Company Philosophy / History
Message“Supporting better health through pharmaceutical containers”
As pharmaceutical containers play an important role in the protecting, storing and administering of pharmaceutical products that maintain people’s health, our products and services contribute to healthcare through their superior quality, safety, and ease of use.
From our founding in 1947 to the present day, we have worked ceaselessly toward our goal of consistently manufacturing safe and easy to use pharmaceutical containers.
We recognize that medicines are important products for protecting human health, as are the containers that carefully protect and store those medicines.
For ampoules, syringes, and vials, which are direct containers of medicines that eliminate diseases and protect lives, there of course continues to be a constant demand for the same level of safety and high quality as for medicines.
For Prefillable® Syringes, we have achieved steady results to date by adopting prefilled syringe kits for injectable drugs for a wide range of applications, including prostate cancer, knee osteoarthritis, schizophrenia, diluent and various vaccines.
We will continue to earn the trust of our customers through all of the products we manufacture, and at the same time, actively take on new goals to meet new demands.
Philosophy behind the ARTE company name
ARTE Corporation provides customers with superior quality pharmaceutical containers and services that are safe and easy-to-use. Our products provide an important function in protecting, storing and administering pharmaceutical products that contribute to, and maintain the health of people.
- We have implemented a quality management supervision system in order to manufacture safe and easy-to-use pharmaceutical containers.
- We thoroughly comply with laws and regulations.
- We have established quality objectives and conduct continuous improvements to our products.
- We ensure that all our employees are informed of and adhere to the policies relating to quality.
- We maintain the appropriateness of the quality management supervision system.
Incorporated as Yokoshima Rikagaku in Itabashi-ku of Tokyo as a manufacturer of ampoules for medical use and glass products for laboratories.
Started manufacture and sales of ampoules for medical use and test tubes.
Established ampoule-machining technology, and began mass-production.
Reorganized as Yokoshima Rika Sangyo Co., Ltd. in order to expand business.
Constructed a new plant in Takahagi City, Ibaraki Prefecture in order to streamline production facilities.
Relocated to new plant in Kamitezuna Industrial Park in Takahagi City, in response to demand for GMP.
Land area: 29,996m² Building area: 7,315m²
Obtained license of medical device manufacturer from Ibaraki Pref.
Entered into an exclusive license agreement for the manufacture of Prefillable® Syringes with Duphar B.V. (The Netherlands) (currently Solvay Pharmaceuticals B.V.).
Added a manufacturing building, specializing in syringes to Takahagi plant.
With expansion in operations, changed company name to ARTE Corporation.
United States FDA DMF registration for dual chamber Prefillable® Syringes.
Completed the syringe building. Introduced new syringe manufacturing equipment.
Increased capital to 288 million yen.
Obtained ISO 9001:2000 certification.
United States FDA DMF registration for single chamber Prefillable® Syringes.
Plant building expansion and renovation. Completion of raw materials and product warehouse.
United States FDA DMF registration for glass ampoules.
ISO9001: 2008 certification transition.
Introduced WFI（Water For Injection）production equipment.
ISO 9001:2015 certification transition.
70th anniversary of founding.
Introduced nest and tub syringe automatic packaging machine.
Introduced large EOG sterilizer.
Registered drug packaging material registration number in China NMPA for single chamber Prefillable® Syringes.
Registered drug packaging material registration number in China NMPA for dual chamber Prefillable® Syringes.
Added glass cartridge cleaning, drying and sterilizing machines.
Obtained ISO13485:2016 certification.