Milestones

Milestones

December 1976 Established SUGI Pharmacy in Shimomachi, Nishio City, Aichi Prefecture, for the purpose of selling pharmaceutical products, health foods, cosmetics, and daily use items, as well as dispensing prescriptions
March 1982 Established Sugi Pharmacy Co., Ltd.
January 1997 Relocated the headquarters from Nishio City to 33-5 Futatsuike, Nihongi-cho, Anjo City, Aichi Prefecture
July 1998 Launched the operations of the SUGI Pharmacy Nissin Logistics Center in Nissin City, Aichi Prefecture
June 2000 Listed on the NASDAQ Japan market (discontinued in December 2002)
October 2000 Total number of stores in the Group exceeds 100
August 2001 Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the First Section of the Nagoya Stock Exchange
October 2001 Established the Pharmaceutical Affairs Training Center (currently the Nagoya School, the Pharmaceutical Affairs Training Center) and the Pharmaceutical Affairs Information Center
January 2002 Launched home-visit medical care services, such as home-care management and instruction under nursing care insurance
September 2002 Opened the 155th store (Seta Store) as the first store in the Kansai area
February 2004 Opened the Kyoto School, the Pharmaceutical Affairs Training Center
February 2004 Opened the 234th store (Bellfa Store) as the first store in Osaka Prefecture
October 2004 Acquired 9.92% of the common stock of Japan Co., Ltd. and concluded a comprehensive business alliance
January 2005 Received the FY2004 (3rd) Award for Expanding Individual Shareholders
February 2005 Number of our shareholders exceeds 10,000, with the number of shareholders as of the end of the fiscal year reaching 14,256
April 2005 Opened the 300th store (Hayashiji Store) in Osaka City as the first drug store with a medical mall
July 2005 Launched full operations of the SUGI Pharmacy Logistics Center (SLC Chubu) in Kasugai City, Aichi Prefecture
October 2005 Relocated the headquarters to 1-8-4 Mikawa Anjo-cho, Anjo City, Aichi Prefecture, in order to enhance the functions of the headquarters
December 2005 Acquired 50.1% of the shares of Japan Co., Ltd. and made it a consolidated subsidiary
June 2006 Opened the Tokyo School, the Pharmaceutical Affairs Training Center (Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo)
August 2006 Opened the 359th store (Wako Store) as the first store in the Kanto area
September 2006 Total number of stores in the Group exceeds 500
February 2007 Number of our shareholders exceeds 20,000, with the number of shareholders as of the end of the fiscal year reaching 25,888
March 2007 Made Japan Co., Ltd. a wholly owned consolidated subsidiary via a stock exchange
February 2008 Made Iizuka-yakuhin Co., Ltd. a wholly owned subsidiary
September 2008 Changed the trade name Sugi Pharmacy Co., Ltd. to SUGI Holdings Co., Ltd. Also, transferred to a holding-company system through an incorporation-type company split, with Sugi Pharmacy Co., Ltd. and SUGI Medical Co., Ltd. newly established
November 2008 Opened Sugi Home-Visit Nursing Station Hayashiji (Abeno-ku, Osaka City)
November 2008 Opened the Osaka School, the Pharmaceutical Affairs Training Center (Abeno-ku, Osaka City) (relocated from Kyoto)
June 2009 Established SUGI Smile Co., Ltd., which employs people with disabilities and accepts various operations from the SUGI Pharmacy Group
June 2009 Founders Hirokazu Sugiura and Akiko Sugiura donate the SUGIURA Community Healthcare Center to the Human Health Sciences Department, the Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
August 2010 Number of our shareholders exceeds 30,000, with the number of shareholders as of the end of the fiscal year reaching 32,765
February 2011 Achieved an integration between Sugi Pharmacy Co., Ltd. and Iizuka-yakuhin Co., Ltd. to accelerate business expansion in the Kanto area
August 2011 Opened the Tokyo Office, the SUGI Pharmacy Group (in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) (relocated from the SUGI Group Nihonbashi Building)
September 2011 Established the Sugiura Community Healthcare Promotion Foundation, with Hirokazu Sugiura and Akiko Sugiura as its founders
March 2013 Achieved a corporate integration between Sugi Pharmacy Co., Ltd. and Japan Co., Ltd.
July 2013 Established the 760th store (Kumami Store), the first key store for strategic dominance, in Nishio City
July 2015 Developed the general incorporated foundation Sugiura Community Healthcare Promotion Foundation into the Sugiura Memorial Foundation after the general incorporated foundation was certified as a public service corporation
April 2016 Total number of SUGI Pharmacy’s stores exceeds 1,000
July 2016 Completed the Obu Center (new company building and logistics center) in Obu City, Aichi Prefecture
September 2016 Relocated the headquarters to the Obu Center in Obu City, Aichi Prefecture, to enhance the functions of the headquarters
February 2017 Opened the 1,189th store (Tsuruga-Kushibayashi Store) as the first store in the Hokuriku area
March 2017 Hirokazu Sugiura and Akiko Sugiura build the Nishio Citizen Genki Plaza on the site of the first SUGI Pharmacy store and begin to lend it to Nishio City free of charge
May 2017 Concluded comprehensive partnership agreements with Nishio City and Obu City to promote community wellness by strengthening cooperation with the local governments
September 2017 Launched the first 24-hour operation in the history of SUGI Pharmacy
March 2018 Concluded a capital and business alliance with the MedPeer Group
March 2018 M-Concluded a capital and business alliance with M-aid Co., Ltd.
March 2018 Concluded a partnership contract with FC Kariya, a soccer team in Division 1 of the Tokai Nonprofessional Soccer League
April 2018 Concluded a comprehensive partnership agreement with the Faculty of Pharmacy, Kindai University
April 2018 Acquired Platinum Kurumin certification based on the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children
July 2018 Launched a verification test for a shared pick-up service in Toyoake City
September 2018 Established MCS Co., Ltd., specializing in career support and personnel affairs consulting in the field of medicine
November 2018 Released the self-care service app Sugisapo in cooperation with the MedPeer Group
December 2018 Established DCP Solution Co., Ltd. as a member of the SUGI Pharmacy Group to provide support for commencement of medical practice
September 2019 Ensured that specific health guidance is available at SUGI Pharmacy stores
November 2019 Opened the 1550th store (Nagoya University Hospital Store) in Nagoya City as the first pharmacy located on the premises of a medical institution
February 2020 Established S Trading Co., Ltd., which sells wholesale both at home and abroad
March 2020 Certified as a 2020 outstanding enterprise in terms of health and productivity management (in the large-scale cooperation division)
June 2020

Concluded a business alliance with PREVENT Co., Ltd.

November 2020 Concluded a business alliance with Great Tree Pharmacy Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)
March 2021 Concluded a comprehensive agreement on regional revitalization SDGs with Aichi Prefecture
July 2021 Achieved a business alliance between SUGI Pharmacy and Omicare Joint Stock Company (Vietnam)
February 2022 Concluded the Basic Agreement on Industry-Academia Collaboration for Community Medical Care Cooperation and the Contract for Establishing a Joint Research Course with Fujita Health University (Fujita Academy)
July 2022 Achieved a business alliance between SUGI Holdings Co., Ltd. and ALPRO PHARMACY SDN.BHD (Malaysia) to share operational know-how and cooperate in the supply of products
March 2023 Received certification as “Organizations Recognized under the 2023 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program ” .
March 2023 Business Partnership between the SUGI Pharmacy Group and the Sakura Pharmacy Group
June 2023 Capital and Business Partnership with Japan Hospice Holdings Inc.
June 2023 Establishment of a Joint Venture by Sugi Holdings Co., Ltd. and ALPRO ALLIANCE SDN. BHD
September 2023 Business Alliance between SUGI Holdings Co., Ltd. and Excellent Wellbeing International Co., Ltd.
December 2023 NIHONDO Co., Ltd. into a Subsidiary.
February 2024 Memorandum of understanding between SUGI Holdings Co., Ltd. and PTT Oil and Retail Business Public Co., Ltd to start health and beauty care business in Thailand .
February 2024 Acquisition of Shares of I&H Co., Ltd. (to Make It a Subsidiary).