History

1940 - 1949

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  • 1946
    • Established KAMEDA farmers’ association. Eiji Koizumi begins making Mizuame, thick malt syrup
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1950 - 1959

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  • 1957
    • Established KAMEDA SEIKA Co., Ltd.
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1960 - 1969

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  • 1966
    • Released “Kaki-no-Tane With Peanuts”
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  • 1969
    • Launched advertising campaign “KAMEDA no Arare Osenbei ♪”
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1970 - 1979

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  • 1975
    • Achieved No. 1 sales in domestic rice cracker market
  • 1976
    • Released “Happy Turn”
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  • 1977
    • Released “Fresh Pack Kaki-no-Tane”
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1980 - 1989

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  • 1986
    • Released “Pota-Pota Yaki” and “Magari Senbei”
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  • 1989
    • Business alliance with SESMARK FOODS, INC. (now TH FOODS, INC.), advancing into the USA

1990 - 1999

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  • 1992
    • 100% acquired Ajicul Co., Ltd.
  • 1994
    • Entered into healthcare business
    • Released low-protein rice “Yume Gohan”
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  • 1996
    • Started selling regular rice for meals

2000 - 2009

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  • 2003
    • Established Qingdao Kameda Foods Co., Ltd. as a first base in China
  • 2004
    • Acquired Toyosu Co., Ltd.
    • Acquired Nisshin Co., Ltd.
  • 2005
    • Released “Teshioya”
    • Established Tianjin Kameda Food Co., Ltd.
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  • 2008
    • Established KAMEDA USA, INC.
  • 2009
    • Acquired SMTC Co., Ltd (now THAI KAMEDA CO., LTD.) in Thailand
    • Announced new group vision to become a “Global Food Company”

2010 - 2019

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  • 2011
    • Support during The Great East Japan Earthquake
    • Supplied foods and provided employment support for the victims
  • 2012
    • Assigned to 1st Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
    • Opened “HAPPY Turn’s”
    • Acquired Mary’s Gone Crackers, Inc. in the USA
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  • 2013
    • Acquired Onisi Foods Co., LTD.
    • Established a joint venture THIEN HA KAMEDA, JSC. as a first base in Vietnam
  • 2014
    • Acquired FSSC22000 certification at KAMEDA Plant Industrial Estate
  • 2015
    • Michiyasu Tanaka assumed office Chairman of the Board & CEO, and Isamu Sato took up the position of President & COO
  • 2016
    • Launched “TANEBITS”.
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    TANEBITS
  • 2017
    • 60th anniversary of the company.
    • Expanded into India and established Daawat KAMEDA (India) Private Limited.