Message from President
Our company “Oigawachaen Co. Ltd.” was named after Japan's most famous place for the productions of teas - the Ōi River which is a primary river prominent in Japan that flows in the central part of the Shizuoka prefecture. Condensation created by mist that rises from the river and they are beautifully harmonized. The gap between the warmness and coldness of the day and night helps tea farms surrounding the river to produce the finest tea leaves of deep and full taste.
We were hoping that more people would come to know the real tastes of tea leaves from the leading tea farms in Makinohara plateau and Kawane so we put a lot of effort in improving breeds, soil conditions, cultivation methods, and manufacturing methods. This is how we develop our products. Our tea leaves have an excellent taste, flavor, and color and those factors are what tea lovers from all over Japan have come to expect from us. It would be our pleasure, if of you are interested in tea to take a look at our website and take this as an opportunity to our knowledge, feedback and merchandise.
Our aim is to produce genuine tea products that more than meet our customers' daily needs and health demands. Our products must provide peaceful and relaxing feelings for those who drink them.
We strive to make our tea products very tasty, reliable and stable. For our products, we pluck yabukita teas which we plucked from the Makinohara plateau, Kawane, and Shimada district. They are the most vigorous tea producing districts in Japan which is surrounded by the Ōi River that flows in the central part of Shizuoka.
Condensation generated by mist rising from the Ōi River and well the harmonized gap between the warmness and coldness of the day and night helps tea farms surrounding the Ōi River produce the highest grade tea leaves of deep and full flavor. We pluck fresh leaves with excellent tastes and flavors in this special environment and make them into our products. The excellent tea from Shizuoka have a wonderful taste and flavor. You will enjoy the freshness of our tea leaves, which will make you feel the sincerity of our tea farmers.
|October, 1999||Founded as Ooigawachaen Co., Ltd. at: 1408 Azumacho, Shimada City,Shizuoka, with the capital of JPY ¥10,000,000.|
|May, 2001||Increased our capital to JPY ¥20,000,000.|
|June, 2006||Issued JPY ¥50,000,000 for our 1st unsecured private placement bond. (Underwriter: Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ)|
|March, 2007||Carried out our 5-year and 10-year longterm business plan with the slogan “We Win!”.|
|March, 2007||Installed Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ - Shizuoka branch's first “Accounts Receivable Facilities” service|
|August, 2007||First time for the tea industry: Launched a non-profit organization for food education, “Cha Shokuiku wo Sosumeru Kai” (Association to Promote Tea and Nutrition Education) by the approval of Cabinet Office.|
|February, 2008||Our sales exceeded 1 billion Japanese yen|
|March, 2008||First time for the tea industry: Our management innovation plan was approved by the governor of Shizuoka Prefecture.|
|April, 2008||Started “Shincha Yubin” project. Developed an original idea of selling teas - encouraged customers to send our first teas of the season by mailing services, using our “Shincha Yubin” products. It was the first attempt in the tea industry and contributed in the promotion of Japanese culture.|
|May, 2008||Issued JPY ¥50,000,000 for our 2nd unsecured private placement bond. (Underwriter: Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ)|
|September, 2008||Issued JPY ¥50,000,000 for our 3rd unsecured private placement bond. (Underwriter: Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ)|
|March, 2009||Issued JPY ¥50,000,000 for our 4th unsecured private placement bond. (Underwriter: Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ)|
|April, 2009||Relocated our head office to: 685-1 Kamishinden, Yaizu City, Shizuoka prefecture and installed the industry's first vertically integrated production plant at our new head office location.|
|October, 2009||Held our 10th anniversary project, “Victory Club” at Kyoeikai – one of our client's place and declared a long-term vision.|
|March, 2010||Held our 10th anniversary program “Gratitude Gathering” at our head office and factory mostly with our local residents.|
|March, 2010||Became an official sponsor of “Fujieda MYFC” - a local professional soccer team.|
|October, 2010||Held our 2nd “Victory Club” at Yaizu Grand Hotel.|
|March, 2011||Held our 2nd “Gratitude Gathering” as a charity program for the Great East Japan Earthquake mostly with our local residents at our head office and factory on Saturday 19th. Received ISO9001 (2008) in 6 months
|March, 2013||Installed additional automated packaging machines to our factory|
|March, 2013||Installed solar panels to our company|