- COMPANY NAME
- BULL-DOG SAUCE CO., LTD.
- Opened as the food wholesaler shop MISAWAYA in 1902
(Manufacturing and selling of Bull-dog Sauce starts)
- Manufacturing and selling of Brown Sauce and other seasonings
- 1,044,378 thousand yen 【as of March End 2020】
- NO.OF EMPLOYEE
- 220 people【as of March End 2020】
- SALES AMOUNT
- 11,716 million yen 【Fiscal year 2020】
Nakasaburo Kojima established Misawaya Shoten—the predecessor to Bull-Dog Sauce
—in Nihonbashi. It is said that the shop derives its name from the Kojima’s birthplace, the village of Misawa in what was then the Ina district of Nagano Prefecture.
A factory was built in Nihonbashi to manufacture Bull-Dog Sauce in-house as a private-label product : “Dog Logo Sauce.” At the time, the sauce was packaged in clay jars and barrels, not bottles.
Registered the Bull-Dog trademark.
Marketed as “No. 1 Special Bull-Dog Sauce.”
The fires in the aftermath of the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 incinerated all storefronts of Misawaya Shoten in Nihonbashi Sakamoto-cho (known as Kayabachokado), and the Misawaya factory in Hatchobori (Kyobashi Ward). Production resumed the following year.Three years after the disaster, the production system recovered to roughly pre-disaster levels.
Established Bull-Dog Sauce Food Products Co., Ltd.
Through the mid-1950s, the company made brewed vinegar, ketchup, pepper, mustard and curry powder in addition to sauces.
Completed the new Bull-Dog Sauce building at present-day Kayabacho Crossing. Bull-Dog Sauce Food Products and Misawaya Shoten shared the building.
Established new factory in Hatogaya, Saitama Prefecture.
Bull-Dog Sauce Released Tonkatsu sauce.
Released the 300-mL Bull Pack — the same square plastic bottle container used today. The container was made out of disposable plastic material, which brought major changes to the distribution system.
Listed in the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Constructed new headquarters building in current location.
Established Tatebayashi Factory in Gunma Prefecture, where it introduced the latest technology at the time, including automatic weighing and automatic washing equipment.
The Tatebayashi Factory joined the Hatogaya Factory to create a two-factory system.
Ikari Sauce joined the Bull-Dog Sauce Group.
Established a Chinese subsidiary, Bull-Dog Trading Co., Ltd., in Beijing.
Won first prize at the 2010 Monde Selection.
Bull-Dog Sauce Released “Uma sauce.”
Acquired FSSC 22000 certification for the Hatogaya Factory and Tatebayashi Factory.