Ltd."

1972

Developed and patented the first Doypack packaging machine in the industry, in response to increase use of home refrigerators

1978

Became the industry leader

1979

Developed 1kg fresh miso cup filling machine, an industry first

1982

Released "Ryotei no Aji" and instant miso series

1989

Completed construction of Marukome Central Research Laboratories

1990

Changed company name to "Marukome Co., Ltd."

2002

Acquired IS09001:2000 Certification

2004

Completed construction of the Miasa Highland Fermentation Warehouse

2007

Completed construction of the Marukome Los Angeles Factory

2008

Acquired IS022000 Certification for Marukome Nagano Head Factory

2009

Released "Liquid Miso", Yearly Sales exceed 30 billion yen

2012

Released "Plus Koji" series

2015

Released "Daizu Labo" series

2016

Yearly Sales exceed 40 billion yen

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