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History



1954, JuneYoshiaki Shibayama, the previous president, inherited the family business comprising a small plant conducting integrated wheat collection, flour making and noodle manufacture, and made this the headquarters of a limited company with capital of 500,000 yen. Around this time, the company announced its policy of focusing only on "Kishimen" noodles and started selling packaged Kishimen in boxes all over Japan based on a sale agreement with Meitetsu Department Stores and others.
1973, MarchPurchasing a site of 3,000 in Konan City, the company constructed a three-story modern reinforced-concrete factory and packaging plant, office block and dormitory and established the basic production setup for 50,000 meals per day. Also, it upgraded the former Konan plant and expanded the head office.
1977, MayA new noodle manufacturing and noodle boiling factory was constructed on the site of the Konan plant.
1977, SeptemberYorimitsu Wakita was appointed as representative director.
1977, OctoberThe head office was transferred to inside the plant.
1983, DecemberKishimentei Limited Company was established, and the restaurant division was separated as an independent entity.
1988, AprilThe Ichinomiya plant was constructed in Ichinomiya City, Aichi Prefecture. A raw noodle production setup with capacity of 20,000 meals per day was established.
1992, JanuaryAs a dedicated boiled noodle facility, the Ichinomiya No. 1 plant was established with production capacity of 40,000 meals per day. The former Ichinomiya plant (raw noodle plant) became the Ichinomiya No. 2 plant. The product management center (distribution center) was newly established inside the No. 1 plant, and a warehouse with capacity of 800 pallets was established.
1992, SeptemberAdditional hand-prepared noodles equipment was installed in the Konan plant. Capacity for making 6,000 meals per day on two lines was secured.
1994, JanuaryA new automatic warehouse with capacity of 800 pallets was installed on the site of the No. 1 plant. This rationalized and speeded up the receiving and shipping work.
1997, October The Konan plant was expanded and renewed as two totally automated dried noodle manufacturing lines, raising production capacity to 100,000 meals per day. At the same time, an additional packaging line was installed.
2001, August A fully automated highly-hydrated raw noodle plant was newly established in the Ichinomiya plant, thereby securing production capacity of 30,000 meals per day. A three-pronged setup for dried noodles, boiled noodles, and raw noodles was established here.
2002, April Office automation was completed with the introduction of PCs. In addition to rationalizing clerical work, this enabled each plant, the product management center and headquarters to be connected online.
2003, September Takayoshi Wakita was appointed as representative managing director.
2005, March Additional hand-prepared noodles equipment was installed in the Konan plant. Capacity for making 9,000 meals per day was secured.
2006, May X-ray inspection equipment was introduced to the packaging lines at the Ichinomiya and Konan plants.
2011, May ISO9001: 2008 certification was acquired by the headquarters, Ichinomiya and Konan plants.
2013, March Solar power generating equipment with capacity of 49kW was installed at the Konan plant.
2014, March Solar power generating equipment with capacity of 49kW was installed at the Ichinomiya plant.

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