会社概要

Company Name WAKANA Co.,Ltd.
   
Head Office

1795-1 Shimo-akasaka,
Kawagoe city, Saitama
350-1155 Japan

 
Established December 20, 1986
 
Employees

Total 6,672 (as of Dec. 2016)

435
regular staff
6
contract staff
6,231
part-timers
 
Board of Directors
Representative Director
and President  
Takeshi Kamigouchi
 
 
Business Outline

Wakana Co.,Ltd. manufactures and distributes ready-to-eat food products,
providing companies in the ready-to-eat food industry with operational techniques and expertise related to product planning, development,production and sales. With Central Kitchens (CK) as the core of our food processing and distribution,Wakana 's extensive business network stretches across Japan, from northern Hokkaido to southern Kyushu. 0ur sales hubs comprise stores located mainly at Seiyu supermarkets.

 
Network Outline 340

Stores (as of Dec. 2016)

9 Facilities(Central Kitchens)
 

 

会社沿革

1975 

Founded.

Seiyu Chikusan Co.,Ltd.(formerly known as Seiyu Foods Co., Ltd.) enters ready-to-eat food industry.

 
1979 Central Kitchen in Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan is established.
 
1981 Newly founded the specialty store of the boiled rice “Wakana” in Seiyu Kotezashi store.
 
1986 Establishment of Wakana Co., Ltd.
 
1988

Begin product supply for JR Tokai Shinkansen (bullet train) cafeteria and for Shinkansen platform cafe teria.

Kyoto Factory starts operations in Ujitawara-cho as Western Japan area hub.

 
1989

Tokyo Factory starts operations in Ichikawa, Chiba as second eastern Japan area hub.

New core computer system(information network) started.

 
1992

The first specialty shop,Sushi Miyama opens.

 
1993

Foundation of all four specialty brand shops, following first store openings of:
Agemono (deep-fry) Hatsuage; Yakitori (grilled chicken) Hyakuso in Nishimachi; and Chuka (Chinese) Taien in Shunan.

Workers’training facilities established in Kawagoe, Saitama.

 
1994

Workers' training facilities established in Shin Osaka SK.

 
1995

Sapporo YF Factory starts operations as Hokkaido area supply hub.Workers' training facilities established in Sapporo.

 
1998

Fukuoka YF Factory opens as Kyushu area supply hub. Workers’ training facilities established in Fukuoka. Start product supply for F Co-op.

New core computer system(information network) started.

 
1999

Wakana Co., Ltd. establishes four net subsidiaries: Gifu YF Co., Ltd.;
YF Co.,Ltd.; Sapporo YF Co., Ltd.; and Fukuoka YF Co., Ltd. Gifu YF
Factory opens as supply hub of Chukyo-Tokai area.
Workers’ training facilities attached. Begin product supply for Co-op Gifu.

 
2000

Super-fresh line initiated at Saitama factory.

Transfer of headquarters to Kawagoe, Saitama.
The first Street Stall Wakana open in Kawagoe-higashiguchi, in Saitama.

Won the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Prize at commendation in the cooking ingredient market n of the 8th excellent hood service enterprise

   
2001

WIT (Wakana Information Technology) system is introduced.

New Business Strategy ?Street Stall “Wakana” start full-scale development. (branch expansion)
Built soft business system of the production supply

Create Super-fresh system

   
2002 Establishment of Tohoku Wakana Co., Ltd.; and Okinawa Wakana Co., Ltd.
   
2003

Start product supply for Co-op Fukushima. Wakana was formerly a wholly owned subsidiary of Seiyu.

   
2004

Product supply begins for The Sunny Co., Ltd in Kyushu Area.

Transfer 6 Tohoku Seiyu Co., Ltd. owned sozai stores Wakana Co., Ltd.

Strengthened the expansion of the kit / set / cassette products by the product supply ability.
Also strengthened work / productivity improvement / hygiene management

   
2005

Transfer of the sozal department of S.S.V.lnc. to Wakana Co., Ltd

Started self generation of electricity for main office factory. Enabled the supply of electricity / steam / the boiled water. Reduction and cogeneration system to contribute energy saving.

Transfer Okinawa Wakana Co., Ltd to Riubou Group.

Open stores at the S.S.V.,? Seiyu Co., Ltd.to unfold in Gumma / Nagano / Gifu / Aichi area(71 shops),? established Chubu(Central Japan Area) administration department.

   
2006 Open stores at the Sunny, Seiyu Co., Ltd.to unfold in Fukuoka / Saga / Kumamoto / Oita area(72 shops),? established Kyushu administration department.