History

MEDIPAL was formed through the April 2000 merger of three pharmaceutical wholesalers with over a century of experience, the oldest of which began business operations in 1898. The MEDIPAL Group has sustained its growth through the expansion of its business scale and through innovation.

Today, the Company provides services throughout Japan through a network of more than 300 bases–in locations as far north as Hokkaido and as far south as Okinawa.
Regarding a range of products that includes pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, clinical diagnostics, cosmetics, daily necessities, and raw ingredients for food processing, we are carrying out our social mission of reliably delivering products essential to people’s safety and peace of mind, when they need them, even during emergencies. We have been carrying out this mission for over a century now, and we have no intention of changing.

October 1898 Foundation of the company
May 1923 Sanseido Co., Ltd. established
July 1947 TOKYO PHARMACEUTICAL Co., Ltd. established
January 1949 KURAYA CORPORATION established
September 1995 Sanseido Co., Ltd. listed on Second Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange
September 1997 Sanseido Co., Ltd. listed on First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange
April 2000 Sanseido Co., Ltd. merged with KURAYA CORPORATION and TOKYO PHARMACEUTICAL Co., Ltd. to establish KURAYA SANSEIDO Inc. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
February 2001 SENSHU YAKUHIN CO., LTD. (Akita-shi, Akita) begins pharmaceutical wholesale business
March 2003 USHIODA SANGOKUDO YAKUHIN CO., LTD. (Mito-shi, Ibaraki) becomes a wholly owned subsidiary
September 2003 IZUTSU PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD. (Kyoto-shi, Kyoto) becomes a wholly owned subsidiary
HEISEI YAKUHIN CO., LTD. (Gifu-shi, Gifu) becomes a wholly owned subsidiary
February 2004 KURAYA SANSEIDO enters into a business alliance with YONYAKU CO., LTD. (Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa) and NAKAZAWA UJIKE PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD. (Kochi-shi, Kochi)
April 2004 EVERLTH Co., Ltd. (Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima) and ATOL Co., Ltd. (Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka) become wholly owned subsidiaries and the MEDICEO Group is inaugurated
May 2004 NAKAGAWA SEIKODO CO., LTD. (Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo) becomes a wholly owned subsidiary
October 2004 After spinning off its prescription pharmaceutical wholesale and other businesses, the company becomes an holding company and changes its corporate name to MEDICEO Holdings Co., Ltd.
April 2005 Chiyaku Co., Ltd. (Chiba-shi, Chiba) becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of MEDICEO Holdings
July 2005 MEDICEO Holdings acquires an equity position in SHIKOKU YAKUGYO CO., LTD.
October 2005 MEDICEO Holdings integrates its management with PALTAC CORPORATION and changes its corporate name to Mediceo Paltac Holdings Co., Ltd.
Janualy 2007 MARUZEN YAKUHIN CO., LTD. (Kita Hiroshima-shi, Hokkaido) becomes a wholly owned subsidiary
January 2008 KOBASHOU. CO., LTD. (Chuo-ku, Tokyo) becomes a wholly owned subsidiary
December 2008 Mediceo Paltac Holdings enters into a business alliance with and acquires an equity position in Toshichi Inc. (Sasebo-shi, Nagasaki)
October 2009 Mediceo Paltac Holdings separates its prescription pharmaceutical wholesale business (purchasing, distribution, information system, customer support and other functions) and changes its name to MEDIPAL HOLDINGS CORPORATION. KURAYA SANSEIDO Inc., which takes over the prescription pharmaceutical wholesale business, merges with SENSHU YAKUHIN CO., LTD., USHIODA KURAYA SANSEIDO Inc., YAMAHIRO KURAYA SANSEIDO Inc., HEISEI YAKUHIN CO., LTD. and IZUTSU KURAYA SANSEIDO Inc., and changes its corporate name to MEDICEO CORPORATION
December 2014 Sakurai Tsusho Corporation (Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido) becomes a wholly owned subsidiary
January 2016 ASTEC Co.,Ltd. (Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki) becomes a wholly owned subsidiary
April 2016 The food processing raw materials and food additives businesses of MP AGRO CO.,LTD. is transferred to Sakurai Tsusho Corporation. Sakurai Tsusho changes its company name to MEDIPAL FOODS CORPORATION
May 2016 SPLine Corporation commenced operations
  • The company names and addresses of the headquarters of these companies are as of the date indicated.
    Paltac Co., Ltd. (currently, PALTAC Corpora&on); Nakagawa Seikodo (currently, MM Corpora&on); MARUZEN YAKUHIN CO., LTD. (currently, MP AGRO CO., LTD.); Sakurai Tsusho Corporation (currently, MEDIPAL FOODS CORPORATIO). The addresses of the headquarters of Shikoku Yakugyo Co., Ltd., and Yonyaku Co., Ltd., are currently in Iyo-gun, Ehime Prefecture.
  • January 2006: Kuraya Sanseido Co., Ltd. (currently, Mediceo) absorbed Chaku Co., Ltd., in a merger.
  • April 2008: Paltac Co., Ltd., (currently, PALTAC Corpora&on) absorbed Kobasho Co., Ltd., in a merger.