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The Ajinomoto Difference

Ajinomoto Co. is a science-oriented manufacturer and marketer of processed food, seasonings, fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals, animal nutrition and nutritional supplements. The company’s mission is to contribute to the world’s food and wellness, and to better lives for the future.

Since its founding in 1909, Ajinomoto Co. has established itself as a household food brand in Japan, and a reliable source of nutrition that helps people savor those golden moments in life. Today, Ajinomoto Co. operates globally, with operations in 30 countries, and backed by more than 100 manufacturing facilities.

Ajinomoto Co. launched the crystal of essential amino acids in 1956. Today, the company is a world leader in the production and supply of amino acids and is widely recognized as the standard of quality in amino acids for some of world’s largest food and pharmaceutical brands.