History

History

1942

Establishment(began to produce Peanut butter manufacturing in Hikami-county, Hyogo Prefecture)

1948

Established Yamayoshi Shokai (The predecessor of Sonton Industry Co., Ltd.) in Kobikicho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.

1950

Changed the company name to Sonton Industry Co., Ltd.

1954

Former Ishioka first plant began operating in Ishioka-city, Ibaraki Prefecture.

1961

Changed the company name to “Sonton Foods Industry Co., Ltd.”

1963

Listed the stock on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

1966

Osaka plant began operating in Ibaraki city, Osaka.

1972

Established headquarters in Kayabacho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.

1994

Ishioka third plant (current Ishioka first plant) began operating.

1996

Acquired all of the company stock of Miyagi Agricultural Industry Co., Ltd.

1999

Moved headquarters to Sengoku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo.

2002

Established subsidiary company Wadayama Agricultural Industry Co., Ltd.

2005

The new plant in Ishioka began operating.

2006

Miyagi Agricultural Industry Co., Ltd. changed its name to Yakurai Foods Co., Ltd. and its plant began operating.

2012

Renewal Osaka plant began operating.
Delisting on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange with Management buyout.

2013

Established “Sonton Holdings Co., Ltd.”.

2014

Established PT Sonton Food Indonesia in Bekasi Indonesia.
Headquarters moved to Toyo, Koto-ku, Tokyo.

2015

Established Sonton Co., Ltd. by spin-off of sales division from Sonton Foods Industry Co., Ltd.
Manufacturing firm is Sonton Foods Industry Co., Ltd.
Sales firm is Sonton Co., Ltd.
Lunched new corporate logo.
Takeda Plant began operating in Wadayama Agricultural Industry Co., Ltd.

2016

Established Sonton (Yantai) Foods Co., Ltd. in Yantai Shandong China.

2017

Established R&D Center in Sonton Holdings Co., Ltd.
Implemented FSSC22000 as following firms,
Sonton Foods Industry Co., Ltd. Ishioka Plant
Sonton Foods Industry Co., Ltd. Osaka Plant
Yakurai Foods Co., Ltd.
Wadayama Agricultural Industry Co., Ltd. Takeda Plant
PT Sonton Food Indonesia

2019

Established Sonton (Qingdao) International Trading Co., Ltd. in Qingdao Shandong China.

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