Company History

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1913 Urakami Shoten, a company dealing in herbal medicines, is established in Matsuyamachi-suji, Osaka, Japan by founder Seisuke Urakami.
1947 Company incorporated as Urakami Ryoshoku Kogyosho, Ltd.
1949 Company name changed to House Curry Urakami Shoten, Ltd.
1960 Company name changed to House Food Industrial Co., Ltd.
1962 Construction of headquarters in Fuse (now Higashi Osaka) completed.
1963 Vermont Curry launched.
1966 Stew Mix launched.
1970 Technology Center (now Central Laboratory) completed.
Sun House Foods established.
House Delivery Co., Ltd. (now House Logistics Service Corporation) established.
1971 Company listed on the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchanges, 2nd section.
Kukure Curry launched.
1973 Company listed on the Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya Stock Exchanges, 1st section.
1974 Tokyo head office (now Tokyo Head Office) established, some head office functions relocated.
1978 Tongari Corn launched.
1980 New company logo and logotype adopted to go with the new slogan "House Foods for a wider world of fun home cooking."
1981 Los Angeles office established, expansion into the USA.
1982
1983 House Foods & Yamauchi, Inc. established in California, USA (now House Foods America Corporation). Tofu business started in the USA.
First Curry House restaurant opened in the USA.
Commercial participation in Tokyo Disneyland®.
1984 House Insurance Enterprise Corporation established (now House Business Partners Corporation).
1985 Delica Chef Corporation established.
1988 The last day of a fiscal year changed from November 30 to March 31.
1989 S Pack Corporation established (now House Ai-Factory Corporation).
1993 Somatech Center (now Central Laboratory) established in Yotsukaido, Chiba.
Company name changed to House Foods Corporation.
Company operated from two head offices in Tokyo and Osaka.
New company tag line: "Designing intelligent living."
House Foods America Corporation established.
1997 Tokyo Head Office building completed in Chiyoda-ward, Tokyo.
Shanghai Curry House Restaurant, Inc. established.
2000 Taiwan Curry House Restaurant, Inc. established.
2001 Commercial participation in Tokyo DisneySea®.
Shanghai House Ajinomoto Foods Co., Ltd. established.
2002 Shanghai office opened.
Chinese retort pouched curry operations developed by the equity method company Shanghai House Ajinomoto Foods Co., Ltd.
2003 House Foods Holding USA Inc. established.
First Environmental Report issued.
2004 New company tag line "Taste & Comfort" adopted for the company's 90th anniversary.
Shanghai House Foods Co., Ltd. established in China to manufacture and sell spices and seasonings.
Shanghai House Curry Coco Ichibanya Restaurant, Inc. established.
House Food Analytical Laboratory Inc. established.
Alliance with GABAN Co., Ltd.
Asaoka Spice K. K. made a subsidiary.
2005 Capital participation of Ichibanya Co., Ltd. in operation of curry restaurants in Taiwan.
2006 House Wellness Foods Corporation made a group company. (Became a 100% group company from October 2007)
House Foods America Corporation New Jersey factory construction completed.
Beijing office opened.
2007 Taiwan business office opened.
All companies received ISO-14001 certification.
Korea Curry House Co., Ltd. established.
2008 London office opened.
C1000 One Day Vitamin launched.
2009 House Business Partners Corporation established as a House Foods Group shared services company. (Note: Absorbed House Insurance Enterprise Corporation [insurance agent].)
House Ai-Factory Corporation established with enhanced capabilities and S Pack Corporation as a parent company.
2010 Retort pouched curry business in China consolidated in subsidiary Shanghai House Foods Co., Ltd.
2011 House Foods (Shanghai) Corporation established.
House Osotspa Foods Co., Ltd. established.
2012 House Foods Vietnam Co., Ltd. established.
El Burrito Mexican Food Products, Inc. established.
Horie Yamatoya Co., Ltd. made a subsidiary.
2013 Vox Trading Co., Ltd. made a subsidiary.
Moved toward a holding company system.
House Foods Group Inc. established.
House Restaurant Management(Beijing)Co., Ltd.
House Restaurant Management(Guangzhou)Co., Ltd.
House Foods China Inc. established.
2015 House Foods Taiwan Corporation established.
Ichibanya Co., Ltd., Ichibanya USA Inc., Ichibanya Hong Kong Limited made a subsidiary.
Ichibanya International Hong Kong Limited established.
2016 GABAN Co., Ltd. established.
GABAN SPICE MANUFACTURING (M)SDN.BHD. established.
Zhejiang House Foods Co., Ltd. established.

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