Company History

1882 Kimura Tokubei Shoten is opened in Kabutocho, Nihonbashi, Tokyo.
1950 Kimura Tokubei Shoten is established as stock company in Otaki-cho, Yokosuka, Kanagawa. Head office (main store) is subsequently relocated to Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
1951 Company is authorized as wholesale rice merchant and launches rice sales.
1964 Company name is changed to Kitoku Co., Ltd.
1969 Large-scale rice milling factory is built in Kamome-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama.
1991 Angimex Kitoku Joint Venture Co. (now Angimex Kitoku Limited Company) is formed and launches business in Vietnam.
1994 Large-scale rice milling factory is built in Okegawa, Saitama.
1995 Rice importing business is launched under SBS (simultaneous-buy-sell contract) system.
1996 Kitoku America Inc. is established and launches operations in U.S.
1998 Kitoku begins importation of government-controlled rice in accordance with Minimum Access (MA) provisions.
2000 Kitoku merges with Shinryo Bussan Co. to form Kitoku Shinryo Co., Ltd.
2001 Shares are listed on JASDAQ (now JASDAQ Securities Exchange).
2002 Kitoku Shinryo acquires stake in Bizen Shokuryo Co. of Setouchi, Okayama, and begins operations in Chugoku region.
2002 Rice flour business is launched. Construction of factory in Sasakami, Niigata, is completed.
2006 Administrative headquarters are relocated to Nishi-Mizue, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo.
2008 Kitoku Thailand is established and launches operations in Thailand. Kitoku Shinryo begins importation of government-controlled (Thai) rice according to Minimum Access (MA) provisions.
2008 Name of Vietnam joint venture company is changed to Angimex Kitoku Limited Company. Rice milling factory is renovated.
2011 Kitoku(Dalian) Trading Co., Ltd. is established and launches operations in China.
2015 Taiwan Kitoku Co., Ltd. is established and launches operations in Taiwan.
2016 Administrative headquarters are relocated to Kanda-Ogawamachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.