About Us

Trailblazing the Field for a Century

President's Message

Yuichi Miyazaki
PresidentYuichi Miyazaki

Founded as a direct salt-seller in Fukagawa, Tokyo, in 1900, our company shifted its focus to manufacturing and selling breadcrumbs when they were not yet recognized as a serious food ingredient. This was in 1916, in the early days of Westernization of lifestyles in Japan.

For all of our 114 years, our predecessors and we have worked to expand our product lines to meet the needs of society. Now, with two domestic and two overseas factories, we produce related products as well as our primary ones.

With quality, reliability, and ongoing research and development as our basic manufacturing principles, we will endeavor to maintain the highest standards of safety and consistency, and to push forward the frontiers of taste and tastiness. We intend to be a company the food industry cannot live without.

I look forward to your guidance, encouragement and support.

Corporate Philosophy

With our motto - "Balanced, Sound Management" -
we endeavor always to enhance trust in us,
and to make our contribution to society through food.

Company Spirit / Lion statue (bronze)
Company Spirit / Lion statue (bronze)“Neppu (Hot Wind)”by Seibo Kitamura (Owned by the company)

Company Profile

Lion Foods Co., Ltd.

Head Office

1-16-3, Bessho Minami-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama 336-0021

TEL. 048-863-1185 (Main)

FAX. 048-864-3939

https://www.lion-foods.co.jp

Kanto Factory

1531-1, Funyu, Chikusei-shi, Ibaraki 308-0111

TEL. 0296-37-4181 (Main)

FAX. 0296-37-4182

Tohoku Factory

15-7, Matsunagane Aza, Iwayado, Esashi-ku, Oshu-shi, Iwate 023-1101

TEL. 0197-35-1185 (Main)

FAX. 0197-35-5545

Foundation

May 1900

Establishment

June 1960

Capital

30 million yen

Directors & Officers
President
Yuichi Miyazaki
Senior Managing Director
Shigeo Miyazaki
Managing Director
Keita Miyazaki
Director
Masahiko Tsukaguchi
Auditor
Aiko Miyazaki
Employees

180

Business Outline

Manufacturing breadcrumbs and other wheat flour secondary products

Production capacity

2,100 tons of breadcrumbs per month

Banks
  • Saitama Resona Bank Urawa Central Branch
  • Mizuho Bank Urawa Branch
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. Urawa Branch
Memberships
  • Japan Federation of Breadcrumbs Industry Cooperatives
  • Saitama Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Urawa Society of Corporations Filing Excellent Tax Declarations
Welfare

Member of Tokyu Harvest Club; social gatherings for employees, including travel and golf

Holidays

Sundays, national holidays, second and fourth Saturdays, once-a month individual days off, year-end and New Year’s holidays, summer break

Lion Foods Sales Co., Ltd.

Head Office

1-16-3, Bessho, Minami-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama 336-0021

TEL. 048-862-4185 (Main)

FAX. 048-864-3939

https://www.lion-foods.co.jp

Establishment April 2014
Capital 10 million yen
Directors & Officers
President
Yuichi Miyazaki
Senior Managing Director
Shigeo Miyazaki
Managing Director
Keita Miyazaki
Director
Masahiko Tsukaguchi
Auditor
Aiko Miyazaki
Business Outline Sale of breadcrumbs and other wheat flour secondary products. Sale of related products, including frozen food.

Lion Foods (Qingdao) Co., Ltd. (Qingdao Factory)

Address

Jiaozhou Town, Jiaozhou City, Qingdao, Shandong, China 266317

TEL. 0532-8826-2202 (Main)

FAX. 0532-8826-2290

Establishment December 1996
Capital US$ 973,000
Employees 120
Directors & Officers
Chairman
Yuichi Miyazaki
Vice Chairman
Shigeo Miyazaki
Director
Keita Miyazaki
Director
Toshihisa Suzuki
Auditor
Masahiko Tsukaguchi
Business Outline Manufacture and sale of breadcrumbs, croutons, mixes and wheat flour secondary products

Lion Foods Jiaxing Co., Ltd. (Jiaxing Factory)

Address

1407 Chengbei Road, Jiaxing City, Zhejiang, China 314003

TEL. 0573-8282-1185 (Main)

FAX. 0573-8226-3939

Establishment July 2005
Capital US$ 3,450,000
Employees 40
Directors & Officers
Chairman
Shigeo Miyazaki
Vice Chairman
Keita Miyazaki
Director
Wang Yunxu
Auditor
Masahiko Tsukaguchi
Business Outline Manufacture and sale of breadcrumbs, croutons, mixes and wheat flour secondary products

History

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.

100th Year of Making Breadcrumbs Marked
with a Party

100th Year

On October 9, 2016, employees from the head office and Kanto and Tohoku factories gathered in the Royal Crown banquet hall of the Urawa Royal Pines Hotel for a party to celebrate our 100th anniversary of making breadcrumbs.

Entertainment during the full-course French meal included Nobu & Fukkey, a two-man musical mimicry team popular on TV variety shows.

A prize drawing added to the excitement. Attendees had a memorable time and left with renewed commitment and enthusiasm for making high-quality breadcrumbs.