Shigematsu & Co., Ltd. Chemical Department Location


Keeping the five key words in mind, we, as a team including the top managements, pursue the social contribution through the service to the market by imaginative and creative works.

Global Networks

The globalization is more and more speeding up today. Taking advantage of our global networks, we are connecting the latest and well selected products and information in the world to you.


For the profit of our customers, we always keep it in our minds to introduce the superior information and products that are unique and distinctive to others.

Mutual Respect

We are trying to create the relationship achieving the mutual respect among the consumers, our business partners, and us.


We are always searching for the products and service of ultimate value without any compromise. “Authenticity” is our top priority.


In order to catch up with the kaleidoscopic movement of market, we should be changing ourselves. Change always opens the door of evolution. We will never stop opening new doors leading us to evolution from change. Our final goal is to be a high-value-added company serving and contributing to the whole society.


Company Overview

Corporate Name Shigematsu & Co., Ltd.
President Kojiro Shigematsu
Founded 1 st April 1916
Incorporated 9 th September 1963
Paid-in Capital ¥50,000,000.-
End of Fiscal Year March 30st
Main Bank Mizuho Bank, Osaka Branch
Mitsuisumitomo Bank, Osaka Chuo Branch
Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Bank, Kawaramachi Branch
Directors President Kojiro Shigematsu
Director Yujiro Ueda
Keizaburo Shigematsu
Kenshiro Shigematsu
Auditor Minoru Hozaki


Development of the Company

1963 Shigematsu & Co., Ltd. was established with 1 million yen in capital.
The company made entry into foodstuff business, and became the Japanese sole agents of Bergenhas Canning Co., Ltd. in Norway, Kredin Co., Ltd. in Denmark, etc.
1966 The company became the sole agent of Deutsche Extrakt Kaffee GmbH, an instant coffee manufacturer in the former west Germany.
1967 The company opened its representative office in Hambrug, Germany and a representative was dispatched.
1969 The company acquired the license of liquor sales, and started the sales.
1970 The company’s capital was increased to 10 million yen.
1974 The company’s capital was increased to 30 million yen.
1976 The company opened its Tokyo Branch Office to expand business operations in east of Japan.
1977 The company established the subsidiary, Kreis Cafe Japan, foe import and sales of Kreis instant coffee.
1978 The company moved to a newly head office building at Awaji-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka City.
1979 The company became the Japanese sole agent of CCA Biochemie b.v. (the present Purac biochem b.v.) in Gorinchem, the Netherlands, and also Operated as sole agents of other well-known overseas manufacturers.
1984 The company’s capital was increased to 50 million yen.
The company’s Tokyo Branch Office was moved to a newly completed Building (located at Motoasakusa, Taito-ku).
1985 The company became the Japanese sole agent of MIKO n.v., a manufacturer of cassette-filtered regular ground coffee in Belgium.
1986 The company started trade with China.
The company started to import infectious disease reagents.
The company started to import speciality reagents in earnest.
1989 The company started to sell wine on a large scale. The sales of private brand bourbon whisky, ‘THE YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS’ and ‘CLEMENTINE’ were started.
1991 The new Head Office Building was completed.
Retail shop was newly opened on the first floor of new head office building.
1992 Tokyo Brunch Office moved to Sengoku, Bunkyo-ku.
1997 Tsukuba Life Science Office was newly opend in Tsukuba city.
2002 Tokyo Branch Office moved to Sugamo, Toshima-ku.
2009 The company established the subsidiary VIROQUEST CORPORATION, for specializing infectious disease business.
2011 The company opened its Minamiaoyama Research Office to enforce R/D activities in Tokyo.


Company Organization Structure

[Group Company]

  • Kreis Cafe Japan Co., Ltd.
  • ViroQuest Corporation

[Wine Shop]

  • Wine House GRECO
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