Affiliate Companies

ITO EN, LTD.

 

ITO EN was founded in August 1966 on a simple premise: to produce and sell a product at the very heart of Japanese culture—green tea. Over the next four decades, ITO EN took this idea and turned it into a national phenomenon. With a philosophy of innovation, research, and customer service, ITO EN has made not only loose leaf tea, but a whole range of green tea and other products a mainstay in Japan. The company is now renowned as a trendsetter in the tea and beverage industries.

 

Though rooted in Japan, ITO EN has also taken an international outlook. Since the 1980s, subsidiaries have been established in Hawaii, China, Australia, and the continental United States. Firmly positioned as the world's leading producer of green tea products, ITO EN is on the verge of making green tea a part of global culture.

 

Key to the company's growth has been its strong dedication to authenticity. With green tea's important place in Japanese culture, much of the company's activity has been dedicated to preserving green tea's essential taste and character. Intensive research and development has allowed ITO EN to cultivate better tea as well as create and improve a whole line of green tea-based beverages and products. With the increasing information on green tea's health-giving properties, ITO EN has led the way in bringing these benefits to the public.

 

After all, it is ITO EN's customers and clients that have made the company a success. A main consideration in product development is how customers could be further satisfied. In this spirit, the five key concepts of natural, safe, healthy, well-designed, and delicious are continually emphasized for all new and existing ITO EN products. It is along these lines that ITO EN has developed and introduced lines of juice, sports, and other beverages along with retail and restaurant operations around the world.

 

In a rapidly changing world, it is the belief at ITO EN that green tea, with its rich history and properties, can be a reminder of the simplicity and beauty of life.

 

ITO EN, LTD.
47-10 Honmachi 3-chome,
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
http://www.itoen.co.jp/eng/index.html

 

 

 


ITO EN (USA) Inc. (Honolulu, HI)

 

Founded in July 1987 in Honolulu, Hawaii, ITO EN USA holds a special place as the first subsidiary established outside of Japan. Key to ITO EN USA's success has been its adaptation to the unique needs and tastes in modern Hawaii, whose residents trace their origins to the Pacific, Asia, and beyond. In entering the Hawaii market, ITO EN USA acquired lines of existing beverage products and subsequently made improvements. Currently known as Aloha Maid & Royal Mills, these lines are and are the top performers in their markets. At the same time, the subsidiary has maintained ITO EN Group's dedication to spreading authentic green tea, introducing canned green tea. As of 2004, ITO EN USA is now introducing their unique, island-based products through distribution channels in the continental United States.

 

For over 20 years, ITO EN (USA) INC. has been the home of Hawaii’s favorite island drinks.  We continue to bring our lineup of all natural Aloha Maid fruit drinks, delicious Royal Mills Iced Coffees and ITO EN Green Teas.  Our team of employees takes pride in doing it all locally – from product development and manufacturing - to sales, warehousing and distribution.  Our expanding product line and diverse operations provide employees opportunities for growth and advancement.

 

Production Manager

ITO EN (USA) Inc. is seeking an experienced manufacturing manager to be responsible for directing the activities in our Kalihi production plant, including, but not limited to:  determining types and quantities of products and scheduled delivery dates to aid in planning department operations; preparing operations schedule and coordinating manufacturing activities to ensure production and quality of product meet required specifications; supervising a production crew; inspecting machinery, performing and directing repairs; scheduling preventative maintenance of plant equipment, maintaining plant facilities and equipment in a sanitary condition.

Secondary responsibilities include: Goal setting, developing ways to improve efficiency, training, coaching and counseling employees.  Runs equipment if needed.

Candidates are required to have 5-7 years of supervisory experience in manufacturing.  Food or Beverage manufacturing highly desirable.

Production Operator

ITO EN (USA) is seeking a Production Operator to be part of our team.  We operate as “one team” so flexibility in job assignment is a must.  Ideal candidates must be willing and able to learn to operate all production equipment such as the filler, seamer, tray packer, palletizer and depalletizer.  Duties also include production plant sanitation.  Work is primarily Monday through Friday.

This position has a 4:00 a.m. start time.  You must be able to start work by 4:00 a.m.

1 year experience working in food or beverage production environment is preferred.   Must be willing to work overtime with little notice and on some Saturdays.  Must be able to read, write and speak English and have basic math skills.  Must be able to stand for up to 8 hours.  At times, requires repetitive lifting and stacking of 20 pounds cases.  Lifting on an infrequent basis up to 50 pounds is required.  Must be able to push and pull carted loads up to 1,000 lbs.  Forklift operator experience is helpful, but certification training is provided.

A criminal background check shall be conducted after a conditional offer of employment is made, in order to determine an applicant or employee’s suitability for employment in this position, and any other tasks that give direct access to our raw materials, formulation and beverage processing.

Sales and Merchandising Representative (Account Specialist)

ITO EN (USA) Inc. is seeking an experienced sales professional to be responsible for servicing established customers and opening new accounts.  Preferred experience in maintaining a sales route for food and/or beverage accounts, order taking, inventory, shelf maintenance, display building and flexibility to adapt to changing workloads.  Some outside sales of food and beverage preferred.  Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 lbs. and push and pull up to 2,000 lbs. with a pallet jack.  Requires reliable transportation, clean abstract, valid Hawaii driver license, car insurance and cell phone.  We provide a cell phone allowance, mileage reimbursement and salary.

 

For full time positions we offer:

 

» Full medical, dental, drug and vision insurance plans with UHA and Kaiser with HDS Dental
» Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
» 401(k) plan with company matching contributions
» Medical and Dependent Care flex spending accounts
» Employee discounts on our products

 

You may E-mail your resume to: itoenusajobs@gmail.com. (Please attach resume in Microsoft Word format.)

 

We're sorry that we will not be able to respond to all submissions. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. We support and enforce a drug-free workplace.

 

ITO EN (USA) INC.
125 Puuhale Road
Honolulu, HI 96819
T: 808-847-4477
F: 808-841-4384
info@itoen-usa.com
http://itoen-usa.com

 

 

 

Mason Vitamins, Inc

 

Mason Vitamins, Inc., was acquired by ITO EN (North America) INC. in 2006.

 

Mason Vitamins is one of the largest vitamin suppliers in the United States with a selection of over 450 vitamins, minerals, supplements and herbs, including unique condition specific formulas that address top health concerns.

 

Founded in 1967, Mason Vitamins strives to maintain the highest quality products and the best customer service. Our seasoned management team has over 40 years experience in the prescription/vitamin/supplement industry.

 

Mason Vitamins, Inc
15750 NW 59 Avenue
Miami Lakes, Florida 33014
http://www.masonvitamins.com