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(Fiscal year ended December 31, 2021)
  • Message from the President

    Since its foundation in 1947, HANEWFOODS has been in the meat distribution business for more than half a century.

    In this capacity, we have always placed great value on one principle in particular: to conduct our business with customer satisfaction as our number one priority.

    In addition to delivering safe, quality products that taste good, we have always strived to fulfill a meaningful role in a way that only HANEWFOODS GROUP can.

    Currently operating 15 factories and 58 offices in Japan and overseas, we have laid out the infrastructure to provide products and goods that meet our customers' needs. We strive to deliver safe and quality products and services so that our customers consider us an indispensable partner.

    As a professional group operating in the meat industry, we aim to break new boundaries and continually move forward together with our customers, pursuing a vision where we still stand strong 100 years after our foundation.

    Kantaro Asada
    President and CEO
    Kantaro Asada
    Kantaro Asada
  • Corporate Philosophy

    - Contribute to society through the steady supply of meat products.

    In the days when meat was a rare commodity in Japan, one of the pioneers of the imported meat industry was the company that later became HANEWFOODS GROUP. Driven to raise the standard of health and improve the quality of life, the first principle of our corporate philosophy, we have delivered tasty meat products at affordable prices to households, restaurants, and various other buyers.

    As the times change, so do the conditions surrounding the supply and demand for meat, but the heart of our corporate philosophy has remained unchanged.

    - Build an integrated meat company to achieve productive development and promote business expansion.

    Not only do we deliver safe, quality products that taste good, we cater to our customers' needs in a way that only HANEWFOODS GROUP can, by taking speedy action, providing clear information, and going the extra mile to provide our services.

    - Understand customer needs to provide the best.

    Our primary strength has always been the handling of imported meat products. Building on this foundation, we have established a strong presence not only here in Japan but in overseas markets as well. As an integrated meat company, we pursue further growth by showcasing our capabilities with regards to imported meat, domestic meat, finished products, and group synergy.

    - Create a rewarding workplace with an emphasis on personal development.

    The business of HANEWFOODS GROUP could not flourish without the people working to support it. We strive to create a workplace where employees engage in rewarding work and obtain a sense of accomplishment, and achieve an organization to nurture staff members who can understand and act based on the rich human characters and a natural truth.

  • Overview

    Name
    HANEWFOODS INC.
    Headquarters
    2-11-16 Minamisenba, Chuo-ku, Osaka 542-0081
    Phone (main): 06-6252-9774 Fax: 06-6252-0869
    Branch office
    JEI Hamamatsu-cho Bldg. 7th floor, 2-2-12 Hamamatsu-cho, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0013
    Phone (main): 03-5400-1229 Fax: 03-5400-2066
    President and CEO
    Kantaro Asada
    Founded
    1947
    Established
    December 14, 1967
    Capital
    491,897,500 yen
    Fiscal year
    December 31 (annually)
    Sales
    [Non-consolidated] 162,853 million yen (fiscal year ended December 31, 2021)
    [Consolidated] 244,677 million yen (fiscal year ended December 31, 2021)
    Industry
    Import and sales of meat products
    Number of employees
    226 (Headquarters)(152 male, 74 female)
    Total of all group companies: 1,448 (as of April 1, 2022)
    Number of offices
    Procurement & Sales Division - 2 companies, 3 offices
    Domestic Production Division - 4 companies, 6 offices
    Processing Division - 7 companies, 8 offices
    Sales Division - 7 companies, 26 offices
    Product Sales Division - 3 companies, 5 offices
    Overseas Division - 5 companies, 6 offices
    Business Promotion Division - 1 company, 2 offices
    Administration Division - 1 company, 2 offices
    Group companies
    Number of group companies [in Japan: 25, overseas: 5]
    Number of offices [in Japan: 52, overseas: 6]
  • History

    1. 1947
      • - Founded under the name Asada Shoten as a wholesale meat trader
    2. 1967
      • - Reorganized as Hannan Chikusan Asada Shoten Co., Ltd
    3. 1970
      • - Established Kyushu Meat Co., Ltd.
    4. 1971
      • - Established Hiroshima Meat Co., Ltd.
    5. 1973
      • - Renamed Hannan Chikusan Asada Shoten Co., Ltd. as Hannan Chikusan Co., Ltd.
    6. 1979
      • - Established Royal Hannan Meat Packing Co., Ltd.
      • - Founded Mercury Overseas, Inc. in the US
    7. 1980
      • - New factory opened in Habikino, Osaka, location of Royal Hannan Meat Packing Co., Ltd.
      • - Established Kansai Maruichi Shokuhin Co,. Ltd.
    8. 1981
      • - Established Tokachi Shokuniku Hanbai Co., Ltd.
        - Established Tokachi Shokuniku Co., Ltd. as a processing division for domestic chilled beef
    9. 1982
      • - Relocated Mercury Overseas, Inc. to Mission St., South Pasadena, CA 91030-3192 US
    10. 1984
      • - Established Matrad Pty. Ltd. in Australia
    11. 1985
      • - Renamed Hannan Chikusan Co., Ltd. as Hannan Corporation and opened the Tokyo branch office
      • - Established Hannan Chikusan Co., Ltd. for handling domestic beef and established Tokyo Maruichi Chikusan Co., Ltd. (Became one of the imported beef trading companies designated by the Livestock Industries Corporation)
      • - Established Unibright Foods, Inc. in the US as a venture company of Hannan Corporation and Starzen America Inc.
      • - Established Nippon Meat Hanbai Co., Ltd.
    12. 1986
      • - Opened a new factory with a slaughterhouse in Ikeda-cho, Nakagawa-gun, in Hokkaido, location of Tokachi Shokuniku Co., Ltd.
      • - Renamed Tokachi Shokuniku Hanbai Co., Ltd. as Sapporo Hannan Co., Ltd.
    13. 1987
      • - Established Hannan Foods Co., Ltd.
      • - Relocated Kyushu Meat Co., Ltd. to Kokura Minami-ku in Kitakyushu
      • - Separated the beef processing division from Tokachi Shokuniku Co., Ltd. to establish Tokachi Ikeda Shokuhin Co., Ltd.
      • - Established Tohoku Hannan Co., Ltd.
      • - Established Hannan Shokuhin Co., Ltd. for the production of processed meat products
    14. 1988
      • - Established Osaka Meat Service Co., Ltd.
    15. 1991
      • - Renamed Kyushu Meat Co., Ltd. as Kyushu Hannan Co., Ltd.
      • - Renamed Hiroshima Meat Co., Ltd. as Hiroshima Hannan Co., Ltd.
      • - Renamed Tokachi Shokuniku Co., Ltd. as Tokachi Hannan Co., Ltd.
      • - Changed the Japanese spelling of Sapporo Hannan Co., Ltd.
      • - Changed the Japanese spelling of Tohoku Hannan Co., Ltd.
    16. 1992
      • - Established MS Product Co., Ltd.
      • - Opened the Hiroshima office of Hannan Corporation
      • - Renamed Tokyo Maruichi Chikusan Co., Ltd. as TMC Co., Ltd.
      • - Established Corvice Product Co., Ltd.
    17. 1993
      • - Relocated Osaka Meat Service Co., Ltd. to Higashi-ku in Sakai
    18. 1994
      • - Relocated TMC Co., Ltd. to Hamamatsu-cho, Minato-ku in Tokyo
      • - Relocated Sapporo Hannan Co., Ltd. to Kita-ku in Sapporo
      • - Established Hiroshima Process Center Co., Ltd.
    19. 1995
      • - Opened the factory of Hiroshima Process Center Co., Ltd.
      • - Relocated Hiroshima Hannan Co., Ltd. to Nishi-ku in Hiroshima
      • - Established Hannan Group Coordinate Co., Ltd.
      • - Renamed Osaka Meat Service Co., Ltd. as Hannan Meat Service Co., Ltd.
    20. 1996
      • - Established Hannan Shokuniku Co., Ltd.
      • - Established Hannan Livestock Co., Ltd.
      • - Relocated Hannan Chikusan Co., Ltd. to Habikino in Osaka
    21. 1997
      • - Relocated Matrad Pty. Ltd. to Spring Hill, QLD 4000, Australia
    22. 1999
      • - Established First Choice Co., Ltd. as a member of Seibu Shokuhin Co., Ltd.
      • - Relocated Hannan Corporation to Chuo-ku in Osaka
      • - Relocated Nippon Meat Hanbai Co., Ltd. to Hamamatsu-cho, Minato-ku in Tokyo
    23. 2000
      • - Merged Hannan Foods Co., Ltd. and Hannan Meat Service Co., Ltd., to establish Kinki Hannan Co., Ltd.
      • - Opened the Sakai factory of Hannan Shokuhin Co., Ltd.
    24. 2001
      • - Opened a new factory in Ikeda-cho, Nakagawa-gun in Hokkaido
    25. 2002
      • - Merged Sapporo Hannan Co., Ltd. and the sales division of Tokachi Hannan Co., Ltd., to establish Hannan Foods Hokkaido Co., Ltd.
      • - Renamed Tohoku Hannan Co., Ltd. as Hannan Foods Tohoku Co., Ltd.
      • - Established Hannan Foods Tokai Co., Ltd.
      • - Renamed Kinki Hannan Co., Ltd. as Hannan Foods Kansai Co., Ltd.
      • - Merged Hiroshima Hannan Co., Ltd., Seibu Shokuhin Co., Ltd., and the sales division of MS Product Co., Ltd., to establish Hannan Foods Chushikoku Co., Ltd.
      • - Renamed Kyushu Hannan Co., Ltd. as Hannan Foods Kyushu Co., Ltd.
      • - Merged the processing division of MS Product Co., Ltd. into Corvice Product Co., Ltd.
    26. 2003
      • - Opened the Nagoya sales division of Hannan Foods Tokai Co., Ltd.
      • - Merged Hannan Shokuniku Co., Ltd. into Hannan Chikusan Co., Ltd.
      • - Established Chubu Process Center Co., Ltd.
    27. 2004
      • - Relocated Hannan Foods Tohoku Co., Ltd. to Wakabayashi-ku in Sendai, and opened the Sendai factory
      • - Established Hannan Foods Kitakanto Co., Ltd.
      • - Renamed Royal Hannan Meat Packing Co., Ltd. as Osaka Process Center Co., Ltd.
    28. 2005
      • - Renamed the Hannan Group as Hannan Foods Group
      • - Renamed Hannan Group Coordinate Co., Ltd. as HFG Management Co., Ltd.
    29. 2006
      • - Opened the Kumamoto factory of Hiroshima Process Center Co., Ltd., and established Hanyu Foods Co., Ltd.
    30. 2008
      • - Established Mercury Overseas Beijing Co., Ltd. in China
    31. 2010
      • - Established Mercury Overseas Korea Co., Ltd. in South Korea
    32. 2011
      • - Relocated the head office to Atsuta-ku in Nagoya, location of the Nagoya sales division of Hannan Foods Tokai Co., Ltd.
    33. 2012
      • - Established Hannan Farm Co., Ltd.
    34. 2014
      • - Separated the honey operations from TMC Co., Ltd., to establish TMC Honey Co., Ltd.
    35. 2017
      • - Established HFG Support Co., Ltd.
    36. 2018
      • - Established Hannan Foods Kanto Co., Ltd.
      • - Separated the Kumamoto factory from Hiroshima Process Center Co., Ltd., to establish Kyushu Process Center Co., Ltd.
    37. 2019
      • - Renamed Hannan Corporation as HANEWFOODS INC.
      • - Renamed Hannan Chikusan Co., Ltd. as HANEW MEAT PACKERS INC.
      • - Renamed Hanyu Foods Co., Ltd. as HANEW MEAT SERVICE INC.
      • - Renamed the Hannan Foods Group as HANEWFOODS GROUP
      • - Renamed Hannan Livestock Co., Ltd. to HANEW LIVESTOCK INC.
      • - Renamed Tokachi Hannan Co., Ltd. as TOKACHI IKEDA MEAT PACKERS INC.
      • - Renamed Hannan Farm Co., Ltd. as HANEW FARM INC.
      • - Renamed Hannan Shokuhin Co., Ltd. as HANEW FOOD PRODUCTS INC.
      • - Renamed Hannan Foods Hokkaido Co., Ltd. as HOKKAIDO HANEWFOODS INC.
      • - Renamed Hannan Foods Tohoku Co., Ltd. as TOHOKU HANEWFOODS INC.
      • - Renamed Hannan Foods Kitakanto Co., Ltd. as KITAKANTO HANEWFOODS INC.
      • - Renamed Hannan Foods Kanto Co., Ltd. as KANTO HANEWFOODS INC.
      • - Renamed Hannan Foods Tokai Co., Ltd. as TOKAI HANEWFOODS INC.
      • - Renamed Hannan Foods Kansai Co., Ltd. as KANSAI HANEWFOODS INC.
      • - Renamed Hannan Foods Chushikoku Co., Ltd. as CHUSHIKOKU HANEWFOODS INC.
      • - Renamed Hannan Foods Kyushu Co., Ltd. as KYUSHU HANEWFOODS INC.
      • - Established the representative office of Matrad Pty. Ltd. in Germany
                                  
    38. 2021
      • - Integrated HANEW LIVESTOCK INC. into HANEW FARM INC.
      • - Relocated KANTO HANEWFOODS INC. to Hamamatsu-cho, Minato-ku in Tokyo
                                  
    39. 2022
      • - Integrated KITAKANTO HANEWFOODS INC. into KANTO HANEWFOODS INC.
      • - Chubu Process Center Co.,Ltd ended business activities.
  • Directors

    President and CEO and COO
    (General Manager of Procurement & Sales Division / Overseas Division)
    Kantaro Asada
    Director (General Manager of Processing Division / Product Sales Division)
    Haruo Nakayama
    Director (General Manager of Domestic Production Division)
    Mitsutaka Asada
    Director (General Manager of Administration Division)
    Ritsuo Fukui
    Director (General Manager of Business Promotion Division)
    Nobutaka Shima
    Director (General Manager of Sales Division)
    Shigeki Takahashi
    Director (in charge of finance)
    Shigehiko Takata
    Standing Statutory Auditing Officer
    Hideaki Hatanaka
    External Auditing Officer
    Hideji Noda
    External Auditing Officer
    Taizo Fukue
    Accounting Auditor
    Seiryo Audit Corporation
  • Organizational Chart

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