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SATAKE's History

1997

  • The Centennial History of the Satake Corporation is published.
  • The Magic Rice Plant is completed.
  • The Corporate Song of Satake with words by Ms. Keiko Inokuchi and music by Mr. Kazunori Maruyama is established.

1998

  • Robert S. Satake is appointed the Chairman of Japan Food Machinery Manufacturers' Association.
  • The Company Funeral Services are held for the late Honorary Chairman Toshihiko Satake.
  • Satake Manufacturing (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. begins operations in China.
  • Robert S. Satake is appointed the Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Higashi-Hiroshima.

1999

  • A delegation from the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) visits the Hiroshima Head Office.
  • Robert S. Satake is appointed the Honorary Vice Chairman of the Chinese Cereals and Oils Association (CCOA).
  • Satake America Latina Ltda. is established in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

2000

  • Robert S. Satake receives a Doctorate of Engineering from the University of Tokyo.
  • The Company introduces rinse free rice production system "New Tasty White Process. "
  • The Company receives an excellent company award in the food industry from the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan.
  • Robert S. Satake is honored with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays for his achievements in promoting the advancement of science and technology.
  • The Funeral Services are held for the late Robert S. Satake.

2001

  • The Company receives the Invention Merits Prize for the invention of the Magic Dryer.
  • The fourth President, Toshiko Satake, is awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Hiroshima University.
  • Toshiko Satake is appointed the Chairperson of the Hiroshima University Foundation.
  • The Japanese name of the Company is changed to Satake Corporation.
  • Toshiko Satake is appointed Director of the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation.

2002

  • The Association of Satake OB (retired employees) is established.
  • Toshiko Satake receives the Distinguished Fellow Award from Louisiana State University.
  • The late Robert S. Satake receives the Mori Engineering Award from the Japanese Society of Agricultural Machinery.
  • The Company announces the completion of small-scale pre-washed rice and rinse free rice producing systems.
  • Toshiko Satake receives the Chugoku Cultural Award from the Chugoku Shimbun.

2003

  • The Company contributes to establish the Satake Memorial Hall.
  • The Company is awarded the Golden Order of Merit from the Japanese Red Cross Society.

2004

  • Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi visits the Hiroshima Head Office.
  • The expansion of Satake Manufacturing (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. in China is completed.
  • A delegation of the Speaker of the Parliament House of India visits the Hiroshima Head Office.

2005

  • Toshiko Satake receives a Doctorate of Agriculture from Kyoto University.
  • The Company contributes to establish the Toshihiko Satake Memorial Palm Museum.
  • A delegation from the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) visits the Hiroshima Head Office.
  • The Company signs an umbrella agreement with Hiroshima University.
  • The Crystal Laboratory is completed.

2006

  • New Showroom is Opened in Tohoku Satake Co., Ltd.
  • Satake Awarded Best Technology Award from Japan Society of Polymer Processing.
  • Satake Obtains ISO/IEC17025 Certification

2007

  • Establishment of Satake International Bangkok Co., Ltd. (Currently Satake Asia Co., Ltd.)

2008

  • Satake receives the Nikkei Child Support Award
  • Sorting and Processing Integrated Center opens for business
  • Satake receives Merit of Development in Agricultural Technology for developing the Optical Sorter from the Agricultural Society of Japan

2009

  • Toshiko Satake receives the Distinguished Service Award for Encouragement in Invention from Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation
  • Satake receives the Engineering Technology Award for developing the Synthetic Rice Taste Evaluation System from Japan Society for Food Engineering

2010

  • Satake Europe Limited is established in Manchester, England
  • Toshiko Satake is awarded the Blue Ribbon Medal of Honor
  • Satake receives the “Award for Nurture of Children and Youth and Child Support” from the Cabinet Office

2011

  • Satake Food Business Division awarded ISO22000 certification
  • RAKUMESHI cooked and packed rice is awarded the “New Technology and Food Development Award” from the Japan Food Journal Co., Ltd.
  • Omusubino-GABA, a Handmade Rice-Ball Shop, opens

2012

  • In Korea, Satake forms a comprehensive partnership with DAEWON GSI Co., Ltd
  • Satake hosts a Sake Brewing Machinery Exhibition at its Hiroshima Headquarters

2013

  • The company receives the "Economy, Trade and Industry Minister's Award for Intellectual Property Merit" from Patent Agency.
  • "Omusubino-GABA in Akihabara," a handmade rice ball shop opens.

2014

  • "Omusubino-GABA in SOGO Hiroshima," a handmade rice ball shop opens.

2015

  • "Omusubino-GABA in Honolulu, Hawaii," a handmade rice ball shop opens.

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