Looking to build on the success of our last management plan TAKE OFF 14, we have launched STEP UP 17. This new plan will guide us through 2017 with clearly defined goals designed to improve competitiveness and boost profits.

TAKE OFF14 — Former Medium-term Plan TAKE OFF 14

Mission Accomplished

TAKE OFF 14 was a success, with all numerical goals attained within the specified timeframe. Moving forward, we will continue with previous efforts in our two business segments.


  • Develop drivers of future growth
  • Continue structural reforms to offset increasing costs of raw materials and energy
  • Accelerate overseas business growth


  • Increase profitability of our ethical pharmaceuticals business amid global efforts to curb rising healthcare costs
  • Restructure our agricultural chemicals/veterinary drugs business, which is struggling due to increases in bulk-drug costs and stiffer competition, among other challenges