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.|
Started manufacturing and selling the frozen-squeezed kale, “Q’SAI Aojiru” made from kale.
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.|
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.|
Released the kale powder, “Funmatsu Aojiru” and started mail-order service on a full scale.
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.|
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.|
Adopted the low-oxygen process for preserving freshness and renewed the frozen-squeezed kale, “Q’SAI Aojiru.”
Established a new factory (Fukuoka Konominato Factory) in Fukuoka.
Released the honey-mixed kale powder, “Hachimitsu Aojiru.”
Released “cola-rich: Super All-in-one Beauty Gel Cream.”
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.|
Attained the Privacy Mark certification.
Released “Glucosamine Z.”
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”.
”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.|