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.
Environment and Energy Conservation
From energy saving LED surface lighting to solar energy generation systems, we innovate products that put the environment first. We are aiming to build a prosperous future for our business by nurturing an environmentally conscious society.
General Trading Business
Through our general trading business, we develop new product and service markets to keep up with international trends. One example is our mining and handling of rare metals in Chile, a business area that has seen increased interest in recent years.
We are also working on several long-term projects around the world that focus on building a prosperous future. Examples include our collaboration with a major group in India to improve infrastructure; our work in the Philippines in the production and supply of activated carbon; and the development and promotion of energy saving equipment in Japan.
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.
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 medical devices – produces a synergistic effect enabling us to operate an efficient, hybrid pharmaceutical business model.
IT and communications are indispensable to today’s society. By utilizing machine-to-machine technology, we develop systems that enable the remote control and surveillance of networked devices from around the world.
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.
Health and Medical
As one of our largest divisions, our extensive health and medical portfolio provides innovative diagnosis and treatment options for a wide range of health conditions.
Our recently developed pharmaceutical products include treatments for type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, glaucoma and ocular hypertension. Our work in ophthalmology extends from pharmaceuticals to medical devices, including intraocular lens (IOL) systems for cataract treatment and state-of-the-art retinal cameras.
“rich in knowledge and experience with a vision of a better world”
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.