Ajinomoto Co Inc (Ajinomoto) is a food producer that focuses on foods, bioscience fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals and health products. It carries out research, development and production of sauce and seasonings, and provides quick nourishment products including Knorr cup soup products, coffee beverage products, office supplies, coffee vending machines, bakery products, nucleotides, processed foods, edible oils, amino acids, animal nutrition, frozen foods, sweeteners, beverages, amino acids for pharmaceuticals and foods. Ajinomoto also provides bio pharma services, functional materials and specialty chemicals. The company markets its products under AJI-NO-MOTO, HON-DASHI, amino VITAL, Cook Do, Knorr, Blendy, Birdy, Masako, AjiPro, and Glyna brand names. Its products find application in restaurants and foodservice industries. The company’s operations are spread across Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. Ajinomoto is headquartered in Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

Headquarters Japan

Address 1-15-1, Kyobashi, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo, 104-8315


Telephone 81 3 52508111

No of Employees 34,198

Industry Consumer Packaged Goods

Ticker Symbol & Exchange 2802 (TYO)

Revenue (2021) $10.2B 7.3% (2021 vs 2020)

EPS XXX

Net Income (2021) XXX 27.5% (2021 vs 2020)

Market Cap* $14.7B

Net Profit Margin (2021) XXX 18.7% (2021 vs 2020)

* As of and is in US$

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Products and Services

Products Services Brands
Processed Foods Packaging Services AJI-NO-MOTO
Frozen Foods Logistics Services HON-DASHI
Amino Acids amino VITAL
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History

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Year Event Description
2022 Contracts/Agreements In September, Ajinomoto Corporation reached an agreement with JSR Corporation to collaborate on the global expansion of its biopharmaceutical culture media business.
2022 Contracts/Agreements In August, Ajinomoto Foods North America and Information Resources, Inc announced the expansion of their strategic partnership to proactively combat supply issues.
2022 Litigation In May, the company filed patent litigation against CJ Japan Corp for Monosodium Glutamate products.
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Key Parameters Ajinomoto Co Inc Nestle SA CJ CheilJedang Corp Nisshin Seifun Group Inc Grupo Herdez SA de CV
Headquarters Japan Switzerland South Korea Japan Mexico
City Chuo-Ku Vevey Seoul Chiyoda-Ku Mexico, D.F.
State/Province Tokyo - - Tokyo -
No. of Employees 34,198 276,000 5,122 8,918 10,799
Entity Type Public Public Public Public Public
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Executives
Name Position Board Since Age
Takaaki Nishii Vice President; General Manager, Sao Paulo Office and Latin America Division; Director Executive Board 2021 62
Hiroshi Fukushi Executive Officer; Chief Digital Officer; Executive Vice President; Director Executive Board 2021 63
Taro Fujie Chief Executive Officer; President; Executive Officer Senior Management 2022 61
Hiroshi Shiragami Chief Innovation Officer; Executive Officer; Executive Vice President Senior Management 2022 61
Chiaki Nosaka Senior Vice President; Director; Executive Officer Executive Board 2021 62
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