Business founded by Toichiro Tsukada (Komakien in Komaki Village, Kamiminochi-gun, now part of Nagano City). At that time, koya tofu (freeze-dried tofu) could only be made in winter using natural methods and supplied to customers around Nagano City.
The first president of Misuzu, Toyoaki Tsukada, developed a method for processing koya tofu using ammonia, which allowed the freeze-dried tofu to reconstitute quickly and cook softly. In June of the same year, the company exclusively distributed the product branded as Misuzu Tofu nationwide.
Misuzu Tofu Sales Cooperative formed.
Imachi Factory constructed in Imachi, Nagano. Using freezing methods in the factory, koya tofu could now be produced year-round. Misuzu continued to increase sales, production, and product quality.
2nd Business Phase
Misuzu is officially incorporated as Misuzu Tofu, Inc., with Toyoaki Tsukada inaugurated as the first CEO/President.
New factory (currently the Main Factory) was built to meet increasing demands and to begin streamlining production.
Factories certified under Japan Agricultural Standards (JAS).
Sales office opened in Tokyo (currently the Tokyo Branch Office).
Second factory at company headquarters was completed.
Sales office opened in Okayama.
Misuzu Tofu Sellers, Inc. established in Osaka (later merged with Misuzu Corporation in Nov. 1992 and is currently the Osaka Branch Office).
3rd Business Phase
Toshiyuki Tsukada inaugurated as 2nd CEO/President.
Sales office opened in Sendai.
Wastewater treatment facility was completed (MO-Lagoon system).
Began production of fried tofu.
Sales office opened in Fukuoka.
Began production of seasoned fried tofu.
Began making different varieties koya tofu to suit various types of dishes.
Sales office opened in Hiroshima.
Presented the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award at the 6th Annual Food Industry Excellence Awards Ceremony.
New fried tofu factory completed in the Food Product Industrial Complex in Narashino, Chiba (consolidated into the Main Factory in 1998).
Sales office opened in Nagano (currently the Corporate Headquarter) and in Nagoya (currently the Nagoya Branch Office).
Operation of new okara (soybean pulp) dehydration facilities began.
Operation of new Toshin Factory facilities in eastern Nagano began (consolidated into Main Factory in Jul. 1999).
Sales office opened in Shikoku.
Operation of new Kohoku Factory facilities began.
Sales office in Hamamatsu opened (consolidated into the Nagoya Branch Office in 2005).
Operation of Toyota Factory facilities began (consolidated into Main Factory in Jun. 1996).
High concentration wastewater treatment facility completed.
4th Business Phase
Company name changed to Misuzu Corporation.
Sales office in Sapporo opened.
New Communication Hall (employee wellness facility) was built.
East Fried Tofu Factory completed.
East Processing Factory completed.
Winter Olympics held in Nagano. Volunteers from Misuzu help at the event.
Misuzu recognized for its large contribution to environmental conservation in the region by the Nagano Association for Conserving Environment.
Received Type 1 Designated Energy Management Factory (for heat and electricity) designation.
Completion of North Fried Tofu and Processing Factory. Yuichi Tsukada inaugurated as the third CEO/President of Misuzu (Toshiyuki Tsukada became Chairman of the Board).
5th Business Phase
Koya Tofu Factory received IS0 9001 Certification.
Completion of high efficiency wastewater treatment facility.
Fried Tofu and Processing Factory received IS0 9001 Certification.
Factory in Dalian, China is completed and began operation.
Misuzu celebrated its 100th anniversary.
Fried tofu product line was expanded.Awarded the Environmental Resources Award by The Japan Food Journal.
Awarded the Biomass Cycle Grant from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
Sludge reduction wastewater treatment facility was completed.
Opened the Fukkura Gohan Factory shop in Yokohama’s Anpanman Museum.
Research and development building was completed.
Completion of the 2nd North Factory (installation of one-line fried tofu production facility).
Acquired Eco-Action 21 certification.
Converted 2nd North Factory to a two-line fried tofu production facility.
Awarded for distinguished service toward contributing to the formation of a recycling-oriented society by the Nagano prefectural government.
Received the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award for High Pressure Gas Safety (for Superior Factory).
Celebrated 110 years of business.
Biogas electric power generation facility began operation (electric power sold to Chubu Electric Power).
Officially recognized as a 100-year Local Business in Nagano.
Received the Good Company Award.
Presented the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award at the 36th Annual Food Industry Excellence Awards Ceremony (for promotion of food recycling, environmental category).
North Factory (fried tofu and processing) acquired FSSC 22000 certification (Planning, development, and production of processed seasoned fried tofu products for commercial use).
Acquired Halal certification for seasoned fried tofu.
Completion of 2nd East Factory (installation of one line fried tofu production facility)
Converted 2nd East Factory to a two-line fried tofu production facility.
Recognized by the committee chairman of the Chubu Electricity Use Rationalization Committee for Energy Management Excellence in the 2016 fiscal year.