Toshinobu Azuma founds Azuma Shoten in Yokkaichi City, Mie Prefecture, Japan.
International trading operations begin (Import/Export).
Azuma Shoten is incorporated and becomes Azuma Foods Co., Ltd. (Japan).
Azuma Foods International Inc., U.S.A. (AFI) is established.
AFI begins North American sales.
AFI is relocated to a newly created manufacturing plant in Oakland, California.
AFI obtains HACCP Certification.
AFI acquires FDA Certification for EU exporting.
AFI begins European Market export sales.
AFI moves to its current home in Hayward, California.
Azuma Foods Co., Ltd. (Japan)
celebrates its 35th anniversary.
Japanese production is relocated to Komono-Cho, Mie prefecture, Japan.
AFI marks its 10th anniversary.
Toshinobu Azuma is appointed to
Chairman of the Board of Directors of AFI.
Takahiro Tamura is named President and Chief Executive Officer of AFI.
Masahiro Arakawa accepts a position as Executive Vice President of AFI.
AFI becomes a member of the National Association for Specialty Food Trade, Inc. (NASFT).
Azuma Foods (Canada) Co., Ltd. (AFCC™) is established in Richmond, B.C., Canada.
AFI opens a New York Branch in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
AFI becomes a member of the National Food Processors Association (NFPA).
Azuma Foods (China) Co., Ltd opens for business in Shanghai, China.
Azuma Foods Co., Ltd. (Japan) constructs a second manufacturing plant.
AFCC™ starts manufacturing operations in Richmond, B.C., Canada.
AFI opens a new Sales Office in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Azuma Foods International Inc., U.S.A. moved to the new facility in Hayward.
Azuma Foods (China) Co., Ltd. constructs a new manufacturing plant in Suzhou, China - Azuma Foods (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
Azuma Foods International Inc., U.S.A. celebrated its 20th anniversary.
AFI opens Tokyo Branch in Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan.