Pulmuone Business

Pulmuone Business

Pulmuone, Korea’s leading company for wholesome foods, conducts business in a wide variety of areas, including functional foods, meal services, concession businesses, whole food distribution, mineral water, and fermented milk. In 1991, Pulmuone first entered an overseas market by establishing a subsidiary in the U.S. Now with additional subsidiaries in China and Japan, and with a firm lead as the world’s No. 1 tofu company, we are growing into a global enterprise.
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Pulmuone Foods, established in May 1984, is Pulmuone’s representative business focused on fresh foods and beverages. It set a new standard for wholesome foods by showcasing the nation’s first packaged tofu and bean sprouts, which contributed to Pulmuone’s fame as a food company.

Since then, it has continued to develop innovative products such as fresh-squeezed juice and fresh ramen and has taken the lead in shifting the industry’s paradigm. Pulmuone Foods currently offers over 700 products in various categories, including tofu (ranking first in the Korean market), bean sprouts, eggs, noodles, and fresh-squeezed juice. In particular, it has directed the evolution into authentic wholesome foods by releasing a wide range of ready-to-eat products that mirror the needs of today’s discerning consumers and boast nutritional balance.

Pulmuone Foods’ products are made in compliance with principles that are even more stringent than legal regulations (such as the New Complete Labeling System requiring the full disclosure of all ingredients and additives used).

Subsidiary Name Pulmuone Foods
Address 280 Gwangpyeong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Website www.pulmuone.co.kr
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Foodmerce is a distributor of food ingredients and services, including the LOHAS-based Barunsun products, tailored to cater to the needs of different life stages. It directly operates the government-certified Food Ingredient Safety Center and a nationwide transportation network based on a cold-chain system in order to ensure the highest quality and safety.

It strives to maximize customer satisfaction through differentiated programs such as Pul’s Kitchen (Pulmuone’s cooking class), Total Service Solutions (TSS), and the customer-friendly order placement system.

Subsidiary Name Foodmerce
Address 280 Gwangpyeong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Website www.foodmerce.com
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Pulmuone Food&Culture is a lifestyle service company that provides a wide range of LOHAS-based services to ensure the well-being of customers and realize a sound food culture.

It started out as a food service contractor in 1991 and has grown to engage in concessions and convention, dine-out, and facility management.

Its dine-out brands include Nature Is Delicious, CHAN:JANG, Garden of the master, Natural Soul Kitchen, Flavour6, Poonggyeongmaru, and Bruscheta. Smart Kitchen, a premium cafeteria meal brand, has been continuously improved to provide high-quality LOHAS options and expand its LOHAS business. In addition to these food service businesses, Pulmuone Food&Culture has advanced into life care sectors such as facility management and asset management.

Subsidiary Name Pulmuone Food&Culture
Address 29 Songpa-daero 34-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Website www.ecmd.co.kr
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Pulmuone Health & Living is a LOHAS living company that promotes a sound and healthy lifestyle for consumers.

Pulmuone Health & Living first released scientifically developed health-enhancing products and a healthy eating system based on wholesome foods and set industry standards in the 1980s, before the concept of health-enhancing food even existed.

It continues to grow as a comprehensive lifestyle brand powered by its LOHAS Health & Living Institute by expanding into new business sectors such as skincare, LOHAS Kitchen, pet food, and fine dust removal solutions, while remaining faithful to its original areas of expertise such as health supplements, green vegetable juice, probiotics, home meal replacements, baby food, food for weight control, and healthy packed meals.

Subsidiary Name Pulmuone Health & Living
Address 280 Gwangpyeong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Website www.pulmuonelohas.com
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ORGA Whole Foods is a 'LOHAS fresh market' that first opened as the Pulmuone Farm Pollution-Free Agricultural Product Market in Apgujeong-dong in 1981.

It focuses on achieving a healthy and sound lifestyle through eco-friendly wholesome foods, pursues sustainable development for environmental conservation, and reflects such beliefs across its business operation. It offers over 5,000 eco-friendly and safe products in compliance with its corporate philosophy and confidence as an organic food seller. It has developed low-carbon products, products conforming to animal welfare standards, ORGA’s private brand products, and ORGA Mom to help ensure the sustainability of the planet.

ORGA Whole Foods operates in various forms, such as directly managed shops, shop-in-shop stores, online shopping malls, and franchises, to reach out to more consumers and help them learn about the LOHAS lifestyle.

Subsidiary Name ORGA Whole Foods
Address 168 Jung-daero, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Website www.orga.co.kr
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Pulmuone Waters launched the nation’s first bottled water product in 1986 and has remained at the forefront of the Korean bottled water market ever since through its determination to produce clean, reliable water for families.

Pulmuone Waters is celebrated for its premium quality and top service. It rose as Korea’s leading bottled water brand by joining hands with Nestle Waters, the world’s No. 1 bottled water producer, in 2004 and introducing state-of-the-art equipment and advanced quality control techniques. Pulmuone Waters continues to push the boundaries of bottled water by complying with Nestle Waters’ global quality control standards.

Subsidiary Name Pulmuone Waters
Address 3rd floor of Hansol Textile Building,268Songpa-daero,Songpa-gu,Seoul
Website www.pulmuonewater.com
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Pulmuone joined hands with Danone, the world’s No. 1 fermented milk product brand, and established Pulmuone Danone as an enterprise dedicated to yogurt.

Based on Danone’s century-old tradition and knowhow, Pulmuone Danone manufactures yogurt products for Korean consumers at its Muju plant, an area known for its pristine environment. To date, it has introduced Activia, Danone Greek, and I Love Yogurt and plans to release more high-quality yogurt products through continued innovation.

Subsidiary Name Pulmuone Danone
Address 4th floor of Horim Museum,6Dosan-daero 45-gil,Gangnam-gu,Seoul
Website www.danone.co.kr
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Pulmuone operates 14 plants across the nation, including the Eumseong tofu plant in Chungcheongbuk-do. The cutting-edge Eumseong tofu plant, which has received HACCP, ISO22000, and organic processed food certification, boasts the world’s largest scale and produces 280,000 squares of tofu per day using its fully automated facilities.

The Chuncheon and Uiryeong plants also manufacture tofu. The fresh noodle, fresh ramyun, and bean sprouts plants are situated near the Eumseong tofu plant and together form Pulmuone’s key production complex.

The green vegetable juice/I’m Real and health supplement/skincare product/baby food plants are in Jeungpyeong. The Goesan plant is the manufacturing site of natto. All of these Pulmuone plants take pride in their advanced, eco-friendly facilities and equipment designed to minimize the consumption of water and energy.

The Iksan Global Kimchi Plant in North Jeolla Province applies the Korean-clay-jar-inspired Cooling Technology, Pulmuone's authentic fermentation knowledge, to processing, shipping and logistics to produce fresh and tangy kimchi high in lactic acid bacteria. By exporting kimchi produced from original ingredients, Pulmuone is taking lead in introducing kimchi to the global audience.

Pulmuone operates a total of 19 low-temperature logistics centers across the nation, with the Eumseong Logistics Center in Chungcheongbuk-do at the core of this network, to supply products at their freshest through a cutting-edge cold-chain system.

The Eumseong Logistics Center is Korea’s largest low-temperature automated logistics center equipped with state-of-the-art refrigeration and freezing facilities and an advanced logistics system. It is capable of transporting goods to any place in Korea within three hours.

Based on its 30 years of knowhow, the Eumseong Logistics Center stringently adheres to the principles of maintaining optimal temperatures, staying on schedule, and keeping the proper amount of stock. Its temperature standards (2℃ for refrigerated products and -20℃ for frozen products) are even stricter than those mandated by law, ensuring the provision of the freshest foods at all times

Subsidiary Name Exofresh Logistics
Address Exofresh Logistics
Website hwww.exofresh.co.kr/


1. Pulmuone Institute of Technology

The Pulmuone Institute of Technology, which was originally opened as the Pulmuone Foods R&D Office in 1985, is staffed by over 180 researchers and remains dedicated to the research and development of wholesome food products to ensure the well-being of everyone in the family.
Based on its three R&D principles (Ingredients, Manufacturing and Processing, and Additives), the Pulmuone Pulmuone Institute of Technology strives to showcase creative new products, develop state-of-the-art food processing technologies, discover natural ingredients, ensure food safety and quality control, and come up with advanced low-carbon packaging technologies.

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* Pulmuone Institute of Technology: Yonsei University, College of Engineering, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul

2. Global Soy R&D Center

Pulmuone, the world’s No. 1 tofu manufacturer, is also the world’s only brand with a global-scale R&D center dedicated to soybeans. It has established the Global Soy R&D Center in Korea, the US, China, and Japan and has strived to develop premium quality tofu products to be enjoyed by consumers around the globe. Under the leadership of the Pulmuone Culinary Culture Institute in Korea, our tofu research teams stationed in China, the birthplace of tofu; Japan, boasting industry-leading tofu-making technologies; and the US, newly emerging as the major tofu market, are driving the globalization of Korean tofu.

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  • Tofu Research Team in Korea

    Recognized as the R&D team of the world’s No. 1 tofu manufacturer equipped with world-class tofu-making technologies

  • Tofu Research Team in the US

    Led the move to advance into the mainstream market of the US by launching over 20 new products in 2015 and acquiring the nation’s No. 1 tofu business

  • Tofu Research Team in Japan

    Showcased high-end tofu and fried tofu as well as HMR (home meal replacement) tofu products after the acquisition of Asahico, known as one of Japan’s top tofu manufacturers

  • Tofu Research Team in China

    Directly producing high-quality tofu at the OEM tofu production facility set up in Shenyang

3. R&D Milestones

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Pulmuone U.S.A

Pulmuone USA is our US subsidiary established in 1991, which produces and markets tofu, processed soybean foods, pasta, sauces, and baked meals across North America. It is headquartered in Fullerton, California, and has factories in four areas throughout the eastern and western US.

Pulmuone succeeded in advancing into the mainstream market by acquiring soybean processor Wildwood in 2004 and chilled foods company Monterey Gourmet Food in 2009. In 2011, we ranked first in terms of market share for premium tofu in Natural Market, a high-end health-enhancing food channel of the US. In 2016, we acquired the tofu business of Vitasoy, which boasts strong brand power and over 20,000 distributors. We are rapidly emerging as the No. 1 tofu brand in the US.

Subsidiary Name Pulmuone U.S.A., Inc.
Address 2315 Moore Ave. Fullerton, CA 92833
Website www.pulmuonefoodsusa.com/


Asahico joined the Pulmuone family in June 2014. It is celebrated as having Japan’s best tofu and fried tofu manufacturing technologies. It produces tofu and fried tofu products at five different plants and markets them at large retail stores and supermarkets across Japan. Asahico continues to expand its business scope into meat alternatives and processed soybean products such as soybean milk desserts and soybean milk cream, thereby reinforcing its presence as a soybean protein specialist.

Subsidiary Name Asahico
Address 22ndfloorofL.A.Tower,Shintoshin,Chuo-ku,Saitama-shi,Saitama-ken
Website www.asahico.co.jp

Pulmuone China

1. Pumeiduo Foods Co., Ltd.

Pumeiduo Foods Co., Ltd., which manufactures and markets noodles, rice cakes, kimchi, frozen dumplings, and tofu in China, has subsidiaries in Beijing and Shanghai. It has secured production bases by joining hands with five partner factories, including its Beijing production plant that has remained in operation since 2012, and markets its products at discount stores, supermarkets, and department stores in Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Chongqing.
In 2016, Pumeiduo Foods Co., Ltd. was selected as the Most Outstanding Supplier by global retail giants Walmart and Sam’s Club. It continues to reinforce its presence as a LOHAS fresh food brand by advancing into new business sectors.

Subsidiary Names Beijing Pumeiduo Green Foods Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Pumeiduo Foods Co., Ltd.
Address Zone 9, Xinggu Economic Development Zone, Pinggu District, Beijing
No. 1235 Wuzhong Road, Minhang District, Shanghai
Website www.pumeiduo.net

2. Pumeiduo Health & Living Co., Ltd

Pumeiduo Health & Living Co., Ltd. is Pulmuone Health & Living’s subsidiary in China that manufactures health supplements, LOHAS lifestyle products, and skincare products and markets them on a membership basis.
It operates branches in Chongqing City, Guangzhou, Chengdu, and Qingdao. In 2015, Pumeiduo Health & Living acquired a direct sales business license for the second time among Korean businesses, gearing up for its all-out advance into the Chinese market. Pumeiduo Health & Living is spreading its vision as “a LOHAS company that promotes a healthy lifestyle” among Chinese consumers through diverse Pulmuone products and is significantly contributing to the realization of a sustainable lifestyle.

Subsidiary Name Chongqing Pumeiduo Health & Living Co., Ltd.
Address 26 Meilin Road, Nanan District, Chongqing City
Website www.pumeiduo.com