Company Profile

Company Philosophy / History

Corporate Philosophy


“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


Quality Policy

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.

  1. We have implemented a quality management supervision system in order to manufacture safe and easy-to-use pharmaceutical containers.
  2. We thoroughly comply with laws and regulations.
  3. We have established quality objectives and conduct continuous improvements to our products.
  4. We ensure that all our employees are informed of and adhere to the policies relating to quality.
  5. We maintain the appropriateness of the quality management supervision system.


  • 1947

    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

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

  • 1965

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

  • 1972

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

  • 1982

    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

    Obtained license of medical device manufacturer from Ibaraki Pref.

  • 1990

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

  • July

    Added a manufacturing building, specializing in syringes to Takahagi plant.
    With expansion in operations, changed company name to ARTE Corporation.

  • 1994

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

  • 2001

    Completed the syringe building. Introduced new syringe manufacturing equipment.

  • 2002

    Increased capital to 288 million yen.

  • 2005

    Obtained ISO 9001:2000 certification.

  • 2006

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

  • 2008

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

  • 2009

    United States FDA DMF registration for glass ampoules.

  • 2010

    ISO9001: 2008 certification transition.

  • 2015

    Introduced WFI(Water For Injection)production equipment.

  • 2017

    ISO 9001:2015 certification transition.

  • September

    70th anniversary of founding.

  • 2018

    Introduced nest and tub syringe automatic packaging machine.

  • June

    Introduced large EOG sterilizer.

  • 2019

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

  • December

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

  • 2021

    Added glass cartridge cleaning, drying and sterilizing machines.

  • 2022

    Obtained ISO13485:2016 certification.