Our company in Numbers
Here are the most frequently asked questions among our inquiries.
The data provided is from January to December 2021. Details vary by year.
Please refer to the following FAQ, which will provide a general image of our business operations.
What is the track record of the companies you dealt with?
Number of customers we dealt with during the year
As we cannot disclose specific company names, we hereby provide figures instead for your information. The number of customers we dealt with during one year (201 companies) means the number of customers we transacted directly (from January to December 2021). Indirect transactions through inspection agencies are counted as the number of inspection agencies outsourced to us.
Clients of lectures and seminars are not included in the calculation (nb: the same applies to the following statistics).
Breakdown by industry
121 manufacturers, 29 trading companies, 19 inspection agencies, 9 food service companies, 4 retailers, 4 online shopping service companies, 4 public organizations, 11 others (IT companies, consulting companies, law firms, translation firms, etc.)
This is a breakdown by industry sectors of customers with whom we have had direct business transactions (Jan-Dec 2021) (note: Foreign companies with plants abroad manufacturing food products for Japan are included in the manufacturers).
Although it varies from year to year, the majority of the requests are received directly from manufacturers.
Breakdown by Size (Manufacturing Industry)
Annual sales: up to 350 million USD: 63 companies, 350 million USD to 2 billion USD: 26 companies, 2 billion USD or more: 32 companies.
This chart shows a breakdown by size of the manufacturers (January-December 2021) among our customers we dealt with directly.
Since sales amount (of clients) vary greatly by industry, here only the manufacturing industry is included in the breakdown.
Note: 35 companies with unknown annual sales are included in the "up to 350 million USD" category.
In which food categories have you the most working experience?
Breakdown by category
86 companies for foods, 22 companies for supplements, 19 companies for confectioneries, 15 companies for beverages, 7 companies for liquors
The chart shows a breakdown by category of the main food products handled by manufacturing and trading companies (January-December 2021) among the customers with whom we have direct transactions.
The "Food" category includes mainly processed foods such as processed agricultural, marine, and livestock products, seasonings, frozen foods, and instant foods.
Breakdown by service
472 labeling verifications + ingredients researches, 244 labeling verifications, 200 ingredient researches, 54 database-related researches, 50 product specifications-related inspections, 51 others
The chart shows a breakdown of services we provided (between January-December 2021).
The number of transactions is counted as the number of orders from customers during the calculation period.
Database-related services include the ones related to systems for researches for usage standards of additives, etc..
Breakdown by distribution type
86 companies for imports, 74 companies for domestic(Japanese) products, 35 companies for exports
This chart shows a breakdown by distribution type we provided (January-December 2021).
In cases of requests from a single company with two or more distribution types, we count only the distribution type with the highest number of transactions among them.
Breakdown by country (imports)
U.S.A. 86, U.K. 71, Switzerland 64, Germany 59, Italy 58, South Korea 22, France 16, Singapore 11, Spain 8, Sweden 8, Israel 7, Belgium 6, New Zealand 4, China 4, Canada 3, Hong Kong 2, Others 7, Total 21 countries
The chart shows a breakdown by country of the number of transactions (number of times our service was used) of food products imported to Japan among customers with direct transactions (January-December 2021).
Although it varies from year to year, North America, Europe, and East Asia are the most common locations of client companies.
Breakdown by country (exports)
U.S.A. 32, Singapore 20, Hong Kong 19, Taiwan 17, China 14, Thailand 13, South Korea 10, Australia 8, Canada 6, U.K. 5, Malaysia 4, Others, Total 27 countries
The chart shows a breakdown of the number of transactions (number of our services used) by country or region for the overseas inspection (January-December 2021).
Although it varies from year to year, most requests are targeted to North America, Southeast Asia, East Asia, and Oceania as export destinations from Japan.
Who is in charge of the research?
About our team of specialists
Labelbank has approximately 15 specialized staff in charge of its ingredient and food labeling researches.
Their areas of expertise are biology, nutrition, and linguistics, and is backed up by several qualifications recognized in Japan (Food Labeling Consultant, National registered dietitian, etc.).
Please refer to the "Experts" page for a glimpse at our team members.
We will continue to work on improving the quality of our research work so that it can be constantly enhanced.
If you have any other questions about our company, please do not hesitate to contact us by clicking here.