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Corporate identity

Our company aims to contribute to society through our business, share in happiness and other emotions, have pride and confidence, follow company policy, and be “independent” in thinking for ourselves and acting on those thoughts

Our company’s headquarters and factory are situated in Azumino, at the foot of the Japanese Alps, which tower over central Japan. From this location you can look up and see the beautiful snow capped Alps when going to and from work in the mornings and evenings.

Akira Iguchi President and CEO MARUI CO.,LTD.
 

Amongst all the prefectures in Japan, a country known for the long life expectancy of its people, Nagano Prefecture prides itself on having the longest life expectancy for both men and women (as of 2013). We are keenly reminded that the keys to a healthy life are clean air, water, and light.

Azumino is blessed with its natural water resources, and our company uses the pure subsoil water from the melted snow of the Japanese Alps.

The wasabi fields of Azumino are also downstream from the subsoil water source of the Japanese Alps, and reap the benefits of this pure water.

This Azumino wasabi is then taken fresh, to be made into processed wasabi.

Since our company was established in 1946, we have strived to maintain a quality in our products to satisfy our customers. In 2002 we obtained ISO9001 certification, and we are continually working towards increased quality management and productivity. Of course, the entire series of quality management related to our products, such as records, raw materials, storage, and commercialization are all strictly managed at each step.

Also, from 2000, when we built our factory in Los Angeles, USA as part of our overseas strategy, we have continued to promote the international expansion of Japanese food culture in earnest.

The basic principle of our corporate identity can be summarized as “All things in this world are mutually supportive”. We want to use our company to be of use to as many people as we can.

While we maintain these basic principles as our management policy, our entire staff looks to the future daily, directs our hopes to the mountains and sky from the center of Azumino, and hopes to continue doing our best.

Akira Iguchi
President and CEO
MARUI CO.,LTD.

 

Corporate profile

Company name Marui Co., Ltd.
Established 1946
Incorporated 1967
Capital 35,000,000 yen
President Akira Iguchi
Employees 70
Headquarters

4932 Toyoshina, Azumino City, Nagano Prefecture 399-8205

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TEL: +81-263-72-2562 FAX:+81-263-72-1569

Offices

Tokyo Branch

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Marui Bldg, 1-7-11 Shintomi, Chuo-ku,
Tokyo 104-0041

TEL:+81-3-3206-7700 FAX:+81-3-3206-8800

 

Osaka Branch

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Mind 2-706, 3-9-11 Nishi Awaji, Higashi Yodogawa-ku, Osaka City 533-0031
TEL:+81-6-6323-8810 FAX:+81-6-6323-8822

Factory headquarters

4932 Toyoshina, Azumino City, Nagano Prefecture 399-8205
TEL:+81-263-72-2562 FAX:+81-263-72-1569

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Affiliated banks Hachijuni Bank Hotaka branch, Mizuho Bank Omori branch
Affiliated companies Marui Foods Co., Ltd.
Joint venture

MARUI Wasabi,Inc.

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320 W Carob Street
Compton,
CA 90220-5211 U.S.A

 

ISO9001

ISO9001

Quality Management System ISO9001

Registration No. JQ0938D
Action field for the registration 1.Planning and development of spices (wasabi, ginger, garlic, etc.), and wasabi sauces and foods, manufacturing and contract manufacturing

2.Food (dressings, sauces, soup, etc. Wasabizuke) Wholesale
Registered date April 10, 2002
 

Corporate history

1979

1946 March Began producing wasabi powder in Hotaka, Azumino City, Nagano Prefecture.
1965 April Established the Tokyo branch office.
1967 April Marui Co., Ltd. was established.
1975 October Began to sell “wasabi paste” with the development of technology that allows storage at room temperature.
Began to sell “fresh wasabi” as a result of refrigerated storage.
1979 January Expanded factory headquarters. Began researching spices and herbs.

1990 – 1999

1990 July Succeeded in extracting wasabi essence from wasabi leaves. (Patented)
1991 October Began jointly cultivating wasabi in New Zealand.
1997 March
September
Developed an additive-free fresh wasabi, succeeded in expanding sales.
Celebrated 50 years in business.
1999 September New factory headquarters construction completed.

2000 –

2000 September Established the joint venture company MARUI Wasabi, Inc. in Los Angeles, USA as an overseas subsidiary.
2009 August “Flavored Coarsely Chopped Wasabi” received the Japan Food Journal’s 13th Annual “Commercial Processed Food Hit Award” in the Japanese food category.
2012 February “Flavored Coarsely Chopped Wasabi” was chosen as one of the New Supermarket Association of Japan’s “Products we want to buy at the supermarket! 30 selected foods”.

 
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