Corporate profile

PHILOSOPHY

Yamasa aims to make valuable contributions to society.

For a company to survive and prosper, it has to be acknowledged as being worth existing in society. In other words, it has to have the unique ability to differentiate itself from other companies, and provide society with valuable convenience and benefit by optimizing this ability while conducting sound and fair business operations.

 

Company name YAMASA CORPORATION
Head office address 2-10-1 Araoicho, Choshi, Chiba, 288-0056, Japan
Representative President: Michio Hamaguchi
Business founded 1645
Incorporated November 1928
Capital stock 100 million yen
Number of employees 792
Field of business
  • 1. Manufacture of soy sauce
  • 2. Manufacture of various seasonings
  • 3. Manufacture of pharmaceutical products
  • 4. Others
Annual turnovers
  • 53.5 billion yen (Year 2015)
  • 52.1 billion yen (Year 2014)
  • 51.0 billion yen (Year 2013)
  • 51.2 billion yen (Year 2012)
Offices Head office, R&D and factory : Choshi, Chiba
Tokyo office : Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Sales offices : Sapporo, Sendai, Niigata, Shizuoka, Nagoya, Kanazawa, Osaka, Hiroshima, Fukuoka
Affiliated companies

HISTORY

1645 Founded
1899 Organized soy sauce laboratory (the first soy sauce laboratory in Japan)
1928 Incorporated
1957 Established 5′-Nucleotide manufacturing technology using the enzymatic RNA degradation method
1970 Obtained a govermental permit for manufacturing active pharmacentical ingredients
1986 The start of diagnostic products using monoclonal antibody technologies.
1992 Establishment of YAMASA CORPORATION U.S.A.
1994 Completed the construction of U.S. factory in Oregon
2008 Established YAMASA (THAILAND) CO., LTD.
2011 Completion of the Narita Factory (YAMASA NARITA, INC.)
2015 Establishment of Yamasa Europe B.V.