Global Corporate Profile
Otsuka began life in 1921 as a factory manufacturing chemical raw materials in Japan, employing just 10 people. Today, things are very different. Otsuka Holdings Co. Ltd. is now the holding company for the Otsuka Group’s six main operating companies. 
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The Otsuka Group conducts business in four main areas of activity: pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, consumer products, and other businesses. 
Pharmaceuticals Nutraceuticals* Consumer Products Other
Pharmaceuticals Functional foods and beverages Beverages Specialty chemicals
Clinical nutrition Cosmedics (cosmetic + medicine) Foods Fine chemicals 
Diagnostics Over-the-counter (OTC) products  Alcoholic beverages Distribution
Medical devices     Packaging 
      Electronic equipment
*Nutraceuticals is a term that describes foods and beverages with scientific evidence for their benefit in day-to-day health maintenance. Otsuka’s two core businesses are pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. The pharmaceutical business provides comprehensive support for human health to meet the entire range of medical needs, from diagnosis to treatment of disease. The nutraceutical business helps people to maintain and improve their general health and wellbeing.  Visit our

Date of preparation: January 2019

Reference OPEL/0119/COMS/1000h