Founded in 1896, Nippon Flour Mills Co. is among the leading food manufacturers in East Asia. As the first modern mechanical flour milling company in Japan, the Tokyo-based company is on the track to become a global player beyond Japan on this successful journey. It is operating a wide range of food businesses, including the flour milling business, which remains a significant part of NIPPN portfolio, the food ingredients business, which manufactures premixes, the processed food business, which manufactures pasta and home-use groceries, and the frozen foods business. To achieve a more multifaceted food enterprise, the Japanese company has been expanding its operations and it has also decided to expand as a diversified all-around food company by changing its name. Effective last January 1st, Nippon Flour Mills Co. changed its company name to NIPPN CORPORATION (NIPPN).