Alfresa Holdings Corporation

History of the Alfresa Group

  • Photos at the time they joined the Group
2003 Sep. 29
  • AZWELL Inc. (Osaka Prefecture) and Fukujin Co., Ltd. (Tokyo) establish Alfresa Holdings Corporation (Tokyo) through stock transfer.
2004 Apr. 1
  • Odashima Limited (Iwate Prefecture) and DAIWA Pharmaceutical Wholesalers Co., Ltd. (Ehime Prefecture) become subsidiaries of Fukujin Co., Ltd.
Jul. 1
  • Taishodo Co., Ltd. (Saitama Prefecture) becomes a wholly owned subsidiary through a stock exchange.
Oct. 1
  • Reorganization of Fukujin Co., Ltd., AZWELL Inc., and Taishodo Co., Ltd. by business field into the wholesale company Alfresa Corporation (Tokyo) and the manufacturing company, Alfresa Pharma Corporation (Osaka Prefecture) through corporate separation.
Dec. 1
  • The Company establishes Alfresa Pip-Tokyo Corporation (Tokyo), which is engaged in the SPD business, jointly with PIP-Tokyo Co., Ltd. (Tokyo)
2005 Feb. 1
  • Alfresa Corporation takes over part of the business from Matsuda Medical Co., Ltd. (Kochi Prefecture)
Feb. 14
  • Alfresa Corporation makes NIKKEN SANGYO CO., LTD. (Gifu Prefecture) a subsidiary.
Apr. 1
  • OKAUCHI KANKODO, Ltd. (Kagawa Prefecture), Kowa Yakuhin Co., Ltd. (Tokushima Prefecture), and DAIWA Pharmaceutical Wholesalers Co., Ltd. become wholly owned subsidiaries through a stock exchange.
  • NIKKEN SANGYO CO., LTD. changes its corporate name to Alfresa Nikken Sangyo Corporation.
Oct. 1
  • SEIWA SANGYO CO., LTD. (Hiroshima Prefecture) becomes a wholly owned subsidiary through a stock exchange.
  • OKAUCHI KANKODO, Ltd., Kowa Yakuhin Co., Ltd. and DAIWA Pharmaceutical Wholesalers Co., Ltd. merge to form Shikoku Alfresa Corporation. (Kagawa Prefecture)
2006 Apr. 1
  • Meisho Co., Ltd. (Ishikawa Prefecture) becomes a wholly owned subsidiary through a stock exchange.
2007 Mar. 30
  • Odashima Limited becomes a wholly owned subsidiary through a stock exchange.
Oct. 1
  • CS YAKUHIN CO., LTD. (Aichi Prefecture) becomes a wholly owned subsidiary through a stock exchange.
  • RYUYAKU CO., LTD. (Okinawa Prefecture) becomes a wholly owned subsidiary through a stock exchange.
Oct. 25
  • The Company establishes Alfresa System Corporation (Tokyo), which is engaged in the operation, maintenance and development of information system for the Alfresa Group, jointly with Hitachi, Ltd. (Tokyo)
2008 Mar. 27
  • Apollo Medical Holdings Inc. (Tokyo) becomes a subsidiary.
Sep. 24
  • The Company enters into a business cooperation agreement with MEDICAL SYSTEM NETWORK Co., Ltd. (Hokkaido) in the fields of dispensing pharmacy and ethical pharmaceuticals distribution.
2009 Apr. 1
  • Alfresa Pip-Tokyo Corporation changes its corporate name to Alfresa Medical Service Corporation.
2010 Jan. 8
  • Ando Co., Ltd. (Gunma Prefecture) becomes a wholly owned subsidiary through a stock exchange.
  • Alfresa Nikken Sangyo Corporation becomes a wholly owned subsidiary through a stock exchange.
Feb. 1
  • CS YAKUHIN CO., LTD. takes over part of the over-the-counter drugs wholesaling business from TOMITA Healthcare Co., Ltd. (Kumamoto Prefecture)
Mar. 26
  • The Company enters into a business cooperation agreement with ARATA CORPORATION (Chiba Prefecture), NIPPON ACCESS, INC. (Tokyo), CS YAKUHIN CO., LTD. and TAMPEI NAKATA CO., LTD. (Osaka Prefecture) with regard to operations in areas such as marketing, distribution, and business development related to the wholesaling of foods, daily necessities, over-the-counter drugs and other products.
Oct. 1
  • TAMPEI NAKATA CO., LTD. (Tokyo) becomes a wholly owned subsidiary through a stock exchange.
2011 Mar. 10
  • The Company concludes a basic agreement regarding comprehensive business cooperation with Liaoning Chengda Co., Ltd. (Dalian, Liaoning, China) and ITOCHU Corporation. (Osaka Prefecture)
Oct. 1
  • The self-medication products wholesaling business of CS YAKUHIN CO., LTD. is integrated with TAMPEI NAKATA CO., LTD., and TAMPEI NAKATA CO., LTD. changes its trade name to Alfresa Healthcare Corporation. (Tokyo)
  • Alfresa Corporation merges with Ando Co., Ltd.
Nov. 1
  • Alfresa Healthcare Corporation takes over the mass-merchandising division of the over-the-counter drugs wholesaling business from Moroo Co., Ltd. (Hokkaido)
2012 Oct. 1
  • Tokiwa Yakuhin Co., Ltd. (Yamaguchi Prefecture) becomes a wholly owned subsidiary through a stock exchange.
  • Kowa Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. becomes a wholly owned subsidiary through a stock exchange.
  • The self-medication products wholesaling business of RYUYAKU CO., LTD. is transferred to Alfresa Healthcare Corporation.
2013 Nov. 1
  • The Company establishes Alfresa Codupha Healthcare Vietnam Co., Ltd. (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam), which is engaged in import and sale of healthcare-related products, focusing on medical devices and materials, jointly with Codupha. (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
2014 Apr. 1
  • Shinohara Chemicals Co., Ltd. (Kochi Prefecture) becomes a wholly owned subsidiary through a stock exchange.
Jul. 1
  • Shinohara Chemicals Co., Ltd. changes its corporate name to Alfresa Shinohara Chemicals Corporation.
Oct. 1
  • Mogi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Tokyo) becomes a wholly owned subsidiary.
  • The diagnostic reagents wholesaling business of Shikoku Alfresa Corporation is transferred to Alfresa Shinohara Chemicals Corporation.
2015 Mar.
  • Nihon Apoch CO., LTD. (Saitama Prefecture) becomes a subsidiary.
Apr. 1
  • SEIWA SANGYO CO., LTD. and Tokiwa Yakuhin Co., Ltd. are merged into TS Alfresa Corporation. (Hiroshima Prefecture)
  • Alfresa Pharma Corporation takes over the Akita Plant of Daiichi Sankyo Propharma Co., Ltd., and begins operation as Alfresa Fine Chemical Corporation. (Akita Prefecture)
2016 Apr. 1
  • Alfresa Corporation merges with Alfresa Nikken Sangyo Corporation.
  • The pharmaceutical manufacturing and sales business of Sannova Co., Ltd. (Gunma Prefecture), which was a consolidated subsidiary of Eisai Co., Ltd., is taken over and begins its operations as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.
Oct. 1
  • Alfresa Corporation merges with CS YAKUHIN CO., LTD.
Alfresa Holdings Corporation
Odashima Limited
Alfresa Pip-Tokyo Corporation
NIKKEN SANGYO CO., LTD.
SEIWA SANGYO CO., LTD.
Meisho Co., Ltd.
RYUYAKU CO., LTD.
Ando Co., Ltd.
TAMPEI NAKATA CO., LTD.
Tokiwa Yakuhin Co., Ltd.
Kowa Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.
Shinohara Chemicals Co., Ltd.
Alfresa Fine Chemical Corporation
Sannova Co., Ltd.