About Us

About us


With a constant yet ever-changing spirit,
be at the forefront of delivering Tea (CHA) worldwide


Face yourself, friends and customers with integrity
Be swift and spontaneous
Be innovative and cosntantly strive onwards without the fear of failure
Love work, embrace change, and rejoice life

Message from the President

社長メッセージDue to the worldwide green tea boom, green tea exports have been increasing these past few years. The worldwide market has huge potential for the Japanese tea industry. Under these circumstances, our challenge is to create new supply chain of tea products and managing a strong team to compete in the international market.
It is clear that culture and tradition are precious, however in order to protect them, adapting to the current climate and taking the concept of innovation into mind is also important.
What is now sought of Japanese tea is the crafting of niche products with the edge for creating a new perspective. We aim to be a company that can offer such products that overflow with originality and personality.
It is for this very reason that cooperating with tea farmers is indispensable.
We are currently working together with organic tea farmers to create a sustainable and strong partnership, which enable creation of original products. We here at Chato will continue to devote ourselves to providing everyone around the world with our green tea that we have put our hearts into creating.CEO
Shigeki Kato

Company Profile

Name Chato Co., Ltd.
Head Office 2083 Makigaya, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka 421-1221 Japan  Tel 054-278-5551
Established 1977
Incorporated 2007
Capital 10,000,000 Japanese Yen
Company Director Shigeki Kato
Number of Employees 19 (As of February 2017)
Business Details Japanese tea manufacturing , Processing and Packing , Japanese tea and tea ware export
Banking connection Shizuoka Shinkin Bank , Shizuoka Bank, Shoko Chukin Bank,  Shimizu Bank
Main Plant 2083 Makigaya, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka 421-1221 Japan
2nd refrigerated warehouse 2414-1 Makigaya, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken Japan
3rd refrigerated warehouse 2081 Makigaya, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken Japan
Charm Factory  1227-3 Hanma, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken Japan
Affiliated Organizations Tea Commerce & Industry Association of Shizuoka PrefectureJapan Tea Exporter’s AssociationPublic Incorporated Foundation-World Green Tea Association
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Company History / Timeline

  • 1977 November
    Chato founded in Kitabancho, Shizuoka
  • 1982 April
    Head office transferred to Anzai, Shizuoka.
  • 1996 March
    Factory transferred to Makigaya, Shizuoka
  • 2001 May
    Chato becomes incorporated
  • 2004 February
    New factory and new refrigerator constructed at Makigaya location.
  • 2007 May
    Chato becomes fully incorporated company.
  • 2011 March
    Awarded Organic Manufacturer certification.
  • 2014 October
    Awarded the FSSC22000 certification.
  • 2014 October
    Awarded the NAHA Halal authentication certification.
  • 2015 December
    Awarded USDA/NOP certification.
  • 2016 November
    Awarded Organic Trader certification.
  • 2019 December
    Awarded OK Kosher certification.