PACKAGING FOR CULTURE
You could say that innovation is in PACRAFT’s DNA. Our desire to make the impossible possible has been handed down from generation to generation over the past 60 years. Our unique and customized products are created with a relentless drive for perfection, providing solutions to meet our customers’ challenges and providing in turn, enhanced value to the consumer.
refined white sugar
In the early 1960s, accurately measuring and filling refined sugar containers was a major challenge.
Not to be put off, we set to work developing a new measuring and packaging machine. After much experimentation to solve the problem of sugar sticking to the packaging machinery, we had our first working prototype. Our dedication to engineering machinery that was thought impossible by others spearheaded the evolution and diversification of our company.
With a growing consumer focus on quality and flavor, we developed proprietary technology to overcome the challenge of sealing food pouches. In 1968, the world’s first commercially available retort pouch food product hit dinner tables. This technology helped reduce storage space requirements, eliminate food spoilage and dramatically accelerated cooking speeds.
In response to consumer demand for more convenient ways to consume ice cream and drinks, we started work on a machine that could attach a spout to the pouch, fill it, then cap it. In 2000, we launched the first such machine to provide an assured seal around the spout and precisely fill the pouch. The resulting pouch was easy and convenient to use and has become a staple of convenience store shelves.
Changed the company name, Toyo Jidoki to PACRAFT Co., Ltd.
Acquired Engilico Group, seal inspection system manufacturer.
Moved Tokyo head office from Takanawa to Shiba.
Established Toyo Jidoki Europe GmbH in Dusseldorf Germany.
Established Toyo Jidoki America a subsidiary company in Wisconsin,U.S.A.
Established Dalian Toyo Jidoki a subsidiary company in Dalian, China.
Moved Technical Center from Ibaragi to Kawasaki.
Capital increased to 245million yen.
Started installation of Spouted pouch packaging machines.
Constructed new plant and moved Iwakuni plant to new location.
Established Technical Center.
Started installation of Vacuum packaging machines.
Moved plant from Hiroshima to Iwakuni.
Installed Japan’s first packaging machine for retorted curry.
Moved head office to Tokyo. Capital increased to 50million yen.
Capital increased to 10million yen.
Established in Hiroshima with a capital of 500,000yen. Licensed by MITI for the manufacture of weighing equipment.