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Corporate Name Hokuto Corporation
Established July, 1964
Capital ¥5.5 billion
Head office 138-1 Minamibori, Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture 381-8533, Japan
Telephone +81 (0)26-243-3111
Facsimile +81 (0)26-243-3118
Business
Activities
  1. Molding of synthetic resin and sale of resin products
  2. Production and sale of agricultural materials and machines
  3. Production of agricultural products,advice on production
  4. processing and sale of agricultural products
  5. All necessary activities ancillary to the above
Employees 998 (as of March 31,2013)
Subsidiaries Hokuto Industry Corporation:Production and sale of packaging materials and agricultural equipments
HOKTO KINOKO COMPANY:Production and sale of Kinoko mushrooms(Bunashimeji, Eryngii, Maitake and Bunapi) in U.S.A.
Taiwan Hokuto Corporation:Production and sale of Kinoko mushrooms(Bunashimeji, Bunapi) in Taiwan
HOKTO MALAYSIA SDN.BHD.:Production and sale of Kinoko mushrooms in Malaysia

History

July 1964 DelupsShoji Co., Ltd., the forerunner of Hokuto Corporation, established in Hakoshimizu, Nagano with capital of ¥500, 000
April 1968 The Head Factory established and started producing polypropylene bottles to grow mushrooms
June 1968 Head Office moved to Minamibori, Nagano
October 1968 Matsumoto Sales Office(the present Hokuto Industry Corporation, Matsumoto Branch)established in Matsumoto, Nagano
June 1970 Niigata Sales Office established (the present Hokuto Industry Corporation, Niigata Branch)in Niigata
February 1972 Corporate name changed to Hokuto Industory Corporation
May 1975 Ueda Sales Office established in Ueda, Nagano (the present Hokuto Industry Corporation, Ueda Sales Office )
December 1983 Mushroom Laboratory established in Nagano
April 1986 New breed of Enokitake, Hokuto M-50, developed
February 1988 Niigata Sales Office moved to newly built premises
April 1988 New breed of Hiratake, Hokuto Y-3, developed
May 1988 New breed of Enokitake, Hokuto M-70, developed
April 1989 Yanagihara Mushroom Center established in Nagano
May 1989 Hirokawa Mushroom Center established in Hirokawa-cho, Yame-gun, Fukuoka
April 1990 Koshoku Mushroom Center established in Chikuma, Nagano
October 1990 New breed of Bunashimeji, Hokuto No.5, developed
November 1990 New breed of Enokitake, Hokuto M-80, developed
April 1991 Niigata Mushroom Center established in Fujitsukahama, Shibata, Niigata
June 1991 Toyama Mushroom Center established in Yatsuo-cho, Toyama
November 1991 New breed of Bunashimeji, Hokuto No.6, developed
May 1992 New Head Office building completed
August 1992 New breed of Hiratake, Hokuto Y-5, developed
April 1993 Yame Mushroom Center established in Yame, Fukuoka
June 1993 New breed of Bunashimeji, Hokuto No.8, developed
August 1993 New breed of Bunashimeji, Hokuto No.7, developed
January 1994 Iitsuna Rest Center established in Iitsuna Plateau, Nagano
May 1994 Established the Second Factory beside the Niigata Mushroom Center
September 1994 New breed of Enokitake, Hokuto M-90, developed
November 1994 Stocks listed with the Securities Dealers Association of Japan
January 1995 New breed of Bunashimeji, Hokuto No.10, developed
April 1995 Tomakomai Mushroom Center established in Tomakomai, Hokkaido
August 1995 New breed of Maitake, Hokuto MY-75 and MY-95, all developed
May 1996 Kurogi Mushroom Center established in Kurogi-cho, Yame-gun, Fukuoka
December 1996 Office block added to the Mushroom Laboratory
May 1997 Kagawa Mushroom Center established in Higashikagawa, Kagawa
July 1997 Hokuto Bio-science Promotion Foundation established
December 1997 Ueda Sales Office moved to new building
January 1998 New breed of Bunashimeji, Hokuto No.11, developed
March 1998 Residence for employees in Nagano built
September 1998 Second Factory built beside the Tomakomai Mushroom Center
February 1999 New breed of Eryngii, Hokuto PLE-2, developed
April 1999 Miyagi Mushroom Center established in Osaki, Miyagi
June 1999 Third Factory built beside the Niigata Mushroom Center
November 1999 Listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
December 1999 New breed of Bunashimeji, Hokuto No.12, developed
May 2000 Third Factory built beside the Kagawa Mushroom Center
October 2000 New breed of Bunashimeji, Hokuto No.15, developed
January 2001 Shizuoka Mushroom Center established in Mineta, Kikukawa, Shizuoka
June 2001 Head Office and the Head Factory, Yanagihara Mushroom Center obtain ISO 14001 certification.
July 2001 Second Factory built beside the Shizuoka Mushroom Center
September 2001 New breed of Bunashimeji, Hokuto No.16, developed
March 2002 Oomachi Mushroom Center established in Oomachi, Nagano
April 2002 The Tokyo branch and the Osaka branch both established
Started cultivating Bunapi
May 2002 Third Factory built beside the Tomakomai Mushroom Center
June 2002 Jyoujima Mushroom Center established in Jyoujima-cho, Kurume, Fukuoka
July 2002 New breed of Bunashimeji, Hokuto shiro No.1, developed
April 2003 New breed of Maitake, Hokuto NT-100, developed
June 2003 Second Factory built beside the Oomachi Mushroom Center
October 2003 Corporate name changed to Hokuto Corporation
Nagoya Sales Office established
February 2004 Started selling Agaricus
April 2004 Hokuto Industory Co., Ltd., established
Hiroshima Mushroom Center established in Daiwa-cho, Mihara, Hiroshima
June 2004 Kanto district delivery center established in Sugito-cho, Kitakatsushika-gun, Saitama
April 2005 Hokuto Medical Co., Ltd., established
July 2006 Akanuma Mushroom Center established in Nagano
HOKTO KINOKO COMPANY established
June 2007 Ueda Mushroom Center established in Shiokawa, Ueda, Nagano
December 2008 Taiwan Branch and Taiwan Mushroom Center established in Pingtung Country, Taiwan
April 2009 Saku Mushroom Center established in Shiga, Saku, Nagano
April 2010 Fukuokayame Mushroom Center established in Yame, Fukuoka
March 2011 Taiwan Branch become Taiwan Hokuto Corporation established as a wholly owned subsidiary
June 2011 Second Factory built beside the Saku Mushroom Center
April 2013 Hokuto Medical Co., Ltd. was mergered into Hokuto Corporation
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