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Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. history, profile and history video

Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. is engaged in the manufacture and sale of pharmaceuticals and nutritional supplements. It operates through the following segments: Pharmaceuticals, Nutraceuticals, Consumer Products, and Others. The Pharmaceuticals segment manufactures therapeutic drugs and infusions focusing on the central nervous system, oncology, and infectious diseases. The Nutraceuticals segment develops and markets nutrition products such as nutritional food, quasi-drugs, health drinks, and dietary supplements for homes, medical facilities, and nursing care units. The Consumer Products segment sells mineral water, food, and beverages. Its products include Bon Curry, Mannan Hikari, and ReSOLA. The Others segment distributes functional and fine chemicals, optical inspection devices, and clinical diagnosis equipment. The company was founded on July 8, 2008 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

“Otsuka Holding History

1921 –
1921
Busaburo Otsuka establishes Otsuka Pharmaceutical
1935
Otsuka Pharmaceutical renamed Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory.
1950
Organic Chemicals Division splits off from Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory to form Otsuka Chemical and Medical Products, Inc.
1961 –
1961
Transport and warehousing division splits off from Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory to become Otsuka Warehouse Co., Ltd.
1963
Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. established.
1964
Separation of sales divisions of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory (excluding four prefectures in Shikoku region) and establishment of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
1969
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory becomes Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Inc.
1973
Establishment of Thai Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and Palo Alto office in the U.S.
1974
Offices established in Spain and Italy.
1981
China Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. established.
1984
Otsuka Chemical and Medical Products, Inc changes name to become Otsuka Chemical Co., Ltd.
1998
Opening of Otsuka Museum of Art.
2001 –
July 8, 2008
Establishment of Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd..
July 8, 2008
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. becomes a fully owned subsidiary of Otsuka Holdings.
October 1, 2008
Otsuka Warehouse Co., Ltd. becomes a fully owned subsidiary of Otsuka Holdings.
October 31, 2008
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Inc. becomes a fully owned subsidiary of Otsuka Holdings.
January 1, 2009
Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. becomes a fully owned subsidiary of Otsuka Holdings.
July 1, 2009
Otsuka Chemical Co., Ltd. becomes a fully owned subsidiary of Otsuka Holdings.”

*Information from Forbes.com and Otsuka.com

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