Company Overview


Company name
Azuma Foods International Holdings, Inc.
20201 Mack Street, Hayward, California 94545, USA
TEL: +1-510-782-1112
January 2020
Company Executive
President & Chief Executive Officer
Takahiro Tamura
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Masahiro Arakawa
Chief Financial Officer & Secretary
Toshie Azuma
Business details
Overseeing the group companies, expanding global food cultures, managing safe production practices, and pursuing new global business opportunities.


December 1966
Toshinobu Azuma founds Azuma Shoten in Yokkaichi, Mie, Japan.
June 1983
Azuma Shoten was incorporated and became Azuma Foods Co., Ltd. (AFJ) in Japan.
July 1984
AFJ opened the Igura plant in Mie, Japan
October 1988
AFJ opened Kyushu Office in Fukuoka, Japan.
July 1990
Azuma Foods International Inc., USA (AFI USA) was established in Mill Valley, CA, USA.
January 1994
AFI USA relocated to a manufacturing plant in Oakland, California, and started manufacturing operations.
January 1995
AFI USA acquired HACCP Certification.
April 1995
AFI USA acquired FDA Certification for EU exporting.
April 1999
AFI USA relocated to an office and factory facility in Hayward, California.
September 1999
AFJ was relocated to a manufacturing plant in Komono, Mie-gun, Mie, Japan.
March 2003
Azuma Foods (Canada) Co., Ltd. (AFCC) was established in Richmond, B.C., Canada.
June 2003
AFI USA opened a New York Branch in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
December 2003
AFI USA became a member of the National Food Processors Association (NFPA).
February 2005
Azuma Foods (China) Co., Ltd opened for business in Shanghai, China.
June 2005
AFCC acquired approval by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for EU exporting factory and started manufacturing operations.
May 2007
AFI USA opened a Sales Office in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
June 2008
AFCC became an associate member of the British Columbia Chefs’ Association.
October 2009
AFI USA relocated to our current office and factory facility in Hayward.
January 2010
Azuma Foods (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. was established in Suzhou, China
January 2011
Azuma Trading Co., Ltd was established in Tokyo, Japan (December 2018 Closure)
September 2011
AFI USA opened Tokyo Branch in Tokyo, Japan.
September 2014
Azuma Foods UK Ltd. (AFUK) was established in London, UK.
May 2017
AFCC opened Canadian East Coast Branch in Toronto, ON, Canada.
April 2018
AFCC acquired FSSC 22000.
May 2019
AFCC Toronto Branch relocated to expand from Sales Office to Distribution Center in Ontario.
December 2019
Azuma Foods Kampo Perú S.A.C. (AFKP) was established in Lima, Perú.
January 2020
Azuma Foods International Holdings, Inc. (AFIH) was established in Hayward, CA, USA.
October 2020
AFI acquired SQF Food Safety Program Certification.
August 2021
AFCC launched the e-commerce online store Azumatei, for home deliveries.
April 2022
AFIH became the parent company (holding company) of group companies, AFI USA, AFCC, AFUK, and AFKP, by transferring the shares from AFI USA to AFIH.
September 2022
AFKP relocated to our current office and factory facility in Lima, Perú.
October 2022
Azuma Foods International Holdings, Inc. Japan Branch was established in Tokyo, Japan.