About Us

About Us

Company Profile

Company name
Head office
Nanotsu, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka
Tel: +81-92-713-1771 / Fax: +81-92-781-2527
Site size
Main factory warehouse 11,890.56 square meters
Susumu Kano, President
Flour milling, food processing, animal feed processing (MAFF-designated factory), silo
May 1943
100 million yen
  • Chikugo Plant
    328 Izumi, Chikugo City, Fukuoka 833-0041
    Tel: +81-942-52-2141 / Fax: +81-942-54-1659
  • Shimabara Branch
    1583-18 Sukawa, Nishiarie-cho, Minami-Shimabara City, Nagasaki 859-2212
    Tel: +81-90-2397-0041 / Fax: +81-957-82-8967
  • K&E Co., Ltd. [Bakery Die Sonnenblume]
     1-2-17 Imajuku-ekimae, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka 819-0168
     Tel & Fax: +81-92-806-8733
  • Sanei Co., Ltd. [Equipment sales, etc.]
    4-2-22 Nanotsu, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka 810-0071
    Tel: +81-92-731-1145 / Fax: +81-92-714-3726
  • Yamaguchi Transportation Ltd. [Freight transportation service]
    328 Izumi, Chikugo City, Fukuoka 833-0041
    Tel: +81-942-53-2454 / Fax: +81-942-54-1659

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Taiyo Flour Milling supports people with disabilities to become self-sufficient.
Social Welfare Corporation Nankou-Airinkai provides day and living support services intending to create a sustainable community where people with disabilities can live fulfilling lives with their loved ones. 'Colony Enterprise' and 'Nagasaki Polytechnic Center' are committed to creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities through the production of traditional 'Shimabara hand-stretched Somen noodles. Taiyo Flour Milling has also been cooperating with these initiatives. Taiyo Flour Milling will continue to work towards improving social welfare and creating a happier society, collaborating with Nankou-Airinkai.
「ISO 22000:2018」certification for quality management
We have been certified as meeting, and being in conformity with, international standards as set by the International Organization for Standardization.
*Certification issued for main factory
ISO22000 certification
Halal certification
Our factory has been certified by the NPO Japan Halal Association as a halal factory. *Certification issued for main factory


May 1943
Started business as Yame Barley Processing Ltd. (110,000 yen in capital).
June 1943
Constructed a barley processing plant at Hainuzuka, Yame, Fukuoka and started production.
September 1945
Changed the company name to Yame Foods Ltd. and started dairy and bakery operations, in addition to barley processing, as part of a diversification plan.
July 1948
Changed the company name to Yame Foods Co., Ltd.
February 1952
Completed Flour milling factory construction.
April 1958
Designated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan as a bran specialization factory.
August 1960
Changed the company name to Taiyo Flour Milling Co., Ltd. and moved the bran specialization factory from Omuta to Chikugo City (daily production capacity of 105.9 tons).
February 1964
Constructed a feed-use barley processing plant.
December 1965
President Kijiro Kano was awarded the Medal of Honor (blue ribbon).
November 1969
President Kijiro Kano passed away.
Mr. Kenji Ujihara appointed as President (2nd in company history).
March 1971
Constructed a Fukuoka feed plant and started production.
May 1976
Mr. Ryozo Kamatani appointed as President (3rd in company history).
November 1976
Completed Taiyo silo (11,245 tons) construction.
Appointed Food Agency silo designation.
February 1979
Completed headquarters (office/factory) construction in Fukuoka City (daily flour mills production capacity of 185.9 tons).
July 1982
Constructed warehouse E in front of headquarters.
June 1983
Mr. Shuhei Koga appointed as President (4th in company history).
April 1984
Acquired the business rights to Okamoto Flour Milling Co., Ltd.
October 1986
Installed classifiers.
November 1987
Acquired Yamaguchi Transportation Ltd.
October 1988
Formed a partnership with FrigorTec GmbH (current name) of Germany.
Launched Granifrigor business (grain cooling units and systems) via Sanei.
June 1990
Introduced pre-mixing lines.
September 1993
50th anniversary ceremony.
December 1996
Introduced stone-grinding milling lines operating with Vollmer GmbH equipment from Germany.
January 2000
Co-founded Rheingold Co., Ltd. with five other Japanese milling companies.
Developed Rhein-Gold, a European-style bread flour.
March 2001
Obtained ISO 9002 certification.
April 2001
Entered into a distributor agreement with Thermonox GmbH of Germany.
Launched ThermoNox business (thermal pest control solutions).
April 2003
Obtained ISO 9001:2000 certification.
[Scope of certification: Blending, development, production and sales of wheat flour and grain feed]
May 2004
Incorporated the peeling system.
January 2005
Introduced rye flour milling lines.
August 2006
Opened a bakery called Die Sonnenblume.
September 2006
Constructed constant temperature warehouses.
September 2013
Constructed bakery and confectionery workshop facilities.
November 2013
Completed small-lot and multifunctional milling factory construction.
November 2013
70th anniversary ceremony/celebration.
February 2015
Completed small-lot milling factory construction.
May 2016
Certified by Japan Halal Association as a halal factory.
June 2016
Mr. Susumu Kano appointed as President (5th in company history).
Mr. Shuhei Koga appointed as Board Chairman.
March 2017
Grand opening for relocated Bakery Die Sonnenblume, near Imajuku Station.
June 2017
Started milling of barley and sales of barley flour products.
August 2021
Obtained ISO22000 : 2018 certification.
March 2023
Constructed an automated temperature-controlled warehouse.
November 2023
80th anniversary celebration.
November 2023
Introducing a new logo and developing a credo as part of our rebranding.