Kawakami is committed to advancing the state of the art through tireless research.
We will provide technologies that wholly satisfy customers.
We guarantee the high quality of our mixed food additives and seasonings, specifically that they are safe and effective.
We will act as a driving force in the creation of new foods that meet contemporary market needs.
|Name||Kawakami Co., Ltd.|
|Capital||¥ 49.5 million|
|Representative director||Hiroo Kawakami|
|Businesses||Manufacture and sale of seasonings and mixed food additives, research in and development of food technologies, importation and sale in Japan of foods and ingredients|
|Banks of account||Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, The Osaka City Shinkin Bank, others|
|Principal customers||Food manufacturers and trading companies throughout Japan|
Message from the President
As the diverse expansion of technology in a variety of fields worldwide continues to attract attention, fundamental problems in the field of food, which supports basic human life, including hunger, hygiene, and safety, have come under close examination. Against this background, the food business is being asked to develop food products that meet contemporary needs and to build a food culture for the next generation. Since its founding in 1925, Kawakami has understood that these processes are more than just social phenomena, and as a result we have pursued truly delicious flavor as the backbone of the world of food. We have gone beyond the manufacture and sale of mixed food additives and seasonings to carry out research and development programs that have created a legacy of results, including through guidance in food processing technologies; research in food ingredients, including overseas; and development of new foods. We feel that our principal mission for the future involves more than just taking a clinical view of food. Instead, it's about continuing our commitment to truly delicious flavor with a human touch as our employees come together to contribute to the ongoing development of food culture in keeping with our slogan of "The Power of One."
President and CEO
Kawakami Co., Ltd.
|1925||Kawakami Chemical Laboratory is founded.|
|1928||The company develops an anti-acid additive for use pickling vegetables.|
|1953||Kawakami Kagaku Kogyo Co., Ltd., is established.|
|1959||The company opens the Tokyo Sales Office.|
|1965||The company opens the Food Processing Consultation Office.|
|1966||The company develops an institutional-use kimuchi seasoning "AJIRAN".|
|1968||The company reorganizes its Food Processing Consultation Office to form the Development and Research Center.|
|1969||The company develops a product that reduces salty taste in foods.|
|1970||The company develops a product to prevent discoloration of foods (for use with root vegetables).|
|1973||The company begins giving workers a second day off every other week to allow a total of 98 days off each year.|
|1984||The company develops a seasoning for lightly pickling vegetables.|
|1991||The company introduces a true five-day workweek to allow a total of 123 days off each year.
The company changes its name to Kawakami Co., Ltd.
The company opens the Kyushu Sales Office.
|1993||The company introduces a computer-controlled automated warehouse at its Tsukuda Plant.|
|1996||Hiroo Kawakami assumes the position of president.|
|1997||The company participates in a joint research and development program with Kyoto University to investigate disinfectants.|
|2001||The company establishes Qingdao Daiyu Foods Co., Ltd. in Qingdao, China.|
|2004||The company oversees the establishment of Qingdao Chengyu Food Testing Laboratory Co., Ltd.|
|2008||The company changes its name in Japanese (leaving its English equivalent unchanged).|
|2011||The company receives Japanese patent No. 4681693 for Bactbuster.|
|2014||The Tsukuda Plant earns ISO 9001 certification.|
|2017||The Tsukuda Plant earns ISO 22000 certification.|
|Head Office||5-15-17 Noda, Fukushima-ku, Osaka
|Phone: +81-6-6463-1313 (operator)
|Osaka Sales Office||2-24-16 Noda, Fukushima-ku, Osaka
|Phone: +81-6-6463-1313 (operator)
|Kyushu Sales Office||4-1-2 Saikumachi, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto
|Phone: +81-96-351-3535 (operator)
|Kitchen Staff Studio||2-24-16 Noda, Fukushima-ku, Osaka
|Tsukuda Plant||5-10-12 Tsukuda, Nishiyodogawa-ku, Osaka