Message from the President

Kenji Takihara, Representative Director and President, Nisshin Seifun Group Inc.

Since its founding 120 years ago in 1900, the Nisshin Seifun Group has consistently worked to contribute to society through its business activities and build solid foundations in the Japanese food industry under two guiding philosophies: “the basis of business is built on trust”, and “be in tune with the changing climate”, together with our corporate principle: “contribute to a healthy and fruitful life for all”.

Under the Group’s holding company, Nisshin Seifun Group Inc., the Group is engaged in seven business areas: flour milling, processed foods, healthcare foods, yeast and biotechnology, prepared dishes and other prepared foods, engineering, and mesh cloth. By each business utilizing our group-wide capabilities, we aim to maintain or achieve the No.1 position in a range of industries and fields while also actively expanding our activities globally.

The business environment for the Nisshin Seifun Group has changed dramatically in recent times. In addition to the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, other challenges include soaring prices for grain and resources as a result of the Ukraine situation. Our first priority in this environment is to address the impact of dramatically higher raw material costs resulting from an historically high food inflation rate and other factors. At the same time, we are steadily working toward the realization of our long-term visions for each business area. Priorities include preparations for the opening of a new plant for the flour milling business in Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture, the improvement of brand recognition for our processed food business under its new name, “Nisshin Seifun Welna”, and the start-up of a new yeast and biotechnology product factory in India.

We remain committed to our ongoing mission to ensure stable supplies of safe, reliable foods, including flour, and maintain high standards of product safety and reliability in all of our business areas. We also aim to contribute to the development of a sustainable society by incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) priorities into our management policies.

We are as determined as ever to maximize our corporate value and earn the continuing support of all stakeholders.