Total Commitment to Product Excellence
Quality soy sauce begins with the sourcing and selection of top-grade soybeans and wheat – the key ingredients that define Kimlan Soy Sauce’s sweet and refreshing flavor; solidifying its status as a uniquely-Taiwan brew. Kimlan Foods’ commitment to premium ingredients, the traditional brewing method and excellent quality control has kept its product line consistently in the highest of standards. Over the years, Kimlan’s sauces and pickles products have evolved with the people of Taiwan and grown finer with each passing year.
An Iconic Condiment Brand Dedicated to the Spirit of Taiwan
Kimlan Foods founder – Mr. Han Chung – was inspired to launch a business that was owned locally to create jobs for the Taiwanese community.
Mr. Han Chung pooled funds from the community gentry and established “Datung Company” on May 8, 1936 with a focus on top quality soy sauce and pickled foods where he served as the first chairman. Insisting on using only premium ingredients and integrating traditional Japanese brewing methods, Mr. Chung successfully mass produced bottles of soy sauce. Such dedication characterizes the company’s quality soy sauce products, noted for their flavor and freshness.
Constant Technological and Management Updates Makes Kimlan a Paragon in the Food Industry
The company passed down to the second generation when Mr. Chiou-Guei Chung became president in 1960. He achieved widespread name recognition for Kimlan Soy Sauce through this dedication to high standards in every aspect of the business. It was only natural to rename the company Kimlan Soy Sauce & Food Co., Ltd. after our star product in 1970. In light of a demand and need to expand our factory, the company relocated to Daxi Township from Taoyuan City to expand its mass production capacity, quality control and product diversity. In 1977, Kimlan pioneered the country in bottling its soy sauce with clear glass, so that the quality can be easily monitored and verified.
Kimlan has worked hard to ensure that its quality soy sauce products can be made widely available to consumers around the world. The efforts was realized in 1982 when Kimlan was named a Grade-A Quality Control Export Factory and its commitment to seasoning distinction was even more widely acknowledged.
Made by Kimlan, Enjoyed by Everyone
Kimlan began revamping its business service by automating and computerizing the production and management efficiency in 1985 and imported a continuous soybean steamer from abroad, which was the largest such steamer at that time in Taiwan. The steamer was capable of processing 4,000 kilograms of soybeans an hour, and it significantly maximized the use of the ingredients and preparation efficiency. Fully automated climate-controlled yeast production equipment was installed to boost yeast production and quality consistency. The company also procured outdoor temperature controlled FRP fermentation tanks to accommodate the increase in soybean and yeast production, becoming Taiwan’s largest producer of naturally aged soy sauce.
CSR-Driven Development and Innovation
Kimlan is synonymous with quality in Taiwan, noted for 80 plus years of business policies and decisions with the consumer first in mind. As Kimlan’s 4th-generation torch-bearer, President Min Chung has taken over the helm in a food market that has grown more intense. President Min Chung is a firm believer that innovation is steeped in a strong corporate commitment to quality and that understanding that has empowered Kimlan to focus more resources on ensuring greater products and services which represent Kimlan’s corporate social responsibility. This sense of accountability to the community inspired Kimlan to grown more intense. President Min Chung is a firm believer that innovation is steeped in a strong corporate commitment to quality and that understanding that has empowered Kimlan to focus more resources on ensuring greater products and services which represent Kimlan’s corporate social responsibility. This sense of accountability to the community inspired Kimlan to launch non-GMO soy sauce products in 2009, having forecasted what was trending in food safety and the consumerhealth services.
Shortly after the non-GMO soy sauce launch, Kimlan created an organic soy sauce that is GMT-certified and traceability-labeled. By 2015, all of Kimlan’s soy sauces were brewed with non-GMO ingredients; also that same year, the company pioneered the country in launching a green labeled soy sauce that does not have any additives. Kimlan took its innovation services further by spearheading a locally-sourced and developed organic soy sauce brewed with Taiwan’s own soybeans and wheat grown in a tract of land in Chiayi for the sole purpose of supporting Taiwan’s agriculture; a significant move that signified Kimlan’s dedication to developing the best-quality seasonings that elevates consumers’ culinary experiences to new realms.
Besides honoring its long tradition of providing exceptional-quality soy sauce products to the consumer community, Kimlan also continues to pay it forward as it engages in public institutes’ interactive education campaigns, exploring innovative possibilities and prioritizes environmental stewardship to ensure its corporate sustainability.
Mr. 鍾番 founded 大同商事株式會社
Factory relocated to Dashi Township to expand production capacity
Introduced clear soy sauce bottles—an industry first
Received the Chinese Institute of Food Science and Technology’s New Product Development Award
Imported a cutting-edge Japanese wastewater treatment system
Named a Grade-A Quality Control Export Factory
Won first place in the nationwide Taiwan Industrial Pollution Prevention Drive
Imported Taiwan’s largest continuous soybean steamer, fully-automated temperature controlled yeast production equipment, and outdoor FRP fermentation tanks
Renamed Kimlan Foods Co. Ltd. to better reflect our increasingly diversified products
Became the first GMP-certified food product enterprise in Taiwan
Award of Excellence for Food Hygiene and Safety
Received the French International Food and Beverage Award
Complete HACCP and ISO 22000 certification