Japan's No. 1 Tomato Company since 1899/

January 1970

The very beginning


Our founder, Ichitaro Kanie begins cultivating tomatoes and other non-native vegetables in Japan

Initial production


Initial production – Kagome produces tomato sauce in Japan

Changed the brand mark to KAGOME


Changed the brand mark to KAGOME
We developed a timeless brand that we’re still proud of today

Broke ground on Kagome USA


Broke ground on Kagome USA
Kagome USA is established in Los Banos, California. It is Kagome’s first wholly owned subsidiary overseas

Announced corporate philosophy of ‘Appreciation’, ‘Nature’ and ‘Corporate Openness’


Announced corporate philosophy of ‘Appreciation’, ‘Nature’ and ‘Corporate Openness’

Established brand statement ‘True to Nature, the Flavor of Kagome’


Established brand statement ‘True to Nature, the Flavor of Kagome’

United Genetics India started operations


United Genetics India started operations

Kagome Australia joins the Kagome family


Kagome Australia joins the Kagome family

HIT in Portugal becomes a subsidiary


HIT in Portugal becomes a subsidiary

Established Kagome Foods India


Established Kagome Foods India

Our History

Kagome (Japan) boasts more than 120 years’ experience in the tomato growing and processing industry. Kagome’s founder Ichitaro Kanie introduced tomato based products to Japan and understood the health benefits they brought with them. From these humble beginnings Kagome is now the largest primary producer of tomato based ingredients in Japan. Under Kagome’s ownership, Kagome Foods India is part of a global brand that embodies Quality, Innovation and Sustainability.

Kagome Corporate Philosophy/

Appreciation

We are thankful for nature’s bounty and for human relationships. We respect natural ecosystems and value human sensibility.

Nature

Through nature’s bounty, we endeavor to create rich value that is ahead of the times and to contribute to consumers’ health and well-being.

Corporate Openness

We aim to be an open company that engages in fair and transparent corporate activities and respects each person’s individuality and abilities.

Calligraphy by Tomato Okina (Patriarch) Ichitaro Kanie/

Kagome - Japan's No. 1 Tomato Company, Since 1899/

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Our Worldwide Network/