Shinmei FOODS USA Rice bun factory
The Rice bun factory in West Sacramento, California is the first factory in the U.S.A from Shinmei Groups built with a tilt up concrete construction method, and began operation October 2015 containing 28,255 square feet of manufacturing and office space. Shinmei Foods USA purchased 271,684 square feet for future expansion. The location in West Sacramento was selected, because it is a city in Yolo county where is agriculturally prosperous from rice farming.
Shinmei Foods USA, West Sacramento manufacturing factory, originally started producing four types of rice buns on the production line, White rice, Brown rice, Brown rice and Quinoa, and Brown rice with Teriyaki flavor packed in six SKUs including Shinmei USA’s brands, Rice versa and Brown rice snacks. Some of our products are Gluten free, Non-GMO, Organic, Whole grain, and Vegan for needs of consumers.
The factory is designed to produce 6,000 buns per hour on one production line with the latest energy efficient equipment from Japanese manufacturers to meet our standard and consumer demand in quality and quantity. It is also capable for an additional production line, total two production lines. Furthermore, by expanding a portion of this factory, two more lines, four lines in total, are operationally possible.
One of our priorities is to produce safe and high quality food. Rice is very sensitive to temperature and humidity. These conditions are monitored daily and operational settings are precisely adjusted at cooking process. We put our efforts to provide the high quality of products to consumers with a large scale of continuous rice cooking system. To produce food safe product, we carefully monitor and control our operation. In near future, we are planning to GMP certified by a 3rd party and eventually certified by SQF.
Shinmei Foods Opens First U.S. Plant In West Sacramento
Posted on August 13, 2015 WEST SACRAMENTO CITY iLIGHTS
Shinmei Foods of Japan has opened its first U.S. food production facility in West Sacramento. Shinmei constructed the 28,000 square foot plant to produce its gluten-free rice patties using rice grown in the Sacramento Valley. Located on a six acre site in the city’s Southport Business Park, Shinmei’s initial work force numbers 20 employees based in production, sales and administration. Shinmei’s opening continues to accent West Sacramento’s key strategic position as a leader in the region’s global food hub industry.
Shinmei USA President Mitsuzo Fujio and West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon spoke during the grand opening ceremony, Aug. 12, 2015.
|1950||October||Established Kobe Seimai Co., Ltd.|
|1951||February||Registered as a major food wholesaler
(Products: rice, wheat, wheat flour)
|1957||January||Started trading of sugar, feed, edible oil and chemical seasoning|
|August||Construction of a new office building
in Kobe Ikuta-ku Kaigandori 6-4
|1971||February||Headquarters completed (November 1993 closure)|
|1972||April||Company name changed to SHINMEI Co.,LTD.|
|1977||October||Hanshin factory completed (land 3,493㎡)|
|1985||March||Kobe factory completed (March 2012 closure)|
|1986||October||Construction of Hanshin rack warehouse
in the Hanshin distribution center
|1989||October||Addition of a warehouse in the Hanshin distribution center|
|1993||November||Nishinomiya Hamakita factory completed (land 3,582㎡)|
|1995||October||Establishment of Shinmei Western Ltd.|
|1996||April||Establishment of Shinmei Eastern Ltd.|
|May||Construction of Japan's first brown rice silos on adjacent land to Nishinomiya Hamakita Factory (storage capacity 4,140t)|
|July||Tokyo liaison office (now Tokyo headquarters) opened|
|1998||March||Fukuoka factory started operation (July 2004 closure)|
|April||Kyushu Branch Opening|
|December||Completion of Nishinomiyahama Minami factory on adjacent land to Nishinomiya Hamakita factory (land 2,702㎡)|
|2000||March||Kanto factory completed (land 20,156㎡)|
|December||Construction of Saitama brown rice silos inside of Kanto Plant (storage capacity 2,520t)|
|2001||September||Transfer the headquarters office to 6-1-21
Sakaemachidori, Chuo-ku, Kobe
|2003||April||Shinmei Eastern Ltd. merged with Shinmei Western Ltd.,
changed its name to Shinmei Shoji Corporation
|November||Expansion of Saitama brown rice silo (storage capacity total 4,140t)|
|December||Establishment of Shinmei Matai Ltd.|
|2004||February||Transferred Tokyo branch to 2-6-7 Motoasakusa Taito-ku, Tokyo|
|July||Transferred Kyushu branch office to 6-8
Wakasa Fujiki-cho Tosu, Saga
Kyushu Plant completed (land 11,442㎡)
Construction of Kyushu brown rice silo (storage capacity 4,140t)
|October||Tohoku sales office opened|
|2005||January||Tokyo Chuo Syokuryo Co., Ltd. became a subsidiary|
|June||Establishment of SHINMEI LOGISTICS Co.,LTD.|
|2007||April||Merged Nishinomiya Hamakita factory and
Nishinomiyahama south plant and named Nishinomiyahama factory
|May||Establishment of Shinmei farm Co., Ltd.|
|November||Establishment of WOOKE CO .,LTD.|
|2008||March||Construction of Shinmei Nihonbashi building
Transfer Tokyo headquarters to16-15 Koamichou Chuo-ku, Tokyo
|May||Construction of Nishinomiyahama warehouse|
|2009||February||Merged with Shinmei Shouji Co., Ltd.|
|March||Inheritance of Tokyo factory (land 7,670㎡) and
its business from the Shinmei Matai Corporation
|April||Company name changed from Tokyo Chuo Syokuryo Co., Ltd.
to the SHINMEI SEIMAI Co., LTD.
|October||Central Liaison Office(current Central office) opened|
|2010||April||Capital and business tie-up with Mitsubishi Corporation|
|June||WOOKE CO.,LTD. became SQF2000
(SQF: Safe Quality Food) certified
|2011||November||Establishment of SHINMEI U.S.A CORPORATION
Construction of Chiba rack warehouse
|2012||February||Establishment of CHENGDU SAKAEMACHI FOOD Co,LTD.|
|April||Hiroshima sales office opened|
|May||Capital and business tie-up with GENKI SUSHI CO.,LTD.
Business tie-up with Gourmet Kineya Co., Ltd.
|August||Nishinomiyahama factory became OHSAS 18001
(Occupational Health and Safety Management System) certified
|December||Chushikoku factory completed (land 5,430㎡)
Transfer the Hiroshima office
|2013||April||Establishment of Shinmei Asia Co., Ltd
Transferred SHINMEI SEIMAI Co., LTD. headquarters
to Shinmei building 6-1-21 Sakaemachidori Chuo-ku, Kobe
Completion of expanded line for aseptically packaged cooked rice production at WOOKE CO.,LTD.
|July||Chushikoku factory became FSSC22000 certified|
|December||Completion of Fuji Gotemba plant (land 6,061㎡)|
|2014||January||Establishment of Shinmei Agri Innovation Co., Ltd.|
|April||Company name changed to SHINMEI Co.,LTD.
SHINMEI Co.,LTD. started business as rice sales subsidiary
|June||Fuji Gotemba plant became FSSC22000 certified|
|December||Comex Co., Ltd. became a subsidiary|
|2015||April||SHINMEI AGRI Co., LTD. started business as rice sales subsidiary
SHINMEI Co.,LTD. started to function as a company due to business reorganization
Company name changed from Comex Co. Ltd. to SHINMEI DELICA Co., LTD.
|June||GENKI SUSHI CO.,LTD. became a subsidiary|
|August||Completion of frozen rice factory in West Sacramento, California|
|October||Started the retail business , "the rice place 4th president Masu-ya"|
|November||Tokyo factory and Kyushyu factory became FSSC22000
(FSSC:Food Safety System Certification) certified
|2016||September||Kanto factory , Nishinomiyahama facory and Hanshin factory became FSSC22000|
|October||Merged with SHINMEI Co.,LTD. ,rice sales subsidiary
Company name changed to SHINMEI Co.,LTD.