The History of Q’SAI

More than thirty years have passed since Q’SAI first began manufacturing and selling Kale Aojiru.

We describe the path that Q’SAI has walked alongside our customers and society as we have continued to grow together.

1965 October Founded as a confectionery company.
1969 October Started manufacturing frozen foods as a contracting company of Nichirei Corporation.
1982 September

“Q’SAI Aojiru”Package

Started manufacturing and selling the frozen-squeezed kale, “Q’SAI Aojiru” made from kale.

1990 October

TV commercial for advertising Q’SAI Aojiru

Started running a TV commercial for advertising Q’SAI Aojiru.

1995 March Changed the trade name to Q’SAI CO., LTD.
1998 July Opened Q’SAI Central R&D Institute.
October

QSAI FARM SHIMANE Ltd.

Established QSAI FARM SHIMANE Ltd. (currently QSAI FARM SHIMANE Co., Ltd.)

1999 September Listed on the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Fukuoka Stock Exchange.
2001 December Aojiru Division (at the time) acquired the international standard for quality control, ISO 9001: 2000.
2002 December

Aojiru Powder

Released the kale powder, “Funmatsu Aojiru” and started mail-order service on a full scale.

2003 January

QSAI Analysis and Research Center Co., Ltd.

Established an analytical specializing institute in analysis of residual agrichemicals, QSAI Analysis and Research Center Co., Ltd.

2004 December QSAI Analysis and Research Center Co., Ltd. was approved as the first Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry certified inspection institute among private institutes sponsored by a food company.

“Hyaluronic Collagen.”Package

Released “Hyaluronic Acid Collagen.”

2006 February Acquired all shares of NIPPON SUPPLEMENT, INC.
December TOB (takeover bid) of Q’SAI toward MBO (management buyout by the management and a fund) completed.
2007 March Renewed “Hyaluronic Acid Collagen” by adding chondroitin as a new ingredient.
Delisted from the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Fukuoka Stock Exchange.
September

冷凍青汁「キューサイ青汁」リニューアルパッケージ

Adopted the low-oxygen process for preserving freshness and renewed the frozen-squeezed kale, “Q’SAI Aojiru.”

2008 May

Established a new factory (Fukuoka Konominato Factory) in Fukuoka.

July

Released the honey-mixed kale powder, “Hachimitsu Aojiru.”

2009 March

cola-rich: Super All-in-one Beauty Gel Cream

Released “cola-rich: Super All-in-one Beauty Gel Cream.”

2010 March

the certification of compliance with GMP for dietary supplements

Fukuoka Konominato Factory acquired the certification of compliance with GMP for dietary supplements.

* GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)

October Became a subsidiary of COCA-COLA WEST COMPANY,LIMITED. due to acquisition of all share of Q’SAI CO., LTD. by COCA-COLA WEST COMPANY,LIMITED.
November

Privacy Mark

Attained the Privacy Mark certification.

2012 June

Released “Glucosamine Z.”

September

Changed the product name of the “Aojiru series” to “Q’SAI Kale Aojiru,” in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of Kale Aojiru.

October Released “cola-rich: Super All-in-one Beauty Gel Cream Extra Rich EX.”
2014 August Established in Q'SAI USA
2015 October The 50th anniversary of Q'SAI

Released Foods with Function Claims “Hiza Support Collagen”.

2016 February

”Enjoy Walking Till 100 Years and Beyond” project launched.

Established CQ Ventures CO., Ltd.
December Fukuoka Konominato Factory acquired the international standard for industrial safety and health, OHSAS18001:2007.