Nippon Ham

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NH Foods Ltd.
Type Public (K.K)
TYO: 2282
Founded Tokushima, Japan (May 30, 1949 (1949-05-30))
HeadquartersBreezé Tower, 2-14-9, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan
Key people
Hiroshi Kobayashi
Products Ham, Sausage, other food products
RevenueSteady2.svg ¥989,308 million (US$11,919,373 thousand)
(Consolidated, FY 2010, 83 yen/US dollar) [1]
Increase2.svg¥33,175 million (US$399,698 thousand)
(Consolidated, FY 2010, 83 yen/US dollar) [1]
Increase2.svg¥16,731 million (US$201,579 thousand)
(Consolidated, FY 2010, 83 yen/US dollar) [1]
Total assets Decrease2.svg¥590,688 million (US$7,116,723 thousand)
(Consolidated, FY 2010, 83 yen/US dollar) [1]
Total equity Increase2.svg¥283,204 million (US$3,412,097 thousand)
(Consolidated, FY 2010, 83 yen/US dollar) [1]
Number of employees
15,118 (Consolidated, as of March 31, 2011)
Website Nippon Ham (English)

NH Foods Ltd. (日本ハム株式会社, Nippon Hamu Kabushiki-gaisha ) (English name before 2014: Nippon Meat Packers, Inc.) is a food processing conglomerate headquartered in Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan. Founded in 1949, the company is commonly known as Nippon Ham. As a multinational corporation, Nippon Ham operates subsidiaries around the world, including China and the United States. In addition to its main business of meat packing and other food processing, the company owns the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, a professional baseball team in Japan's Pacific League, and owns part of the J-League soccer team, Cerezo Osaka.



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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "Annual Report 2011" (PDF). Nippon Meat Packers, Inc.