Background of Collaboration
In the restaurant industry, labor shortages and productivity improvement are chronic management issues, while waste loss due to excess food ingredients has become a social issue from the perspective of environmental impact. Ajinomoto will start collaboration with TechMagic, a company that develops cooking robots and AI robots for business automation, in order to jointly aim to solve such social issues.
By combining TechMagic's efficient cooking infrastructure technology using AI and automated cooking with our "deliciousness design technology" solutions and the provision of seasonings for a wide range of menus, we will be able to meet the diversifying needs of consumers that are difficult to meet with mass cooking while at the same time It will also enable efficient use of food ingredients without waste.
In the future, through personalization using AI, the cooking robots will be able to provide meals that are optimal for each individual in terms of taste and nutrition, thereby contributing to "an efficient food platform that is both tasty and healthy for everyone. By building an "efficient food platform that is both delicious and healthy for everyone," the company will contribute to the good taste and health of consumers.
Ajinomoto will continue to promote new initiatives with startup companies to realize the provision of high value-added solutions so that diverse values related to food can take shape, thereby contributing to solving issues related to food and health.
|name of company||TechMagic Corporation|
|representative||Hiroshi Shiraki, President and Representative Director|
|Business Overview||Cooking robot business, business automation AI robot business|
■Press release dated December 10, 2020
Ajinomoto Group Accelerator, an accelerator program for external investors, selects six companies to participate in the program.
The Ajinomoto Group aims to be a company that solves problems in food and health by using "the function of amino acids" to solve problems associated with eating habits and the aging of society, and to co-create wellness for people. Under the corporate message of "Eat Well, Live Well.", the Group will achieve further growth by scientifically pursuing the potential of amino acids and creating new value together with local communities and society through its business. The Ajinomoto Group's sales for fiscal 2020 are 1,071.4 billion yen. The Group is based in 35 countries and regions around the world, and sells its products in more than 130 countries and regions (as of 2021).