History

1993

November:November: Sunsho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. was founded (in Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka).

1994

August: The subsidiary, Sun Capsule Co., Ltd., was founded.
November: The Kuzawa Factory was completed (in Kuzawa, Fuji-shi, Shizuoka), and began manufacturing soft capsules.

1995

June: The Tokyo Sales Office was opened (in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo).

1999

April:The Kuzawa Factory began manufacturing hard capsules.

2000

November:The Oiwa Factory was completed (in Oiwa, Fujinomia-shi, Shizuoka), and began manufacturing soft and hard capsules.

2001

August: The Osaka Sales Office was opened (in Osaka).

2003

April:The Kuzawa Factory began manufacturing seamless capsules.

2004

March:Sun Capsule’s Fujinomiya Factory acquired the license for manufacturing pharmaceuticals.

2005

January:The Manno Factory was completed (in Manno, Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka), and began manufacturing plant-based soft capsules.
April:The Oiwa Factory acquired the MINI HACCP certification from Shizuoka Prefecture.

2006

January:Sun Capsule’s Fujinomiya Factory acquired the licenses for manufacturing quasi-drug products and cosmetic products.
April:Sun Capsule’s Kuzawa Factory acquired the license for manufacturing pharmaceuticals.
June: The Oobuchi Factory was completed (in Oobuchi, Fuji-shi, Shizuoka Prefecture), and began manufacturing tablets.
September:The Oiwa Factory, Oobuchi Factory and Kuzawa Factory acquired “Organic JAS” certification.
The Oobuchi Factory acquired the license for operating a confectionery manufacturing business.

2007

July:The Oobuchi Factory acquired “Dietary Supplements GMP” certification (from the Japan Health and Nutrition Food Association).

2008

March:Takashi Kondo was appointed as Chairman and Representative Director.
Kazuhiro Shijo was appointed as President and Representative Director.
June: The Oiwa Factory acquired the license for operating a soft drink manufacturing business.
August: Sun Capsule’s Manno Factory acquired the licenses for manufacturing pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

2009

February:The Oobuchi Factory acquired “Dietary Supplements GMP” certification (from the Japan Health and Nutrition Food Association).

2010

March:The new Head Office was completed (in Oiwa, Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka).

2011

May:Sunsho Pharmaceutical won the Technology Award at the Ifia JAPAN 2011.

2013

January:The Atsuhara Factory was completed (in Atsuhara, Fuji-shi, Shizuoka).
February: The Atsuhara Factory acquired the license for operating a soft drink manufacturing business, and began manufacturing jellies / mini drink products.
The Oiwa Factory had a photovoltaic system (48Kw) installed.
Sun Capsule’s Manno Factory acquired the license for manufacturing veterinary pharmaceutical manufacturing business.
April:Sun Capsule acquired the license for manufacturing and marketing Type 1 pharmaceuticals.
August: The Atsuhara Factory acquired “Dietary Supplements GMP” certification (from the Japan Health and Nutrition Food Association).

2014

February:Sun Pharmaceutical sponsored the HOIPPO Project.
June: The Head Office was relocated to Atsuhara, Fuji-shi, Shizuoka.
August: Takashi Kondo resigned as Chairman and Representative Director.
December:Merger of Sunsho Pharmaceutical and Sun Capsule.
The Oobuchi Factory was registered as an NSF-GMP facility.

2015

February:Seiichiro Matsumura was appointed as Chairman, Representative Director and CEO.
August: Ro Imamura was appointed as Senior Managing Officer and CFO.
September:Yoshiharu Matahira was appointed as Executive Officer and Deputy Lead of R&D.

2016

January:Yoshiro Uchizono was appointed as Executive Officer and General Manager of Human Resources and Administration.
December:Kazunaga Yamada was appointed as Senior Managing Officer and CMO.

2017

January:The Fukuoka Sales Office was opened (in Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka).
April:Ro Imamura was appointed as Vice President, Executive Officer, CFO and General Manager of Business Management.
Kazunaga Yamada was appointed as Senior Managing Officer, CMO and General Manager of Production.
Takayuki Watanabe was appointed as Executive Officer and General Manager of Quality Control.
Yoshiharu Matahira was appointed as Executive Officer and General Manager of R&D.
Kazuhiko Tadano was appointed as Executive Officer and General Manager of International Operations.
May:Yusaku Ito was appointed as Executive Officer and General Manager of Domestic Health Food Business.

2018

February:The Tokyo Office was relocated (to Oi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo).
April:Ro Imamura was appointed as Director, Vice President, CFO and General Manager of Business Management.
Yoshiharu Matahira was appointed as Managing Executive Officer and General Manager of R&D.
May:The Nanryo Factory was completed (in Nanryo, Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka).

2019

April: Yoshie Mochizuki was appointed as Executive Officer and General Manager of Outsourcing Management.
Takanori Kashiwagi was appointed as Executive Officer and General Management of Pharmaceutical Business Development.
November:Yoshiharu Matahira was appointed as Managing Executive Officer and General Manager of Food Business and R&D.
Kazuhiko Tadano was appointed as Executive Officer and General Manager of New Applications Business.
Yusaku Ito was appointed as Executive Officer and General Manager of Domestic Health Food Business.
December:Seiichiro Matsumura resigned as Chairman, President and Representative Director, and was appointed as Director.

2020

January:Yasuhiko Ishikawa was appointed as Chairman, President and Representative Director.
April:Yoshiharu Matahira was appointed as Senior Managing Officer and General Manager of Health Food Business R&D.
September:The ADC (Application Development Center) was opened (in Oi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo).

2021

January:Kazuhiko Tadano was appointed as Managing Executive Officer General Manager New Application.
Ryosuke Shimobayashi was appointed as Executive Officer General Manager of a Packaging Dept. Manufacturing Headquarter.
Naoki Tsunekawa was appointed as Executive Officer Nanryo Factory Manager.
Tetsuya Katsumata was appointed as Executive Officer Atsuhara Factory Manager.
Mizue Sugiura was appointed as Executive Officer General Manager of a R&D Dept General Manager of a Marketing Dept.
April:Kazunaga Yamada was appointed as Senior Managing Officer, CMO and General Manager of Production.
June: Kazuhiro Oshikiri was appointed as Executive Officer and General Manager of Health Food Business Operation in East Japan.
Hideo Genkaku was appointed as Executive Officer and General Manager of Pharmaceutical Sales.

2022

March: Itsuro Yoshida was appointed as Non-executive Director
Kazuhiko Konno was appointed as Non-executive Director
Masao Tanaka was appointed as Non-executive Director
Yutaka Okuda was appointed as Non-executive Director
Hideshi Nakamura was appointed as Non-executive Director
Shinya Kida was appointed as Non-executive Auditor
Yasuhiko Ishikawa resigned as Chairman, President and Representative Director.
April: Row Imamura was appointed as President and Representative Director.
Kazuhisa Yamada was appointed as Senior Managing Officer, Senior Operating Officer and General Manager of Product Manufacturing Division
Yoshiharu Matahira was appointed as Managing Director, Senior Operating Officer and director of innovation center
Kazuhiko Tadano was appointed as Senior Managing Officer and General Manager of Healthcare & Technology, Business Division
Koki Tajima was appointed as Executive Officer and General Manager of Business Management Division
Motoyo Koyama was appointed as Executive Officer and General Manager of New Application Business Division