Corporate Profile

Greeting from Chairman

Chairman Hiroshi Yoneyama

Hiroshi Yoneyama

Banjo Foods have been developing and producing a wide variety of spices and seasonings, aiming to contribute to culinary culture by adding ‘flavor’.


Our mission is to develop products that help to realize a more enjoyable and healthier food life for everyone. We do not only add spices to foods, we are also eager to propose new ideas for our customers’ culinary lifestyles. With this positive aim always front of mind, we will continue to be proactive contributors to the ever-evolving global food culture.

Corporate profile

Founded
1952
Headquarters
Banjo Foods Co., Ltd
Capital
30 million yen
Representatives
Hiroshi Yoneyama, Chairman
Ichiro Yoneyama, President
Business outline
Production and sale of a wide-range of spices and seasonings such as wasabi, kabayaki/teriyaki sauce, a variety of dressings, ponzu (citrus vinegar) sauce, as well as other spices for commercial and retail use.
Sales
6,289 billion yen(FY2018)
HQ Address
103-1 Hattabata, Mishima City, Shizuoka Pref., JAPAN 411-0817

Our History

1952
Establishment of Yonechu Shoten in Izu, Shizuoka.
Launch of wasabi powder (Kona Wasabi).
1959
Reorganization to Banjo Foods LC.
1960
Opened Tokyo office.
1974
Launch of grated wasabi sachets.
1979
Launch of citrus-flavored, soy-based vinegar (Sudachi Ponzu) dressing,
grilled eel sauce (Kabayaki no Tare), and vinegared miso mixed with mustard (Karashi Sumiso).
1980
Launch of grated fresh wasabi (Nama Oroshi Wasabi)
1985
Opened Mishima factory.
1989
Launch of grated wasabi in a tube (Oroshi Wasabi), which became a top-selling product.
1991
Reorganization to Banjo Foods Co., Ltd.
Opened Izu Nagaoka factory.
1994
Launch of sachet series, including grated radish with chilli (Momiji Oroshi),
hot pot stock (Nabe Tsuyu), and sauce for simmering fish (Nizakana no Tare)
1998
Launch of Wasabi Dressing.
2009
Opened sales headquarters in Tokyo.
2011
Commenced exports to overseas markets
2019
Established branch office in USA.

Offices

companyOfficeMapImage