Food & General Commodity Dept./Foodstuffs Section

We aim to develop new businesses centered on Kyushu, focusing on "export of Japanese foods" in the Food sector, and "development of value-added products" in the Feed and Fertilizer sector.

Making the most of Kyushu's geographical advantage as a gateway from/to Asia, we import food materials, processed foods, fishery products, coarse feed, livestock feed materials, fertilizers, etc. from countries all over the world such as China, ASEAN countries, the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, South America, and sell them mainly to local companies in Kyushu. At the same time, we also export Kyushu products to the world such as processed agricultural products, processed fishery products, processed livestock products, various other foods, beverages, and Japanese sake produced by local companies in Kyushu.

We will continue to contribute to the development of the food, livestock/dairy, fishery and agriculture industries in Kyushu through our community-based business. As a part of this, we are determined to actively invest in promising business projects in order to foster local industries and secure resources.

In addition, the Sojitz Group will work together as one to carry out detailed management and verification work in the selection of reliable overseas food factories, audits of production factories, checks of traceability and residual agricultural chemicals, observation of production, etc. to provide safe and secured food.

Business Vision

Processed foods, Export

Image of trial sales at a supermarket in Shanghai, being entrusted with the export promotion project from Kumamoto Prefecture
Image of trial sales at a supermarket in Shanghai, being entrusted with the export promotion project from Kumamoto Prefecture

We supply a wide variety of food materials (flour, fats, wheat gluten, etc.) to local food manufacturers while exporting their products to countries all over the world such as China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, South East Asia, etc. In addition, We work with the local government of Kyushu on exporting products from Kyushu to mainly China.

Marine Products

Image of picking up bluefin tuna
Image of picking up bluefin tuna
Yellowtail produced by local breeders
Yellowtail produced by local breeders

The Sojitz Group actively promote the export of high quality tuna, yellowtail, sea bream, striped jack mackerel, etc. produced by local fish farms, centering on bluefin tuna cultivated in Takashima Island of Nagasaki Prefecture.

We also import processed shrimp from Vietnam and sell crabs to an online shopping service. As for farming, together with sales of system equipment such as fish weight measuring device, we support the aquaculture industry also by selling packaging materials such as polystyrene foam, as well as fishery food and its materials.

Livestock Feeds

Timothy field during harvest (Washington State in the U.S.)
Timothy field during harvest (Washington State in the U.S.)
Barns of hay products (California State in the U.S.)
Barns of hay products (California State in the U.S.)

We contribute to the local livestock industry by importing high quality hay, hay cubes, cotton seeds, etc. from North America (the United States, Canada), Europe (Spain), Australia, and provide them to local dairy and beef farms via major feeds wholesalers.

As for fishery products, we import fishmeal from South America, and Asia for collaborating fish farms and compound manufacturers.

Fertilizers

Fertilizers

We mainly sell organic fertilizers, chemical fertilizers, soil conditioners, etc. imported from China, as well as domestically-produced fertilizers to local major companies and home centers.

In recent years, utilizing the beer yeast cell wall component created from the research and development of Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. which owns a major Japanese beer company, we have started manufacturing and selling the functional liquid fertilizer “Gungun-Nobiru-Ne”, and it has met the various needs of agricultural producers.

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