Outline

Company Name

Azuma Foods International Inc., U.S.A.

Locations

Headquarter & Factory

20201 Mack Street, Hayward, California 94545
TEL: 510-782-1112
FAX: 510-782-1188

New York Branch

20 Murray Hill Parkway,
Suite 130, East Rutherford, New Jersey 07073
TEL: 201-372-1112
FAX: 201-372-1118

Tokyo Branch

ONZE 1852 6th Floor, 2-14-6, Shintomi,
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0041 Japan
TEL: +81-3-6280-5522
FAX: +81-3-6280-5523

History

December 1966
Toshinobu Azuma founds Azuma Shoten in Yokkaichi City, Mie Prefecture, Japan.
September 1981
International trading operations begin (Import/Export).
June 1983
Azuma Shoten is incorporated and becomes Azuma Foods Co., Ltd. (Japan).
July 1990
Azuma Foods International Inc., U.S.A. (AFI) is established.
April 1992
AFI begins North American sales.
January 1994
AFI is relocated to a newly created manufacturing plant in Oakland, California.
January 1995
AFI obtains HACCP Certification.
April 1995
AFI acquires FDA Certification for EU exporting.
May 1995
AFI begins European Market export sales.
April 1999
AFI moves to its current home in Hayward, California.
September 1999
Azuma Foods Co., Ltd. (Japan) celebrates its 35th anniversary.
Japanese production is relocated to Komono-Cho, Mie prefecture, Japan.
July 2000
AFI marks its 10th anniversary.
June 2002
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.
February 2003
AFI becomes a member of the National Association for Specialty Food Trade, Inc. (NASFT).
March 2003
Azuma Foods (Canada) Co., Ltd. (AFCC™) is established in Richmond, B.C., Canada.
June 2003
AFI opens a New York Branch in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
December 2003
AFI becomes a member of the National Food Processors Association (NFPA).
February 2005
Azuma Foods (China) Co., Ltd opens for business in Shanghai, China.
March 2005
Azuma Foods Co., Ltd. (Japan) constructs a second manufacturing plant.
June 2005
AFCC™ starts manufacturing operations in Richmond, B.C., Canada.
May 2007
AFI opens a new Sales Office in Honolulu, Hawaii.
October 2009
Azuma Foods International Inc., U.S.A. moved to the new facility in Hayward.
January 2010
Azuma Foods (China) Co., Ltd. constructs a new manufacturing plant in Suzhou, China – Azuma Foods (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
May 2010
Azuma Foods International Inc., U.S.A. celebrated its 20th anniversary.
September 2011
AFI opens Tokyo Branch in Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
March 2012
Azuma Trading Co., Ltd. is established in Tokyo, Japan.
March 2013
Azuma Foods (Canada) Co., Ltd. celebrates its 10th Anniversary.
September 2014
Azuma Foods UK Ltd. is established in London, UK.
December 2016
Azuma Foods Co., Ltd. (Japan) celebrates 50th Anniversary