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Maruha Nichiro Corporation (マルハニチロ株式会社, Maruha Nichiro Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese seafood company, beginning its operation in 1880, when its founder, Ikujiro Nakabe, began a fish sale business in Osaka.[3] The company is the largest of its kind in Japan, with Nippon Suisan Kaisha and Kyokuyo Co., Ltd. as its main competitors.

Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Public (K.K)
Traded asTYO: 1333
Nikkei 225 Component
Industry
FoundedOsaka, Japan March 31, 1943 (1943-03-31)
Headquarters2-20 3-chome, Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8603, Japan
Key people
Shigeru Ito, (CEO and President)
Products
RevenueIncrease $ 8.614 billion (FY 2012) (¥ 809.789 billion) (FY 2012)
Increase $ 58 million (FY 2012) (¥ 5.448 billion) (FY 2012)
Number of employees
12,335 (consolidated) (as of December 2013)
WebsiteOfficial website
Footnotes / references
[1][2]

Group Slogan is "Bringing Delicious Delight to the World." [4]

Maruha Nichiro has subsidiaries in Japan, New Zealand, Australia, the United States, across Europe, Asia and South America.[5]

It is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the Nikkei 225 stock index.[6]

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HistoryEdit

  • 1880 - The founder, Ikujiro Nakabe, begins purchasing fish from fishermen for sale to wholesalers at the wholesale fish market in Osaka
  • 1904 - Operation base moved to Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi Prefecture
  • 1924 - Incorporated as K.K. Hayashikane Shoten, ending the era of private operation
  • 1943 - Corporate name changed to Nishi Taiyo Gyogyo Tosei K.K.
  • 1945 - Corporate name changed to Taiyo Gyogyo K.K. (Taiyo Fishery Co., Ltd.) (virtually all overseas assets and operations lost at the end of World War II)
  • 1949 - Corporate headquarters moved to Tokyo
Taiyo professional baseball club (present-day Yokohama DeNA BayStars) established
  • 1951 - Overseas operations started
  • 1960 - Operations expanded from the marine products business into feeds and livestock production
  • 1978 - New headquarters building completed in central Tokyo
  • 1993 - New trademark adopted and corporate name changed to Maruha Corporation (Maruha Kabushiki Kaisha)
  • 1996 - Acquisition of Taiyo Seafoods Co., Ltd.
  • 2004 - Maruha Group Inc. established as a holding company
  • 2007 - Economic union of Maruha Group Inc. and Nichiro Corporation Creation of Maruha Nichiro Holdings, Inc.[7]
  • 2014 - Reorganization of the company structure and adoption of the Maruha Nichiro Corporation name[8] and listing of the company's stock on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Corporate Data". Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  2. ^ "Financial Statement 2013" (PDF). Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  3. ^ "Corporate History". Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  4. ^ "Our values: an essential part of society". Our Values | Maruha Nichiro. Retrieved 2019-05-13.
  5. ^ "Group Companies". Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  6. ^ "Components:Nikkei Stock Average". Nikkei Inc. Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  7. ^ "Major seafood firms Maruha, Nichiro to merge in October". TMC News. December 11, 2006. Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  8. ^ "Maruha Nichiro completes merger". undercurrent news. April 2, 2014. Retrieved April 4, 2014.

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