Production and Quality Control

Up-to-date facilities enabling integrated production--from raw materials to finished products--and supply high quality products with food safety and security, by operating our"Food safety and quality management system"

Supplying products based on food safety and quality management

Showa Sangyo supplies customers with safe, high-quality products by adhering to its "Three Principles for a Risk-Free Approach" in all processes--from procurement of raw materials to manufacturing and shipping.
We have established our own "Food Safety and Quality Management System" to ensure compliance with these three principles and address customer's requests and feedback.
Centered on the "Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system", Showa Sangyo's system is a quality assurance framework that encompasses management systems, such as "ISO 22000", "FSSC 22000" and "ISO 9001", and the "American Institute of Baking (AIB) Food Safety System". We have identified structural and personnel roles needed for operating this system. By actively addressing various issues linked to improvements, this system will contribute to even higher customer satisfaction.

"The Three Principles for a Risk-Free Approach" are as follows:

Principle 1
"No questionable materials allowed"
at the raw materials procurement stage
Principle 2
"No processing of questionable products"
at the manufacturing stage
Principle 3
"No shipping of questionable products"
at the shipping stage

Thanks to our plants, which are equipped with integrated production functions covering everything from raw materials to products, we can respond flexibly to customers' needs. The waterfront locations of our Kashima, Kobe, and Funabashi plants are ideal for procuring raw materials.
For distribution purposes as well, their proximity to local markets ensures the timely delivery of products.

Kashima Plant

The Kashima Plant has a pier where Panamax-class(approximately 65,000 tons) grain carriers can berth. Located just 80 km from Tokyo, this major plant is also ideally located from a distribution perspective.

Location Kamisu-shi, Ibaraki (Kashima Coastal Industrial Zone)
Site area approximately 378,600 m2 (including Plant 2)
Operations Flour milling, Crushing, Refining vegetable oils, Corn wet milling and saccharification
External certification ISO22000, ISO14001 and FSSC 22000 (saccharification / preparation and filling of vegetable oils)
Silo storage capacity 207,720 tons

Kashima Plant, Itako Branch Plant for Premixes

Location Itako-shi, Ibaraki
Site area approximately 25,000 m2
Operations Premixes
External certification FSSC22000 and ISO14001

Kobe Plant

Located on the eastern side of the Port of Kobe and equipped with a Panamax-class berth, the Kobe Plant is the Group's manufacturing and distribution hub in western Japan.

Location Kobe-shi, Hyogo
Site area approximately 73,000 m2
Operations Flour milling, Crushing, Refining vegetable oils, Premixes
External certification ISO22000, ISO14001 and FSSC 22000(Premixes, preparation and filling of vegetable oils)
Silo storage capacity 135,000 tons

Funabashi Plant

The Funabashi Plant produces premixes and pasta primarily in its flour milling facility. It performs secondary processing of wheat flour, and is a manufacturing and distribution hub for the Tokyo metropolitan area.

Location Funabashi-shi, Chiba
Site area approximately 74,000 m2
Operations Flour milling, Premixes, Pasta
External certification ISO22000, ISO14001 and FSSC 22000 (Premixes, pasta)
Silo storage capacity 22,600 tons