Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

May 8, 2024

Carbonated Nutritional Drink "ORONAMIN C DRINK" Debuts in Egypt

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., and Egyptian affiliate Arab Otsuka Nutraceuticals Co., S.A.E. (AON) have announced the launch of sales of ORONAMIN C DRINK (ORONAMIN C) in Egypt. AON began selling ORONAMIN C to Egyptian retailers in April of this year and will begin promotional strategies on SNS and online orders from May. ORONAMIN C was approved as a Fortify Drink*1 under the NFSA*2 in Egypt.

Marketing of ORONAMIN C DRINK in Egypt

ORONAMIN C was first launched in Japan in 1965 as a carbonated nutritional drink that anyone, from children to adults, could enjoy. It was subsequently launched in several countries in the Middle East in 1985 and has since become a popular nutritional drink in the region for the whole family.

In recent years, as the Egyptian population has grown, health awareness has become more prevalent in the country. To meet these demands, we established AON as a new company in May 2023 to market ORONAMIN C in Egypt. By introducing this nutritional drink to the market, we are aiming to support healthy lifestyles for the Egyptian people.


ORONAMIN C DRINK (10 bottles)

  1. ※1Beverage categories with enhanced nutritional functions. All food and beverage products must be registered with the NFSA and are assigned to each category based on product features.
  2. ※2National Food Safety Authority

Arab Otsuka Nutraceuticals Co., S.A.E.

Company name Arab Otsuka Nutraceuicals Co., S.A.E
Established May 3, 2023
Capitalization US$14.5 million
Representative Kiyoto Taira (Managing Director)
Headquarters 2 Gaafar El-Sadek Street, 4th Floor, Abdallah EL Arabi Street, 7th District, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt
No. of employees 35 (As of May 1, 2024)
Business description Sales of health beverages

AON was established in Egypt in May 2023. Based on Otsuka Pharmaceutical's corporate philosophy, AON's mission is to contribute to people's healthy lives and a bright future by developing innovative products and supporting healthy lifestyles.


ORONAMIN C is a refreshing carbonated nutritional drink that contains the amount of vitamin C that you need each day as well as vitamins B2 and B6. The drink provides "vitality" for everyone, from children to adults.

The product was launched in Japan in 1965 and in the Middle East in 1985. We began manufacturing and marketing it in South Korea in 2015 and Indonesia in 2018. Currently, we are delivering "vitality" in more than 10 countries and regions. The brown bottle, red label, and unique product design are consistent worldwide.

Based on the corporate philosophy of "Otsuka-people creating new products for better health worldwide," Otsuka Pharmaceutical continues to contribute to the health and wellbeing of people around the world.