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 3 factories. At Mojokerto, West Karawang (KIIC) and East Karawang (ABI). Ajinomoto Indonesia Group consists of PT Ajinomoto Indonesia, PT Ajinomoto Sales Indonesia, PT Ajinex International, and PT Ajinomoto Bakery Indonesia (ABI). PT Ajinomoto Sales Indonesia itself has 3 sales branch offices, namely in Jakarta, Surabaya and Medan.


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


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


Establishment of PT. Ajinomoto Indonesia Group headquarter office


The Ajinomoto Karawang factory starts operations and produces Masako® Brand


Mayumi® Brand launched and began to penetrate market


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

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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).

Determined to develop the quality of our products for people’s welfare and preserving the environment, we have applied the ISO 9001 on Quality Management System, ISO 14001 on environmental Management System, ISO 22000 on food safety management, and OHSAS 18001 on Occupational Health and Safety from SGS the world’s preferred auditing amd certifying