The primary focus of the J-Oil Mills Group is on edible-oil production and related businesses. In this section we introduce the numerous business operations by which we reward our customers for the trust they place in us.
The J-Oil Mills Group offers ingredients, primarily vegetable oils, that serve as the base for a wide variety of foods. In addition to contributing to a rich and healthful diet, the safe and reliable foods we offer serve a wide range of customer needs, supported by the Group’s unique skills and technologies.
As professionals in oil seeking to realize “Oishisa design,” In our oils and
fats business, we supply a wide range of products, from general-purpose products used in a variety of
applications, to high-value-added products that add functionality to oil and increase its usefulness
in the domains of cooking, flavoring and health. Based on firm foundation of realizing safety and
security for our customers, we contribute to the resolution of issues faced by our customers and by
society through these business activities. In concrete terms, we strive to contribute to our
customers on three points: ① Enabling oil to be used in an ideal condition;
② Realizing appealing tastes through oil; and ③ Realizing health through oil.
● Household-use Oils and Fats
In the household-use oils and fats domain, we have created a lineup offering a wide variety of products that deliver both flavor and health to our customers, including the AJINOMOTO® Olive Oil series, the top-selling brand in the Japanese olive oil market, AJINOMOTO® Kenko Plus, an oil possessing additional nutritional functions, and the special health food AJINOMOTO® Kenko Sarara. In addition, we are also adding to our lineup of flavored and seasoning oils, designed to enable users to realize authentic flavors in their cooking simply by using oil. In fall 2018, we added a Fried Rice Oil and a Sichuan Pepper Oil to our lineup.
● Professional-use Oils and Fats
In the professional-use oils and fats domain, we revamped our Cho Cho Toku Toku series of oils, which our proprietary technologies enable to be used for extended periods, making their usable life even longer. In addition, we added a Grilling Oil to the J-OILPRO® Seasoning Oils for the Professional Cook series lineup. The new oil heightens the aromas produced when meat is grilled on a strong direct flame, the flavors experienced when meat is roasted, and also improves the flavor of meat dishes. This addition has enhanced our ability to make proposals that assist our customers in solving the issues they encounter in flavoring dishes.
● Oilseed Meals
The dregs left over from the processing of raw materials such as soybeans and canola seeds in order to extract oil, known as meal, contain considerable amounts of high-quality proteins and sugars, and is used in a wide variety of applications. Soybean meal is used as an ingredient in mixed feeds and as a raw material in the brewing of soy sauce, while canola meal finds application as an ingredient in organic fertilizers and mixed feeds.
In our oil and fat processed products business, we handle margarines, shortening, and powdered oils and fats. Solid and powdered oils and fats offer a variety of functions and possibilities that are not available from their liquid counterparts. By generating ideas that incorporate the unique technologies and functions that we have cultivated over the course of our long history, we respond to the demands of our customers and challenge ourselves to create new value.
● Margarine / Shortening
J-Oil Mills markets household-use margarines under our “Rama®” brand, which has been much loved by our customers for many years. In the area of professional-use margarines, centering on our “Meister®” series products, which offer a butter flavor realized through our uniqueflavoring technologies, and our “Gran Master®” series of butter compound margarines, we are enhancing our ability to make proposals towards the solution of issues faced by our customers in producing baked confectionaries and bread-making.
● Powdered Oils and Fats
While remaining oils, powdered oils, and fats display excellent dispersibility in powders and water. In addition, because they are emulsified food products, they have the unique characteristic of combining the deliciousness of oil and substances that dissolve in liquids. By applying the unique technologies that we have cultivated over many years to these characteristics of powdered oils and fats, we create ingredients that make processed foods such as baked confectionaries and frozen foods even more delicious, and this is an area that is expected to grow in future. At present, our business in this area centers on creamers used in coffee, but we intend to use the characteristics and technologies described above to develop technologies and products that will contribute to creating value for diverse customers, and expand the applications of powdered oils and fats.
In our foodstuffs and fine material business, seeking to make the maximum use of the raw materials of our oils and fats, we focus on the potential uses of dregs from the extraction process and trace constituents. In our starch, chemical, and fine material domains, we go beyond the development of food products to create a variety of products that realize “Joy for Life” in all aspects of life.
● Starch business division
Our starch business handles unique J-Oil Mills high-performance processed starches produced using starches from vegetable sources including corn and tapioca. Our processed starches are employed in a wide range of applications, including side dishes, meat products, and rice and noodle dishes, and their texture allows the design of diverse flavors. We seek to realize the texture solutions (tastes) desired by our customers by making proposals based on a “multiplication of our strengths” that combines our starch products with our oils, fats and margarines.
● Chemical Business Promotion Division
J-Oil Mills’ synthetic resin adhesives and paints are employed in a wide variety of applications, from residential construction materials (as environmentally-friendly adhesives) to furniture and other essentials for life. Our main products, wood adhesives, play a role in expanding the effective use of Japan-grown timbers, including Japanese cedar and cypress, and contribute to the realization of a sustainable society that takes ESG into consideration. In addition, we are also advancing initiatives that contribute to health through the supply of our proprietary water-soluble silver-based anti-bacterial agent and lectin as a reagent for medical research and a raw material.
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