Daiichi Sankyo’s Fukushima plant remain offline till September

Daiichi Sankyo’s Fukushima plant to remain offline till September

2:30 PM, 17th June 2011
Daiichi Sankyo’s Fukushima plant to remain offline till September

TOKYO, JAPAN: Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd informed its Onahama Plant in Iwaki-shi, Fukushima Prefecture will restart production by September of this year. The plant, which produces active pharmaceutical ingredients, including pravastatin and olmesartan, is seeing restoration work of facilities and equipment used in manufacturing of the products.

As for its Hiratsuka Plant in Hiratsuka-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture, a gradual return to production operations is underway and normal operations will be restored by end of this week. Based on information available, its calculated effect on the financial period ending in March 2011 is expected to be 5.5 billion yen. This will be processed as an “extraordinary loss,” the company informed.

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