02. Strength in bottling multiple items in smaller lot: Manufacturing technology and capability of development

We bottle multiple items in smaller lot; for the sake of our customers that strongly wish to develop their own private label products in absolutely not large amounts. We bottle 6-7 items on a production line per day: manufacturing high quality products in this system efficiently requires advanced technology, knowledge and experience that have been acquired over the years. Nowadays, as bottled beverage become common, it’s used as sales promotion means. In order to fulfill this needs, we have established both development technology and bottling system.

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Manufacturing process

  • Step1: Brewing
  • Step2: Centrifugation / Filtering
  • Step3: Mixing / Sterilization
  • Step4: Filling up / Cap
  • Step5: Overturning sterilizer
  • Step6: Labeling
  • Step7: Packing
  • Step8: Anti-slip pasting / Printing carton
  • Step9: Shipment

Our Plants

Water is the essence of all life, therefore we believe it has to be natural, good taste and safe: we make every effort to supply natural, high-quality and safe products. Our water source is at Kyohto district, Yamanashi Prefecture, where steep mountains and lushly green forest nurture fine underground water. We bottle and ship products using selected ingredients, through technology supported by passionate and highly motived water professionals, ensuring perfect quality control system.

  • Yamanashi Plant
  • Ishimori Plant
  • Misaka Plant
  • PET Blow-Molding Factory
Yamanashi Plant
Our oldest plant since inauguration is surrounded by rich underground water vein near Takemori River in Enzan, Kohshu City. This environmental-friendly plant consumes steam produced by biomass boiler as main heat resource, which had reduced 72% of fuel consume than regular plant.
Plant name Yamanashi Plant ACCESS
Operation commencement March, 1993
FSSC 22000 authentication Acquired on December, 2012
Manufacturable items Natural mineral water
Bottles 500ml/16.9 fl oz
2L/67.6 fl oz
10L/338.1 fl oz (BIB)
Ishimori Plant
The bottling line 1 of the plant has a compact system that is specialized for bottling multiple items in smaller lots; we accept minimum 1,000 boxes at a single operation.
The bottling line 2 was launched aiming to take responsibility for keeping stable supply when the disaster strikes.
Plant name Ishimori Plant ACCESS
Operation
commencement
Line 1: July, 2004
Line 2: April, 2012
ISO
authentication
Acquired on June, 2009
Organic JAS
authentication
Acquired on April, 2012
FSSC 22000
authentication
Acquired on December, 2012
Manufacturable
items
Green Tea, Oolong Tea, Barley Tea, Blended Tea, Isotonic Drink, Natural Mineral Water
Bottles 350ml/11.8 fl oz
500ml/16.9 fl oz
1L/33.8 fl oz
2L/67.6 fl oz
Misaka Plant
Surrounded by orchard near Ichinomiya-Misaka Interchange of Chuo Expressway, Misaka Plant is capable of bottling multiple items in smaller lots.
We aim to contribute to the local society as well.
Plant name Misaka Plant ACCESS
Operation commencement July, 2006
ISO
authentication
Acquired on June, 2009
FSSC 22000
authentication
Acquired on December, 2012
Manufacturable
items
Barley Tea, Isotonic Drink, Blended Tea
Bottles 2L/67.6 fl oz
PET Blow-Molding Factory 【Az-Bottle, Inc.】
Some of our 2L/67.6oz PET bottles are blow and molded at our associate factory of Az-Bottle, Inc. The launch of this facility with Rotary method dramatically increased blowing speed: we built stable supply system of excellently thermostable bottles with low cost.
Plant name PET Blow-Molding Factory
(Az-Bottle, Inc.) LINK
Operation
commencement
June, 2012
Bottles 2L/67.6 fl oz

Our approach toward protecting environment

Besides supplying high quality products, we are actively approaching the environmental problems.

In order to reduce both environmental load and fuel expense, we, in concert with other company, launched the biomass boiler inside our Yamanashi Plant, with which we burn wooden chips to switch the Plant’s main thermal source from heavy oil. Since then, placing biomass boiler as the main thermal source and fuel boiler as the secondary, we cut 72% of fuel consume than before.

Carbon Neutrality Plants absorb CO2 during photosynthesis, and when they get burned, they produce CO2: this cycle never increases the entire amount of CO2 on a global scale.
Wooden chips drying facility
Wooden chips drying facility
Biomass boiler
Biomass boiler

“Biomass energy is the earth-friendly-clean energy.”