Ajinomoto Group History


Started to sell AJI-NO-MOTO in Japan without control.


Reopened Los Angeles sales office.


Opened Sao Paulo, Paris, Bangkok, Singapore and Hong Kong sales offices.

Central Research Laboratories


Launched Crystal of Essential Amino Acids (ingredients of infusion).

Established Ajinomoto Co. of New York, Inc. (the present Ajinomoto U.S.A., Inc.).

Established Ajinomoto do Brasil Industria e Comercio (the present Ajinomoto Interamericana Indutria e Comercio Ltda.).

Established Central Research Laboratories in Kawasaki.

The original premises of Nippon Consomme Co. Ltd. The initial premises of Union Chemicals Inc.


Established Nippon Consomme Co., Ltd. (the present Knorr Foods Co., Ltd. ).

Established Union Chemicals Inc. in the Philippines (the present AJINOMOTO PHILIPPINES CORPORATION).

The first factory of Ajinomoto Co., (Thailand) Ltd. The original package of Aji-Shio


Established Ajinomoto Co., (Thailand) Ltd.

Launched Aji-Shio.

The initial premises of Yokkaichi factory The first factory of Ajinomoto (Malaya) Co., Ltd.


Established Nippon Amino Shiryo Co., Ltd. (the present Itochu Feed Mills Co., Ltd.).

Established Yokkaichi factory.

Established Ajinomoto (Malaya) Co., Ltd. (the present Ajinomoto (Malaysia) Berhad).

Established Deutche Ajinomoto GmbH.

The initial package of Umami Dashi Hi-Me


Launched Umami Dashi Hi-Me.

The original package of Kellogg's Corn Flakes The initial factory of Ajinomoto-INSUD S.p.A.


Launched Kellogg's Corn Flakes in alliance with Kellogg Co.

Established Ajinomoto-INSUD S.p.A. in Italy (dissolved in 1977).

The original package of Knorr Soup


Launched Knorr Soup in alliance with CPC.


Launched feed-use Lysine.

Toyo Oil Mills Co., Inc. The first factory of Ajinomoto del Peru S.A. The original package of AJI-NO-MOTO mayonnaise


Established Toyo Oil Mills Co., Inc. (the present J-OIL MILLS, INC. Chiba factory).

Established Ajinomoto del Peru S.A.

Launched mayonnaise in alliance with CPC.

Launched mayonnaise in alliance with CPC.

The initial premises of PT Ajinomoto Indonesia.


Established PT Ajinomoto Indonesia.

Dr. Olney report introduced.

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