企業情報

Haruna Group History

1996
February 23
Haruna Beverage Inc. founded with capital of 30 million yen
May
First IPO preparatory committee held
August
Monthly statement of accounts disclosed to financial institutions
November
Marketing headquarters established in Tokyo
1997
March
Employee stock ownership plan inaugurated
May
Haruna Beverage research institute established
June
Operation of the No. 2 plant commenced
October
Investigation and guidance by Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC commenced
2000
February
Operation of the No. 3 plant commenced
May
Joint committee for the acquisition of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) certification
2001
August
No. 3 plant certified as JAS plant
2002
February
Recycle system council inaugurated
August
Quarterly report meeting held
2003
April
Environmental accounting introduced
April
Market development department established to strengthen corporate competitiveness
April
Product development department established with the aim of transforming into a proposal-based company
April
Comprehensive sanitation management committee inaugurated
August
Small and medium-sized enterprises reform plan approved (Act on Supporting Business Innovation of Small and Medium Enterprises)
October
Industry-academia-government joint project “Dekates” (Takasaki University of Health and Welfare, Gunma Prefecture)
December
Human resources education investment, production rationalization investment, comprehensive sanitation management (HACCP) investment
December
Expansion of clean room and filling equipment
2004
March
Exhibited at international food and beverage exhibition FOODEX JAPAN 2004
October
Basic principles for managing human resources enacted
2005
March
Logistics company established
April
Business school founded
October
Ryokuchi Koen Haruna Community Garden established
2006
January
Embarked on company-wide IT enhancement
September
HACCP approved (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Kanko-Hatsu No. 0912001)
October
Exhibited at the Global Citizen Week 2006 environmental activities exhibition
2007
April
Wellness Science Research Institute inaugurated
April
“YOSHI-GO” green tea announced for EU export
June
Entered into business acquisition agreement with Oh-Pai Co., Ltd. Factory preparations commenced at Tanigawa.
October
Joint venture company Haruna Europe established
December
Haruna Group general meeting commenced
2008
January
Operation of Tanigawa plant commenced
April
Partnership sponsor support for professional baseball team Gunma Diamond Pegasus
June
Issuing of CSR reports commenced
2009
January
Operation of Tanigawa plant natural gas facilities commenced
April
Haruna Group restructuring started
2010
January
New business strategy center established
March
New product development project team inaugurated
May
Haruna vision 2015 announced
July
Haruna Group corporate code of conduct and behavior enacted
2011
February
15th anniversary commemorative magazine “Hajime Nakereba Hajimarani” published
March
Company name changed from Haruna Ecology Inc. to Haruna Inc.
June
Energy countermeasure committee inaugurated
2012
January
Earthquake contingency planning committee inaugurated
February
Plant system innovation “visualization” control room completed
February
Haruna Group historical archive building established
August
Energy conversion of the Haruna plant (converted from fuel oil A to city gas)
2013
April
Joy pack Co., Ltd. joins Haruna Group
July
Haruna Asia Co., Ltd. established
October
In-house blow bottle molding machine introduced, operation commenced
2014
April
Joy pack Co., Ltd. becomes 100% subsidiary company. Company name changed to Haruna Joy Pack
June
Business School Haruna Foothill Training Institute opened
October
In-house blow bottle molding machine introduced, operation commenced at the Wakayama plant
2015
July
International Food Safety Management System’s “FSSC 22000” obtained
2016
January
Founder Kiyoshi Aoki awarded the “Founders Award of Excellence” at the 33rd Excellent Business Manager Awards
February
20th anniversary commemorative sculpture “Shizuku” completed (sculptor: Hidetoshi Takahama)
April
Full-scale operation of compact beverage container production commenced at the Wakayama plant
April
“Kokoro no Hu” (Haruna Group founder Kiyoshi Aoki) published serially in the Jomo Shimbun
2017
February
Supported Gunma Prefecture’s regional activation campaign “Gunma Ai Koko ni Ikiru”
December
Selected as a “Driving Company for the Regional Future” by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
2018
April
Haruna Group restructuring started
April
Absorption-type merger of Haruna Value Network and Haruna Joy Pack by Haruna Produce. Haruna Produce becomes successor company for Haruna’s sales, product planning and export and import businesses. Haruna becomes operating company specializing in brand management and overseas strategies for the development of the Haruna brand.
April
Long-term management vision announced