KATSURA CHEMICAL CO., LTD.

COMPANY

Company History

March, 1948 Dr. Kotaro Katsura founded Katsura Chemical Laboratory.
May, 1951 Dr. Kotaro Katsura founded Katsura Chemical Co.,Ltd.
May, 1963 The Sagami Factory was built in Zama city, Kanagawa prefecture. Production facilities and capacity were expanded to produce active pharmaceutical ingredients.
March, 1965 The Company's capital was increased to 10 million Yen.
August, 1971 The Company's capital was increased to 20 million Yen.
May, 1980 No. 1 and 2 Works of the Sagami factory were built. Investment in large-scale production facilities.
September, 1981 Mr. Eijiro Katsura took office as CEO & President of the company.
November, 1986 The Company's capital was increased to 30 million Yen.
July, 1987 The second manufacturing facility was refurbished to accommodate production of the GMP active pharmaceutical ingredients.
April, 1997 The Sagami factory acquired certification from FDA
March, 2000 The permit to manufacture active pharmaceutical ingredients (Sagami factory) was renewed.
December, 2003 Mr. Ryotaro Katsura took office as CEO & President.
May, 2004 The head office moved to the Sagami factory location and commenced operation of its liaison office in Tokyo.
November, 2009 The attestation of ISO14001 was obtained for the Sagami factory, Head Office.
September, 2010 Operation of the Laboratory commenced.
November, 2013 The attestation of ISO14001 was obtained for the Laboratory.
November, 2015 Acquired new building, removed (Head office,) R&D lab

Profile of the founder

Dr. Kotaro Katsura

Dr. Kotaro Katsura

Dr. Kotaro Katsura was a grandchild of Taro Katsura who was the 11th, 13th and 15th Prime Minister of Japan.
Dr. Kotaro Katsura was a prince and also a member of the House of Lords in Japan until the end of the Second World War.

He was awarded the degree as Doctor of pharmacy in Tokyo University. He founded Katsura Chemical Laboratory based on the principle of “Challenge for difficulties” which, today, is reflected in Katsura Chemical Co., Ltd.

Taro Katsura

Taro Katsura

The 11th, 13th and 15th Prime Minister of Japan

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