|Number of employees||3,800 employees in total, and 2,073 employees in Japan
* As of April 1st 2020.
|Business activities||Manufacturing and sales of foods, seasonings, and natto (fermented soy beans) for retail and food-service markets. (Mizkan Group)|
|Main locations||Headquarters: 2-6, Nakamura-cho, Handa City, Aichi Pref., 475-8585
Tokyo Head Office: Kayaba-cho Nakano Building, 1-22-15, Shinkawa, Chuo Ward, Tokyo, 104-0033
London: 2nd Floor, Building 10, Chiswick Park, 566 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London, W4 5XS UK
Chicago: 1661 Feehanville Dr. Suite 100 Mt. Prospect, IL 60056 USA
|Offices||Japan (Headquarters, Tokyo Head Office, 8 Branch Offices, 12 Sales Offices),
London, Chicago, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Beijing
|Production sites||8 sites in Japan, 16 sites in the US, and 2 sites in the UK|
Mizkan Group performance (yen)
February 2020 (FY 2019)
|Sales||240.7 billion (98.4%)|
|Operating Income||7.7 billion (59.0%)|
|Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA)||25.7 billion (82.5%)|
Area performance (yen)
February 2020 (FY 2019)
|Japan + Asia Sales||119.3 billion (98.9%)|
|North America Sales||106.8 billion (98.1%)|
|Europe Sales||14.5 billion (96.5%)|
* Sales in net values are indicated. Year-to-year comparison is in parentheses.
Mizkan Group history
|1804||The company is founded.|
|1923||Establishes Nakano Sumise Co., Ltd.|
|1942||Establishes the Nakano Biochemical Research Center (later known as the Central Research Institute).|
|1954||Begins full-scale production of bottled vinegar.
Fully-automated bottling lines are launched in Handa and Amagasaki plants in 1954 and 1955 respectively.
|1964||Launches Ajipon™ (citrus-seasoned soy sauce).|
|1968||“Natural Food Campaign”
Develops a campaign that emphasizes Mizkan’s commitment to quality with the slogan “Mizkan vinegar, 100% brewed.”
|1971||“Going Beyond Vinegar”
Launches the “Non-Vinegar Strategy.” This aims to increase vinegar sales in tandem with the development of non-vinegar products to achieve one hundred billion yen sales.
|1981||Acquires major US vinegar maker American Industries Company and starts overseas expansion in earnest.|
|1986||Establishes Su-no-Sato Vinegar Museum, which is opened to the public following a visit by the former Japanese imperial couple.
|1992||Opens new headquarters.|
|1997||Invests in Asahi Foods. Begins full-scale natto (fermented soybeans) production.|
|1998||Launches the Kinnotsubu™ Natto series.|
|1998||Establishes Nakano Europe in the UK.|
|1999||Establishes Mizkan Center for Water Culture™.|
|2004||Establishes Mizkan Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.|
|2005||Acquires Holland House™, a US retail cooking wine brand.|
|2005||Establishes Mizkan China Co., Ltd., a 100%-owned sales subsidiary company in Beijing, China.|
|2009||Acquires Kume-natto™ brand.|
|2011||Acquires Nattoichi™ brand.|
|2011||Acquires Border Foods in the US and enters the growing pepper market.
Begins making and selling green chile and jalapeno products.
|2012||Acquires Sarson’s™ vinegar, and Haywards™ pickled vegetable brands in the UK.|
|2013||Acquires Branston™ sweet pickle in the UK.|
|2014||Acquires RAGU™ and Bertolli™ pasta sauces.|
|2015||Opens the MIZKAN MUSEUM™, known as MIM™.|
|2018||Publishes the Mizkan Vision Statement.|
|2018||Start ZENB™ Initiative.|
|2019||ZENB™ Brand Launches.|
Mizkan Holdings Co., Ltd.
|Representative||Chairman and Group CEO
Mizkan Holdings Co., Ltd. Chairman Kazuhide Nakano
Born September 18, 1950 in Aichi Pref.
|Foundation / Establishment||Founded in 1804
Registration of Establishment August 2000
|Capital Fund||10 million yen|
|HQ Location||2-6, Nakamura-cho, Handa City, Aichi Pref., 475-8585
|Business Operations||Business administration, strategy development, and research and development for the Mizkan Group.|