Company Profile


Corporate Profile

Company NameKira Foods Co., Ltd.
CEOYoshihiko Kira
TEL/FAX096-293-8778 / 096-293-4030
Business contentManufacture and sale of dried vegetables (business use, small bag products, etc.), consignment drying, Rakuten shop "Kirakira Kitchen"
Date of establishmentDecember 1, 1988
number of employees60 people
Kanto Sales OfficePhone 090-5923-6185 Fax 048-775-8902

Company history

  • 1972

    Established a dried vegetable processing business as Kumaichi Foods

    We have been sticking to 100% domestic raw materials since our founding!

  • December 01, 1988

    Established Kira Foods Co., Ltd.
    Kawabe Plant started operation

  • August 1993

    Obayashi Factory started operation

  • June 14, 1996

    "Bagged kinpira burdock"
    Patent acquisition patent No. 2528778

  • December 20th

    "Manufacturing method of dried burdock for Kinpira" Patent No. 2123250

    It's rewarding to see the products we make become ingredients for famous sweets, or to be displayed as products in stores!

  • December 1998

    Muro Factory started operation

  • July 20, 2004

    Agricultural cooperative corporation Kyushu Kira Farm established

  • April 2008

    Maki Factory started operation

    Burdock tea is delicious!

  • July 1, 2010

    Kyushu Kira Farm Co., Ltd. established

  • November 1, 2011

    Kira Foods Co., Ltd. merged with Kyushu Kira Farm Co., Ltd.

  • February 21, 2012

    Kumamoto Association for Food and Agriculture "Encyclopedia of Vegetables" (Garlic) Certified Producer of Specially Cultivated Agricultural Products

  • July 2013

    Regional economic circulation creation business (high value-added certified dried vegetable manufacturing business) certified

  • October

    Hirakawa Center started operation

  • 2016

    Kumamoto earthquake

    In the Kumamoto earthquake, the roof of the factory was destroyed, and the factory was unable to operate.
    We all worked together to repair it, and within a week we were able to resume operations.
    By seeing the people and communities around us who had food problems due to the earthquake, we were able to reconfirm that our dry food service is useful in their daily lives.
    We will continue to contribute to the local community and society.

  • March 2020

    Acquired ISO22000:2018 certification for all factories (Headquarters Factory, Maki Factory, Hirakawa Center)


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