The Ajinomoto group's key figures
Our company was founded 106 years ago with the discovery of "umami". The founder's original aspiration, consisting of a "frontier spirit" and the "creation of new values", is still at the core of Ajinomoto's activities and preoccupations.
31 300 People
Spread over 26 countries and areas around the world, the various employees of the Ajinomoto Group develop the business stemming from each local culture.
Ajinomoto® was exported to Taiwan in 1910, which is the next year of the company's founding. The New York office was established in 1917. The number of countries and areas selling Ajinomoto Group products now exceeds 130.
The Kawasaki Plant, which is the mother plant, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2014. We are now developing plants in 21 countries and areas around the world, delivering safe and reliable products to customers throughout the world.
1006 Billions Yen (sales amount)
We offer seasonings, processed foods, beverages, pharmaceutical products, amino acids, specialty chemicals and other various products to the world.
The number of R&D workers of the Ajinomoto Group, which was approximately 100 in 1956, has highly increased with the growth of the business. This is why the Ajinomoto Group is said to be an unrivalled food company driven by technology