Engaging in a wide range of businesses broadly covering the food and chemicals areas

Business fields

Agrochemicals, seeds and fertilizers, fertilizer resources (phosphate rock) and raw materials (sulfur, sulfuric acid)
Animal Solution
Essential amino acid (methionine), additives for feeds such as organic minerals, enzymes and animal health products
Food Science
Food ingredients, functional food materials, pharmaceutical and flavor/fragrance raw materials
High-quality supplements, testing and data services for wellness

Feed additives business (02:20)

Major methionine producer Novus. Its flagship product ALIMET helps promote efficient livestock growth

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Major activities

Leveraging agriculture, animal solution, food science, and wellness to meet the changing needs of the times, and working to build new businesses utilizing existing assets and business partners

The rise in global population is impacting the structure of food demand. At the Nutrition & Agriculture Business Unit, we are making preparations to respond to an increase in demand by expanding the manufacture of essential amino acid feeds, methionine, and development of animal health products in the animal protein resources market, which forms the foundation of nutrition. In agriculture, we are strengthening our involvement in the sector extending our reach to the growers from the manufacture and sales of agricultural inputs (fertilizers, agrochemicals, seeds) and global trading of fertilizer resources and sulfur/sulfuric acid. In addition, we are proceeding with wide-ranging business activities and efforts to contribute to reducing the greenhouse gas emissions and reducing the environmental burden of food and agriculture industries.

As population growth is particularly prominent among the middle-income group, we expect to see a subsequent expansion in market size and demand for delicious and healthy food. Furthermore, as people become increasingly aware of lengthening lifespans, we also expect 'testing' and 'nutrition' to provide a gateway into a new market for preventative healthcare products. By leveraging the hybrid function of our chemicals and food businesses, we will continue to provide products that meet the diversifying needs of consumers.

Key projects

  • Manufacture and sales of feed additive amino acid, methionine and raw materials and products for feeds in each specialty area at Novus International
  • Development, manufacture and sales of high-performance supplements, provision of testing and data services at Thorne HealthTech, and further business expansion to Asia
  • Phosphate rock and fertilizer business at Compania Minera Miski Mayo S.R.L (Peru)
  • Sales of fertilizers, agrochemicals, seeds, irrigation tools and other agricultural supplies at Nueva Agroindustrias del Norte. (Mexico)
  • Manufacture and sales of agrochemicals at Mitsui AgriScience International S.A./N.V. (Europe)
  • Manufacture and sales of biopesticides at Certis Biologicals
  • Development and sales of vegetable seeds
  • Manufacture and sales of food, pharmaceutical and chemical product materials at B Food Science Co., Ltd.


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