Our Global Family

In the Kowa pharmaceutical division we research, acquire, develop, license and market pharmaceutical products and devices, but we benefit from being part of a global family of specialists. Each division is able to use the experience of the Kowa network to ensure that processes are streamlined and constantly evolving to meet the needs of all our customers. This global network enables us to channel resources efficiently and leverage opportunities to gain visibility and presence within our chosen specialist areas.

Kowa Global Family

Environment and Energy Conservation

Our environment and energy conservation division involves the development and sales of innovative products and systems to realise a recycling-oriented society ─ from LED surface lighting that conserves energy through to wind and solar powered generation systems that rely on natural renewable energy. We aim to build a prosperous future by furthering our corporate activities to help build an environmentally-conscious society – a growing focus – through our environment and energy conversation businesses.

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Industry and Chemical

This division utilises our rich ideas and flexible execution abilities to closely connect to partners throughout the world, from advanced to emerging nations. The focus of our liquid crystals business on the creation of next-generation products is building strong relationships with Korean companies as well as playing a role in the handling of mine resources and rare metals development in Chile; whilst in the Philippines we use coconut shells to produce and supply activated carbon.

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Health and Medical

One of the largest divisions of the Kowa Group is the health and medical sector.


Within our health and medical division we handle new pharmaceuticals for medical treatment and have sales and R&D centres around the world. We also produce and supply familiar over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, medical devices such as intraocular lenses and use our cutting edge technologies to offer competitive generic drugs as well. The combination of these segments – branded, OTC and generic drugs and medical devices – produces a synergistic effect enabling us to operate an efficient, hybrid pharmaceutical business model.

Life Sciences

In addition to our work in pharmaceuticals, we are engaged in a diverse range of businesses related to the health and medical fields such as medical testing and diagnostic equipment.

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Lifestyle Business

Backed by 120 years of experience in fabrics and accumulated know-how, this division is responsible for selling raw materials and planning, manufacturing and marketing finished products.

Our activities with this division extend globally and cover various goods, ranging from fashion articles and functional clothes, including our environmentally-friendly brand Tenerita, to home-wear and interior products.

Tenerita is Japan’s first organic cotton brand certified by two international certification agencies. In all of their manufacturing processes, Tenerita Co., Ltd. work to eliminate factors that are a concern to the public and potentially harmful to the environment. Tenerita confers to customers traceability from the cotton fields to the finished product, delivering safe and high-quality cotton which is environmentally-friendly.

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Service Business

Our service business department assists companies by providing useful e-learning solutions for personal computers or mobile devices. Many educational organisations and financial companies have benefited from the bespoke e-learning solutions that we deliver.

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Community Development

In our community development division we provide expertise through our personnel-service business and our hospitality business, including hotel management. We are also moving forward into the housing industry through our real estate business.

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