Top 10 Pharmaceutical Companies in Bangladesh

By Ana Maria | Updated on

The pharmaceutical industry of Bangladesh plays an important role in the national economy compared to other domestic industries. At present, this industry meets 98% of the pharmaceutical needs of Bangladesh. The pharmaceutical industry has been supplying medicines to more than 160 countries around the world.

The domestic market of the pharmaceutical industry in Bangladesh is around TK 13,000 crore and the international market is more than TK 650 crore. The growth rate of the pharmaceutical industry is more than 9% in Bangladesh. Nowadays, there are more than 269 small and large pharmaceutical factories in Bangladesh out of which 169 factories are producing medicines regularly.

Most of the people in Bangladesh go to the medical store and buy medicine for any company. They do not know which company’s medicine is better. Here we will tell you about the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in Bangladesh which will help you to know about the best pharmaceutical companies.

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Here's a list of the top 10 Pharmaceutical Companies in BD

01. Square Pharmaceuticals

Square Pharmaceuticals Limited, the leading company of Square Group is the best pharmaceutical company in Bangladesh. The company started its journey in 1958 and is now providing high performance in many countries in the world including Bangladesh. The company was established by Samson H. Chowdhury with the help of his three friends.

Square Pharmaceuticals started exporting various antibiotics and medicines in the international market from 1987. At present, it exports its medicine to many countries in the world including Europe, Asia, Central America, Africa, South America, and Australia. The company has about 7390 employees.

The mission of Square Pharmaceuticals is to provide high quality and healthy medicines to the people at fair prices. They also try to maintain proper adherence to rules and regulations in business management and ensuring the benefits of shareholders, stakeholders, and society.

02. Incepta Pharmaceutical Ltd.

Incepta Pharmaceutical Ltd. is one of the flagship pharmaceutical companies in Bangladesh. The company commenced its departure in Dhaka in 1999. Abdul Muktadir is the chairman of the company. The company manufactured a large number of medicines at Savar and Dhamrai in which are 35 and 53 kilometers far from the capital city Dhaka, Bangladesh respectively.

The company is delivering its products to every area of rural and urban in Bangladesh. Incepta has 23 large depots through which they distribute products across the country. The company also supplies its manufactured medicines to 67 countries in the world.

Incepta Pharmaceutical Ltd. generally produces various types of medicines like capsules, tablets, nasal sprays, eye drops, lotions, gels, creams, ampoules, powder for suspension, dry powder vials, human vaccine, and lyophilized injections, etc. Since its start, Incepta has been working to meet the irreplaceable needs of the medical community in Bangladesh through its new and innovative products.

03. Beximco Pharmaceuticals LTD.

Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is the flagship company of Beximco Group also known as Beximco Pharma in Bangladesh. The company was established in 1976 and incepted its activities in 1980. The Managing Director of the company is Nazmul Hasan Papon. The company manufacturing factory is situated near the capital city of Dhaka which covers an area of 22 acres.

Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd. produces various types of dosage forms which include capsules, tablets, liquids, creams, intravenous fluids, suppositories, ointments, ophthalmic drops, metered-dose inhalers, sterile ophthalmics, prefilled syringes, lyophilized injectables, and large volume parenteral, etc.

The company currently produces more than 500 products covering a wide range of therapeutic segments and provides high-tech specialized products. The medicines manufactured by the company have been recognized by the regulatory authorities of the USA, European Union, Australia, Brazil, and Canada, among others, and are now moving forward with much success in the world market.

04. Opsonin Pharma Ltd.

Opsonin Pharma Limited is one of the most leading and modern Pharmaceutical company in Bangladesh. The company started its journey in 1956. The establisher of the company is Abdul Khaleque Khan. Opsonin ranks fourth in terms of medicine sales in Bangladesh. The company manufacturing factory is located on the bank of the river Krittonkhola which covers 500 acres of land.

The company has made significant contributions to the country’s healthcare sector by its highly qualified, skilled, and professional employments and modern machinery. The company is also striving to contribute to the global healthcare sector. At present, by using 670 SKUs as pharmaceutical finished products opsonin has produced 270 brands.

05. Reneta Limited

Reneta Limited is one of the leading and familiar pharmaceutical and animal health product companies in Bangladesh. The company commenced its departure as Pfizer Limited in 1972. Sayed S Kaiser Kabir is the CEO of this company. After in 1993, Pfizer Limited handed over its ownership to the local shareholders in Bangladesh and renamed the company Reneta Limited.

Reneta Limited is one of the largest pharmaceuticals company in Bangladesh. The company acquires a reputation for playing a vital role in the case of animal health products. The company manufactures its products by its ten manufacturing factories through three manufacturing sites. Reneta has 19 large depots through which they distribute products across the country. They are also currently exporting their products to Cambodia, Ethiopia, Guyana, Afghanistan, Belize, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Honduras, Hong Kong, Kenya, Thailand, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Vietnam.

06. Eskayef Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Eskayef Pharmaceuticals Ltd. also familiar as SK+F is one of the most flagship Pharmaceuticals companies in Bangladesh. The proprietor of this company is Transcom Group. The company started its departure in 1990. Mr. Latifur Rahman is the founder and chairman of this company. Simeen Hossain is both managing director and CEO of the company.

The slogan of the Eskayef is “Excellence through quality”. The company produces various types of products like Pharmaceuticals Finished Products, Bulk Pellets, and Animal Health & Nutrition Products. The mission of the company is to produce and supply quality products at a reasonable price. The company is meeting the demand for products in every area of rural and urban in Bangladesh. The company also exports its products to more than 30 countries in 4 subcontinents including Asia, Europe, Australia, and Africa.

07. ACME Laboratories Ltd.

ACME Laboratories Ltd. is one of the reputed pharmaceutical companies in Bangladesh. The company belongs to the ACME Group. The ACME started its journey in 1954. The Managing Director of the company is Mizanur Rahman Sinha and the chairperson of the company is Nagina Afzal Sinha. The company has gained a lot of reputation in Bangladesh for producing world-class and high-quality pharmaceutical products.

At present, the company produces more than 500 types of dosages from which include cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, anti-infective, CNS, anti-diabetics, and respiratory disease, etc. Successfully supplying products at a fair price in the local market has enabled the company to position itself in the international market very easily. The company is trying to meet the healthcare needs of Bangladesh including other countries of the world through its skilled and professional workers. The company has been exporting its products in South East Asia, Central America, and Africa for several years with a good reputation.

08. ACI Pharmaceuticals

ACI Limited is one of the largest and leading Pharmaceutical companies in Bangladesh. The company established its journey as the renamed ACI Limited in 1992. The chairman of the company is Mr. M. Anis Ud Dowla and the managing director is Dr. Arif Dowla. ACI or Advanced Chemical Industries operates through its four reportable segments i.e. Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Brands, Agribusiness, and Retail Chain Shops.

For almost three decades, ACI Limited has established itself among the leading pharmaceutical companies in Bangladesh by producing innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products. At present, the company employs more than 5000 people across the country. ACI was the first company in Bangladesh to introduce the concept of the first ISO 9001 certified quality management system in 1995.

09. Aristopharma Ltd.

Aristopharma Ltd. is one of the most well-known pharmaceuticals companies in Bangladesh. The company launched its journey in 1986. The company has been providing innovative and reliable products to the people of the country at fair prices since its inception.

Aristopharma manufacturing factory located at Shampur-Kadamtali I/A, 10 Km from the central city of Dhaka. The company’s factory is equipped with advanced technology and modern equipment that can meet both local and international pharmaceuticals needs. Aristopharma Ltd. produces various types of dosage forms which include antipyretics, vitamins & minerals, antibiotics, NSAIDs, antiulcerants, steroids, antispasmodics, cardiovasculars, antidiabetics, antipsychotics, antiemetics, antiseptics, and many more.

10. Drug International Limited

Drug International Limited is one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in Bangladesh. The company was organized in 1974 as a private limited company under the joint-stock company register. Later in 1983, the company introduced itself through an oral solid dose plant in Bangladesh.

Since its inception, Drug International Limited’s objective has been to produce high-quality products by strictly adhering to major international regulatory bodies such as the World Health Organization manufacturing guidelines. The company is the first in Bangladesh to produce soft capsules with special absorption and retention properties like vitamins. Drug International Limited produces various types of dosage forms which include syrups, suspensions, soft gelatin capsules, capsules, tablets, creams, suppositories, and ointments.