Business Expanding Vetoquinol SA, France’s top veterinary pharmaceutical company, grows its business through a newly opened 100% owned subsidiary in Tokyo

Aug 03, 2022

Vetoquinol Japan K.K. is a subsidiary of Vetoquinol SAExternal site: a new window will open. , one of the top 10 veterinary pharmaceutical companies in the world. Established in 1933, Vetoquinol SA is a global leader in animal health, developing and marketing veterinary medicines and non-medicinal products for companion animals (cats and dogs) as well as livestock (cattle and pig farming) in the areas of respiratory, digestive, locomotor, and udder diseases, encompassing anti-infectives, pain-inflammation and cardiology-nephrology.


  • Biotechnology & Lifescience
  • France

Vetoquinol SA currently employs about 2,500 people and distributes its products in about 100 countries (Europe, Americas, Asia and Pacific), with its subsidiaries in 24 countries and a network of 140 distribution partners, generating over 80% of its turnover internationally.

Established in 2016 as Vetoquinol Zenoaq K.K., a joint venture between Vetoquinol SA and Nippon Zenyaku Kogyo, the company became a fully owned subsidiary of Vetoquinol SA in January 2022, relocating from its original place of operation within the Nippon Zenyaku Kogyo facility in Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture, to an office in Minato-ku, Tokyo.

Vetoquinol Japan K.K. imports and sells a broad range of veterinary supplements, quasi-drugs and pharmaceuticals targeting primarily companion animals, and through a range of long-term distributors, Vetoquinol SA also services the livestock market in a close coordination with the subsidiary. Vetoquinol Japan is currently growing rapidly both in turnover and organizational capabilities. It continues to make animal health better in Japan, underpinned by Vetoquinol’s commitment to technological innovation to investigate the best routes to get the active ingredient to the target animal.

Upon establishing Vetoquinol Japan K.K., JETRO Invest Japan Business Support Center (IBSC) provided consultations (taxation) and market information, and introduced a service provider (bank).

Vetoquinol head office in Lure, France

Inside the new Vetoquinol Japan office in Tokyo

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