1914 ~ 1950s
Started cultivating grapes
Sumitaro Kondo started producing and selling grape wine
Started to produce and sell brandy
Started to produce and sell fruit wine
Started to produce and sell ume fruit liqueur
1960s ~ 1990s
Established CHOYA YOSHU JOZO CO., LTD. (Capital JPY 8,500,000)
Opened Nagoya Branch, Aichi Pref.
Started to produce and sell Medicinal Herbal Liqueurs
Began exporting ume liqueur
Increased Capital to JPY17,000,000
Opened Tokyo Branch
Started producing and selling pharmaceuticals
Completed second factory
Began importing and exporting various liquors
Opened German Branch
Established CHOYA UMESHU GmbH (Germany)Opened Sendai Branch, Miyagi Pref.
Increased Capital to JPY 28,000,000
Opened Sapporo Branch, Hokkaido
Opened Kishu Factory in Wakayama Pref.
Opened Osaka Branch
Opened Fukuoka Branch, Fukuoka Pref.
Opened Shanghai Branch, China
Opened Hiroshima Branch
Completed the first phase of the construction plan of Iga Ueno Factory, Mie Pref.
Established CHOYA UMESHU (Shanghai) CO., LTD.
Completed new office building for CHOYA UMESHU GmbH (Germany)
Completed the second phase of the construction plan of Iga Ueno Factory, Mie Pref.
Established CHOYA UMESHU USA INC.
2000 ~ present
Changed company name to CHOYA UMESHU CO., LTD.
Completed new HQ building in Osaka
Changed registered name in Germany to CHOYA UMESHU (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH
Completed new Tokyo Branch office building
Established ume culture laboratory
Expanded Shanghai Factory and completed new office building
Established CHOYA UMESHU SOUTH EAST ASIA PTE. LTD.