Food, Agriculture & Chemicals GroupFood Division
Major Products and Areas
- Grains in general (corn, soybeans, wheat, rapeseed, etc.)
- Feed ingredients (soybean meal, rapeseed meal, fish meal, etc.)
- Compound feed
- Consumer-use food products, commercial-use food materials, dairy products and agricultural resources
- Marine products, processed seafood, and fresh and processed meat
- Raw ingredients for food (flour, sugar, oils and fats, etc.)
- Raw materials for beverages (coffee, tea, fruit juice, etc.)
Strong domestic distribution network and expansion to growing overseas markets
In the domestic market, Marubeni has a strong presence in its sales spaces centered in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area and operates a customer-oriented food distribution strategy that maximizes its advantages in functionality and knowledge for the procurement of merchandise and materials. In the overseas market, Marubeni is working towards expanding its business in many countries, including participating in the management of Acecook Vietnam. Marubeni is focused on the domestic demand in growing markets.
The largest import and sales share in the industry, with an optimized supply chain for the coffee trade
Marubeni has about a 30% import share of the entire coffee bean industry. For instant coffee, Marubeni has established a sales system not only for Japan but also global markets including Europe, the U.S. and Asia, with Marubeni's subsidiary Igua?u de Café Solúvel (Brazil), one of the largest manufacturer/dealers of instant coffee materials in the world, as the production base.
Globally Developing an Exceptional Livestock Production & Sales Business
Overseas, In addition to our acquisition of Rangers Valley (a cattle fattening business) in Australia, in 2017 Marubeni also acquired Creekstone Farms Premium Beef (a beef processing company) in the United States, and is strengthening its global strategies, in order to respond to the growing demand for premium beef in many countries around the world. Also, in China, Marubeni is developing a joint venture for integrated production broilers by employing experience and knowledge cultivated in Japan, and expanding production of poultry and processed poultry products.
In Japan, Marubeni owns companies like Nippon Chunky (broiler breeder) and Wellfam Foods Corporation (broiler & pork production and sales), and sells reliable and safe meat products, founded in strictly regulated management practices, to bulk retailers, restaurants, and meat processing makers.
The marine products business shows strong sales networks in the large consumer markets of Japan and the U.S. as well as a high level of aptitude in the procurement of natural marine resources
Marubeni procures marine products from production and processing sites around the world according to the needs of consumers, and sells the products in Japan and the U.S. the two major consumer markets through the industry's top-class sales companies. Marubeni has a strong presence in the industry, with a 10% handling share of wild red salmon globally and a U.S. sales company having approximately 6% share of the shrimp wholesale market in the U.S., the third largest in the country.
Grain trade and sales worldwide; the largest trading volume in the industry
Marubeni has the largest trading volume of grain among all of Japan’s sogo shosha, or general trading companies. With a worldwide grain procurement system mainly in North and South America, and a worldwide sales network, Marubeni provides a reliable supply of grain at competitive price to the global market where grain demand is increasing as well as to Japan.
Operating export facilities of grain in Brazil
Marubeni owns Terlogs Terminal Maritimo Ltda. (“Terlogs”) as a subsidiary, which operates grain storage and shipping facilities at the port of Sao Francisco do Sul, Santa Catarina, in Brazil, which is the second largest producing and exporting country of grain next to the U.S. Terlogs connects the increasing demands of emerging nations such as China and Southeast Asian countries, with the expanding production of Brazil, thereby realizing steady and timely grain exports.
Nationwide placement of grain silos for a stable, large-volume supply
The Marubeni Group has seven grain import silos across Japan including Pacific Grain Terminal Co., Ltd. (“Pacific Grain Terminal”). These import silos enable efficient supply to the neighboring feed plants. Marubeni also invests in the leading oil crushing company, The Nisshin OilliO Group, and provides them oilseeds as a raw material.