About Kagome

Kagome Australia is a processed fruit and vegetable company and is the country's largest tomato processor, delivering high quality tomato-based products since 1996.

We are proud to grow, harvest and process our own tomatoes, carrots and garlic in the sunny Echuca region. We also process apple, beetroot and pear into value add products. Recently we have commissioned a powder plant to convert fruit and vegetable by-products into valuable powders for the consumer packaged goods market, nutraceuticals and pet food.

We work closely with growers, producers and consumers to deliver a value-added product -true to flavour and in tune with nature, to Australia and the world.

Our Company

Kagome Japan is one of the country's largest manufacturers and distributors of tomato-based foods, fruit and vegetable beverages and prebiotics.

In 1899, our founder, Ichitaro Kanie, returned to Japan after completing his duties in the first Sino Japanese war (1894 -1895) and began growing Western vegetables in his family plot. Tomatoes were included among these vegetables, however, the grassy smell and unfamiliar bright red colour did not appeal to Japanese consumers.

Tomatoes were the only vegetables that did not sell in the first four years and were left to rot in the fields causing serious problems. Ichitaro did not give up!

While working temporarily at the agricultural experimentation station in Aichi Prefecture, he learned tomato cultivation techniques. He also discovered the United States was utilising tomatoes post-processing.


He immediately obtained a bottle of imported tomato sauce from a western-style hotel and created a prototype through trial and error with his family. They created the bright red tomato sauce by peeling and simmering the strained tomatoes and bottling the result.

In July 1903, the tomato sauce Ichitaro made in his barn at home was shipped out for the first time. The superior colour and fresh flavour in comparison to the imported tomato sauce resonated with consumers. A few short years later, he was producing tomato purees, ketchups and Worcestershire sauces and Kagome was born.

From these small beginnings has grown a passion for food that now spans the globe.

Nowadays, we produce a colourful variety of fruit and vegetable products such as sauces, drinks, ready-to-eat meals and probiotics. But we’ve never strayed from our founder’s principles of making great tasting foods that are true to nature.

What We Produce

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We Are Australia's Largest Tomato Processor.

Kagome has a global footprint with a simple
approach–wholehearted collaboration with growers,
partners, and customers; we succeed when we win
as a team. Sustainability and social responsibility are
our present and future goals.

Our Objective

Kagome is a global leader in sauce creation and production. Our culinary team works closely with
our customers to provide flavourful solutions to meet
demands and trends around the world.
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Our Passion

We are passionately devoted to our crops, our customers and our community. After all, our products are rooted in nature and the communities that support them.
Tomato harvest

Our Mission

To sustainably grow, process and deliver Australian food which delights and exceeds expectations for taste, health, innovation and value for consumers globally.

We use the latest technology and the best people to ensure that we deliver the highest quality, nutritious, natural Aussie-grown foods available.
our values

Our Values

  • Recognise achievement and celebrate success.
  • Promote open communication and transparent decision making.
  • Act as a Steward of our land, our people and the workplace.
  • Respect everyone’s talent and draw strength from diversity.
  • Find creative solutions and encourage proactive collaboration.
  • Be commercially focused and deliver on commitments.
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Our Promise

These words embody Kagome’s corporate philosophy that its management has historically held and practiced.

Appreciation is the attitude towards the natural ecosystem and human sensibilities.

Nature is the source and value for Kagome’s products.

Openness is the commitment to being fair and open towards Kagome team members and society.

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