Sojitz Signs Strategic Business Alliance Agreement with Royal Holdings and Unitech Foods for Vegetable Meat Business | Sojitz Corporation

-Providing delicious plant-based meat products with sustainability in mind through the joint creation of the three companies-

Sojitz Corporation (hereinafter referred to as “Soujitz”), Royal Holdings Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Royal HD”), Unitech Foods Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Unitech Foods”) are plant products developed by Unitech Foods Meat “Unitech Foods” .Nikuvig(Erbu Road)We signed a strategic business alliance basic agreement on January 20, 2022, with the aim of providing global consumers with products using the above products at competitive prices and quality.

Unitech Foods has developed a large number of food ingredients and used its strengths to develop “NIKUVEGE”, which reproduces meat quality, umami and flavor that cannot be experienced with traditional plant-based meat. Combining the menu development capabilities that Royal HD has cultivated over many years in the food and beverage business with the manufacturing, sales, and marketing functions of the Sojitz Group, we will promote joint development of products and menus that pursue deliciousness. Our collaboration will be deepened so that we can serve our customers through Royal Group stores and mass retailers.




(1) Contents of business cooperation
Together, the three companies will create and create new value to provide global consumers with products using safe, reliable and delicious plant-based meat at competitive prices and quality.

(2) Role of each company


① Sojitz Group
We will create business opportunities with high affinity with “NIKUVEGE” by utilizing our rich domestic and foreign network. In addition, we will provide raw material procurement, manufacturing, sales, and marketing functions by pooling the knowledge of Sojitz Group such as Sojitz Foods Co., Ltd.

and Meat One Co., Ltd., which have strong sales channels for livestock products and advanced processing technologies. By providing it, we will not only develop, manufacture and sell commercial products, but also develop, manufacture and sell commercial products. This is an initiative based on the capital and commercial alliance agreement signed with Royal HD on February 15, 2021.
② Royal HD

Using the knowledge of the restaurant industry accumulated over the years, we will develop and provide menus using “NIKUVEGE”. We surprise and excite our customers by delivering dishes that create new value through our stores and other sales channels.
③ Luen Thai Foods

Using the knowledge and high technology cultivated through the development and processing of thickening polysaccharides and functional materials, we plan, research and develop high-quality products such as “NIKUVEGE” that are particular about materials, taste and aroma. I will do it. In the future, we plan to focus on exploring and researching sustainable new materials.

In addition to the increased demand for vegetarian food due to heightened health awareness, curbing methane gas produced by livestock has been proven at COP26 as a measure to prevent global warming, and plant-based meat has contributed to this and will continue to be used in the future as Promising fields are in the spotlight.

Sojitz, Royal HD and Unitech Foods will combine the strengths of the three companies to provide customers with safe, secure and delicious products and contribute to solving social problems.

Sojitz Foods Co., Ltd. (100% Sojitz) signed a general agency contract (exclusive sales contract) for “NIKUVEGE” with Unitech Foods in December 2021.

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Sojitz Summary

Sojitz Corporation

April 1, 2003

2-1-1 Saigaicho, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo

Fujimoto Avon

general trading company

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Royal HD Overview

Royal Holdings Limited

April 4, 1950

3-28-5, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Yasuhiro Kurosu

Catering industry, contract industry, hotel industry, food industry

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Overview of Unitech Foods

luen tai food co., ltd.

April 1, 2002

14-4 Kodenmacho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Shinichi Sekina

Manufacturing, processing and sales of food raw materials, sales of functional materials, sales of commercial jams, business from OEM development to contract manufacturing and quality control

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