ITO EN Australia
ITO EN Australia Pty Ltd, is a 100% owned subsidiary of the largest Green Tea manufacturer in Japan - ITO EN, LTD. In 1993, the Victorian Government invited ITO EN, LTD to start growing Japanese green tea in Australia. From October 2018, ITOEN’s flagship brand Oi Ocha Green Tea, has been formulated with 100% Australian grown green tea, in doing so delivers a healthier lifestyle, a peace of mind, and also joy through Japanese culture to the local consumers. In 2019, the preparation started for building refining and tea bagging facilities next to its fresh leaf processing plant in Wangaratta, North East Victoria, with construction beginning in October 2019 and the 1st processing line started in March 2020. The completion of this facility has put into place the final link in the vertically integrated production system, from the growing of the tea leaf to final tea bag product. This also marks ITO EN’s first vertically integrated production line outside of Japan, another big step forward.