Ajinomoto is recognized as a global leader in the research, development, manufacturing and sale of
amino-acid-based products for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, sports nutrition, health and beauty
industries as well as food ingredients and consumer food products. The company's first American office
opened in New York just eight years later in 1917. Since then the company has grown and expanded its presence
nationwide in order to bring the highest-grade amino acid products to consumers in the United States. This was accomplished by
establishing production facilities in North Carolina and Iowa, opening sales offices in New Jersey and
Illinois and leveraging an international manufacturing, supply and distribution chain.
Ajinomoto's global philosophy is to contribute significant advances in food and health by working for life.
With this philosophy in mind, Ajinomoto North America focuses on Nutrition & Health and is working to create
new business and expand trade in North America.
Ajinomoto North America Inc. manufactures and supplies food ingredients and amino acids, brings Asian tastes to
the mainstream American market and makes contributions in the fields of Nutrition, Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care
and White Biotechnology.
Ajinomoto Heartland Inc. specializes in animal nutrition, and manufactures and distributes
cost effective feed-grade amino acids.