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小谷 和弘

Odani Kokufun was founded in 1932, as a rice-production and sales business. Our business expanded to include the manufacture and sale of raw materials for traditional Japanese-style confectionaries , roasted rice tea, barley tea , etc. Over our long and abundant years of experience handling rice and grain-related products, we at Odani Kokufun have constantly sought for and introduced technology improvements. In fact, our company was the first in the barley tea business to successfully mass produce hygienic, sand-free barley tea. Today, we offer numerous products in addition to roasted rice tea and barley tea. Our offerings include Japanese green tea, oolong tea, “healthy” teas, grains, Foods for Specified Health Uses (FOSHU), Foods with Function Claims and more. With our specialty in teas and grains, Odani Kokufun presents to the market a wide diversity of products. We seek to be a company that our customers need and love. Our deepest happiness comes from ensuring that all persons involved with our Company can say, “I’m so glad I chose Odani Kokufun!”

ODANI KOKUFUN CO., LTD. – CEO

Kazuhiro Odani

Our quality policy

We comply with related laws and regulations in production and sales activities, and also carry out high level of safety and quality control. We will continue to make our best efforts to improve customer satisfaction by building quality management system with continual efforts for improvements.

Odani Kokufun strives to consistently offer “deliciousness, abundance, and beauty” in its domain of expertise, teas and grain products.

美味しく、豊かに、美しく。

Our food safety policy

  1. We encourage to work on food safety as a food manufacturing industry. By producing consistent food safety process, we provide safe and high quality products to our customers. We continue to contribute to the development of a healthy society.
  2. We strictly follow the food related laws and regulations. We comply with customers and clients’ requested safety requirements which we guaranteed.
  3. By building a food management system; maintaining and improving it, we keep engaging food safety. We prove our customers’ trust and social responsibility.
  4. We value communication with customers, clients, and related authorities. By actively disclosing updated information, we aim to improve the level of the food safety.
  5. We inform all employees about this food safety policy. We nurture talented people with high food safety awareness through in-house educated trainings.
Only One

We want to be the one and only choice of our customers.

Support

We support a healthy, daily food life for everyone.

Kindness

We always treat our hard-working employees just as we treat our customers: with kindness, gentleness, and caring.

Corporate Profile

Company Name
ODANI KOKUFUN CO., LTD.
[HEAD OFFICE/PLANT]
14-8 Takasu 1-chome, Kochi City, Kochi, 781-8104, Japan
TEL. +81-88-882-2645
FAX. +81-88-882-2655
[TOKYO OFFICE]
UJIIE BLDG. 4F 4-10, Uchikanda 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo,101-0047, Japan
TEL. +81-3-5296-6978
FAX. +81-3-5296-6988
number of employees
170 employees
Capital
85,000,000 yen

Company history

1932
Established as a rice production and sales shop in the Umenotsuji district of Kochi City.
1946
Factory moved to Shioyazaki-cho in Kochi City.
1950
Factory transferred to Umenotsuji district of Kochi City. Factory modified to include production of grain flour, packaged mochi rice cakes, and grain teas.
1965
Factory moved to Takasu in Kochi City.
1974
Construction of new packaging plant and warehouse.
1975
North Pole (Hokkyoku) series of completely sand-free barley tea (mugi-cha) is placed on the market, the first company to do so.
1976
Organizational change to stock (incorporated) company. Rinosuke Odani becomes company CEO.
1977
Introduction of heat sealing-type teabag machinery, and start of fully automated production of barley tea (mugi-cha) teabags.
1979
New construction of office, warehouse, and high rise-type product warehouse.
1982
New construction of packaging plant and raw materials warehouse. Introduction of teabag machinery for single-cup packages.
1987
New construction of roasting factory. Introduction of fully automated integrated drying and roasting machinery for roasted rice tea (genmai-cha). Introduction of additional barley tea (mugi-cha) roasting machinery.
1990
Kyoichi Odani becomes company CEO.
1993
New construction of healthy teas raw material and processing plants for teabag production.
1995
New construction of high-rise warehouse. New construction of shipment platform, quality control laboratory, employee cafeteria, clothes-changing rooms.
1996
New construction of factory for healthy teas leaf packaging. Introduction of leaf-product roasting machinery. New construction of roasting factory. Introduction of additional roasting machinery. Construction of new packaging plant. Introduction of additional single cup-type teabag machinery.
1999
Introduction of additional heat sealing-type, single-cup teabag machinery.
2001
Construction of factory solely dedicated to the production of grain-based products. Introduction of additional heat sealing-type teabag machinery.
2002
Introduction of additional single cup-type teabag machinery.
2004
Introduction of non-stapled type teabag machinery.
2006
Market launch of “dietary fiber with Japanese green tea powder, ” approved as a Food for Specified Health Uses (FOSHU).
2011
Kazuhiro Odani becomes company CEO.
2012
Launch of Tokyo Business Office.
2018
MUI HALAL Acquired
2019
New Release Foods with Function Claims 「 Matcha Latte 」