History

1912

Began operations for genetic and breed improvement of domestic chicken.

1914

Began artificial incubation using electric heating.

1929

Consolidated farms to combat farming recession. Created a cooperative feed mill and GP center and began joint management of the Sanno Animal Husbandry Association. Received public recognition from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

1931

Set a world production record of 317 eggs, which the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry recognized.

1932

Set a new Japan record of 321 eggs, which the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry awarded.

1934

Dispatched genetics engineers to America and England, and imported selected layer breeds.

1947

Visit by Prince Takamatsu.

1948

Set a post-war record of 300 eggs with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry at the breeding farm in Okazaki. Received an award from the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry.

1958

Set a world record with the production of 365 large eggs at the Toyama breeding farm.

1959

Set a world record for the second consecutive year with the production of 365 eggs at the Toyama breeding farm. Received an award for achievements in Japanese poultry farming and breeding.

1962

Exported select breeds of chicks to Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and Sri Lanka.

1963

Entered a special hatchery operation contract with Hy-line Corporation in America, the largest layer breeder in the world at the time, and started producing and marketing Highline chicks.
Also built a plant in Konosu, Saitama.

1965

Developed an egg production farm using the Tree Egg System (all-in, all-out system).

1966

Expanded the layer division and began replacement pullet operations in addition to breeder farms.

1967

and established a hatchery operation at the Konosu plant.

1968

Established ISE Foods Inc. with headquarters in Konosu, Saitama Prefecture.
Completed and began operations at the GP Center Plant in Nakaniida, Miyagi Prefecture.

1972

Completed ISE Foods Inc. headquarters building. Completed and began operations at the Yachiyo GP Center Plant.

1975

Completed and began operations at the GP Center Plants in Yokohama, Osaka, and Ryugasaki.

1977

Completed and began operations at the Shikama Farm with the latest equipment, which was the largest layer farm in Asia.
Completed Konosu in-house Laboratory (chicken diseases and food inspection facility)
Completed and began operations at the Tama GP Center Plant.

1978

Began operations of the food processing and manufacturing in Nanao, Osaka and Ryugasaki.

1980

Constructed and began operations at frozen food plant in Furudono, Fukushima Prefecture.
Established ISE America, Inc. in New Jersey, USA. When on to become No. 2 in sales volume.

1981

Opened Tokyo office in Kanda Nishiki-cho, Tokyo. Started hog operations with 1,000 sows in Tokuda, Iwate Prefecture.
Established our hog shipping system with annual capacity of 30,000 hogs, including another hog raising farm in Ibaraki Prefecture.

1983

Established Ise America Seaboard Foods in eight U.S. states. Established the Croton Farm.

1984

ISE America and Ise America Seaboard Foods become No. 1 in the U.S. in terms of total production and sales volume.
Doubled production capacity at the Fukushima Plant by expanding and renovating facilities.

1985

Moved the Tokyo office to the ISE Foods headquarters building in Negishi, Taito-ku, Tokyo.
Completed and began operations at the Ogawa GP Center Plant.
Completed ISE America’s New Jersey farm.
Doubled production volume at the Konosu GP Center Plant through renovations. Set a new company record in packaged egg sales volume.

1986

Completed construction and began operations at the Niigata GP Center Plant.

1988

Completed environmentally controlled windowless and raised-floor poultry houses at the Ogawa, Hanna and Yachio farms.

1989

Developed the “Ise Egg,” which is rich in DHA. Successfully completed clinical testing of this egg at Kanagawa University. Began sales at major department stores.

1990

Began sales of “MORI-TAMA” eggs.

1991

Established Tamamura Delica Co., Ltd. Constructed and started operations of state-of-the-art Tamamura Delica plant in Tamamura, Gunma Prefecture.

1992

Completed and began operations at the Konosu chilled foods plant.

1993

Established Kazo Ryutsu Corporation and began operations at the Ryugasaki dairy plant. Began operations at the Minosato farm and constructed new Minosato GP plant.

1997

Completed the first phase of expansion at the Fukushima plant. Completed new chilled food lines.
Established spin-off company Ise Delica as a plant for the manufacturing and processing of egg products for sale at convenience stores.
"MORI-TAMA"became No. 1 in Japan in the sales of the brand-name egg category.

2000

The ISE Foods Minosato packing plant (Minosatomachi, Ibaraki Prefecture) becomes first plant in industry to receive ISO 9001 certification.
“MORI-TAMA” becomes the first egg to be recognized and certified as a nutritionally functioned food.

2001

Began operations at Tsukuba Farm.

2002

Began operations at the Ishioka PK plant.
Began operations at Misaki Farm.

2003

Began operations at the Okayama PK plant.
Began liquid egg operations at the same time.

2006

Began operations at the Ise Nojo’s GP Plant.
License agreement with Disney. Began sales of “Disney Kurashi no Tamago” eggs.

2007

Established the joint company “Ise Farms Co., Ltd.” for the sale and production of eggs with Mitsui Bussan in China.

2010

“MORI-TAMA” celebrates the 20th anniversary of its release.

2011

Was awarded the “Food Action Nippon Award 2010” in the product category.

2012

Celebrated the 100 year anniversary of the group’s founding.