By the Numbers

By the Numbers

Year of establishment 1909

The Ajinomoto Group was established 114 years ago with the discovery of the umami taste. The founder’s aspirations of a “pioneering spirit” and to “create new value” have been passed down to this day.

Number of employees 34,615

Diverse employees are developing our business rooted in the local cultures of 36 countries and regions around the world. By region: 7,814 in Japan, 13,998 in Asia, 3,420 in Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA), and 9,383 in North and South America.

Number of production plants 117

The Kawasaki Plant celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2014. We currently have factories in 24 countries and regions delivering safe and reliable products to customers worldwide.

Sales ¥1,359.1 billion

We operate businesses globally spanning food, healthcare, and electronic materials that contribute to the well-being of all human beings, our society and our planet with “AminoScience.”

R&D personnel 1,700+

The Ajinomoto Group launched its research and development activities in 1956 with 100 researchers, and the operation has rapidly expanded to encompass over 1,700 around the world. Our highly specialized human resources, of which about 10% hold Ph.Ds, are engaged in fields spanning food, fermentation, biotechnology, biology, chemistry, and engineering.

The Ajinomoto Group Corporate video

Corporate profile video : Get to know the Ajinomoto Group