MIRAI's Kashiwanoha Factory Received GLOBALG.A.P. Certification


MIRAI's Kashiwanoha Factory Received GLOBALG.A.P. Certification

MIRAI Co., Ltd.

In March 2020, MIRAI Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture; President and CEO: Yoshio Shiina; hereinafter "MIRAI") announced that its main production facility Kashiwanoha Factory had been awarded the GLOBALG.A.P., an international third-party certification.

GGN: 4063061098771
Certification date: March 12, 2020
Factory: Kashiwanoha Factory (221-1 Aotashindentobichi, Kashiwa-shi, Chiba 277-0881 Japan)

<Main purposes of obtaining the certificate>.
To strengthen risk management
To improve management efficiency
To establish the "business operation know-how” that follows "facilities" and "cultivation technology" for overseas business development

MIRAI’s Kashiwanoha Factory has been operating as a large-scale artificial light type plant factory for over six years, and we have been accumulating the know-how in plant factory operation and management by producing and selling vegetable products. Now that we have more than 50 corporate clients purchasing our vegetables, the demand for food safety, and the stability and security of procurement is increasing day by day.

The idea of food safety, workplace safety, and environmental protection have changed significantly from the early days of our factory to the present. Now a single wrong decision can lead directly to the risk for the entire business. In this regard, we believe obtaining the certificate is truly beneficial for all our business stakeholders.

Also, in order to further improve the productivity and promote the efficiency, we thought it would be very effective to review the related factors and “visualize” them when we prepare for the application for GLOBALG.A.P. Certification. In this process, we were able to improve each part of our work, ranging from revising the conventional work manual, reports, and deliverables, to reducing the procurement cost, and to enhancing the cooperation between the sales team and production team.

Furthermore, one of MIRAI’s core businesses is to provide the “plant factory system” and its “operational support” for the overseas market. At this point, the certificate allows us to also provide “business operation know-how” for our existing and new overseas business partners. Currently, in our new overseas projects, we design the layout, work-flows, and operations following the GLOBALG.A.P..

(Left: GLOBALG.A.P. certificate)      (Right: MIRAI Kashiwanoha Factory)

Internally, we hope it encourages and helps our staff to implement their risk management and to improve work efficiency. Also, we see it as an excellent chance to enhance our passion for our business, and every day we learn, try new things, and advance our business “brightly, proactively, and constructively” together under any circumstances.

GLOBALG.A.P. is a trademark and a set of standards for Good Agricultural Practices. In over 120 countries, it is used as an international standard certification approved by GFSI. This certificate is an international brand awarded to good-standing companies that are engaged in sustainable production while achieving food safety, workplace safety, and environmental protection.

*About GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative)
GFSI is an organization managed by food security experts such as international food companies and distribution companies and maintains a scheme to benchmark international food safety standards. GLOBALG.A.P. is one of the six certifications approved by GFSI in the field of agriculture.

<Inquiries regarding this news release>
MIRAI Co., Ltd.
COO Nagateru Nozawa
E-Mail: mirai@miraigroup.jp
Website: http://miraigroup.jp/

In-depth Article Published on Mynavi Agriculture

An in-depth article of MIRAI's recent development was published on Mynavi Agriculture, one of the biggest agri-media in Japan.

You can read about how we've evolved as well as about our recent development.

We translated into English so please download the PDF file.

Aug. 27th - 29th Showcasing Vegetable Products at Gaishoku Business Week 2019

We are going to exhibit our vegetable products at "Gaishoku Business Week 2019".

Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, South Hall 1, 2, 3, 4
Booth: 4H-30
HP: https://gaishokubusiness.jp/english/

"Gaishoku Business Week" is Japan’s largest trade show specialized in Restaurant & Food Service industry.

Vertical farm vegetable products have started to largely being used in fields of prepared foods and restaurants, and the main species are not only frill lettuce but also expanding to greenleaf and herb varieties.

So far, MIRAI has commercially supplied romaine lettuce, basil, and more than 10 varieties of herbs, other than frill lettuce and greenleaf.

Now, we are introducing even more varieties to suit our clients' needs. The newly added products are as follows, and we will also showcase "one more new product".

MIRAI's New Products (All are for professional use)

  • Kale
  • Oakleaf
  • One more new product (Please check our booth)


MIRAI Co., Ltd.
Isoda and Seki at Fresh Vegetable Product Sales Department


MIRAI and CHIYODA CORPORATION Concludes a Business Partnership Agreement


MIRAI and CHIYODA CORPORATIONconcludes a business partnership agreement for the growing demand in the field of vertical farming business

February 1, 2019 (Fri.) MIRAI Co., Ltd. (headquarters: Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture “MIRAI" hereinafter) and CHIYODA CORPORATION (headquarters: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture "CHIYODA CORPORATION" hereinafter) have concluded a business partnership agreement in the field of closed type artificial light vertical farming business, to respond to the increasing demand for vegetable products and production systems.

MIRAI is a “producer” of vegetables in Japan, having large commercial scale vertical farms in Chiba (Kashiwanoha Factory) and Miyagi (Tagajo Factory). And by consistent efforts of producing and selling lettuces and herbs, MIRAI accumulates the know-how of vertical farm management, vegetable cultivation, and market development.

We recently issued a press release regarding a large commercial scale plant factory system in Moscow, Russia, while in China we have completed three systems installation from last year to this year.

MIRAI have strengths in vertical farm management and cultivation technology, and recently have started research and development of diversified vegetable production system in response to the growing market demand. Meanwhile, in the field of labor-saving hardware development and engineering that are suitable for countries with severe climate environments, the capability of MIRAI alone was limited while such demands have been ever more increasing. Therefore, to meet the demand, MIRAI decided to make the partnership with CHIYODA CORPORATION, which have profound achievements and experience in such field and recently have started focusing on vertical farming business.

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Large Contract in Russia_ロシアにて大型契約締結


MIRAI Co., Ltd. Signed a Set of Contracts to Provide a Large Scale Plant Factory System with Artificial Light and Factory Management Consulting in Moscow, Russia. The Company Accelerates Overseas Business Expansion Leveraging Its Know-how as a Large Scale Plant Factory Vegetables Producer.

2018年10月11日(木)ロシア・モスクワで開催されたロシア農業省主催「黄金の秋2018(ロシア農業展示会)」の中で、日本の農林水産省主催の「スマート農業に関する日露農業セミナー」枠においてMIRAI株式会社(President & CEO:椎名吉夫)は、ロシア・ATB社(CEO:SIMAKOVA MARINA)とのモスクワにおける大規模人工光型植物工場のシステム導入、および運営コンサルティングを含む各種契約の締結を発表し、その場で調印式を行いました。


October 11th, 2018 (Thrs.) At the “Golden Autumn 2018 (Russian Agricultural Exhibition)” held in Moscow, Russia by the Russian Ministry of Agriculture, within the framework of Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries’ “Japan-Russia Agricultural Seminar Regarding Smart Agriculture,” Mirai Co., Ltd. (President & CEO : Yoshio Shiina) announced the signing of various contracts with Russia’s ATB Co. (CEO : SIMAKOVA MARINA), including the introduction of large-scale artificial light plant factory system and management consulting. A signing ceremony was held on the spot.

Photo (left : Russian Ministry of Agriculture Information Director, Ms. Irina Ganieva; center left : ATB Co.’s Ms. MARINA; center right : MIRAI Co., Ltd.’s Mr. Shiina; right : Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, Mr. Matsushima) *Taken during the signing at the seminar

ATB Co. has been operating their first artificial light pant factory since spring of 2016, in far east Khabarovsk, Russia. They have used MIRAI Co., Ltd., Miyagi, Tagajo Factory’s system, using the factory management as a base, and introduced a system that produces about 10 thousand leaf lettuces daily. They once again requested MIRAI Co., Ltd. for their second factory project. MIRAI Co., Ltd. has agreed upon collaboration to, beside the systems, share their know-how concerning factory operations and sales, consider opening plant factory business in Russia, as the contracts were signed.

Russia is meeting the challenges of domestic procurement and the quality of leafy vegetables, not just in the far east, but in all regions. Taking the initiative to meet challenges, starting with solar-type gardening facility, they have been keenly interested in the artificial light plant factory business.

MIRAI Co., Ltd. is the “producer” of leafy vegetables domestically in Chiba (Kashiwanoha Factory), and Miyagi (Tagajo Factory), in Japan, accumulating factory operations know-how as they sell lettuces and herbs. Besides Russia, the introduction of MIRAI’s system and know-how has been realized in two cases in China, through their partner company, MIRAI Chino Co., and moreover is proactively expanding business in other countries and regions, exchanging memorandum and such things.

MIRAI Co., Ltd. will continue meeting global demands to cultivate vegetables in plant factory, as well as meeting the various demands to “purchase,” “use,” “eat” their produce.

2018年10月11日(木)ロシア・モスクワで開催されたロシア農業省主催「黄金の秋2018(ロシア農業展示会)」の中で、日本の農林水産省主催の「スマート農業に関する日露農業セミナー」枠においてMIRAI株式会社(President & CEO:椎名吉夫)は、ロシア・ATB社(CEO:SIMAKOVA MARINA)とのモスクワにおける大規模人工光型植物工場のシステム導入、および運営コンサルティングを含む各種契約の締結を発表し、その場で調印式を行いました。

写真(左:ロシア農業省情報局長Irina Ganieva氏、中央左:ATB社MARINA氏、中央右:MIRAI社 椎名、右:農林水産省松島審議官)*セミナー内における調印時に撮影





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