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History

1954 Founded Suzuki Confectionery Ltd.(Senju, Adati-ward)
1957 Our head office moved to Shimane, Adati-ward
1964 Head office newly built on 10th Anniversary
Corporate name changed to Suzuki Confectionery Co., Ltd.
1969 Completion of Yashio factory(Yashio-city, Saitama)
1973 Awarded 18th National Confectionery Expo President's Prize(Baum kuchen)
1975 Changed corporate name to MONTEUR Co., Ltd. and shifted to the Western confectioneries business
1977 Renovated Head office factory
1984 Awarded 20th National Confectionery Expo President's Prize(Brandy cake)
1985 Consolidated corporate image strategy as part of 30th Anniversary Founding event
1989 Completion of new Yashio factory
1990 Adopted HACCP system (to enter chilled dessert market)
1991 Entered chilled dessert market
Began chilled dessert sales with "Chiisana Yougashi Ten" (Fresh made Confectionery store) brand
1993 Awarded 22nd National Confectionery Expo Prime Minister's Prize("Mellow chocolate cake")
1994 Developed new market share with Petit Cream Puffs
Began producing custard cream in-house
1995 Established foundation as chilled dessert manufacturer with good acceptance of Petit Cream Puffs
Completion of Yashio factory control unit
1996 Trademark registration enabled with basic production concept: "Daichi no Genki na Zeitaku"(Healthy Freshness Sweets)
1997 Completion of farm-fresh facility Tsukuba factory at Iwai-city (now Bando-city), Ibaraki-prefecture(about 5600m2)
Milk plant established and promoted commitment to freshness and ingredients
Reduced major ingredient containers (emissions control) as environmentally-conscious firm
1998 Awarded 23rd National Confectionery Expo Honorary President's Prize(Petit Cream Puffs)
1999 Became first in industry to install HACCP automated surveillance system
Became first in industry to install automatic egg yolk supply system; emissions control enforced
2000 HACCP Certification by Ibaraki-prefecture Food Hygiene Association
Became first in industry to install automatic whip cream supply system
Installed automatic sugar supply system
2001 Factory production base and distribution center centralization with completion of Tsukuba #2 factory(about 7800m2)
Installed gas heat pumps and ice thermal storage system as energy saving measures
2003 Certification of Best Practice Recycling Office by Ibaraki-prefecture
Awarded 24th National Confectionery Expo World Confectionery Federation Chairman's Prize("Cream Puff")
2004 Feted 50th Anniversary of Founding
2005 Renewed logo and design of brand "Chiisana Yougashi Ten"(Fresh made Confectionery store) at 50th Founding Anniversary event
2006 Awarded METI's "IT Keiei Hyakusen Top Prize"
2007 Completion of Minokamo factory at Minokamo-shi, Gifu-prefecture(about 10000m2)
2008 The current representative Director sworn in as President
Completion of Tsukuba #3 factory(about 800m2)
Awarded 17th Food Safety and Environmental Service Prize; Monthly Food Factory Head Prize (Minokamo factory)
Awarded 2008 Monde Selection Grand Gold Medal ("Super Thick Baum Kuchen")
Awarded 25th National Confectionery Expo
National Confectionery Glory Grand Prize ("Mellow classic cake")
Awarded Kikka Glory Prize("Super Thick Baum Kuchen")
2009 Completion of Yashio Office; management functions centralized
Awarded 2009 Monde Selection Grand Gold Medal ("Super Thick Baum Kuchen")
2010 Awarded 2010 Monde Selection Grand Gold Medal ("Super Thick Baum Kuchen")
Awarded the International High Quality Trophy at Monde Selection for three consecutive years following Grand Gold Medal ("Super Thick Baum Kuchen"/2008,2009,2010)
2011 Awarded 2011 Monde Selection Gold Medal("Mellow classic cake-Brandy")
2012 Tsukuba factory gained HACCP Certification by Ibaraki Prefecture
Tsukuba factory and Minokamo factory both gained AIB Superior Rating.
Minokamo factory gained it for 4th Straight year.
Tsukuba factory adopted the co-generation system of electricity by using LNG, eco-friendly gas.
Awarded 2012 Monde Selection Gold Medal ("Mellow classic cake-Brandy")
2013 Our Minokamo factory was awarded a superior rating (top rating) by AIB for five consecutive years.
Awarded 2013 Monde Selection Gold Medal ("Mellow classic cake-Brandy")
Awarded the International High Quality Trophy at Monde Selection for three consecutive years following Gold Medal ("Mellow classic cake-Brandy"/2011,2012,2013)
Awarded 26th National Confectionery Expo
National Confectionery Glory Grand Prize ("Mellow premium cake-Green tea")
Presented the President's Award at the National Confectionary Expo ("Mini baum kuchen")
2014 Completion of Soja factory at Soja-shi, Okayama-prefecture(about 16000m2)
Renewed Corporate mark and brand logo at 60th Founding Anniversary event.
Tsukuba factory and Minokamo factory both gained AIB Superior Rating.
Minokamo factory gained it for 6th Straight year.
Awarded 2014 Monde Selection Gold Medal ("Mellow classic cake-Chocolate" ”Baum Kuchen-Belgiun chocolate”)
2015 Our Minokamo factory was awarded a superior rating (top rating) by AIB for seven consecutive years.
Awarded 2015 Monde Selection Gold Medal ("Baum Kuchen" ”Baum Kuchen-Belgium chocolate” "Mellow premium cake-Macha" “)
Awarded the International High Quality Trophy at Monde Selection for three consecutive years following Gold Medal ("Mellow classic cake-Chocolate"/2013,2014,2015)
2016 Minokamo Factory gained HACCP Cartification by Gifu Prefecture
Awarded 2016 Monde Selection Grand Gold Medal ("Baum Kuchen")
Awarded 2016 Monde Selection Gold Medal ("Baum Kuchen-Belgium chocolate” “classic cake-Chocolate“)
All three factories gained AIB Superior Rating. Minokamo factory gained it for eight consecutive years.
2017 Minokamo factory gained AIB Superior Rating.
Minokamo factory gained it for 9th Straight year.
Awarded 2017 Monde Selection Gold Medal ("Baum Kuchen" )
Awarded the International High Quality Trophy at Monde Selection for three consecutive years following Gold Medal ("Baum kuchen"/2015,2016,2017)
2018 Minokamo factory and Soja factory both gained AIB Superior Rating.
Minokamo factory gained it for 10th Straight year.
Awarded 2018 Monde Selection Gold Medal ("Baum Kuchen" )
Moved to present location(Our head office moved to Yashio, Saitama Pref.)

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