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Aiming for sustainable growth as a food infrastructure company

YOKOREI was founded in Yokohama in 1948 during a turbulent period just two years and nine months after the end of the Second World War.
It was founded by volunteers from the Yokohama City Central Wholesale Market with the aim of securing food for the people of Yokohama and assisting post-war reconstruction by earning foreign currency through the export of marine products to the U.S.
Built on the twin pillars of a refrigerated warehousing business that was crucial to the export of marine products and a food sales business developed to secure food for the people of Yokohama and Japan, the company has always been a stable supplier of safe and reliable foods.
2023 marked the 75th anniversary of the company. We are truly grateful for the understanding and support of the people who have enabled us to come so far.

Since becoming a listed company in 1962, we have been able to raise profit levels without ever recording a loss.
Although we have run into a wide range of difficulties in the past, our management team and employees have rallied together and we have used our knowledge and creativity under a policy of "specializing core business" to overcome these obstacles ourselves, without ever needing to form any major capital affiliations.

As Japanese food culture grows in abundance, our refrigerated warehousing enables the storage and supply of foods regardless of season, and it has become crucial infrastructure supporting the lives of the Japanese people, who depend on food imported from overseas for over half of their diet. We also strive to meet peoples' expectations as a supplier of delicious food products.

Since our founding, we have operated under the corporate philosophy that "companies are social institutions and profits are a measure of their service," and since our listing we have continuously increased dividends without ever making a single decrease.
Thanks to your support, we were able to celebrate our 75th anniversary last year, and with an eye on the next 100 years, we have renewed our corporate logo. The meaning and thoughts behind the logo are ``inheritance and evolution.'' Based on the previous logo, the shape is solid and strong, but the edges are rounded to convey the gentleness that lies within the strength and the sense of stability that comes.
We will continue to aim for sustainable growth that is even more attractive to our shareholders, business partners, local communities, and each and every employee.

December 2023.

President and Representative Director, CEO
Kenji Furuse