About KOKUBU

KOKUBU key figures

Let's introduce KOKUBU Group by some figures to be understood easily.

  • 305 years
    Established in 305 years ago

    Kanbei KOKUBU V, borned in Izawa where was the southern area of Ise-matsusaka, started the business in Edo-Nihonbashi since 1712. It is recorded that he was dealing with the Kimono trade as well as started the soy sauce brewing operation at the period of establishment. In the early Meiji period, it converted to a foodstuff-wholesaling while withdrawing from the soy sauce brewing industry.

  • JPY1,817,8billion
    Annual Sales (KOKUBU Group) JPY 1,817,876,000,000

    The KOKUBU Group's annual sales for the fiscal year ended December 2016 was JPY 1,817,8 billions.

  • 35,000companies
    The number of our customers is about 35,000

    We have dealings with about 35,000 companies, including supermarkets, convenience stores, department stores, drug stores, liquor shops, food-service and meal-supplying, mail-order and net trade, etc.

  • 10,000companies
    The number of our clients is about 10,000 companies.

    We have business with about 10,000 manufacturers to meet the needs of our customers.

  • 600,000items
    The number of product line-up is about 600,000 items.

    The number of product line-up is about 600,000 items, such as processed foods, alcoholic drinks, confectionery, frozen chilled and fresh food, etc.

  • 268locations
    The number of domestic distribution centers is 268 locations.

    The logistics network covering the whole dometic area is built up by 268-location distribution centers. Also we have logistics functions in China and the ASEAN.

  • 28companies
    The number of subsidiaries is 28 companies.

    KOKUBU Group is formed by domestic and overseas 28 subsidiaries and 17 associate companies.

  • 50countries
    We export to 50 countries.

    Currently, we export foods and alcoholic drinks to 50 countries, mainly Asia, Europe and North America.

  1. KOKUBU key figures