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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.


47-10 Honmachi 3-chome,
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan




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.


Accounts Payables Clerk

Ito En (USA) is seeking an Accounts Payable Clerk with one to two years work experience.  The ideal candidate will have a good general knowledge of accounting procedures with working knowledge of Microsoft Office products such as Excel, Word and Office.  This individual must be well organize and be able to multitask.  A working knowledge of Great Plains preferred but not required. 


Work is primarily in the office, but occasionally may enter work areas such as our warehouse, refrigerated storage areas to conduct inventory.


High school diploma is required.  An associate degree in accounting is highly desirable but not required.  A minimum of 2 years previous work experience as an accounts payable clerk is required.


Manufacturing Plant Mechanic

ITO EN is seeking a skilled mechanic with a strong electrical background, mechanical aptitude, experience with industrial controls and PLCs, able to read wiring diagrams (schematics) and be skilled in troubleshooting. 


We operate as "one team" so flexibility in job assignment is a must.  Candidates must be willing and able to learn to operate all production equipment such as the filler, seamer, tray packer, palletizer and depalletizer and assist production in operation when needed. 


Work is primarily Monday - Friday and may range from early morning to late afternoon.  Overtime and weekend work may be required. 


Must be able to lift/carry up to 50 lbs.  Prolonged standing with frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, walking, handling and fingering, and occasional reaching.


Qualified candidates who are offered the position will be required to submit to a criminal background check and drug testing as conditions of employment.


Merchandiser (Full Time and Part Time Positions)

ITO EN (USA) Inc. is seeking an experienced sales merchandiser to be responsible for providing excellent service to our established customers. The merchandiser is responsible for checking store conditions, maintaining well-stocked shelves and coolers, rotating products and building neat and orderly displays.  Similar merchandising with Oahu route work, load handling and grocery industry experience preferred.  Must be able to regularly lift and carry up to 40 lbs. and push and pull up to 2,000 lbs. with a pallet jack.  Requires flexibility with work schedule.  Requires reliable transportation, clean abstract, valid Hawaii driver license, car insurance and cell phone.  We provide a cell phone allowance and mileage reimbursement.  Opportunity for advancement.


Part Time Position usually will work between 2-3 days per week, at times 4 days per week based on operational needs.   


Quality Assurance Manager

ITO EN (USA) Inc. is seeking an experienced Quality Assurance manager to be responsible for planning, coordinating and directing the quality control operations to assure continuous production of products consistent with established standards and procedures.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  Directs and oversees QA staff members, trains on procedures, food sanitation, food safety, HACCP, GMPs.  Updates QA SOPs, Production SSOP, and HACCP and GMPs, provides technical support to ITO EN (Japan) and ITO EN (North America) on importing goods from overseas, reviews all food labels to assure conformity to local and federal regulations.  Responds to all required regulatory reports related food regulations.


Secondary responsibilities include: Goal setting, training, coaching and counseling employees.  Serves as backup for QA staff.


Candidates are required to have a Bachelor of Science in Food Science or related science.  Two to three years of related experience.  Requires thorough understanding of food label regulations, low acid canned food regulations, acidified food regulations, and good manufacturing practices.  Must be able to operate a computer and software such as word processing, spreadsheets, database, QC analytical program highly desirable.  Strong organizational skills.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Warehouse Worker

ITO EN (USA) Inc. is seeking hard working individuals who want to be a part of our Warehouse team.  Prep orders, load and off load delivery vehicles and containers.  Work schedules starts early morning and finishes mid to late afternoon.  Schedule are subject to change depending on operational needs, so flexibility with adjusting to a new work schedule is required.  There is frequent carrying, lifting, stacking cases averaging 20 lbs., but may weigh up to 40 lbs.  Must also be able to push and pull palletized loads up to 2,000 lbs. on an infrequent basis.  Forklift proficiency required.  Occasionally may help with deliveries as a ride along helper.  Drivers license is preferred, but not a requirement.  This is an entry level position, however some experience performing similar physical duties and order pulling is preferred.


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: (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.


125 Puuhale Road
Honolulu, HI 96819
T: 808-847-4477
F: 808-841-4384




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