|1900●||A store, Miyazaki Iwamatsu Shoten, opens in Fukagawa (current Koto-ku), Tokyo.
With the trademark of “Lion,” it sells salt. The proprietor-shopkeeper is Iwamatsu Miyazaki.
|1916●||A factory is built at Senda-cho, Fukagawa-ku, Tokyo-shi (current 3-4, Sengoku, Koto-ku, Tokyo), and begins manufacturing and selling breadcrumbs.|
|1931●||Eiichiro Miyazaki becomes the second shopkeeper, changing the store’s name to Miyazaki Breadcrumbs Maker.|
|1937●||The maker begins manufacturing of the first soft breadcrumbs in Japan.
|1945●||Everything is destroyed in the Great Tokyo Air Raids.|
|1948●||Breadcrumb production resumes at a new factory in Takasago, Urawa-shi, Saitama.|
|1952●||Operations move to Bessho in Urawa-shi (current Saitama-shi), Saitama.|
|1954●||Moriichi Miyazaki becomes the third shopkeeper.|
|1960●||The legal status is changed to limited liability company capitalized at 2 million yen. The company name is changed to “Lion Breadcrumbs Co., Ltd.”|
|1968●||The Ministry of Health and Welfare recognizes breadcrumbs as a special nutritive food for the first time in Japan.|
|1971●||The Ibaraki Factory is constructed in Sekijo-machi, Makabe-gun (the current Chikusei-shi), Ibaraki.|
|1976●||Recognized for the first time as a Corporation Filing Excellent Tax Declarations.|
|1978●||A facility to produce pizza crust is completed within the Ibaraki Factory.|
|1979●||The company name is changed to “Lion Foods Co., Ltd.”|
|1984●||The commemorative booklet Kagyo Hyakunen (“Hundred Years of Family Business”) is published.|
|1987●||The Iwate Factory is completed (current Tohoku Factory) and begins producing ohmic-heated breadcrumbs.|
|1991●||Production of oven-baked breadcrumbs begins at the Iwate Factory. Capital is increased to 30 million yen.|
|1994●||Head Office and R&D Center are completed at the site where the Urawa Factory previously stood.|
|1995●||Yasushi Miyazaki becomes President.|
|1996●||A new company producing breadcrumbs, Lion Foods (Qingdao) Co., Ltd., (Qingdao Factory) is established in Qingdao, China.
A patent is obtained for breadcrumbs with low oil absorption and for the production technique (Cell Membrane Flake).
|1997●||A patent is obtained for manufacturing fried foods suitable for reheating in microwave ovens (Range Flake).|
|1998●||A letter of appreciation is received from the Director-General of the Food Agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.|
|2000●||A ceremony is held in celebration of the 100th anniversary.|
|2001●||The Kanto Tsukuba Factory is completed.
|2004●||An oven-baked breadcrumb line is completed at the Chinese factory.|
|2005●||A new company, Lion Foods Jiaxing Co., Ltd., (Jiaxing Factory) is incorporated in Jiaxing City, Zhejiang, China. Capital of US$2,300,000 and a site (11,256 m2) for a factory are secured.|
|2006●||The Kanto Factory is physically closed and merged with the Kanto Tsukuba Factory, creating the new Kanto Factory.
An ohmic-heated breadcrumb production line is completed at the new Kanto Factory.
|2007●||The Jiaxing Factory is completed, and manufacture and sale of breadcrumbs begins.
Yuichi Miyazaki becomes president of Lion Foods Co., Ltd.
|2009●||The Kanto Factory and the Tohoku Factory are each JAS-certified.|
|2011●||Lion Foods Jiaxing Co., Ltd., obtains a China Quality Certificate (CQC).|
|2013●||An extruder line is completed at the Tohoku Factory.|
|2014●||A spin-off company, Lion Foods Sales Co., Ltd., is established.|
|2016●||A second oven-baked breadcrumb production facility is completed at the Kanto Factory.
100th year from the start of manufacturing and selling breadcrumbs.