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Watarai Co,Ltd.

1-7-10, Shinhamacho, Shiogama City, Miyagi Prefecture Phone: +81-22-364-0301
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Company philosophy

  1. 1. Toward the better life of all employees, we secure profits through contribution to local communities.
  2. 2. Providing affordable and better products to consumers

Company profile

Company name WATARAI Co., Ltd.
Shiogama Head Office Factory 1-7-10, Shinhamacho, Shiogama City, Miyagi Prefecture
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Shinhama No.2 Factory 3-3-6, Shinhamacho, Shiogama City, Miyagi Prefecture
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Founded 1921
Incorporated in April, 1952
Capital 33 million yen
Details of business Processing/manufacturing/selling of marine products, fishery, purchase and sale of raw fish
Main bank Shiogama Branch, Kita-Nippon Bank, Ltd.
Number of employees
(Total in the Group)
225 (as of the end of April, 2017)

Organization chart

Organization chart

Company history

1921 Uhei Watarai and Tahei Sugiura began trawler fishing by themselves.
April 1952 Watarai Shoten Co., Ltd. was established
December 1963 Operated ocean-going trawling fishery (Hokuten-sen or deep-sea trawlers converted to the northern ocean)
June 1968 A refrigerator (freezing: 20 tons, refrigerating: 1,100 tons) was built and the refrigerating business was started.
January 1969 Operated ocean-going trawling fishery (north trawl), and a mother ship-type salmon and trout fishery/bonito and tuna fishery
April 1972 Koshin Maru No. 17 (96 tons/Mother ship-type salmon and trout fishing and long line bonito and tuna fishing) was built and started service
March 1977 Sendai Central Wholesale Market intermediate wholesaler, Watarai Co., Ltd., was established
November 1986 Koshin Maru No. 3 (379 tons/south and north trawl) was built and started service
October 1987 A refrigerator (3,600 tons) was added. Permitted as a bonded warehouse.
October 1988 Koshin Maru No. 28 (379 tons/Ocean-going long line tuna fishing) was built and started service
October 1989 Koshin Maru No. 27 (409 tons/Ocean-going tuna long line) built and started service
January 1990 Changed the company name to WATARAI Co., Ltd.
November 1992 A new food processing factory was completed.
February 1998 The food processing factory was HACCP-certified.
January 2006 Koshin Maru No. 7 (435 tons/ Ocean-going tuna long line fishing) was built and started service
June 2006 Far-infrared radiation drier (M tech) was introduced at Shiogama Factory
September 2008 Koyo Maru No. 38 (65 tons/Coastal trawler) started service
September 2009 WATARAI QINGDAO Office was established
February 2012 Shinhama No.2 Factory started operation
March 2013 First Center Building B started operation
September 2013 Shinhama No.2 Processing Factory started operation
January 2016 Three tunnel freezers were renewed at Head Office Factory
January 2017 NewTonR, which is a high-efficiency freezing machine using the natural refrigerant, started operation at Head Office Factory

Group companies

  • Watarai Reizo Co., Ltd.

    1-7-10, Shinhamacho, Shiogama City, Miyagi Prefecture

    Refrigerator business (including bonded warehouse)
    A total of 4,500 tons can be stored in Buildings A and B at the Head Office
    3,500 tons can be stored in the refrigerators at No.2 Factory
    Watarai Reizo Co., Ltd. Watarai Reizo Co., Ltd. Watarai Reizo Co., Ltd.
  • Watarai Co., Ltd.

    4-3-1, Oroshi-machi, Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture
    (Sendai Central Wholesale Market)
    Watarai Co., Ltd. Watarai Co., Ltd.
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