Ajinomoto Group History

The original package of Hon-Dashi

1970

Launched Hon-Dashi.

The initial package of Ajinomoto KK frozen Gyoza Surfactant Amisoft

1972

Took a stake in Myojo Alimentos Ltda. (the present Nissin-Ajinomoto Alimentos Ltda.).

Launched Ajinomoto KK Frozen Foods.

Launched surfactant Amisoft.

The original package of MAXWELL coffee The first package of Knorr Cup Soup Thai YumYum, a product of Wan Thai Foods Industry Co., Ltd.

1973

Established Ajinomoto (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Launched Ajinomoto General Foods products in alliance with General Foods Corp.

Launched Knorr Cup Soup.

Took a stake in Wan Thai Foods Industry Co., Ltd. (instant noodle).

1974

Established Eurolysine S.A. (the present AJINOMOTO EUROLYSINE S.A.S.) in France.

1975

Launched AGF Maxim coffee.

The initial package of Ajinomoto KK Chuka-Aji

1977

Launched Ajinomoto KK Chuka-Aji.

The original package of Cook Do

1978

Launched menu-specific seasonings Cook Do.

The initial package of Argin-Z ROSDEE (chicken flavor)

1979

Launched Argin-Z beverage.

Launched ROSDEE in Thailand.

DANONE Fresh Cheese

1980

Launched DANONE products in alliance with Cie GERVAIS DANONE.

ELENTAL

1981

Launched ELENTAL (elemental diet).

1982

Started to export aspartame to U.S.

1983

Established NutraSweet AG (the present Ajinomoto Sweeteners Europe S.A.S.) in Swiss.

DANONE Fresh Cheese

1984

Launched PAL SWEET (sweetener).

Established Heartland Lysine, Inc. (the present Ajinomoto Heartland LLC) in the U.S.

1986

Launched Lentinan (anti-cancer drug).

The factory of PT Ajinex International

1987

Established PT Ajinex International in Indonesia.

Established Kashima factory (closed in 2002).

1988

Launched Sazon in Brazil.

Launched Seto no Honjio.

1989

Established Ajinomoto Foundation for Dietary Culture.

Acquired S.A. OmniChem N.V. (the present S.A. Ajinomoto OmniChem N.V.).

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