Suntory Group is among the world's leading consumer products companies, creating and distributing products enjoyed by millions worldwide. Founded as a family-owned business in 1899 in Osaka, Japan, Suntory has grown into a multi-national corporation throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Africa.
Shinjiro Torii founds Torii Shoten
and begins to produce and sell wine.
A Pioneer Spirit that Paved the Way for
Western Liquors in Japan
Shinjiro sets out to create western-style liquors to suit Japanese palates.
Launch of Akadama Port Wine*
*renamed to Akadama Sweet Wine in 1973
A pioneering new product
Akadama Port Wine becomes the cornerstone of Suntory
The challenge of creating
an original Japanese whisky
Kotobukiya* sets out to createan authentic whisky born from the Japanese climateand suited to Japanese palates.
*Kotobukiya Limited founded in 1921.
Construction of the Yamazaki Distillery in 1923.
Launch of Suntory Whisky
Kakubin (square bottle)
The birth of the belovedJapanese whisky.
This whisky embodies the distinctiveflavor suited to Japanese tastes ofwhich Shinjiro had dreamed.
Launch of Suntory Beer
Keizo Saji moves into the brewing business
with the ambitious goal to make the company
that sets the bar for continual growth.Kotobukiya Limited then becomes
Suntory sets its sights on becoming
Japan's leading food and beverage company
In the 1990s, the food & beverage business that started in 1972 goes on to launch manynew products and expands its share in the soft drinks market.
SesaminE supplement launched
Harnessing nature's bounty
to support human health.Research on polyphenols leads to the establishment
of Suntory's health and wellness business.
The Premium Malt's wins Japan's first Grand Gold Medal*
for the beer category at the Monde Selection in 2005,
and continues on to win this prestigious Medal
for the next two consecutive years.
*Award won by medium-sized bottle
Praised for outstanding brewing technology and high quality.
Aiming for further growth worldwide
Suntory acquires the Frucor Group,
and the Orangina Schweppes Group in 2009.
Lucozade Ribena Suntory Limited is established in 2013.
Beam Suntory Inc.
The birth of the world's 3rd largest*
premium spirits company
*Estimate based on IWSR data
Suntory VARON was launched,
exclusively for mature men.