About Us

The History Behind Terumo Corporation

Since its founding in 1921, Terumo Corporation (Tokyo) has experienced more than
8 decades of growth and innovation. With annual sales exceeding $3 billion, the company maintains extensive manufacturing facilities, dozens of sales branches, and more than 13,000 employees worldwide.

1921: Founded; manufactured clinical thermometers

1960s: Pioneered the development of disposable medical products (plastic syringes, single-use needles, evacuated blood-collection tubes, and more)

1970s: Expanded its global presence with manufacturing and marketing companies in the United States and Europe (founding of Terumo Medical Corporation)

1980s: Continued worldwide growth with new products for angiography and other technically challenging fields

1990s: Launched coronary stent manufacturing in Japan for the first time

Present: Expanding our highly valued, well-respected product portfolio, while developing strategic alliances to ensure the company’s continued success and innovation