Kaneku Corporation was born in 1924, when Mr. Saichi Iwata and his wife Mrs. Shizu Iwata decided to start producing wasabi on a commercial scale. From that time Kaneku has been selling premium wasabi products.
After the time of 90 years, we are still focused on delighting consumers with great tasting wasabi products that meet their evolving preferences, needs and desires. Kaneku continually strives to produce the highest quality fresh wasabi products for our valued customers. Kaneku Corporation actively supports the local community, and as the company grows its global support will grow too.
Kaneku also assists and has an interest in the agricultural industry. We also understand that our employees are the key to our success and therefore we treat them with respect they deserve. We maintain a safe and happy work environment with excellent health benefits. Our company promises to deliver products of the highest standard quality and taste. Kaneku’s goods are complimented by premium packaging and distributed by a company whose main aim is to provide you with the very best wasabi nature can supply.
Quite simply stated by our company’s slogan “MAGOKORO(producing with sincerity)”.
We contribute to the community and society through safe, secure and valuable manufacturing, and pursue both physical and mental well-being of our employees.
We always provide safe and secure products. The quality that we aim at is to provide valuable products that enrich the food. We value the feedbacks and needs of our customers and make proposals that enrich the variations of customer’s food.
|Trade Name||Kaneku co.,LTD.|
|Head Office||3-866 Hinatawada Ome City Tokyo. 198-0046|
|Capital||75 million yen|
|Employee Number||205 persons|
|Business Outline||produce WASABI related products and sell it|
|Associated Company||KANEKU Oita co.,LTD.
KANEKU Shimane Factory co.,LTD.
|Certification||FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management System|
|Apr,1924||Mr. Saichi Iwata and his wife Mrs. Shizu Iwata started cultivating wasabi in Okutama vally on a commercial scale.|
|Apr,1931||A flagship store was opened for producing “wasabi pickle” on a mass scale.|
|Apr,1939||Iwata store became the command centre for Mr. Iwata’s exciting new business venture ‘Iwata Shouten Corporation’. A new line of quality wasabi powder has been launched.|
|Apr,1946||Tokyo branch was established. Kaneku expanded sales with an aggressive marketing plan labeled‘ The kitchens of the capital ’.|
|Jan,1953||Mr. Iwata’s booming business, Iwata Shouten Corporation, moved into a new, larger factory at current address ‘3-866 Hinatawada Oume city’.|
|May,1961||A drying factory was founded in Matsumoto, Nagano prefecture.|
|Feb,1962||Kaneku continues to expand, bringing with it the expertise of it’s fresh production, with the opening of Nagoya branch.|
|Oct,1962||Kaneku’s premium flavors are brought to Kyushu, with the birth of Fukuoka branch.|
|Nov,1962||The Japanese Cooking Federation recommends Kaneku wasabi as a preferred product.|
|Dec,1962||With steady sales and a growing customer base Sapporo branch was set-up.|
|Jan,1964||Iwasa Shouten Corporation re-branded to become Kaneku Corporation.|
|Sep,1965||Tokyo factory receives an award for excellence in food hygiene standards.|
|Oct,1968||With growing demand, for Kaneku’s fresh and quality products, a new factory in Tokoro-cho, Hokkaido is brought online.|
|Nov,1968||Looking to expand it’s national presence Osaka branch was opened.|
|Oct,1972||With a view to be more available to it’s valued customers Kaneku opened Sendai branch.|
|Nov,1974||An exciting new era, in company’s history, was brought into being when the current factory was opened for business.|
|Mar,1975||Ume product was recomended by Tokyo Tourism Federation.|
|Sep,1977||Tadashi Iwata, the eldest son of founder, took office as the second president.|
|Jan,1984||Midori Iwata, the eldest daughter of founder, took office as the third president.|
|Dec,1986||Started business operation at the new head office in Tokyo.|
|Nov,1989||Recognition was given for excellent reporting corporation in Tokyo.|
|Dec,1992||To cope with ever increasing customer base and influx of new orders a new factory is launched in Shimane.|
|Jan,1994||A partnership between Eishou Co.,Ltd, Yuasa corporation in Liaoning, China, and Kaneku was formed. Started to produce wasabi paste for Chinese retail market.|
|Sep,2005||Received a prestigious award for ‘Kizami nama yuzu’.|
|Sep,2008||Received a prestigious award for ‘Wasa buono’.|
|Nov,2009||Midori Iwata ,president, received a Yellow Ribbon prize.|
|Jan,2013||Masayuki Iwata took office as the fourth president.|
|Sep,2013||Received a prestigious award for ‘Shaki shaki wasabi’.|
|Sep,2016||Received a prestigious award for ‘Shaki shaki shouga’.|
|Sep,2016||Started FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management.|
|Dec,2016||Opened new factory in Oita (Kaneku Oita Co.,Ltd.)|