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To realize greater wellness for people all around the world through amino science

To cherish food tradition and discover new culinary adventures

To live with society by supporting life on the earth

About Us

  • We aim to bring greater wellness to people all around the world through foods and amino science.

    Ajinomoto Group was born in Japan in 1909, following Dr. Kikunae Ikeda’ s discovery of the Umami taste procured from glutamic acid, an amino acid naturally present in Japanese traditional kombu* bouillon.
    (* a kelp type seaweed)
    Since then, the group has been striving to contribute to people’s lives all over the world, combining deliciousness with wellbeing.As amino acids are the source of life for all living beings, our cutting-edge technologies in Amino Science benefit not only human beings, but also animals, fish and plants.
    Making diversity our force, Ajinomoto Group subsidiaries in Europe operate to bring greater wellness to people and their surroundings, with our corporate message ‘ Eat Well, Live Well.’
  • How Ajinomoto Group Strives to Contribute to the Fight against the Covid19

    Washing hands has become the most important gesture to protect oneself against the virus. The health care unit at Ajinomoto Group has continued supplying our high-quality surfactants to the manufacturers of hand soap and other types of washing materials.

    For hospitals submerged by increasing numbers of patients in a severe condition, we have never stopped producing several basic drugs as well as medical-use amino acids in order to avoid the shortage of these products which directly support patients’ lives. Today, the Pharmaceutical ODMC unit is collaborating with its international partners for the development and production of a treatment.

    In the domain of food and nutrition, every member company fulfills its role of nourishing people, animals and plants even in this most difficult situation. Easy to stock, carry and prepare, in this time of emergency, our instant noodles products have been a quick convenient meal for many people both inside and outside of the home.
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Our Philosophy

Eat Well, Live Well.

Ajinomoto Group Mission

To contribute to the world‘s food and wellness and to better lives for the future.

Ajinomoto Group Vision

To contribute to greater wellness for people worldwide, unlocking the power of amino acids to resolve the food and health issues associated with dietary habits and aging.

Ajinomoto Group Creating Shared Value (ASV)

With our stakeholders and businesses, we help resolve society’s issues, leading to the creation of economic value.

Ajinomoto Group Way

Create New Value, Pioneer Spirit, Social Contribution, Value People

Ajinomoto Group Policies (AGP)