History

MILCLOCK

1966

  • The resolution to build a factory was passed at Tokachi
    Subprefecture Agricultural Cooperative Presidents' Meeting

1967

  • Hokkaido Kyodo Milk Products Co., Ltd. was founded(headquartered in Obihiro-shi)
  • Tokachi Factory (now Tokachi Main Factory) completed(Butter, skim milk powder manufacturing commenced)

1968

  • Headquarters relocated to Otofuke-cho

1969

  • Sapporo Sales Office (now Hokkaido Branch) established Market milk factory completed; 'Yotsuba 3.4 Milk' sales commenced

1970

  • Tokachi Factory No. 2 Processing Plant Completed

1972

  • Raw milk sales commenced outside of Hokkaido
  • Company name changed to Hokkaido Nokyo Milk Products Co., Ltd.

1973

  • Konsen Factory completed

1974

  • Tokyo Liaison Office (now Tokyo Office) established
  • Kitami Factory (now Okhotsk Kitami Factory) completed

1976

  • Tokachi Sales Office (now East Hokkaido Sales Office) established
  • Konsen Factory Market Milk Plant completed

1977

  • 10th anniversary of company foundation

1978

  • Tokachi Factory New Market Milk Plant completed

1981

  • Osaka Distribution Center (now Osaka Branch) established

1982

  • Tokyo Distribution Center (now Tokyo Branch) established
  • Cheddar Cheese Factory completed

1983

  • Headquarters relocated to Sapporo

1984

  • Soya Factory completed

1985

  • Asahikawa Sales Office (now North Hokkaido Sales Office) established

1986

  • Name changed to Yotsuba Milk Products Co., Ltd

1987

  • 20th anniversary of company foundation
  • Direct sales outlet 'Yotsuba Natural Parlor White Cosy' (now 'Milk & Parfait Yotsuba White Cosy) opened

1988

  • Research Center (now R&D Center) established

1992

  • Tokyo Factory completed
  • Tokachi Factory Camembert Cheese Plant completed

1997

  • 30th anniversary of company foundation

1998

  • Certified for Comprehensive Sanitation Management and Production Process for the first time (Raw Milk Division at Tokachi Main Factory, Konsen Factory, Tokyo Factory) (Cultured Milk Division) / Tokyo Factory
  • Kanto Distribution Center (Kazo-shi, Saitama) established

1999

  • Certified for Comprehensive Sanitation Management and Production Process for the first time(Processed Milk, Skim Milk and Milk Beverage Divisons at Tokachi Main Factory, Cream Division at Tokachi Main Factory,Konsen Factory, Soya Factory)
  • ISO14001 certification obtained (Tokyo Factory)

2001

  • ISO14001 certification obtained (Tokachi Main Factory, Konsen Factory, Okhotsk Kitami Factory, Soya Factory)

2004

  • Tokachi Main Factory New Market Milk Plant completed

2005

  • Certified for Comprehensive Sanitation Management and Production Process for the first time
    (Skim Milk Division at Tokachi Main Factory, Konsen Factory)

2006

  • Certified for Comprehensive Sanitation Management and Production Process for the first time
    (Skim Milk Division at Okhotsk Kitami Factory, Soya Factory)

2007

  • 40th anniversary of company foundation
  • Okhotsk Kitami Factory Dairy Product Processing Facility completed

2010

  • Corporate Slogan formalized as 'Delivering Hokkaido goodness directly to consumers'
  • Konsen Factory New Administration Wing and Shipment Refrigerator completed
  • R&D Center of Cheese established
  • Okhotsk Kitami Freezer / Refrigerator Wing and Powdered Milk Warehouse Wing established

2011

  • Tokachi Main Factory New Dairy Product Plant (Butter, Liquid Product Manufacturing Facility) completed
  • Milk & Parfait Yotsuba White Cosy New Chitose Airport Store opened

2012

  • 'Oishisa Massugu Kan' Educational Facility opened at Tokachi Main Factory
  • Milk & Parfait Yotsuba White Cosy
    Tokyo Sky Tree Town Sora Machi Store opened

2013

  • Tokachi Main Factory New Dairy Product Plant (Powdered Milk Manufacturing Facility) completed
  • FSSC22000 certification obtained (Tokachi Main Factory, Soya Factory)

2014

  • FSSC22000 certification obtained (Konsen Factory, Tokyo Factory)
  • Halal certification obtained (Konsen Factory, Soya Factory)

2015

  • Tokachi Main Factory Cheese Plant (New Cheese Manufacturing Facility) completed
  • FSSC22000 certification obtained (Okhotsk Kitami Factory)
  • Halal certification obtained (Tokachi Main Factory Cheese Plant)

2017

  • 50th anniversary of company foundation
  • Management philosophy and Yotsuba Group Corporate Code Charter
  • 'Yotsuba Way' formalized
  • Halal certification obtained (Okhotsk Kitami Factory)

2019

  • Renovation of the 'Oishisa Massugu Kan' Educational Facility