In 1998 with the 21st century fast approaching, our company was assailed by the major recession that stemmed from the Asian Currency Crisis.We considered moves such as diversifying our business lines or outsourcing all our fabrication operations, for the sake of survival. Despite those deliberations, our previous president took the decision to “go with fermentation alone”.So we completely moved out of the automated equipment for general industry that we were engaged in at the time, and readied ourselves for existence as a fermentation machinery manufacturer.
Fujiwara Techno-Art’s roots go back to Fujiwara Seisakusho, set up in 1933 by our founder Kenou Fujiwara.It was a small backstreet factory that started out making brewing machinery.We had to revisit those roots, resolutely map out paths ahead, and progressively open up those paths.We aimed to be a company that possessed unrivalled technological capabilities in the field of fermentation that you couldn’t find anywhere else you looked in Japan or in the world.
We have accumulated experience and expertise over a long history of more than 80 years since entering business. In addition, our technology has accomplished an astonishing evolution over that time, having been honed through responding to customers’ wishes.That technology is being applied to general foodstuffs and to fields other than food, so that the scope of our business is extending beyond the confines of fermentation and steadily spreading wider.
But it is not a case of striking out into fields completely unrelated to our own. Rather, this is an outward spread of our business that has developed from fermentation – as ever – at the core.Because fermentation is the starting point for everything we do.Fujiwara Techno-Art has an undivided commitment to going with fermentation – and that will never change.