Founded in 1879, ASTEM, Inc. is one of Japan’s leading general medical trading companies offering a broad range of medical products, including ethical drugs, medical devices, and diagnostic reagents, as well as information systems and services.
ASTEM’s strength is the sales and distribution network for delivering both drugs and medical devices.
We supply products from many pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers to local medical institutions, by owning 70 sales offices, three logistics centers (two for drugs and one for medical supplies), and 85 depots (64 for drugs and 21 for medical supplies), primarily in West Japan. By operating HEREON Inc. together with other eight companies, we cover all of Japan, from Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa in the south.
With our exclusive qualification examination, our employees trained in the treatment of diseases provide the necessary medical information and systems to medical institutions. As a company rooted in the community and as a company offering life-related products that should benefit society, ASTEM’s mission is to become a “comprehensive medical wholesaler*” by deeply engaging in community care and contributing to people’s health, which is the core of our business.
(As of March 31, 2020)
|Company Name||ASTEM, Inc.|
|Established||July 1, 1879|
|Incorporated||May 27, 1948|
|Representative||Tsuguo Yoshimura, President|
|Address of Headquarter||
|Revenue as of FY 2019||
|Number of Employees||1,605|
|Main Bank||Oita Bank, Fukuoka Bank|
|Business Description||Drug Wholesaling, Medical Device Dealing, Clinical Laboratory Testing, etc.|
|Products Offered||Ethical drugs, Medical equipment, Medical device, Sanitary materials, Medical diagnosis equipment, Science equipment, Radiation equipment, Rehabilitation equipment, Pharmaceutical equipment, Disposable products in general, Medical computers, Inspection reagents, Inspection equipment, Nursing care equipment, Other medical related equipment, etc.|
|Main Customer||Government hospital, Hospital, Clinic, Pharmacy, Welfare facility, etc.|
|Major Manufacturers||Please see the document attached.|
It is our mission to consistently improve ourselves, test our values, and gain knowledge. By continuing to advance our business through creativity and innovation, our contributions to the health of society are fueled by our passion to overcome whatever comes our way.
Our base philosophy is to eliminate the "un's" and "in's" of the practice.
We take words like unsure, undecided, unsatisfied, insufficient, inconvenience and rid the negative to make a positive change in people's lives.
From the time of our establishment, we have always put the customer first. As we stated in our company statute in 2009, our fundamental philosophy is to always strive to create a long-lasting impact in the lives of each person.
|Founded "Oishi Yakuho" in Kurume.|
|1948||Partner company Yoshimura Pharmacy reorganized into "Yoshimura Masuji Store Co., Ltd."|
|1956||Yoshimura Masuji Store Co., Ltd. established "Oita Medical Device Co., Ltd."|
|1956||Yoshimura Masuji Store Co., Ltd. changed name to "Yoshimura Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd."|
|1967||Yoshimura Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Miyazaki Yoshimura Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Yanai isshindo Co., Ltd. and Yoshimatsu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., integrated the miscellaneous goods department and establish "Daiya Co., Ltd."|
|1972||Oita Medical Device Co., Ltd. changed name to "Yoshimura Medical Device Co., Ltd."|
|1978||Koe Kokura Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. changed name to "Koyaku Co., Ltd."|
|1992||Yoshimura Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Miyazaki Yoshimura Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Yanai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and Yoshimatsu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. merged, and established "Daico Co., Ltd."|
|1994||Koyaku Co., Ltd., Oishi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and Shinko Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. merged, and established "Kyoei Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd."|
|1998||Daico Co., Ltd., Kyoei Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Sun Mec Co., Ltd., and Komac Co., Ltd. merged, and newly established "ASTEM, Inc."|
|2000||Kyushu LIS Center completed (Tosu City, Saga Prefecture).|
|2005||Joint operation company "HEREON Inc." established. HOKUYAKU Inc. (Hokkaido Prefecture), VITAL-NET, Inc. (Miyagi Prefecture), Nabelin Co., Ltd. (Nagano Prefecture), TOHO PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD. (Tokyo Prefecture), IWABUCHI Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Chiba Prefecture), NAKAKITA YAKUHIN CO., LTD. (Aichi Prefecture), KSK CO., LTD. (Osaka Prefecture), SAYWELL CO., LTD. (Hiroshima Prefecture), and ASTEM, Inc.|
|2008||Established a pure holding company "Forest Holdings, Inc.".|
|2012||ASTEM OWL Center completed (Tosu City, Saga Prefecture).|
|2014||Kirishima LIS Center completed (Kirishima City, Kagoshima Prefecture).|
|2015||ASTEM, Inc. made DAICO OKINAWA Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary.|
|2016||ASTEM, Inc. made West Japan Generic Inc. a subsidiary.|
Forest Holdings Co., Ltd., HOKUYAKU TAKEYAMA Holdings, Inc. and VITAL KSK HOLDINGS, INC. jointly established a new company "REED SPECIALITIES, INC."
Astem, Inc. established "Bridge Inc." as a joint investment with DATA HORIZON CO., LTD.
We are looking for a broad range of excellent healthcare technologies and products!