Company Information

Takeda is a patient-focused, values-based, R&D-driven global biopharmaceutical company committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter Future to people worldwide. Our passion and pursuit of potentially life-changing treatments for patients are deeply rooted in over 230 years of distinguished history in Japan.

Market Presence in over 80 Countries and Regions

We have presence in approximately 80 countries, with leading positions in Japan and the U.S., respectively the third and first largest pharmaceutical markets in the world. We will deliver highly innovative medicines and transformative care for more people globally.


*Takeda and Shire combined, historical pro-forma based on 2017 data

Since 1781

For more than 230 years, Takeda has developed its business with integrity while undergoing a process of continuous transformation.

Takeda began operations in 1781 when Chobei Takeda I started a business selling traditional Japanese and Chinese medicines in Doshomachi, Osaka. Takeda has been supplying pharmaceuticals for over 230 years, during which time we have developed a strong commitment to the highest ethical standards and a strong sense of mission. We have made constant efforts to improve our relationship with society over this time. As we move forward, we will continue to fulfill our responsibilities as a global pharmaceutical company.


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