Everything we do flows from our promise: Mizu To Ikiru (existing with water). Water, precious and powerful, shapes our world and makes life possible everywhere. And water is at the heart of our business as a soft drinks company.
Our vision of Growing for Good inspires how we grow our business sustainably. We believe that both growth and good are equally important because the bigger we are, the greater our positive impact can be.
Suntory is a global enterprise, with more than 300 companies and 42,000 employees. Since our foundation in Japan in 1899, Suntory now has grown into one of the world’s leading beverage and food companies.
FOUNDER OF SUNTORY
Shinjiro Torii launched Suntory in 1899. His entrepreneurial mindset, his visionary dreams, and his love for challenges are strongly embedded in the way we do things. He continues to inspire us still today through his Yatte Minahare spirit.
FOUNDER OF LUCOZADE
His determination to help his sick daughter led William Hunter to develop Glucozade in 1927. This was the first drink that combined great taste and glucose, and eventually became Lucozade. Today, Lucozade Energy is all about unlocking the potential of people’s positive energy.
FOUNDER OF RIBENA
Dr Vernon Charley was a leading scientist at the University of Bristol before developing Ribena in 1938. The discovery of the high levels of vitamin C in blackcurrants prompted him to create a juice drink that’s been enjoyed by generations ever since.
Coleford, Forest of Dean
Lucozade Ribena Suntory Limited, Royal Forest Factory, Rock Lane, Coleford, Gloucestershire GLI6 8JB
Lucozade Ribena Suntory Limited, 2 Longwalk Road, Stockley Park,
Uxbridge, UB11 1BA
Lucozade Ribena Suntory Limited, 7th Floor, Chase Building, Carmanhall Road, Sandyford, Dublin,
18 Republic of Ireland
Lucozade and Ribena brands and their factory in Coleford become part of the Suntory family. Lucozade Ribena Suntory is formed.
Lucozade Ribena Suntory begins manufacturing Orangina in the UK under license from Suntory who bought the brand in 2009 from AG Barr.
The business fine-tunes its purpose to focus on healthier drinks and opportunities to move more, starting with a major project to halve the sugar in its drinks.
The Suntory Group adopts Mizu To Ikiru as its promise. Like water, we change and adapt. Every day, we turn into something new.
Lucozade Ribena Suntory changes its name to Suntory Beverage and Food Great Britain and Ireland (SBF GB&I) to bring the company closer to the Suntory Group’s global brand identity.