History

1940 - 1949

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  • 1946
    • KAMEDA Farmers’ Association consignment processing plant established on the site of the current Motomachi Plant. Production of mizuame malt syrup begins.
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1950 - 1959

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  • 1950
    • Corporate structure reorganized into the KAMEDA Agricultural Products Cooperative Association.
      The main business was the manufacture of baked rice crackers, with Kaki no Tane and rice cakes also being produced.
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  • 1957
    • KAMEDA SEIKA CO., LTD. established under the umbrella of the KAMEDA Agricultural Products Cooperative Association.

1960 - 1969

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  • 1966
    • “Kaki no Tane with Peanuts” released.
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  • 1967
    • “Salad Usuyaki” released.
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  • 1969
    • Advertising campaign launched with a popular jingle “KAMEDA no Arare Osenbei ♪”.
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1970 - 1979

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  • 1970
    • “Soft Salad” released.
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  • 1971
    • Suibara Plant started operations.
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  • 1972
    • Former headquarters building completed.
    • “HaiHain” released.
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  • 1975
    • Reached No. 1 in sales in the Japanese domestic rice cracker market.
  • 1976
    • Shirone Plant started operations.
    • “Happy Turn” released.
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  • 1977
    • “Fresh Pack Kaki-no-Tane” released.
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1980 - 1989

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  • 1984
    • Listed on the Niigata Stock Exchange.
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  • 1985
    • “Age Ichiban” released.
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  • 1986
    • “Magari Senbei” and “Potapota Yaki” released.
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  • 1987
    • The current Kameda Plant (at Kogyodanchi) started operations.
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  • 1989
    • Business alliance with SESMARK FOODS, INC. (now TH FOODS, INC.) of the USA.

1990 - 1999

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  • 1990
    • Headquarters building completed.
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  • 1992
    • Niigata Yuso Co., Ltd. and Ajicul Foods Co., Ltd. (currently Ajicul Co., Ltd.) became wholly owned subsidiaries.
  • 1993
    • “Tsumami Dane” released.
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  • 1994
    • Entered into the healthcare business.
    • “Yume Gohan” low-protein rice released.
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  • 1996
    • Sale of regular rice for meals started.
  • 1997
    • Spun off the information systems business as a wholly owned subsidiary called K System Co., Ltd.
  • 1998
    • Spun off the engineering business as a wholly owned subsidiary called Ademak Co., Ltd.

2000 - 2009

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  • 2000
    • Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in conjunction with the merging of the Niigata and Tokyo Stock Exchanges.
    • “Fukkura Okayu” rice porridge released.
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  • 2001
    • Acquired International Quality Management Control Certification ISO 9001.
  • 2002
    • Acquired International Environmental Management Certification ISO 14001.
  • 2003
    • Established Qingdao Kameda Foods Co., Ltd. in China.
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  • 2004
    • Consolidated Toyosu Co., Ltd. as a wholly owned subsidiary.
    • Consolidated Nisshin Seika Co., Ltd. as a wholly owned subsidiary.
  • 2005
    • Established Tianjin Kameda Food Co., Ltd. in China.
    • “Teshioya” released.
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  • 2007
    • R&D Center completed.
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  • 2008
    • Established KAMEDA USA, INC.
    • “Waza no Kodawari” and “Katabutsu” released.
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  • 2009
    • Consolidated SMTC Co., Ltd. of Thailand (now THAI KAMEDA CO., LTD.) as a subsidiary.
    • Announced new Group vision to become a “Global Food Company”.

2010 - 2019

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  • 2010
    • Integrated K System Co., Ltd. and Ademak Co., Ltd. by merger.
  • 2012
    • Changed listing to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
    • Acquired Mary’s Gone Crackers, Inc. of the USA.
    • Transferred entire ownership of affiliate Tianjin Kameda Food Co., Ltd.
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  • 2013
    • Consolidated Onishi Foods Co., Ltd. as a wholly owned subsidiary.
    • Established THIEN HA KAMEDA, JSC. in Vietnam.
  • 2014
    • Acquired Food Safety System Certification FSSC 22000.
  • 2015
    • Michiyasu Tanaka assumed office Chairman of the Board & CEO, and Isamu Sato took up the position of President & COO
  • 2017
    • 60th anniversary of the company.
    • Established Daawat KAMEDA (India) Private Limited.
  • 2018
    • Established LYLY KAMEDA CO., LTD. in Cambodia.