History of K. Kobayashi & co., ltd.

1883 (Meiji 16), the first generation, Kobayashi Keisuke founded in Yokohama. The history of our company began from the export of peppermint from Hokkaido. Eventually chili of Tochigi prefecture and ginger of Shizuoka prefecture, etc. also started to be exported, but peppermints are cultivated in Taiwan etc. and shifted from export to import business when Japan's advantage is lost.
Moved to Kobe on the occasion of the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake Disaster.
To import wholesale foods such as spices, herbs, nuts, dried fruits from all over the world. Among them, we have secured the leading position in the field regarding spice imports.
Since 2011, we have made further trust with processing that persists in quality at our own factory "Kobe Spice Center", and we can prepare a system that can cope with small quantities of various kinds. We also started importing wine and olive oil from 2011.
In response to the diversifying food needs in an ever-changing economic environment, we are discovering and introducing highly value-added products from around the world.

1883 (Meiji 16) year First generation · Keisuke Kobayashi founded in Yokohama
Export of natural peppermint. "K. Kobayashi" is synonymous with peppermint in Western countries
1923 To Kobe by the damage of the Great Kanto Earthquake
1944 Reorganized as a company, K. Kobayashi Co., Ltd.
1966 Opened Tokyo office
1980 Hiroshi Kobayashi, 4th generation, became president. Expansion of import of spices. To field’s largest imports
2000 Acquired in ISO9001 spice industry first
2011 Completed our own factory "Kobe Spice Center"
2015 FSSC 22000 spice industry acquired for the first time in spice field.