Ajinomoto Windsor Inc. Changes Name and Launches New Logo
February 26 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 26, 2018 – As part of Ajinomoto Co., Inc.’s Global Brand Initiatives, Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc. is changing its name to Ajinomoto Foods North America, Inc. to create brand consistency across North America. The company’s rebranding structure will utilize the new Ajinomoto Global Brand logo – setting the stage for global consistency and a unified management.
Ajinomoto affiliates across North America are introducing a new company naming structure for each of their businesses to provide company continuity, including an easier way to understand each of their businesses, and to create a unified concept with each company name. The company naming structure will consist of “Ajinomoto + Business Field + North America.” Ajinomoto’s three companies in North America are changing their names effective April 1, 2018 as follows:
- Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc. will change to Ajinomoto Foods North America, Inc.
- Ajinomoto North America, Inc. will change to Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America, Inc.
- Ajinomoto Heartland, Inc. will change to Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition North America, Inc.
“Our new name will help distinguish Ajinomoto Foods North America as one of the leading high-quality seasonings and foods companies in the United States, Canada and Mexico,” said Bernard Kreilmann, President and CEO of the newly named Ajinomoto Foods North America, Inc. “The new company branding structure in North America will support Ajinomoto’s Global Brand Logo and its efforts to become a global top 10 food company.”
The Ajinomoto Global Brand Logo will enhance the corporate brand globally as well as ensure global consistency across all business activities and brands. The new logo goes “beyond language” with a friendly design that incorporates not only the history of the company but also the creative visions, goals, growth, and development of the Ajinomoto Group.
The meaning of “Ajinomoto” is the “Essence of Umami,” which has evolved from its literal meaning, the “Essence of Taste.” Now this brand logo is changing to not only include the history of the brand but to establish a memorable mark that is friendly for people worldwide and that has improved visibility.
The infinity “A”: The “A” incorporates the infinity symbol and represents the “A” of taste (“Aji”) and amino acids. The “A” also incorporates three ambitions:
- To pursue, master and popularize taste (”Aji”)
- To drive the evolution and develop the value of amino acids with leading-edge bioscience and fine chemical technologies
- To promote global sustainability
The line from “A” to “j”: The “j” represents a person, signifying people joining together and finding joy in cooking, eating and comfortable lifestyles enriched by taste (“Aji”) and amino acids.
The line from the bottom of “j” extending upward to the right: This line expresses the future growth and development of the Ajinomoto Group.
The new global brand has been rolled out in phases, beginning in October 2017, with the new logo being used on Ajinomoto Co.’s global press releases and website. As of November 2017, the logo was implemented in business applications such as name cards and stationery. In January 2018, the new logo was implemented for all points of consumer contact, including product packaging, corporate advertising, television commercials, sales promotions, and internet communication.
About Ajinomoto Windsor/Ajinomoto Foods North America
Ajinomoto Foods North America is a leading company in the frozen food industry, creating meaningful food experiences through high quality ingredients and innovative technologies. Previously named Ajinomoto Windsor, Ajinomoto Foods North America continues to honors its commitment towards providing nutritious and premium meals for all consumers through its rich history of diverse ethnic brands. Whether you are seeking Asian, Italian, or Mexican flavors, Ajinomoto Foods North America is dedicated to satisfying your needs. The company’s mission is to create memorable experiences through its meals, and to deliver food that not only tastes great, but feels great. To learn more about Ajinomoto Foods North America’s dedication to bringing quality meals to your table, visit: ajinomotowindsor.com.
About Ajinomoto Co.
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. is a global manufacturer of high-quality seasonings, processed foods, beverages, amino acids, pharmaceuticals, and specialty chemicals. For many decades Ajinomoto Co. has contributed to food culture and human health through wide-ranging application of amino acid technologies. Today, the company is becoming increasingly involved with solutions for improved food resources, human health and global sustainability. Founded in 1909 and now operating in 30 countries and regions, Ajinomoto Co. had net sales of JPY 1,091.1 billion (USD 10.07 billion) in fiscal 2016. For more about Ajinomoto Co. (TYO: 2802), visit www.ajinomoto.com.