- OUR BUSINESS
- FOOD MATERIALS DIVISION
We have succeeded in optimally procuring carefully selected food materials from superior suppliers throughout the world by using the Company's food safety management system and its global network. In addition to our trading function, which is a traditional strength of ours, we offer customized proposals for value-added products and services that use new materials and technologies.
FOOD MATERIALS DIVISIONLIST OF PRODUCTS
In this segment, we work with a professional technical advisor to develop, import and sell flavorful safe fruits from around the world such as China, Greece, Vietnam, Thailand, and Peru.
Canned and vacuum-packed fruit: For confectioneries (desserts such as jellies, ice creams, and cakes)
Frozen fruit: For jams, preparations, and sauces
Fruit fillings: For breads
Freeze dried fruit: For confectionaries and cereals
In this segment, we offer potato flakes, a variety of nuts (such as almonds, cashews, peanuts, macadamia nuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, and walnuts), and raisins and various kinds of dried fruit, and all products enjoy a large market share. We import high quality raw materials from various regions including North America, Europe, China, India, Southeast Asia, South America, and Australia through the Toyota Tsusho Group's network. Some of the imported products are processed in Japan for sale as ingredients for snacks, confectioneries, bread, and food products to food manufacturers as well as bread and confectionery manufacturers.
TOYOTA TSUSHO CORPORATION
Voicevale Limited（www.voicevale.com）is a capital affiliate partner of TOYOTA TSUSHO CORPORATION and is a major nuts and dried fruit trading company in Europe. Our strength is that we share information with the company on producing regions and products, as well as consuming regions in the European market, the world largest market for nuts and dried fruit, in order to provide high quality information and services to our customers.
In this segment, we import food-grade soybeans from Canada and North America as main materials for soy products including tofu, miso, soy sauce, fried tofu, and soymilk, and we sell them to manufacturers and food wholesalers in Japan. Sometimes called "meat from the vegetable patch," soybeans are an essential food for one's daily diet, rich in protein and various other nutrients. We seek to steadily supply soybeans through the network of soy farms we have built up over the years and aim to contribute to society by proposing new ways of enjoying soybeans.
In this segment, we import specialty crops such as whole buckwheat, beans (including azuki beans, kidney beans, and peas), sesame, and green mung beans from China, North America, and other parts of the world. We sell these specialty crops to food manufacturers, milling companies, and wholesalers as materials to make buckwheat noodles, sweet bean paste, processed sesame products, and to grow bean sprouts.
We have an affiliate sesame processing plants (Qingdao Toyowa Foods Co., Ltd. ) in China to process sesame to make semi-finished products and finished products for sale in China and import and sale in Japan.
In this segment, we offer seafood materials from around the world. In particular, we are one of Japan's largest importers of mackerel, horse mackerel, and capelin roe from Northern Europe, squid from South America, and fish roe and shellfish. We also import a variety of shrimp and processed shrimp products from regions around the world such as Southeast Asia, India, Africa, and Central and South America. In particular, we have the largest market share of shrimp from the Philippines. In addition, we have a supply site in China for small skinned shrimp material (a super clean product) for manufacturers.
In this segment, we import chilled beef, frozen beef, and offal (organ meats such as tongue) from Australia, New Zealand, and Europe, and we sell them to major meat wholesalers and meat processing manufacturers in Japan. We have established a system that enables us to provide beef from various regions to meet our customers' needs. We also import and sell lamb and foie gras.