Trust, Insight, Satisfaction
The Arai Group for many years has fostered trust as a company which continues to have insight into the needs of people all over the world. Our aim as a corporation is to bring satisfaction to everyone including our customers, our employees, and the entire region.
Trust - For almost a century since our establishment, our given mission has always been to be a company whose trustworthy reputation is never challenged. We do not forget the gratitude and respect we have for our stakeholders, our employees, and the people of the region. We continue to strive to become a company that brings both quality and peace of mind to our customers.
Insight - "People constantly strive to work on new businesses in order to have a more comfortable life". The intention of this enterprise is to consistently be an industry leader by creating new and innovative value added services. We continue to adapt and change ourselves in order to accurately and consistently deliver products and services that both meet and exceed the expectations and needs of our customers.
Satisfaction - We believe that our responsibility as a company is to contribute to the social and economic advancement of all. In the ever changing world of the 21st century, we utilize our experience and insight to capture global trends, then design and implement strategies with a global vision. With trust being the foundation of our company, we continue to deliver services that people need and desire.
Founded as a wholesaler of rice, cereals, and feed by the late Gentaro Arai at 983 Shinjuku Hiratsuka-shi, Kanagawa Pref.
Marugen Food Industry Co., Ltd. (later known as the "Arai Shoji Co., Ltd.") launched and the late Gonpachi Arai assumed President and CEO.
Tokyo Sales Division and Hadano Branch opened.
Arai Real-Estate Co., Ltd. (later known as "Allied Co., Ltd.") launched.
Arai Driving School launched and the Suka School opened as the 6th Kanagawa prefectural accredited driving school.
Arai Oil Co., Ltd. launched.
Paprika Hiratsuka Co., Ltd. (later known as "Corolla Shonan") launched.
Head Office moved to 9-73 Amanuma-cho, Hiratsuka-shi Kanagawa Pref.
A general food wholesales market ("Hiratsuka Market") including fruits and vegetables, livestock products, and a collection of diverse specialty stalls opened.
Hanamizu Arai Driving School opened.
A general food wholesales market opened at 314 Kanai-cho Totsuka-ku, Yokohama-shi (Kanagawa Pref.). (later known as "Yokohama Market").
Expand and doubled the size of the Hiratsuka Market.
A computerized record system to optimize efficiency is introduced.
Arai Fishery Co., Ltd. launched.
Arai Parking opened.
Shonan Seika becomes an affiliate of Arai Shoji.
Expanded Yokohama Market.
Shonan Seika becomes an affiliate of Arai Shoji.
Echo Shoji Co., Ltd. launched.
Echo Supermarket opened in Fujisawa (Kanagawa Pref.).
Kurukaka Co., Ltd. launched in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The development of beef feed and livestock agriculture is initiated.
Kanagawa Sankyo Organic Co., Ltd. launched. The waste industry as well as the manufacturing and selling of organic fertilizer are ventured into.
The Suka Arai Driving School relocated and re-opened as Toda Arai Driving School.
Oiso Set-Net Fishery Co., Ltd. launched.
Brajan Industry Co., Ltd. launched in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The trading business is ventured into.
Taiau Pig Farming Co., Ltd. launched in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Arai Shoji opened a Tokyo branch office at 1-2-8 Nihonbashi Chuo-ku Tokyo.
Arai Shoji made a business partnership with Antarctica Inc. (Brazil’s largest beverage manufacturer). Obtained exclusive distribution rights to sell guarana drink in Japan and Southeast Asia.
Construction of Arai Building 1 at 17-2 Beniya-cho, Hiratsuka-shi Kanagawa Pref. is comleted. And Arai Shoji and Arai Co., Ltd.’s head office moved to it.
PC store Microcomputer Square Arai opened on the first floor of Arai Building 1.
An Echo store opened in Chigasaki (Kanagawa Pref.).
Toyoko Cement Industry Co., Ltd. merged with Arai Group.
Arai Kawasaki Seika Co., Ltd. launched.
Arai Shoji opened Arai Tomei Atsugi Distribution Center in Atsugi (Kanagawa Pref.) as the third general food market.
An Echo opened in Minamiyana (Kanagawa Pref.).
Ohadano General Food Market Co., Ltd. merges with Arai group.
Cooperation with Nippaku School’s exchange program initiates.
Bio-Chemical Co., Ltd. launched.
Orient Western Co., Ltd. launched.
Allied Holdings Co., Ltd. (California US) launched.
Arai Shoji opened a representative office in Los Angeles.
Jyuichi Arai assumed the role of President.
Arai Shoji acquires a liquor sales license.
Arai Amsterdam Finance BV launched in the Netherlands.
Arai Eastern-Japan Wholesale distribution Center (Price Club) opened in Oyama, Tochigi Pref.
Kanto Central Auto Auction opened (later known as "AAAI Oyama").
Fresh One Supermarket opened in Hiratsuka (Kanagawa Pref.).
Western-Japan Arai Shoji Co., Ltd. launched in Fukuoka (Fukuoka Pref. Kyushu area). Arai Co., Ltd. changes its name to Allied Co., Ltd.
AAAI Shonan venue launched in Hiratsuka (Kanagawa Pref.).
Auto auction for large scale industrial and construction machinery opened at AAAI Oyama.
Brajan Hotelaria Ltd. launched in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The hospitality Industry is ventured into.
Ciema Corporation (temporary personnel agency) launched in the US.
Tiger Shark Company, an affiliate that sells and manufactures golf materials in the US opened.
interTrend Communications Inc. (an advertising business) launched in the US.
Aragon Engineering Inc. (Markets restored drive shafts) launched in the US.
AAAI Fukuoka opened in Fukuoka Pref. (Kyushu area).
Ai City Co., Ltd. become a partner of Arai Shoji.
Western-Japan Price Club opened in Fukuoka (Fukuoka Pref. Kyushu area).
AAAI Sendai venue opened in Sendai (Miyagi pref.).
interTrend Communication Inc. New York office opened.
A specialty store for food ingredients opens in Imaichi (Tochigi Pref.).
Tunipex (a set net fishery business of Bluefin tuna) launched in Portugal.
The Sasaguri Gokurakuen Foundation launched in Fukuoka (Fukuoka Pref. Kyushu area).
Fukuoka Taiyo Food Center Co., Ltd. (Fukuoka Pref. Kyushu area) became a partner of Arai Shoji.
Supermarket, Taiyo Shonan Coast Side store opened (a venture into the retail industry).
Taiyo Oiso store opened.
Japan Rice Auction Co., Ltd. (management of rice auction venue) launched.
The first foreign supermarket, Pepper Corn Market Price opened.
A new AAAI Oyama venue opened.
Taiyo Hiratuska store opened.
Construction on a new company housing, "Freude Takahamadai" completed.
Fukuoka Arai Auto Academy opened.
A corporate internet website is created.
Sales of Guarana Antarctica in the center of metropolitan areas increase through commercials (Fuji-TV Ch. etc.) and convenience stores (Lawson, Three-F, Sun-kus etc.).
Supermarket, One Dish opened in Arai Building 1.
The late Kihachiro Arai assumed the role of President.
Arai Shoji Co., Ltd. and Allied Co., Ltd. merged, and the name of the company remains as Arai Shoji Co., Ltd.
The corporation identity has reformed from "AAAI (Arai Auto Auction International)" to "Arai Auto Auction Group", and so the each venues are renamed "Arai Auto Auction *** venue". Arai Auto Auction Bayside venue (the old AAAI Shonan venue) is launched.
Jyuichi Arai once again assumes the role of President.
Bike auction launched at the Arai Auto Auction Bayside venue.
Arai Shoji Co., Ltd. takes over Western-Japan Arai Shoji Co., Ltd.
Jyuichi Arai assumed the role as Chairman of the Board and Ryozo Arai become President.
Arai Auto Auction Sendai venue introduced projected image auctions.
The facilities of the Arai Auto Auction Oyama venue expand.
Arai Auto Auction Fukuoka venue started projected image auction.
Tokyo office opened.
Price Club Fukuoka relocated.
Price Club Oyama relocated.
Supermarket, Kattekoya store opens in Hiratsuka (Kanagawa pref.).
An internal company system is introduced (AA Company and D&A Company).
Arai Shoji adopts a committee governed company structure.
Focus Co., Ltd. launched
Arai Shoji Distribution Center opened.
Hadano Fruits and Vegetable market become independent and Arai Vegeus Co., Ltd. launched.
Supermarket ARS Mizumoto store opened (Tokyo).
Gentaro Soba store (Soba restaurant) opened.
Arai Auto Auction Sendai venue became independent and Sendai Arai Auto Auction Co., Ltd. launched.
Arai Shoji adopts the use of company auditors.
ARS Hiratsuka store opened (Kanagawa pref.).
ARS Musashiurawa store opened (Saitama pref.).
Gentaro Soba Kasuga store opened.
ARS Isehara store opened (Kanagawa pref.).
ARS Minatomirai store opened (Kanagawa pref.).
Tokyo Office relocated.
ARS Totsuka store opened (Kanagawa pref.).
Arai Kenki (Arai Auto Auction Oyama Construction Equipment) is launched.
ARS Nakayama store opened (Kanagawa pref.).
Arai Shoji started contracted management of Tochigi Pref. South District Wholesale Market.
Flower Business Division is launched and started Flower Auction in above Wholesale Market.
ZAOH YUSUI Factory opened and started producing and distributing Mineral Water products.
ARS Tana store opened (Kanagawa pref.).