The Story of Hamadaya
Hamada Shoyu Co. Ltd was founded in 1818 in Kumamoto, Japan. The brand Hamadaya is named after the family. Handcrafted using a 200-year-old time-tested recipe, Hamadaya sauces are exceptional in taste and aroma.
An Award-Winning Brand
Hamadaya’s 200-year-old time-tested recipe has been recognised for its supreme quality and premium taste by Monde Selection and International Taste Institute.
The manufacturer is Halal-certified and has achieved numerous international food safety certifications as well, in recognition of its high quality and food manufacturing standards.
With The World
Headquartered in Japan, Hamadaya has expanded its production to Malaysia to cater to the needs of consumers today and reach more people around the world to savour its shoyu, oyster sauce and many more sauces.
BUNSEI 1, 1818
1818 - Starting out as a small business in Oshima sub-prefecture, which was a thriving district for trade and commerce during the Edo and Meiji eras.
SHOWA 12, 1937
1937 - Introduced steamers and rotating pressure cookers (NK containers) to speed up production, realising the vision of large-scale mass production.
SHOWA 36, 1961
1961 - Successfully patented a technique of aromatising soy sauces.
SHOWA 38, 1963
1963 - ‘Reduced salt soy sauce’ obtains a method patent in Kyushu, a first for the company.
SHOWA 50, 1975
1975 - Became the largest supplier of soy sauces for hospitals and educational institutes in Kumamoto. Began production of raw soy sauces, contributing immensely to the popularisation of Kumamoto Soy Sauce in Kyushu.
HEISEI 9, 1997
1997 - 7th President Yasunari is granted permission from authorities to import table salt. Natural salt is added for the first time to the soy sauce manufacturing process.
HEISEI 13, 2001
2001 - Soy sauce warehouses are officially recognised as a cultural landscape of Kumamoto.
HEISEI 19, 2007
2007 - Nine buildings declared tangible cultural properties of Japan.
HEISEI 28, 2016
2016 - Commences business relations with Fung Group, Hong Kong.
HEISEI 28, 2020
2020 - Headquartered in Japan, Hamadaya has expanded its production to Malaysia.