History

1981

Launched throat drops, a first in the confections and food businesses

Main products

Kenko Nodoame

Kenko Nodoame

1982

Relocated Matsumoto Plant to a new facility in the Sasaga district of Matsumoto in Nagano Prefecture

Matsumoto Plant relocated to a new facility in the Sasaga district of Matsumoto in Nagano Prefecture

1983

Introduced Total Quality Control (TQC)

1986

Built a facility to make stick candies

Main products

Kenko Nodoame (Stick type) She-her-her

Kenko Nodoame (Stick type) She-her-her

1987

Established a joint venture in Taiwan called Taiwan Kanro Limited (dissolved in 1996)

Main products

Coffee Sakan

1988

Relocated head office to Shinjuku, Tokyo

 
1989

Hosted an exhibit at the Candy Expo in Matsue, received the Candy Expo Honorary President's Award for its Kenko Nodoame

Main products

Kenko Ume Nodoame

1990

Built a new gummy facility

1991

Built a new sugar-free candy facility

Main products

Jushi Gumi

Jushi Gumi

1992
Main products

Nonshuga Nodoame

Nonshuga Nodoame

1994

Introduced Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
New Regional Sales Department established

1995

Relocated Hikari Plant to a new facility in Yamaguchi

Kanro finishes relocating to the newly constructed Hikari Plant in Yamaguchi Prefecture

Capital increases via third-party share allocation

1997

Established a joint venture called Kanro Four Seas Foods (Shantou) Company Limited in Shantou, China

 
1998

Relocated its head office to a new building in Nakano-ku, Tokyo

Relocated its head office to a new building in Nakano-ku, Tokyo

Main products

Kajitu Nodoame

Nonshuga Kajitu Nodoame

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