Company’s profile

Corporate Vision

  • Grand Place offers varieties of food life of customers through our desserts, mainly chocolate products.
  • Grand Place pays attention to the financial value and brand assets by product characteristics and technology of manufacture.
  • Grand Place develops and serve new products balancing tradition and renovation for brand assets and financial value of customers.

Greeting

Grand Place keeps a firm sense of mission as a chocolate specialist.

Grand Place was founded in 1991 as a chocolate manufacturer applying Belgian chocolate in Japan. The original proposition was to offer the quality chocolate into still undeveloped market in Japan.
Original products of Grand Place now came up with OEM products which had been main sales before a quarter of century.
In response with quality chocolate market expansion unexpected various requests from various business customers were ordered. We are sure of further development of the market in future.
Grand Place takes an effort to develop new product and offering high value added products in the market with strong sense of mission for customers satisfaction.
We look forward to your continued business and support in the future.
Representative Director.

Hideo Nomura

Company’s Overview

Company Name
GRAND PLACE CORPORATION
Establishment
31 October 1991
Capital
\20,000,000
Representative Director
Hideo Nomura
Number of Employees
70
Correspondent Banks
Chiba Bank, Keiyo Bank, Resona Bank, Shoko Chukin Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Mizuho Bank
Business Outline
・High Quality Chocolate, Confectionery, Manufacture & Sales
・High Quality Chocolate・Confectionery・Confectionary Ingredients Sales
・Own Brand “Grand Place” Company Store

Head Office and Atelier

17 Yachimata-ha Yachimata City,Chiba 289-1107 TEL: 043-443-6471 FAX: 043-443-6473

Tokyo Branch

Kamon Bldg.7F 2-7-14 Hamamatsu-cho,Minato-ku,Tokyo 105-0013 TEL: 03-5733-6840 FAX: 03-5733-6841

Grand Place Shiodome (SHOP&CAFE)

Palazzo Siena 1F 2-4-6 Higashishinbashi,Minato-ku,Tokyo TEL: 03-6809-1610 

Company Overview

Oct 1991
Exhibited at the Belgium Booth of FOODEX JAPAN ’92 in Makuhari Messe.
Aug 1992
Workshop of St.Valentine Day’s chocolate was co-hosted with Mr.Koji Tsuchiya, owner chef, THEOBROMA.
May 1993
Started production and sale of ” dragée”. Became popular in the bridal market.
Oct 1994
Started production and sale of “Nama Chocolate”. Led the Nama Chocolate boom afterward.
Oct 1996
Head Office relocated to Yachimata, Chiba and facilities expanded.
Introduced “Cluster Former” from Germany and launched “Chocolate Crunch”
Became a new casual chocolate throughout the year.
Oct 1997
Started sale of Chocolate Gift Products with Grand Place brand.
Feb 1998 
Branch shop at St.Valentine Day’s event of Shinjuku Isetan Department for the first time. Joined every year since then and improved brand image.
Jul 1998
Launched “Ganache Mousse”. Dessert sweets of “Nama Chocolate”mousse.
Nov 2000
Enlarged head office and increased revolving pans. Launched “Okaki chocolate”
Feb 2003
Exhibited to “Salon de Chocolat” at Shinjuku Isetan Department.
“Mont Blanc Chocolate” got good reviews.
Apr 2003
Tokyo branch as the Sales office was opened in TOMEN FOODS Co.,Ltd.
Feb 2004
Newly five stores opened at St. Valentine’s Day event in Ginza Matsuya, Isetan Matsudo Shop, Meitetsu Department Store, Ogura Isetan, Iwataya.
Chocolate confectionery, “Bomb” gained a reputation.
Sep 2005
Head Office Factory was extended 300 Tsubo from 11 Tsubo.
Installation of One shot depositor and expanded revolving pan line.
Oct 2005
Direct shop was opened in “ECUTE SHINAGAWA” of JR Shinagawa station.
May 2006
Opened the first shop in Shinjuku Odakyu Department for White Day’s event.
Apr 2006
The goodwill was changed from TOYO MENKA KAISHA to TOYOTA TSUSHO COPORATION.
Jun 2006 
Cooled Chocolate for summer season “Cool Truffle” was sold at ECUTE SHINAGAWA shop.
Aug 2006
Tokyo branch was transferred to Nihonbashi.
Sep 2007
Tokyo branch was transferred to TOYOTA TSUSHO CORPORATION, Tokyo Head Office Building, Marunouchi.
Oct 2007
The second shop was opened at “FOOD AVENUE” in YURAKUCHO ITOCiA.
Feb 2010
Japan imaged chocolates “Okashi na Yasai”, “Amera Truffle”, “Amera Nama Choco” were sold in “GINZA Me seat Marche”.
Jun 2010
“Grand Marche” with the new concept was opened in “Ario Kitasuna”.
Dec 2010
Tokyo Branch was transferred to Shinagawa.
Jun 2011
Ario Kitasuna shop was closed.
Apr 2012
TOYOTA TSUSHO CORPORATION withdrew from the business.
Grand Place Corporation was newly founded.
May 2012
Tokyo Branch was transferred to Hamamatsucho.
Jun 2012
“Sorbe des Fruits” was launched. A normal temperature marketing sherbet for frozen use with plenty of fruit puree and juice.
Oct 2012
Closed Yurakucho shop. Exhibited for Regional Banks Food Selection at Tokyo Big Site.
May 2013
“Pecan Nut Chocolate (Caramel) Box” was awarded gold medal by Mond Selection 2013.
May 2014
Closed ECUTE SHINAGAWA shop.
“Pecan Nut Chocolate (Caramel) Box” was awarded gold medal by Mond Selection 2014 in consecutive 2 years.
Apr 2015
“Pecan Nut Chocolate (Caramel) Box” was awarded gold medal by Mond Selection 2014 in consecutive 3 years. Awarded International High Quality Trophy, too. Launched “Shiodome Roll” as the first anniversary item. In response to every day sold out, mail order sales began. Fixed as a standard product.
Oct 2015
Expanded the Second Factory. Separated the revolving pan and molding line.
Apr 2016
“Pecan Nut Chocolate (Caramel) Box” was awarded gold medal by Mond Selection 2014 in consecutive 4 years.
Jun 2017
Improved the first factory.

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