In order to ensure the same level of reliability in product manufacturing, the Taiwan Factory is furnished with the same equipment and has the same management system as the Hachioji Factory in Japan. Strict, bulk air-conditioning controls are used to maintain the temperature, humidity, and pressure in the clean room, and, furthermore, all products made in Taiwan are periodically double-checked by the quality control section in Japan.
We achieved compliance with the international quality management standard PIC/S-GMP in 2014 and renewed this in 2016. The facility also acquired PIC/S-GDP in 2017 and is operating as a manufacturing base for the growing Asian market. We export to Asian countries/regions: Japan since 1992, Hong Kong since 2003, Macau since 2011, and Singapore since 2015.
The Taiwan Factory is manufacturing various types of solid preparations such as films, tablets, granules, and capsules. Strict process control is conducted to prevent cross contamination between different products and, at the same time, streamlining is in progress as exemplified by the use of automatic sorters with a capacity of 1,000 to 2,000 tablets per minute.
This production line mainly manufactures NAZAL SPRAY for shipment to Japan. Processes such as filling drug solutions, inserting interior plugs, and fastening caps are handled automatically by the packaging machines.
For the sake of quicker mass-production, the external preparation filling machines and the ointment filling machines are directly connected to packaging machines. Labor saving is also being promoted by conducting print check using automatic testers.
From July 2007, bar code control has been introduced to enable quicker and more accurate reception and delivery control and inventory management.
The inspecting system in the quality control dept. complies with the international quality management standard PIC/S GMP and ICH, in order to ensure the high reliability of Sato's pharmaceutical products. Furthermore, the staff in the microorganism room also contribute to ensuring product quality by monitoring the hygiene levels within each manufacturing environment.