Ajinomoto Vietnam – 30 years in Vietnamese life

30 years have been a long way of tremendous efforts for any establishment. With Ajinomoto Vietnam (AVN), for 30 years since its establishment in 1991,  we are more confident in our vision to become the most beloved & reliable company in Vietnam with “Specialty” in food & health, and the mission: Contribute to the further growth of Vietnam, the happiness & good health of people in Vietnam through food culture & food resources development.

 

Head Office of Ajinomoto Vietnam is located in Bien Hoa I Industrial Zone, Dong Nai

Persistently developing business in association with joyful & healthy life values

 

AVN, whose first manufacturing plant & also Head Office is located in Bien Hoa I Industrial Zone, Dong Nai was established in February 1991 with 100% initial Japanese investment capital of up to 8 million USD.

 

Constantly, AVN has scaled up its production facilities with the second plant in Long Thanh Industrial Park, Dong Nai in 2008, and launching the next factory after 8 years also in Long Thanh. Additionally, the Company now has two offices in HCMC & Hanoi, along with 63 sales depots & 3 distribution centers nationwide.

 

With an initial workforce of just over 50, AVN’s current headcount is more than 2,300 employees, contributing to maintaining stable jobs not only in Dong Nai but also nationwide, with stable compensation & benefits for employees.

 

Deriving from AJI-NO-MOTO®, for over 30 years, AVN has always strived to provide a diverse portfolio of seasoning, food, beverage and nutritionally supplemented products with the highest quality & safety; which fit the taste & demand of Vietnamese consumers. Currently, the Company markets more than 35 products, which are distributed & trusted by Vietnamese consumers all over the nation.

 

Our Product line-ups for consumers include:

 

  • Seasoning products for delicious & convenient meals: AJI-NO-MOTO® umami seasoning, Aji-ngon® flavor seasoning, Aji-Quick® complete seasoning, Aji-mayo® mayonnaise, “Phu Si” soy sauce, Ajinomoto vinegar, etc.

  • Processed foods & beverages: Pancake Mix Powder, Blendy® powder drink, Birdy® canned coffee, etc.

  • Nutritionally supplemented products: amino VITAL™, “măm măm” micronutrient fortified seasoning powder, etc.

Products for the food service customers: AJI-NO-MOTO PLUS®, Ajinomoto Chicken Powder, Aji-mayo® Professional Sauce, etc.

 

Ajinomoto Vietnam’s Product line-ups for consumers

 

With the growth of modern society, products developed & researched by AVN aim at two great values – 1) contributing to delicious & convenient meals, strengthening family bonds & happiness; 2) contributing to nutrition & health of people in Vietnam. We also put resources into development of Vietnam’s authentic culinary culture.

 

Sustainability & companionship to create values for society with ASV approach

 

Adhering to the Ajinomoto Group's global Philosophy, the Company is positioning ASV (The Ajinomoto Group Creating Shared Value) as the core of our business, in which we help resolve society’s issues, leading to the creation of economic value.

 

ASV can be consistently seen in many activities that the Company has been implementing for the past 30 years, as well as persistently pursuing in the medium & long-term orientation, with a commitment to sustainable development along with Vietnam and bringing the best values of life to people in Vietnam, revolving around the three following key values:

 

1. 1st Value: Utilize energy & natural resources efficiently as model citizen:

 

  • Reduce CO2 emissions through the operation of Biomass boiler, switching from oil/gas fuel to bio-fuel (rice husks), helping to reduce CO2 emissions by nearly 50%.

  • Introduction of novel technology that reduces our environmental impact with the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from procurement, production to transportation.

  • Modern biological wastewater treatment system, whose treated wastewater meets all the standards of Vietnam & other strict standards of Ajinomoto Group itself.

  • Recycle more than 98% of solid waste at factories.

  • Maximize green area at factories, save energy & find alternative sources such as wind & solar energy.

  • "Bio-cycle" model, in which agricultural raw materials are used for production, and by-products are recycled into bio-fertilizers, providing nutrients back to the soil

The waste water treatment system invested with over 100 billion VND with waste water output after treatment complying Vietnamese regulation and strict global standards of Ajinomoto Group

The waste water treatment system invested with over 100 billion VND with waste water output after treatment complying Vietnamese regulation and strict global standards of Ajinomoto Group

 

2. 2nd Value: Support food resource development in agriculture sector:

 

  • Improve productivity & quality of crops supplying food such as rice, sugarcane, tapioca, coffee, fruits & vegetables with bio-fertilizers produced by us.

  • Improving the productivity of livestock farming through the development of ingredients for animal feed to provide high quality nutrients.

  • Provide useful knowledge & techniques for farmers to help them improve crop yields & develop agricultural practice.

 

Farmers are happy to use co-products of Ajinomoto Vietnam that bring high yields to their crops

Farmers are happy to use co-products of Ajinomoto Vietnam that bring high yields to their crops

 

3.  3rd Value: Improve nutrition & well-being for people:

 

  • Create nutritional value for people through delicious meals with quality products, bringing new & convenient culinary experience, which is suitable for the taste of people while promoting home cooking to strengthen family bonds.

  • Develop micronutrient supplements for children & amino-acid products for top athletes & sports enthusiasts, helping prevent fatigue, replenish energy, prevent muscle damage & limit muscle soreness during and after exercise.

  • Provide information & knowledge to consumers on product application, nutrition, food safety through the TV program “Mon Ngon Moi Ngay”, cooking classes, plant tours, etc.

  • Support the nutrition improvement for people through collaboration with the Vietnamese Government & organizations such as the “School Meal Project” which provides standard, nutritionally balanced menus for primary school students; the "Vietnam Nutrition system Establishment Project" (VINEP) which aims to establish a nutrition training system at major medical universities across the country & a system of laws / regulations related to nutrition to support professional nutrition practice; and the “Mother & Children Project” which contributes to the nutritional & health care for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and children aged 7 months to 60 months, together with other activities and initiatives.

 

Primary school pupils enjoy lunch applied nutritional-balance menu from School Meal Project

Primary school pupils enjoy lunch applied nutritional-balance menu from School Meal Project


While this 30-year journey is actually not short, it is just the beginning of long-term & sustainable development efforts of the Company. We are growing steadily to become the most beloved and reliable company in Vietnam with “Specialty” in food & health, and pursuing our mission of contributing to the further growth of Vietnam, the happiness & good health of people in Vietnam through food culture & food resources development.