History

Story of TOSHO - TOSHO Co., Inc. has been involved with facilities and equipment for hospitals and dispensing pharmacies ever since its foundation in 1971. Amidst the changes of the medical world, we will continue to provide and develop "services that only people can do."

1971

April
Tokyo Packing Machinery Co., Ltd., Tokyo Shokai Co. Ltd. and Winning Co., Ltd. merged to establish Tokyo Shokai Co., Ltd., playing active roles in the fields of manufacturing and sales of the Towa ST automatic medicine dispensing machines and Towa automatic pre-packing machines.

1974

February
Engaged in sales of environmental equipment such as safety cabinets and air cleaners for the improvement of pharmaceutical environments.
March
Increased capital from ¥3,000,000 to ¥12,000,000.

1976

June
Released the MERIX Series of dispensing facilities and equipment including preparation stands and cabinets.

1977

September
Doubled capital from ¥12,000,000 to ¥24,000,000.

1978

March
Released the OMP Series of mass-storage-type, fully automatic powder medicine dispensing machines.

1979

April
Acquired property in Higashi-Kojiya, Ota-ku, Tokyo, where the head office and main plant were later relocated to.

1981

May
Released the UNISET Series of easy-setting-type preparation stands and cabinets.

1983

April
Built a plant in Isezaki City, Gunma Prefecture, to enhance manufacturing, development and distribution.

1984

March
Built the Niigata Plant, as a printing plant for all paper products, in Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture.
April
Released the SYSTEM-1000 powder medicine inspection terminal.

1985

July
Doubled capital from ¥24,000,000 to ¥48,000,000.
October
Released the Main-TOPRA Series of slide cabinet-style, fully automatic tablet dispensing machines.

1986

November
Released the CPL Series of drug dispensing display devices.

1987

April
Started on-line connection service between hospital host computer systems and in-house pharmacy operations.
December
Released the Main-TOPRA-256Y in Taiwan.

1988

January
Released the PC-CAT Series of fully automatic tablet dispensing machines with PC-based control board.
February
Released the PX-88 Series of automatic IV drip setting equipment.

1990

February
Released the AR-9090 Series of double R disc-type, fully automatic powder medicine dispensing machines.
August
Released the TYS Series of paper drug bag printing systems.
October
Released a solution inspection terminal.

1991

April
Released the AR-CAT two-in-one fully automatic tablet/powder medicine dispensing machine.
November
Released the Main-TOPRA-3001YNS in Sweden.
December
Completed the New Niigata Plant building.

1992

April
Changed the company name to TOSHO Co., Inc.
May
Released the BPM-1 in Sweden.
October
Released the Main-TOPRA-384Y in Korea.

1993

June
Released the V-1000 final inspection and sorting system.

1994

April
Released the Main-TOPRA-3001YNS in Norway.
August
Completed a new head office building in Higashi-Kojiya, Ota-ku, Tokyo.

1995

July
Released the UNIPUL Series of injectable medicine dispensing machines.

1997

February
Acquired CE marking for the export model of the Main-TOPRA2441CE fully automatic tablet dispensing machine.
March
Released the VP-Win total prescription analysis system.
August
Released the Main-TOPRA2441CE in Sweden.
September
Released the Main-TOPRA-256Y in Thailand.

1998

November
Released the Main-TOPRA2441CE in Iceland.

1999

March
Released the Assist114 compact, fully automatic tablet dispensing machines.
Released the Main-TOPRA2441CE in Ireland.

2000

February
Released the Main-TOPRA2441CE in Holland.
March
Released the Flxia Series of cabinet/stand and equipment for new medicine preparation.
July
Released the LITERA Series of real-time injectable medicine control system.
September
Released the Main-TOPRA2441CE in Australia.

2001

September
Released the Picky injectable medicine dispensing assisting system.
October
Released the Main-TOPRA2441CE in Finland.
November
Released the Main-TOPRA2441CE in New Zealand.
December
Acquired CE marking for the export model of the Main-TOPRA4001CEⅠ fully automatic tablet dispensing machines.

2002

February
Released the Main-TOPRA4001CEⅠ in Denmark.
April
Released the io Series of fully automatic tablet & powder medicine dispensing machines and fully automatic powder medicine dispensing machines.
December
Acquired CE marking for the export model of the Main-TOPRA4001CEⅡ fully automatic tablet dispensing machines.

2003

April
Released the UNIPUL-4000 Series of injectable medicine automatic dispensing machines that enable loading of many different types of drugs and medicines at a higher speed.
October
Released the Pass Clean clean bench with built-in automatic cleaning pass box.

2004

April
Released the Xana Series of fully automatic tablet dispensing machines.
November
Released the Compact UNIPUL compact ,fully automatic injectable medicine dispensing machine.

2005

July
Released the Xana-1360 compact, fully automatic tablet dispensing machine.

2006

April
Released the high performance Xana-4001U2 fully automatic tablet dispensing machine for EU countries.
May
Released the Main-TOPRA4001CE III in Germany.
September
Released the Xana-4001U2 in Sweden.
December
Released the XANA-4001CN in China.

2007

March
Released the Main-TOPRA4001CE III in France.
November
Announced the io-Win Series of double disc technology-based fully automatic powder medicine dispensing machines.

2008

May
Released the Main-TOPRA4001CE III in Poland.
August
Announced the Xana-4001U2 for the domestic market.

2009

January
Released the Xana-4001U2 in the UK.
May
Released the mille automatic dispensing shelf.

2014

October
Construction of a new headquarters building was completed in Higashi-Kojiya, Ota-ku, Tokyo.
  • Towa ST-type Automatic Tablet Dispensing Machine (1971)
  • MERIX Air Cleaning Shelf (1976)
  • Compartment-type Fully Automatic Powder Medicine Packing Machine (OMP Series) (1978)
  • Slide Cabinet-type Full Automatic Tablet Dispensing Machine (Main-TOPRA-256) (1985)
  • Double R disc-type Fully Automatic Powder Medicine Dispensing Machine (AR-9090 Series) (1990)
  • Two-in-one Fully Automatic Tablet & Powder Medicine Dispensing Machine (AR-CAT-195) (1991)
  • Automatic Tablet Packing Machine (BPM-1) (1992)
  • Fully Automatic Tablet Dispensing Machine (Main-TOPRA2441CE) (1999)
  • Fully Automatic Tablet Dispensing Machine (Main-TOPRA4001CE) (2002)
  • Fully Automatic Tablet Dispensing Machine (Xana-4001U2) (2006)
  • Fully Automatic Powder Medicine Dispensing Machine (io-Win Series) (2007)

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