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Company Profile

Company Name Noboru Co., Ltd.
Founded in February, 1971
Established in June, 1979
Representative Director Masaharu Hori
Capital 50 million yen
Business Description
  1. Catering, manufacturing, and sales of boxed meals and other cooked food products (lunch for schools, preschools, and daycares; processed food products for convenience stores and supermarkets, such as ready-made dishes; boxed meals; rice balls; inari-zushi (sushi rice ball wrapped in a deep-fried tofu pouch); sushi rolls; etc.)
  2. Manufacturing and sales of cooked rice products (white rice, vinegared sushi rice, seasoned rice, rice with red beans, etc.)
  3. Sales and retail of rice (registration no. Hachi-Nou No. 1577)
  4. Contracted business of school lunch provision
  5. Management of and management consultant business for cafeterias and restaurants
  6. Agency business for non-life insurance and insurances based on the Act on Securing Compensation for Automobile Accidents
  7. Sales of children's products and toys
Annual sales 2.9 billion yen
Number of employees 500
Main customers
  • Preschools in Fukuoka Prefecture (lunch for 160 preschools)
  • Kyushu Business Association of University Co-operatives
  • department stores, and supermarkets
Main suppliers
  • Howdy Inc. Co., Ltd.;
  • Mizkan Holdings Co., Ltd.;
  • Agric Co., Ltd.;
  • AHJIKAN Co., Ltd.;
  • Kyokuto Fadie Corporation;
  • Iwata Sangyo Co., Ltd.;
  • and Kewpie Corporation
Main banks
  • Kurosaki Branch of Fukuoka Bank
  • Kurosaki Branch of Nishi-Nippon City Bank
  • and Kitakyushu Branch of Shoko Chukin Bank


Headquarters/Main Factory

1-15-10 Kongo, Yahatanishi-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka, 807-1263, Japan


  • TEL: +81-93-618-3575 (Main)
  • FAX: +81-93-618-3590
Fukuoka Distribution Center

2-3-11 Uchihashihigashi, Kasuya-machi, Kasuya-gun, Fukuoka, 811-2320, Japan


  • TEL: +81-92-939-5733
  • FAX: +81-92-939-5715
Kagoshima Plant

8-15-36 Tagami, Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima, 890-0034, Japan


  • TEL: +81-99-282-0787
  • FAX: +81-99-282-0792
Nagasaki Plant

20-3 Oroshi-honmachi, Sasebo-shi, Nagasaki, 857-1162, Japan


  • TEL: +81-956-59-9630
  • FAX: +81-956-59-9631
Oita Plant (subcontract plant)

2-2-41 Hirose-machi, Oita-shi, Oita, 870-0847, Japan


  • TEL: +81-97-545-2030
  • FAX: +81-97-545-2555


February 1971 Founded Noboru Kyushoku in Yahatahigashi-ku.
June 1979 Founded Noboru Kyushoku Ltd.
February 1982 Transferred the head plant to Aioi-cho, Yahatanishi-ku.
April 1988 Established World Rice Ltd. (spun off the cooked rice department).
November 1991 Opened World Rice Ltd. Fukuoka Rice-Cooking Plant.
November 1993 Opened World Rice Ltd. Kagoshima Plant.
May 1996 Merged and reorganized Noboru Kyushoku Ltd. and World Rice Ltd. into Noboru Co., Ltd. (capital: 13 million yen)
May 1997 Transferred the head plant to Kongo, Yahatanishi-ku, Kitakyushu-shi.
October 2000 Acquired Rank A as a Kitakyushu City designated
December 2000 Increased the capital to 50 million yen.
December 2005 Built a new fully automated rice cooking plant.
April 2006 Opened Nagasaki Sales Office.
June 2006 Opened Oita Sales Office.
November 2009 Transferred to the new Kagoshima Plant.
February 2010 Acquired HACCP certification.
November 2010 Received the Kitakyushu City Mayor's Award for Excellent Food Hygiene Facility from the Kitakyushu Food Hygiene Association.
November 2011 Received the Japan Food Hygiene Association Chairman Award for Excellent Food Hygiene Facility from the Japan Food Hygiene Association.
November 2013 Received the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Award for Excellent Food Hygiene Facility from the Japan Food Hygiene Association.
April 2014 Opened the new Nagasaki Plant.
September 2015 Opened a new washing plant.
September 2017 Became a wholly owned subsidiary of Nisshin Healthcare Food Service Co., Ltd.
February 2020 Built a frozen food plant.
July 2021 Started a new framework with Chairman Uehara and President Hori.
September 2023 Chairperson Uehara assumes the position of Advisor.
January 2024 ISO 22000: 2018 certification acquired

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