By the Numbers

By the Numbers

Year of establishment Brand power built by history 1909

The Ajinomoto Group was established 115 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 All types of people in the Ajinomoto Group 34,556 employees

Diverse employees are developing our business rooted in the local cultures of 34 countries and regions around the world.

Number of production plants Global production system 116 plants Europe and Africa 12 p;ants Asia 77 plants North and Latin America 27 olants * As of March, 2024

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 A wide range of businesses ¥1,439 billion Seasonings&Foods ¥846.9 billion Frozen Foods ¥281.8 billion Healthcare and Others ¥294.5 billion Other ¥15.8 billion * FY2023 results

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