Creative Environment
Thinking differently
We believe that people need to work in an inspiring environment to unlock the true potential of the mind. At Otsuka Europe, we immerse our employees in a working culture that is friendly, vibrant and dynamic, so that they can enjoy their work and creativity can thrive. Our people work towards the greater good of developing new products that can really make a difference to people’s lives.  The spirit of togetherness is why Otsuka Europe recently brought the research and development and commercial operations teams together under one roof. An open-plan working environment encourages collaboration, teamwork and communication, helping with the cross-fertilisation of ideas. The interior design of Otsuka’s European regional office includes an ‘Innovation area’, quiet rooms and an English pub-themed restaurant known as ‘The Otsuka Arms’, all with the aim of maximising creativity. 

Taking the Road Less Travelled

To some, it may seem surprising that our new office is 20km to the west of London, in the middle of green fields, rather than in the middle of the city. However, being in the city is not the Otsuka way, as Ole Vahlgren, Otsuka Europe’s CEO & President, explains: “The move to our new premises reflects Otsuka Europe’s commitment to deliver transformation and expansion within Europe. Based in a beautiful countryside setting, the new office is in keeping with the ethos of the late Chairman Mr Akihiko Otsuka’s belief that it is beneficial to sometimes take the more challenging way and take the road less travelled because although outlying areas lack convenience they give you more time to ponder things. Our innovative new integrated office space will enable us to continue to collaborate effectively and accommodate future team expansion.” 

Date of preparation: August 2018

Reference OPUK/1017/GEN/1165(a-g)

Brainstorming in The Otsuka Arms


Not many organisations would think of building a pub-themed restaurant in the centre of their new European regional office, but then again, Otsuka always likes to think and do things differently! The Otsuka Arms is where employees from the R&D and commercial arms of the business come together in a relaxed environment that has been meticulously designed to stimulate creative thinking.

Brainstorming regularly takes place over a cappuccino while lounging on the comfy sofas, or outside on the terrace with its park-like views, where the only distractions are birds tweeting or the occasional cry of ‘goal’ during Friday’s lunchtime games on the football pitch.

Otsuka Europe has a passion

for improving the health of people in Europe

We are committed to focusing our research and development on innovative products and medical devices that address unmet medical needs.
Our creative working environmentAt Otsuka we like to be different think unconventionally be innovative be curious push the boundaries ...and to deliver results.