Nippon Flour Mills has the carb cravings of its country's citizens covered, selling wheat flours and wheat bran, as well as processed foods (mainly pasta, ramen, dry mixes, edible oils, and health and frozen foods). Flour milling brings in about 40% of the Japanese company's sales and its processed food products account for 50%. The ubiquitous "other" category (10% of sales) includes pharmaceutical ingredients, health supplements, beauty and health-care products, pet foods, and the Eagle Sports Plaza Oyama sport and fitness facility, located in the city of Tochigi. Nippon Flour's major food and flour brand is Nippn (which is also another name by which the company is known).
Looking to expand into the growing Chinese food market, the company in 2008 formed a joint venture with Taiwan's Ting Hsin International to produce flour and other milled products for customers in China. Nippon Flour and Ting Hsin each own 45% of the new business, while Japan's Itochu owns the remaining 10%.
In addition to in Japan, Nippon Flour has operations in Thailand, China, and the US. Founded in 1896, Nippon Flour is Japan's oldest industrial wheat miller. – less