Welcome to Yakult’s Virtual Factory Tour
Our Factory is organized into four major stages of the manufacturing process.
- The green rooms make the Yakult drink itself.
- The blue room checks the quality of Yakult.
- The yellow room makes the Yakult bottles.
- The pink rooms fill and package the Yakult bottles.
Opening Session for Yakult
Welcome to Yakult USA! Let me tell you all about Yakult.
① Seed Room
The process of manufacturing Yakult begins in this Seed Room. This is where we start culturing the probiotic strain, L. paracasei strain Shirota.
② Culture Room
The pasteurized milk solution is added to the culture tanks. It stays in these tanks for cultivation until the number of L. paracasei strain Shirota reaches the optimal level for making Yakult.
③ Mixing Room
The milk solution containing the probiotic strain, L. paracasei strain Shirota from the Culture Room is mixed with syrup. Without the syrup, the milk solution would be too sour to drink on its own.
④ Quality Control Room
The final products are quality tested regularly, and intermediate products are evaluated at every phase of the production process. Thanks to these tests, we can supply safe and delicious Yakult to our customers.
⑤ Bottle Making Room
We have six bottle molding machines. Each machine can make about 8,000 bottles per hour, which means that this room can make 48,000 bottles per hour.
⑥ Filling Room
The bottles are labeled, filled and sealed. 40,000 bottles are filled per hour, which means more than 10 bottles are filled per second.
⑦ Packing Room
Yakult bottles are shrink-wrapped into the "five packs" just like how you see them sold in stores. Then they are arranged to form a 10-pack case.
⑧ Palletizing Room
Two robots automatically stack the Yakult cases. One pallet takes about 15 minutes to complete, and one pallet contains about 9,750 bottles!