These are the words of Dr. Kikunae Ikeda, the Japanese scientist who discovered the taste “umami” over a century ago. Ikeda determined that the main component of umami is glutamic acid, one of the amino acids. Ikeda’s desire to improve diets in Japan at the time, and his wish "to make simple food a bit more tasty," led to the invention of the umami seasoning AJI-NO-MOTO® that enhances the deliciousness of ingredients.

Our original ideal spreads to the world.

The world now has various food challenges, individual to different countries, such as undernutrition and overnutrition.

Here too our thinking remains resolute: “Based on a firm understanding of the dietary habits of each country, to provide deliciousness that supports daily health.”

Eating brings nourishment not only to the body but to the mind. Food made for family members enriches life, and conversation at the dining table deepens their bonds.

We will create the joy of cooking and eating together, and will foster vitality for tomorrow.

Beyond food, our pursuit of amino acids is also making life more comfortable.

For example, amino acids that develop muscles support elderly people who are concerned about the lessening of muscular strength, and help improve the performance of athletes.

It has been shown that amino acids can improve sleep quality. In recent years, the products and services we offer have increased to areas such as sleep improvement as we continue to expand the possibilities of amino acids.

We face each diverse problem around the world one by one, straightforwardly, with a spirit of inquiry in mind, repeating trials and learning every day until the issue is resolved.

"To realize greater wellness for people all around the world."

That is the wish of the Ajinomoto Group, and it is our mission to fulfill.

Historical Journey

Ajinomoto Indonesia Group which is part of the Ajinomoto Global Group, has been present in Indonesia since 1969. Currently, Ajinomoto Indonesia has 2 factories, at Mojokerto (East Java), and Karawang (KIIC – West Java). Ajinomoto Indonesia Group consists of PT Ajinomoto Indonesia, PT Ajinomoto Sales Indonesia, and PT Ajinex International. Currently, PT Ajinomoto Sales Indonesia has 4 sales branch offices in Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan and Makassar.

Dr. Kikunae Ikeda (Professor from the University of Tokyo) obtained a patent to produce Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) as a (savory) umami flavoring
Saburosuke Suzuki II first sold the AJI-NO-MOTO® umami seasoning. Started to be marketed on May 20,1909
PT Ajinomoto Indonesia was established in July 1969
The Mojokerto Factory was built and started local production of AJI-NO-MOTO®
MSG is re-declared as a safe food additive by US FDA
Operations of Industry Department began, and AJI-PLUS® product launched
The establishment of PT AJINEX® International
Masako® Brand launched and began to penetrate market
The establishment of PT Ajinomoto Sales Indonesia
Sajiku® brand launched and began to penetrate market
SAORI® brand launched and began to penetrate market
Establishment of HORECA Department and reinforcement of HORECA Business began
The expansion of the PLUS series for the shrimp processing industry business with the launch of EBIPLUS®
Establishment of PT Ajinomoto Indonesia Group headquarter office
Expansion of the PLUS series for the industrial business with the release of NERIPLUS® for processed fish
Dapur Umami is launched to provide delicious and nutritious recipes for Indonesian families in digital platform & cooking community activities
Mayumi® Brand launched and began to penetrate market
The Ajinomoto Karawang factory starts operations and produces Masako® brand
AJI-PLUS® EKICHO industrial product which has a delicious taste 3 times stronger than MSG is launched
DASHIPLUS® was released for the snack and processed meat industry
AMAMIPLUS® & BAKSOPLUS® product launched
Establishment of AJINOMOTO BAKERY INDONESIA and frozen bread business started
Yum Yum and Delito brand launched
Birdy® brand launched and powder beverage business began
The Ajinomoto Visitor Center is present at the Ajinomoto Karawang Factory as a liaison between the Ajinomoto Indonesia Group and various communities
Launch of Ajinomoto® Gyoza for the B2B market
The Virtual Tour 360 Ajinomoto Visitor Center was officially released in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic
Industrial Products markets PILIPLUS®, a product that enhances and maintains a balance of spiciness for the industry
Contributing to environmental sustainability, AJI-NO-MOTO® paper packaging was released and earned the MURI record for the First MSG Product with Eco-Friendly Packaging
aminoVITAL®, an apple-flavored amino acid jelly drink which is the No.1 Sport Drink in Japan has been marketed in Indonesia
GARLICOPLUS®, a garlic flavored seasoning which is produced using a unique key ingredient with Ajinomoto's latest technology to enhance the taste of spices and delicacy kokumi, is officially marketed
NIKUPLUS® products were launched to support the HORECA industry
For the first time, Ajinomoto Indonesia launched terasi (traditional shrimp paste) powder product, AJINOMOTO Terasi Udang


We contribute to the happiness of all stakeholders through our solutions that focus on Deliciousness, Health, and High Quality with the basis of sustainability.


We will become No.1 food company in Indonesia that is friendly to the global environment and delivers wellness and smile through products and services beyond consumer expectation.


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Ajinomoto Group Achievements

Ajinomoto Indonesia Group is committed to creating high quality products that are safe for consumption by Indonesians, who are mostly Moslems. This is indicated by our accomplishment as the first MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) manufacturer that gained Halal Assurance system Certificate, the highest certification of Halal Assurance Management System in Indonesia. All our line-up products have received halal certification from the Indonesian Ulama Council (Majelis Ulama Indonesia or MUI).