We began processing nori at the HAMANO TOKUSOU SHOTEN in Hiroshima City in 1949. Since that time, development and introduction of state-of-the-art technologies, such as our patented Nori automatic heating and drying machine and the Nori Foreign body Detector, has enabled us to consistently produce nori of the highest quality. Our products meet the strictest of health standards. In 2008, we acquired the Hiroshima Prefecture Food Voluntary Hygiene Management Certificate.
To drive overseas sales, we have designed eye-catching packaging that evokes images of Japan. This makes our products, not only delicious snacks, but great souvenirs and gifts too.
By exploring consumer needs through research of popular products at business fairs and in meetings with related businesses, it is clear nori is a food choice that has great potential among consumers who are increasingly concerned with dietary health.
|Company Name||MARUTOKU NORI Co., Ltd.|
|Address||7-1-40, Shoko-Center, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima 733-0833 Japan|
|TEL/FAX||+81-82-277-3838 / +81-82-277-3845|
President: Noriyuki HAMANO
Executive director: Mayumi HAMANO
Manufacturing director: Yuzuru MIKI
|1949||Tokusou HAMANO, the first president, founded HAMANO TOKUSOU SHOTEN in Hiroshima, and started on Seaweed processing.|
|1960||The name of company was changed to MARUTOKU NORI SHOTEN.|
|1968||The company was reorganized as a stock company with capital of 2 million yen and renamed “MARUTOKU NORI Co., Ltd.”|
|1978||A new factory and the head office were completed.|
|1988||Automatic heating and drying machine was completed.(Patent No. 1230015～6)|
|2003||Established the Research and Development Division.|
|2007||A new factory and the head office were completed. Established the factory tour course.|
|2008||The factory was certified by “Hiroshima Prefecture Independent Food Safety Oversight Certification System”.|
|2009||Our Product was selected as “The Hiroshima Brand”. Noriyuki HAMANO appointed as the president.|
MARUTOKU NORI Co., Ltd.
7-1-40, Shoko-Center, Nishi-ku, Hiroshima
Approx. 6min from Inokuchi Station on Miyajima Line, Hiroshima Dentetsu, on foot.
Approx. 20min from ShinInokuchi Station on JR Sanyo Center Line, on foot.