Corporate Information

Corporate Information

Company profile

Company name Kabaya Foods Corporation
Head Office 1100 Mitsunonokuchi, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama
Tokyo Head Office Kioicho Bldg. 10F, 3-12 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Established December 24, 1946
Representative CEO Motohiro Nozu
Capital 100,000,000 Yen
Business category Manufacture and sales of confectionery, such as chocolate, candy, biscuits, cookies, Candy with Toy, gummies, pretzels, and soda candies.
Employees 856 (as of December 2016)
Net sales 28.1 billion yen (Fiscal year ended December 2015)
Manufactured items Chocolates, candies, biscuits, Candy with Toys, gummies, and soda candies.
Branches 7 locations: Tohoku/Hokkaido, Tokyo, Kanto, Nagoya, Osaka, Chukoku, and Kyushu.
Manufacture Okayama Factories (Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture),
Kanto Factories (Ibaraki Prefecture, Hitachi-Omiya City)

History

1946 Started production of caramel candy.
1951 With the increase in sales volume, the company established the Kabaya Sales Co., Ltd., thus making the sales department independent to set up a nationwide sales network.
1960 Started production of instant foods, powdered juice.
1963 Started production of gum and chocolate.
1964 Started production of soda candy, Juice C.
1972 Acquired Kabaya Sales Co., Ltd.
1975 Started production of Muscat candy.
1978 Started production of candies with toys. Started selling mini cars in partnership with Majorette of France.
1983 Absorbed Kabaya Daiichi Foodstuff Co., Ltd. into Osaka Factory.
1984 Constructed the Kanto factory, positioning ourselves as a full-fledged chocolate maker, and becoming a general confectionery manufacturer.
1988 Introduction of CI.
1990 Started production of gummies.
1991 The Okayama Factory moved to its current location and the Kanto Factory was expanded simultaneously.
1995 Introduced a new HR system.
1996 50th anniversary of founding.
2000 Established a new baked confectionery line at the Okayama Factory.
The Okayama Factory and the Kanto Factory acquired ISO 14001 Certification.
2004 Established ‘Kabaya Library’ at the Okayama HQ Factory.
2005 The Okayama Factory, Okayama No. 2 Factory, Kanto Factory, Osaka Factory, and Planning Division 1 all acquired ISO 9001 Certification.
2006 Reproduced “Hippomobile” on our 60th anniversary.
2011 Reproduced “Hippomobile/girlfriend” on our 65th anniversary.
Two hippomobiles were named “Mr. Cookie” and “Miss Choco”
The Kanto No. 2 Factory was established.
2012 The Kanto No. 2 Factory takes “Factory tours”
2014 The Osaka Factory facilities were relocated to the Okayama Factory and the Kanto Factory/Kanto No. 2 Factory; the Osaka Factory was closed.
2016 “Kabaya • Ohayo Holdings Co., Ltd.” was established as the holding company of the Kabaya Ohayo Group.
The Kabaya • Ohayo Group had a new office established in Kioicho, Tokyo