ARTE CORPORATION

Company Profile

Company Philosophy / History

Corporate Philosophy

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 injectible 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

  • ACTIVE
  • RELIABLE
  • TECHNICAL
  • EXTENSIBLE

Quality Policy

We provide customers with easy to use medical devices that safely store medicines.
Our employees work to improve product and service quality.

History

  • 1947
    September

    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.

  • 1954
    February

    Established ampoule-machining technology, and began mass-production.

  • 1965
    May

    Reorganized as Yokoshima Rika Sangyo Co., Ltd. in order to expand business.

  • 1972
    July

    Constructed a new plant in Takahagi City, Ibaraki Prefecture in order to streamline production facilities.

  • 1982
    April

    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

  • 1989
    August

    Obtained license No. 0136 (for Ibaraki

  • 1990
    June

    Entered into an exclusive license agreement for the manufacture of PrefillableTM syringes with Duphar B.V. (The Netherlands) (currently Solvay Pharmaceuticals B.V.).

  • July

    We added a manufacturing building specializing in syringes to the Takahagi Plant, and new syringe manufacturing equipment was introduced.
    With our expansion in operations, we have changed our name to ARTE Corporation.

  • 1994
    November

    United States FDA DMF registration for dual chamber Prefillable® syringes.

  • 2001
    February

    Completed the syringe building. Introduced new syringe manufacturing equipment.

  • 2002
    June

    Increased capital to 288 million yen.

  • 2005
    January

    Obtained ISO 9001:2000 certification.

  • 2006
    November

    United States FDA DMF registration for single chamber Prefillable® syringes.

  • 2008
    March

    Plant building expansion and renovation. Completion of raw materials and product warehouse.

  • 2009
    February

    United States FDA DMF registration for glass ampoules.

  • 2010
    January

    ISO9001: 2008 certification transition.

  • 2015
    October

    Introduced WFI(Water For Injection)production equipment.

  • 2017
    January

    ISO 9001:2015 certification transition.

  • September

    70th anniversary of founding.

  • 2018
    March

    Introduced nest tab syringe automatic packaging machine.

  • June

    Introduced large EOG sterilizer.

  • 2019
    July

    Registered drug packaging material registration number in China NMPA for single chamber Prefillable® syringe.

  • December

    Registered drug packaging material registration number in China NMPA for dual chamber Prefillable® syringe.

  • 2021
    February

    Added glass cartridge cleaning, drying and sterilizing machines.

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