Message for Our Investors


Message for Our Investors

Message from Our President

Mitsuo Sawai
President, Representative Director

Since first starting as a small local pharmacy in 1929, we have worked steadfastly to achieve a healthy life for all, while tracing a history of innovation and cooperation built on years of pioneering endeavors.

Today, the issue of health which is fundamental to humankind has become global in scale. To address this, we promise to uphold the following three points in our next 100 years of operation:

- To constantly question whether the aim and thinking behind our efforts to create healthy lives for all is sustainable in nature.
- To always uphold diversity and flexibility in our work and maintain a mindset that is both locally and globally focused.
- To progress together with technological innovations and always work to build the societies of the future through our own efforts.

We look forward to showing you all the many ways we are evolving and contributing to society as we move forward.

Messages from the Management Team

Hiroyuki Sawai
Chairman, Representative Director

I took over the position of Representative Director at age 40 when my father, Sawai's founder, passed away. Another 40-odd years have passed since then, and I have continued to serve as Representative Director, a position of great responsibility, as Sawai Pharmaceutical has grown.

From the start, we were a small enterprise doing our best just to stay afloat. Today, we are Japan's most recognized, industry-leading generic drug manufacturer. The foundation of this success was formed from our passionate dedication to cultivating each employee and the highly-skilled talent who have come to work with us over the years.

As you may know, Japan is suffering from a exceptionally low birth rate and aging society, and its economy is facing many future challenges. That said, with the America-based Upsher-Smith Laboratories joining the Sawai Group in 2017, we are confident of the many opportunities that await in the promising and fast-growing U.S. market.

United as a Japanese-American corporation, we promise to continue evolving as a truly global organization in the future.

Kenzo Sawai
Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Supervisor of Research & Development

Sawai Pharmaceutical has continued to supply Japan with medications for the past 90 years and, today, fulfills an indispensable role in society.

In 2017, with Upsher-Smith Laboratories as our subsidiary, Sawai entered the US market. Capitalizing on the strengths of both companies, we now work to deliver top-quality drugs to the many patients in America.

We strive not only to provide quality pharmaceuticals at an affordable price but also to develop products that deliver high added value to the patients who take them. In the next phase of our growth, we look forward to becoming an organization that is essential to society in both America and Japan.

Kazuhiko Sueyoshi
Director, Senior Executive Officer, and Vice President of Corporate Administration

We are mobilizing our industry-leading financial resources, expert and diverse talent, cutting-edge IT systems and other forms of management capital in order to instantly respond to changes in the market and other external circumstances. We will continue to take a future-oriented approach in developing as one of Japan's most recognized generic drug manufacturers and overcome the increasingly competitive challenges faced in our industry.

We also promise to maximize profits for our investors and shareholders by delivering stable returns based on the corporate value created as we grow and evolve.

Toru Terashima
Director, Senior Executive Officer, and Vice President of Reliability Assurance, and General Marketing Compliance Officer

At the Reliability Assurance Division, we are responsible for Quality Assurance, Pharmacovigilance, Regulatory Affairs, Computerized System Validation, Medical Information and Customer Service for medical professionals. As we are committed to always putting the patient first, we do our best each day to infuse Sawai’s medicines with the added value of peace of mind and guarantee the reliability of all information we provide. This is how we believe we can earn and maintain our customers' trust.

Based on this policy, we at Sawai, in collaboration with Upsher-Smith Laboratories, promise to contribute to the health of patients around the world over the next 100 years, just as we have up to now.

Trust in us! Trust in Sawai!

Motohiko Kimura
Senior Executive Officer, and Vice President of Manufacturing

Sawai's Manufacturing Division has an annual production capacity of 15.5 billion pills and encompasses seven factories and around 2,100 employees. These employees are passionately dedicated to manufacturing the approximately 700 types of drugs that are delivered to patients around the world each day.

As Japan's leading manufacturer of generic drugs, we make sure to provide patients with affordable, top-quality medications when and where they need them. With this in mind, we continue to work as one to improve quality, lower costs, and ensure a stable supply of the pharmaceuticals we manufacture.

Shoji Yokota
Senior Executive Officer, and Vice President of Research & Development

The determined passion and vision and unwavering sense of mission we bring to our work are what drives Sawai's Research & Development.

To be the Sawai Pharmaceutical the world trusts, we pay careful attention to trends in drug usage around the world and make full use of pharmaceutical technology based on the latest scientific advancements to develop products that meet patients' needs with their exceptional quality.

By combining the advanced formulation techniques Sawai has gained over the years in Japan with the experience of our U.S. subsidiary Upsher-Smith Laboratories, we promise to further strengthen and refine our pharmaceuticals and to realize the long-term, internationally-focused development of a wide range of products.

Seiji Nishimura
Corporate Officer, and Vice President of Sales

- Always Putting Patients First - These are the words that inspire and inform all our operations. At Sawai, our greatest hope is to provide quality generic drugs to patients around the world so everyone can enjoy a healthier life.

We started as a small pharmacy, but thanks to all of your support, we were able to grow into the organization we are today. Moving forward, we will work to continue bringing smiles to the faces of all our patients through pharmaceuticals.