Ajinomoto Group History

Seoul sales offic

1931

Cut price five times in 6 years.

Opened Seoul sales office (closed in 1943).

Opened Dalian sales office (closed in 1945).

1932

Changed company name to Ajinomoto Honpo S. Suzuki & Co., Ltd.

1933

Opened Harbin (China) sales office (closed in 1942).

Opened Shenyang (China) sales office (closed in 1943).

Tianjin (China) sales office

1934

Opened Tianjin (China) sales office (closed in 1945).

Established Showa Brewery Co. Ltd. (the present Mercian Corporation).

1935

Established Tianjin (China) Kogyo Co. (taken over in 1945).

Established Takara Oil Refining Co., Ltd.

Established Takara Seiyaku Co. (the present AJINOMOTO HEALTHY SUPPLY, INC.).

Manchuria Nosan Kagaku Kogyo Co.

1939

Established Yokohama factory (the present J-OIL MILLS, INC. Yokohama factory).

Established Manchuria Nosan Kagaku Kogyo Co. in Tianjin, China (taken over in 1945).

Established Shanghai Ajinomoto Co. in China (sold in 1945).

1940

Changed company name to Suzuki Shokuryo Kogyo Co.

Saga factory

1943

Changed company name to Dai-Nippon Chemical Co.

Established Saga factory.

1946

Changed company name to Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

Resumption of export AJI-NO-MOTO

1947

Resumption of export AJI-NO-MOTO to the U.S.

1949

Became a publicly-quoted company.

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