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A brief history of Yamamori

Yamamori's history began in 1889, by Sentaro Mitsubayashi, the founder who wished to produce naturally brewed Soy sauce to meet the local market requirement.
Since then, having Soy sauce brewing as the core, we branched out into wider range of products, such as TSUYU (soup), TARE (seasoning) and Retort pouch food.
In these days of globalization, using the technologies gained from existing products, we have expanded our business into Asian markets such as Thailand and Korea, contributing to a global exchange of food culture.

1889
Sentaro Mitsubayashi begins MISO and Soy sauce brewing business.
1961
Develops and installs an automatic aerator for KOJI-making.
1965
Releases "AJI TSUYU (flavored soup)", complete seasoning.
1967
Releases the first packaged liquid soup in Japan.
1969
Develops in-house retort sterilization facility, releases "KAMAMESHI premix".
1971
Releases Bolognaise sauce, which attains No.1 production in Japan.
1977
Erects new plant in Matsusaka.
1982
Special class KOIKUCHI (rich) Soy sauce receives the Honorary Chairman Award at the Exhibition. "MATSUTAKE-KAMAMESHI-premix" receives the Chairman Award at the Second Retort Food Exhibition.
Noritada Mitsubayashi becomes President.
1983
Releases "SEVEN MOUNTAIN SOUR".
1984
Releases "Straight TSUYU (soup)".
1985
"Beef Curry (hot)" receives minister of Agriculture and Forester's Excellence Award at the Sixth Retort Food Exhibition.
Kuwana Plant and Matsusaka Plant are selected as a JAS authorized plant.
1987
Special class "KOIKUCHI (rich) Soy sauce" receives a Chief of Food Agency Award at the 14th Japan Soy sauce Exhibition.
New corporate logo is released.
1988
Company name changes to "Yamamori Inc."
Joint venture with Thai Nisshin Seifun Co., Ltd. established, the first overseas venture.
1989
Begins consigned manufacturing of "Singapore Curry/Stew" at Singapore YEO Company.
1993
Concludes a technical collaboration agreement with OTTOGI Corporation, Korea.
1993
Establishes "ISE SHOYU HONPO" with two other Soy sauce manufacturers in Mie Prefecture, releases "ISE Soy sauce".
1995
Establishes Yamamori Trading Co., Ltd. in Thailand.
1998
Erects a brewing plant in Thailand and begins production/supply of Japanese soy sauce.
1999
"GOMOKU-CHUKADON premix" receives the Japan Canners Association Chairman Award at 20th Retort Foods Exhibition.
2000
Matsusaka plant receives ISO14001 and HACCP certification.
"MATSUSAKA-GYUDON premix" receives the Japan Canners Association Chairman Award at the 21st Retort Foods Exhibition.
Releases "Thai curry (green/red/yellow)".
2001
Establishes Kuwana/Oyamada office and plant, Head Office functions are relocated.
2003
Head office, Kuwana Plant, Kuwana/Oyamada office receive ISO14001 certification.
2004
Head office, Kuwana Plant, Matsusaka Plant and three sales branches receive ISO9001 certification.
Establishes Siam Yamamori Co., Ltd. invested 100% by Yamamori Inc.
Establishes AQY sauce Co., Ltd. in conjunction with Ajinomoto Sales (Thailand) Co., Ltd. and Hi-Q Food Products Co., Ltd.
2005
Thai food Restaurant "SIAM GARDEN" opens in Nayabashi, Nagoya.
2006
Releases "GABA Soy sauce" and "GABA TSUYU (soup)"
2008
Japanese "Chicken KAMAMESHI premix" and "SANSAI (wild vegetables) KAMAMESHI premix" receive Silver Medals at the Monde Selection 2008
2009
Integrate management systems with ISO9001
"Thai curry (green)" and "Mango curry" receive Gold Medals at the Monde Selection 2009
2010
"Thai curry (green)" and "Mango curry" receive Gold Medals at the Monde Selection 2010
2011
Expands Kuwana/Oyamada office and plant, and builds a new building. Changes the name of the office and plant to Head Office/Oyamada Plant
Oyamada Plant, Kuwana Plant, and Matsusaka Plant receive ISO22000 certification
Thai curry (green), Mango curry, and "GINGOZEN SOBA TSUYU (soup) "receive Gold Medals at the Monde Selection 2011
2013
"Thai curry (green)" receives Gold Medal at the Monde Selection five years in a row from 2009.
Oyamada Plant, Kuwana Plant, and Matsusaka Plant receive FSSC22000 certification.
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