Nippon Suisan Kaisha

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Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd.
Type Public KK
TYO: 1332
Nikkei 225 Component
Founded Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi, Japan (1911 (1911))
FounderIchiro Tamura
HeadquartersNishi-Shimbashi Square, 1-3-1, Nishi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8676, Japan
Area served
Key people
Norio Hosomi, (CEO and President)
RevenueIncrease2.svg $ 6.03 billion (FY 2012) (¥ 566.858 billion) (FY 2012)
Decrease2.svg $ -50.94 million (FY 2012) (¥ -4.789 billion) (FY 2012)
Number of employees
10,175 (consolidated) (as of March 31, 2013)
Website Official website
Footnotes /references
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Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd. (日本水産株式会社, Nippon Suisan Kabushiki-gaisha), more commonly known as Nissui, is a marine products company based in Japan. It had annual revenues of US$5.1 billion in 2014. [4] The company was established in 1911, and is a commercial fishing and marine product procurement corporation. Its goal is to “Establish a global supply chain of marine products.”


The company is the second-largest of its kind in Japan after Maruha Nichiro Holdings and owns Gorton's, a US frozen seafood company, among other companies. The company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and is constituent of the Nikkei 225 stock index. [5] Its main competitors are Maruha Nichiro and Kyokuyo Co., Ltd.

Its former headquarters, built in Tobata (Kita Kyushu) in 1929, is now an exhibit center. [6]

In 2005, the company divested its whaling fleet following controversy for its role in the modern global whaling industry (see Whaling in Japan ).

As of 2013, the company has 61 subsidiaries and 44 associated companies across Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and North and South America. [7]


Acquired from Unilever Gorton's and Blue Water, pre-cooked frozen seafood brands for household use in North America
Founded Europacifico, a marketer of marine products, in Vigo, Spain
DOSA was established in Chile in order to administrating, marketing, and distributing for group fishery companies in Chile
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Acquired Hokkaido Fine Chemicals Co from Nikkashi [9]
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