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about Kowa

Since its establishment in 1894, Kowa has grown into a multinational Japanese company actively engaged in various manufacturing and trading activities in the fields of pharmaceutical, life science and information technology, textiles, machinery and various consumer products.. Kowa has during its long history consistently strived to meet the changing needs, and with its continuing entrepreneurial initiative is determined to meet the needs of future generations. It is this commitment to consistency and initiative in an ever-changing world that Kowa vows to carry forward through each generation.


  • Part of Kowa Group (Headquarter in Japan founded in 1894)
    Group employees 4,715 worldwide in 67 subsidiary companies and 15 affiliated companies (as of end of March 2012)
  • European Headquarter in Düsseldorf Germany since 1986
  • Kowa Europe Gmbh has Branch offices in Paris and Milan