Kikkoman: world soy sauce market leader
The Kikkoman Group's roots are in the production and marketing of soy sauce. Millions of people around the globe know and use its traditionally brewed soy sauce. However, Kikkoman is also involved in various related and unrelated lines of business in Japan and overseas. For example, Kikkoman has established subsidiaries and acquired shareholdings in companies in the sectors of pharmaceuticals, wines, liqueurs, fruit juices, tomato products and Asian food. It also has subsidiaries in the restaurant and retail trades, such as the leading Japanese Daitokai restaurants in Berlin and Cologne. The JFC International Group, one of the biggest original Asian food wholesale companies, is also a full subsidiary of the Kikkoman Group.
Global production operations
Approximately 6,500 people shape the development of the Japanese coorporation at sites in Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, China, Australia, Canada, the USA and Europe. Kikkoman operates nine production facilities in Japan, the USA, Singapore, Taiwan, China and the Netherlands. Approximately 400 million litres of traditionally brewed soy sauce are transported from there every year to the supermarkets, delicatessen stores and Asia shops.
In October 1997 we opened the first European Kikkoman production facility in Hoogezand-Sappemeer, the Netherlands, to meet increasing demand for soy sauce in Europe. This production facility manufactures Kikkoman sauces for the entire European market.