Otsuka Australia Pharmaceutical Pty Ltd was established in 2014 with the aim of bringing innovative medicines to Australian patients in need. We are proud to be a part of the Otsuka group, which currently employs over 47,000 people worldwide with products available in more than 80 countries.

We share the global Otsuka vision of a commitment to creativity and innovation and the consequent development and supply of new products and innovative solutions for better health worldwide.

To learn about the proud history of Otsuka, watch this short animated video.


We are proud of our corporate symbol which adopts the initial ‘ O’ from the corporate name as its motif and the colour blue which symbolises openness, freedom, intelligence and the future.

• The Large O represents the sky – open and free.
• The Small O represents focused energy.

Together, they frame our commitment to human happiness through good health.


To turn our corporate philosophy of ‘Otsuka–people creating new products for better health worldwide’ into reality requires passion, leadership, dedication, diversity and perseverance.

Challenging the routine and the ordinary is a philosophy that drives us to do better. Otsuka people think unconventionally in areas where there is an unmet need, researching and marketing innovative products and medical devices in our key therapy areas of central nervous system, nephrology and haematology/oncology.


‘Jissho-Shugi’ (proof through execution) and ‘Sozosei’ (creativity) are key values at Otsuka. In other words, we encourage our people to push themselves to consistently do extraordinary things that lead to them being given greater responsibility. We have always believed that human ingenuity triumphs over the use of computers when it comes to being creative and having those eureka moments when thinking of products nobody else has thought of.


Through pharmaceutical research, we continue to identify new treatment advances of high clinical value and avoid the development of unoriginal products. As a company, we don’t follow the crowd; we don’t just rely on computers for answers – we persevere, trying new avenues until we reach our goals. For example, it took more than 30 years to research and develop an antipsychotic drug that is now available throughout the world. Many would have given up, but thanks to the remarkable tenacity of our people, it is now available to patients in many countries around the world.


We believe in a big venture approach to treat major diseases, where unconventional thinking will bring success in delivering new and better healthcare products that really make a difference to people’s lives. To make this happen, our employees are encouraged to break the boundaries of conventional wisdom, to cross into the unknown and to think big… and then even bigger!