Otsuka Foods




  • 1955

    CBC Foods Industry Co., Ltd., established.

  • 1968

    Bon Curry goes on sale as world’s first commercially available retort pouch curry product.

  • 1978

    Bon Curry GOLD goes on sale.

  • 1982

    Sinvino goes on sale.

  • 1985

    ARCHIMENDES goes on sale.
    Hello Kitty Bon Curry goes on sale.

  • 1988

    MIQUEL Jam goes on sale.
    Micro Magic goes on sale.

  • 1964

    Otsuka Group invests capital in CBC Foods Industry Co., Ltd.,
    and the company is renamed Otsuka Foods Industry Co., Ltd. (capitalized at ¥7 million)

  • 1976

    Oyako-don goes on sale.

  • 1980

    Kushiro Factory completed.

  • 1981

    Company acquires Otsuka Eiyo Kenkyujo Co., Ltd., and increases its capital to ¥1 billion.

    Bon Curry Five Star goes on sale.

  • 1983

    Biwako Research Institute established.

    Sherve goes on sale.

  • 1987

    Shiga Factory completed.

  • 1989

    Name changed to Otsuka Foods Co., Ltd.
    Otsuka Beverage Co., Ltd., established.

    Sinvino JAVA TEA Straight goes on sale as a drink for the dining table.