As part of its $50M (fifty millionUnited States Dollars) business investment in Nigeria, Otsuka Nigeria Nutraceuticals Company (ONNC), a subsidiary of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company Japan performed the ground-breaking ceremony for Pocari Sweat’s manufacturing factory in Sagamu, Ogun State Nigeria on 24th November 2023. Otsuka Pharmaceutical company, a publicly quoted business in Japan and one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the world has been in business for 102 years.
Pocari Sweat is an ION Supply Health Drink, a high-quality product of Japanese science with a composition similar to the body fluid. It replenishes ions lost to sweat, rehydrates the body faster and hydrates the body for longer.
According to the Managing Director of Otsuka Nigeria Nutraceuticals Company, Mr. Yoshihiro Bando during the ceremony, the factory, when commissioned, will bring a huge economic contribution to Nigeria as it promises to create about 1,100 jobs in the future and will also source about 80% of the raw materials locally.