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Support for New Product Development
and Guide to Small-lot OEM

Under the theme of “To the Future of Rice-Fermentation Culture” as our guidepost, we bring to life fermentation-related technology, support other companies’ new product development, and offer consultation on small-scale OEM.

Target Item

Processed items using rice and Koji malted riceKoji Amazake (sweet drink made from malted rice), concentrated Amazake for business use, dried Koji, unrefined Sake, Sake, liqueur (Umeshu plum wine, etc.), craft gin (rice Shochu base), etc.

We Can Respond to These Sorts of Requests:

  • I want to produce original Sake using local rice. (Example: Make original refined Sake using Korean rice.)
  • We are already exporting Sake overseas, but we want to make an original product exclusive to our company.
  • We want to offer original products to restaurant groups, etc.

From Consultation to Delivery

Consultation
Through discussion via email, Skype or other video services, phone (or, if possible, in person), we gain a detailed sense of your request, then explain how our company’s services can match those requests.
We Present an Estimate and a Sample
We will send you an approximate estimate based on our consultation. We also send you our sample products so that you can inspect the quality of the Sake and the container.
Securing an Import Route
For customers who don’t have the proper licenses to import alcohol-related products, we will introduce you to an import merchant.
Drawing up Contracts
A contract will be drawn up after details are discussed in a meeting.
Procedures for Export/Import
We handle the legal procedures for clearing customs in the country of import. Also, if necessary, we can perform complete safety inspections for radioactivity.
Manufacturing/
Delivery
We handle manufacturing and delivery as outlined in the contract.

The Process for Brewing Sake and Available Equipment

Polished Rice

If you have unpolished rice, our company or a vendor can handle the rice-polishing process. We can handle lots as small as about 15-20 sacks (900kg-1,200kg).

  • Unpolished Rice

  • White Rice after Polishing

  • Rice Milling Machine

Washing/Steaming Rice

We use Woodson Company’s continuous rice washer to thoroughly wash off the bran. They have a horizontal continual steaming machine and a batch-type Ginjo (premium sake) steaming vat. Depending on the load, we divide it up between the two machines.

  • Rice-Washing Machine

  • Horizontal Continual Steaming Machine

  • Ginjo (premium sake) Steaming Vat

Koji Production

There are two methods for Koji production: Prepare 900kg of white rice through the KOS (automatic Koji-producing machine), or use the Koji room for lots of 100-200kg. We decide which machine to use based on the end product and the volume. We use the KOS all year round.

  • KOS (automatic Koji-producing machine)

  • Koji Room (Kojimuro)

  • Koji Made in the Koji Room

Fermentation

We use tanks suited for the size and function of the batch, whether it’s Amazake made through the saccharification produced by the enzymes in Koji, or refined Sake made from the alcohol fermentation of yeast, which has high levels of viscosity, or concentrated Amazake that requires a special stirring method. Prepared sizes range from 400L to 1,800L.

  • Unrefined Sake Tank

  • OS Tank

  • Kneader

Joso Pressing (filtration of fermentation mash)

The porridge-like mash, or Moromi, is squeezed and the Sakekasu (Sake lees) and liquid is separated, a process known as Joso. There are many ways to do this. The different squeezing methods change the taste of the sake.

Filling/Sterilization

There are many containers that can be used to make sure not to damage the fresh and rich taste created in the fermentation process and to promote safe and convenient circulation. We use glass bottles and transparent laminated film. There are many sizes to choose from, too. There are also paper cups and paper packages. Heat sterilization methods change depending on the container being used.

  • Amazake Bottle

  • Sparkling Bottle

  • 1kg and 30g Sticks

From Commercialization to Shipment

When the container is filled, the process is finally finished. A label that fits the size of the container is applied, and if necessary, it is enclosed in a gift box. Once it is boxed, it is put on a pallet to wait for shipping. We can introduce you to a partner company that handles our products. We can also introduce you to companies that can apply a label that matches your client’s requests, make promotional flyers, and create a web page for promotional purposes

  • Labels/Cartons/Flyers

  • Packed into Cardboard Boxes

  • Load on Pallet

Development Example/OEM Contract Results

Development of an original Junmai Daiginjo (super premium sake made from highly polished rice) (Alcohol beverage company B/country A)

We had a request from the large alcoholic beverage maker E in A country to produce an original Junmai Daiginjo sake. We developed a quality sake to match the tastes of A country, and applied high-quality Washi labels for gifts in original packaging. We also did this within the requested budget of B company and have been continuously fulfilling orders ever since.

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