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The Journey of J-Oil Mills

J-Oil Mills was marketed in 2004 with the merger of Honen Corporation, Ajinomoto Oil mills Co., Inc. and Yoshihara Oil Mill, Ltd.
Each of the founding companies boasts a long history as a leader in the production of edible oils in Japan.

1826

Ajinomoto Oil mills Co., Inc.

The Kumazawa family builds an edible-oil pressing factory in Owariichinomiya, Aichi Prefecture, powered by water wheels.

1855

Yoshihara Oil Mill, Ltd.

Yoshihara Shoten is established as the successor to the Kawata family's edible-oil wholesaling business.

1906

Honen Corporation

The South Manchuria Railway Co., Ltd. (Mantetsu) is established.

1923

Honen Corporation

Shirashime Oil, manufactured using caustic soda, is marketed. In later years, the product's trademark would be changed to Honen oil, under which brand it continues to be loved and established in the commercial market to this day.

1937

Yoshihara Oil Mill, Ltd.

Golden Salad Oil, a cottonseed oil, is marketed.

1950

Ajinomoto Oil mills Co., Inc.

A tempura oil for household use is marketed in 800g and 1400g cans. Arriving at the dawn of the supermarket era, the product rapidly gains a following among consumers.

1964

Honen Corporation

Honen Lever Co., Ltd. is established. As bread consumption grew in Japan, margarine products came into widespread household use.

1974

Ajinomoto Oil mills Co., Inc.

Marim®, a creaming powder, is marketed.

1982

Honen Corporation

The High-linoleic-acid Salad Oil Series for consumer use is marketed.

1995

Ajinomoto Oil mills Co., Inc.

Olive Oil Pure Extra Virgin is marketed.

2002

Ajinomoto Oil mills Co., Inc.

Honen Corporation

Honen Corporation and Ajinomoto Oil mills Co., Inc. merge to form a holding company, HONEN-AJINOMOTO OIL MILLS, INC.

2003

Honen Ajinomoto Oil mills, Inc.

Yoshihara Oil Mill, Ltd.

2003
Yoshihara Oil Mill, Ltd. joins the merger. The name of the holding company is changed to J-Oil Mills, Inc.

2004

J-Oil Mills, Inc

The operating subsidiaries of each founding company are absorbed and merged into the holding company, fully integrating all operations and operating subsidiaries.

2007

J-Oil Mills, Inc

J-Oil Mills launches Cho Cho Toku Toku, a commercial edible oil. The product becomes a perennial sales leader as an economical oil that contributes to cost reduction.

2008

J-Oil Mills, Inc

J-Oil Mills takes over sales of commercial processed oils and baking ingredients from Honen Lever Co., Ltd., a consolidated subsidiary.

2011

J-Oil Mills, Inc

The Company enters the powdered edible-oils business, completing construction of Shizuoka Factory (now Shizuoka Plant).

2014

J-Oil Mills, Inc

J-Oil Mills (Thailand) Co., Ltd. is established in Thailand as a joint venture of Toyota Tsusho (Thailand) Co., Ltd. and MHCB Consulting (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

2017

J-Oil Mills, Inc

June
Construction is completed on Kurashiki Factory, a soybean-oil pressing facility in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, in western Japan.

J-Oil Mills, Inc

October
The Company formulates its Corporate Philosophy.

2018

J-Oil Mills, Inc

The Company opens the Oishisa Design Studio, a multi-use presentation facility, in Hatchobori, Chuo Ward, Tokyo.

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