History

1873-1895

1873
  • The government established a predecessor company of Sapporo Flour Mills in Hokkaido. It was subsequently privatized and merged with Nippon Flour Mills
1887

Nippon Flour Mills Limited Liability Company established and a mill constructed in Tokyo

1896-1915

1896
  • Nippon Flour Mills Co., Ltd. established (innovation of distribution system in the following year)
1913
  • Launched lines of high-quality wheat flour, “Queen,” “Jack,” and “Napoleon”

1916-1935

1924
  • Yokohama Mill, Japan’s first fully fledged large-scale coastal mill, started operation

1936-1955

1952
  • Central Laboratory established
1955
  • Nippun Foods Co., Ltd. established. Oh’ my brand debuted. Launched Oh’ my-brand macaroni

1956-1975

1959

Started premix business

1967
  • Head office building in Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, completed
1969
  • Started health food business. Launched “Family Germ,” a wheat germ product
1973
  • Started frozen food business
1974
  • Kobe-Konan Mill completed

1976-1995

1978
  • Chiba Mill completed
1981

Nippon Daily Health Co., Ltd. (currently Nippn Life Innovation Co., Ltd.) specialized in sales of health foods established

1989

Started consumer pet food business in a fully-fledged manner

1990
  • Merged with OHMY Co., Ltd.
1991
  • Entered into Nakashoku (Ready-made meal) business

1996-2015

1996
  • Announced the company nickname “Nippn” and a new logo, commemorating the centenary
1996

Nippon Flour Mills (Thailand) Ltd., a premix sales company in Thailand, established

2000

Acquired Pasta Montana, L.L.C, the U.S pasta manufacturer.

2002

All the plants of the flour milling business and the food business gained certifications for the ISO 9000 series

2003

Entered into soy business (tie-up with OK Food Industry Co., Ltd.)

2004
  • Premix plant of Nippon Flour Mills (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. completed
2005
  • Launched “Flaxseed Oil”
2007

Tianjin Chuan Shun Foods Co., Ltd. established in China (a joint venture with Ting Hsin International Group and ITOCHU Corporation)

2008

NIPPN (Thailand) Co., Ltd., a premix plant in Thailand, completed

2008

NIPPN California Inc., a premix sales company in the U.S., established

2012

Nippon Flour Mills (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd., a premix sales company in China, established

2013

Capital tie-up with NAGANO TOMATO Co., Ltd.

2014

PT. NIPPN FOODS INDONESIA, a premix sales company in Indonesia, established

2014

Developed the world’s first technology for continuous industrial production of high-purity ceramide (purity of 95% or higher) from rice bran in collaboration with the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) and Organo Corporation

2016~

2016
  • Constructed and relocated to a new head office building in Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
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2018

Nippon Flour Mills (Shanghai Jinshan) Co., Ltd., a premix plant in China, started operation

2019
  • Introduced a new corporate brand logo and slogan

We will continue a sustainable growth, aiming to become a company that will be called "NIPPN" at all eating occasions in Japan and abroad.