History

1910
1912
  • Began operations for genetic and breed improvement of domestic chicken.
1914
  • Began artificial incubation using electric heating.
1920
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.
1930
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.
1940
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.
1950
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.
1960
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.
1970
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
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
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
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
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.