What is Nichimo?Creating Value through Connections From Ocean To Dining

Established in 1910 and incorporated in 1919 with the goal of becoming Japan’s top fishing net company,
we have contributed to the development of Japan’s fishing industry ever since.
Later, we started handling a variety of products other than fishing nets, and in 1972,
we changed our corporate name, creating the current Nichimo Co., Ltd., a trading company specializing in the fishing industry.

01 What does the company do?

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What does
the company do?

Food Business (marine raw materials)

Food Business (processed foods)

Marine Business

Machinery Business

Materials Business

Biotics Business

Distribution Business

Marine Business

Marine Business

We provide nearly all the equipment and materials related to fishing, based on the expertise and technology we have cultivated over the more than 100 years since our founding.

Details

Group companies

Manufacture and sale of fishing nets, fishing gear, and ropes
Hokkaido Nichimo Co., Ltd.
Nishinihon Nichimo Co., Ltd.
Nor' Eastern Trawl Systems Inc.
Making and repairing nets
Tohoku Nichimo Co., Ltd.
San-in Nichimo Co., Ltd.
Sale of fishing supplies and ship equipment and materials
Nichimo One Man Co.,Ltd.
Tohei Co., Ltd.
Sale of aquaculture materials, equipment, feeds, etc.
Nichimo Mariculture Co., Ltd.

Food Business
(marine raw materials)

Food Business
(marine raw materials)

We procure high-quality marine products by going to fishing grounds around the world to check quality and provide guidance on processing.

Details

Group companies

Sale of marine raw materials, etc.
Nichimo International, Inc.

Machinery Business

Machinery Business

We provide various kinds of equipment needed in the process of food production, including food processing machines, as well as whole production lines.

Details

Group companies

Manufacture and sale of food processing machinery and equipment
Bibun Corporation.
Soei Co., Ltd.

Biotics Business

Biotics Business

Focusing mainly on our original highly functional food material AglyMax®, we are expanding into the sale of materials and supplements as well as into the field of alternative medicine.

Details

Group companies

Manufacture and sale of fermented soybean products and health foods
Nichimo Biotics Co., Ltd.

Materials Business

Materials Business

We provide packaging materials and various other materials needed to ensure food safety during distribution and processing.

Details

Food Business(processed foods)

Food Business
(processed foods)

We develop bento (lunch box) ingredients and side dishes that meet customer needs and deliver high-quality products to dining tables.

Details

Group companies

Sale of foods
Nichimo Foods Co., Ltd.
Dalian Nichimo Trading Co., Ltd.
Manufacture and sale of processed foods
Haneuo Shokuhin Co., Ltd.
Yamaichi Suisan Co., Ltd.
Otaru Foods Co., Ltd.
Marukyu Shokuhin Co., Ltd.
Chikae Foods Co., Ltd.
Others
Nichimo Buturyu Co., Ltd.
Hokkaido Marine Service Co., Ltd.
Hakatakko Honpo Co., Ltd.

Distribution Business

Distribution Business

We are developing a transportation business, mainly in Kyushu.

Details

Group companies

Distribution Business
Nichimo Logistics Co., Ltd.

Nichimo creates value through connections From Ocean To Dining across six business segments: food, marine operations, machinery, materials, biotics, and distribution.

02 Nichimo by the Numbers

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Nichimo by
the Numbers

  • Incorporated

    1919

    In business for over 100 years

    Nichimo’s predecessor, Nihon Gyomo Sengu K. K. (translation: Japan Fishing Net and Ship Fittings Co., Ltd.), was established on August 17, 1919. Over a history spanning more than 100 years, we have been developing business operations in response to changing times, leading to the formation of the current Nichimo.

  • Consolidated net sales

    113.3
    billion yen

    Consolidated net sales for the Nichimo Group’s six business segments in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021 were 113.3 billion yen.

  • Ordinary income

    Record Profits for
    3 Consecutive Years
    2.3 billion yen
    (fiscal year ended March 31, 2021)

    Despite the unstable economic conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nichimou Group’s stable earnings structure enabled record profits for the third consecutive year.

  • Number of countries with which we do business

    38 countries and regions worldwide

    We are a global company that does business with 38 countries and regions around the world.
    We make proposals tailored to local needs and the requirements of every country and region.

  • History of business

    More than 40years
    of experience in aquaculture

    Starting with coho salmon farming in 1980, today we provide total support, from the sale of eggs and fry, feed, and aquaculture materials through providing information, and purchasing, processing, and selling farmed seafood.

  • Sales per employee

    Over 300
    million yen

    Nichimo has about 200 employees, by no means a lot. However, this small but talented team sells over 60 billion yen annually of products and services.

  • Features of Nichimo’s Business Segments
    • Food Business

      Amount of crab
      handled annually:

      over
      4,000 tonnes

      We offer high-quality products procured from fishing grounds around the world based on customer needs.

    • Marine Business

      Towing tank for
      experiments:

      world’s longest,
      at 100 meters

      Our towing tank is recognized internationally for its unique features, R&D testing, and high standards.

    • Machinery Business

      Shumai produced
      every second:

      over 2,000

      With the 750 manufacturing machines that we have installed so far, as many as 2,000 shumai (traditional Asian dumplings) can be manufactured every second.

    • Materials Business

      Length of various films
      handled annually:

      Enough to encircle
      the globe 1.5times※Assuming that the circumference
      of the earth is 40,000km

      From food packaging materials to building materials, we handle a wide range of products to suit our customers’ requirements.

03 The Future of Nichimo

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The Future
of Nichimo

For the past 100 years and the next 100 years

On August 17, 2019, we celebrated our 100th anniversary.
In the face of several crises, we have changed our business operations with the times, repeatedly taking up challenges and maintaining continuity.
To prosper for another 100 years, Nichimo will continue to accept the changing times, create new businesses,
and pass them on to the next generation.

04 To Create a Sustainable Society that Leads to the Future

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To Create a
Sustainable Society
that Leads to
the Future

Nichimo engages in CSR activities related to our four businesses, with a view to creating a sustainable world.

  • Food Business

    Providing safe, sustainable foods with consideration for the marine environment

    To conserve fishery resources and ecosystems, and to maintain traceability, we are acquiring the MEL certification (for sustainability), as we provide services that will lead the way to the future.

  • Marine Business

    Development and recycling chain of marine materials to reduce the environmental impact

    We help to resolve marine environmental problems by developing marine materials made with biodegradable plastics from recycled fishing nets.

  • Machinery Business

    Developing safe, efficient production and management systems that are easy to work with

    We propose optimal food production machinery and production lines that contribute to cost cutting, improved production efficiencies, and safer, more secure work environments.

  • Materials Business

    Maintaining a hygienic life and environment

    We contribute to people’s safe and comfortable lives by providing hygienic materials as well as antibacterial and antiviral films.