Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Date Founded



Acme Plaza,Andheri-Kurla Road,Andheri East,Mumbai, Maharashtra 400059

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Wholesale: Consumer Non-Durables/Sundries

Company Description

Sun Pharmaceutical We are an international speciality pharma company, with a large presence in the US and India, and a footprint across 41 other markets. In the US, which is our largest market, we have built a strong pipeline of generics, directly and through our subsidiaries Caraco and Sun Pharmaceutical Inc. Taro adds strong dermatology range to this portfolio. In India and rest of the world markets, our brands are prescribed in chronic therapy areas like cardiology, psychiatry, neurology, diabetology, ophthalmology, orthopedics etc. We are market leaders in speciality therapy areas in India. We retain the drive for growth that marked our early days, when we had. begun in 1983 with just 5 products. Since then, we have crossed several milestones to emerge as a leading pharma company in India where we are the 5th largest by prescription sales, a rank that we have retained over a decade. (IMS ORG Stockist Audit, March. 2012) Since the mid- nineties, we have used a combination of growth and acquisition to drive growth. important acquisitions have included those of the US, detroit-based Caraco Parma Labs and a plant at Halol which now holds UKMHRA and USFDA approvals. The 2010 acquisition of Taro Pharmaceuticals doubles our US business and brings us strengths in dermatology and pediatrics

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Chief Executive Officer-India Subcontinent

Senior General Manager, International Marketing

Chief Compliance Officer

Head, Business & Emerging Markets

Head-Media Relations

Senior Vice President & Head-Human Resources

Head, Russia

Senior Vice President-Business Development

Vice President & Head Ophthalmic Business

Board of Directors

Chairman at Gesher Theater

Founder at Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Executive Chairman at Samvardhana Motherson International Ltd.

Managing Director at Housing Development Finance Corp. Ltd.

Founder at Hitech Corp. Ltd.

Professional at Suraksha Realty Ltd.

Head, Business & Emerging Markets at Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Director General at All India Management Association

Group Managing Director at Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group Ltd.

Former Managing Director at Tamil Nadu Dadha Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

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LIC invests in capital and debt markets, including government securities. Their equity investments consist of Indian shares in all sectors, with an emphasis on the infrastructure, industrial and social sectors. They also invest in Central and State Government bonds, as well as in debentures and term loans. LIC follows a bottom-up investment process which is based on fundamental research combining in-house and outsourced analysis. They seek to invest in high-growth equity, favoring leaders within each sector. They target companies with strong fundamentals and also invest in mid-cap stocks with high liquidity.

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ICICI Prudential AM follows a bottom-up investment approach and base stock selection on the fundamental assessment of companies. The firm seeks to identify investment opportunities by using quantitative models to screen the market. Their research process includes a company visitation program.

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ABSLAMC is a long-term, fundamental research-based investor which manages portfolios invested in equity, fixed-income and money-market instruments across regions and sectors. These assets are available via a wide range of financial vehicles including diversified or sector specific equity funds, fund of funds, hybrid and monthly income funds, debt and treasury products and offshore funds. These funds can be actively or passively managed. The firm's equity fund invests in stocks/equity shares of companies of different market capitalization. These funds can be actively or passively managed. Their debt mutual fund invests in a mix of debt investments such as treasury bills, government securities (G-Secs), corporate bonds and other money market instruments of varying maturities that seek to provide investors capital preservation and regular income. ABSLAMC's hybrid fund invests in a mix of growth oriented equity, capital preserving debt and other assets related instruments, which can vary proportionally over time or remain fixed.

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Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. purchases Pola Pharma, Inc. from Pola Orbis Holdings Inc.

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Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Europe BV purchase Ranbaxy (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

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Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Europe BV purchase Ranbaxy (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

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As at 31 December 2011, the Direct Network of the Group had close to 1,200 sales, marketing and promotion professionals; the Agency Network had close to 1,000 independent third party sales representatives or distributors and around a hundred of senior regional and marketing managers. The Group`s sales coverage spanned over 14,600 hospitals throughout China, of which almost 8,600 hospitals were covered by the Direct Network and over 7,800 hospitals were covered by the Agency Network. The Group follows a market-oriented product selection strategy and introduces prescription drugs with high growth potential under its Direct Academic Orientated Promotion Model. We formulate appropriate marketing strategies for each drug, leveraging the insights in the Chinese pharmaceutical market, prevailing treatment protocols of physicians, demographic profile of the relevant patient pool in China and potential competitive advantages of drugs. 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We are a pharma research and drug discovery company. We were formed in 2007, when India’s leading speciality pharma company, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, separated out its active projects in drug discovery and innovation into a new company. This was done in order to bring in the right focus and opportunity for growth for these projects that address international markets. A team of scientists has been working since the year 2000 on these projects which are now at different stages of preclinical and clinical development. Sun Pharma, the parent company, continues to invest independently in generic research, both for process development for API and formulation development for dosage forms

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Awards & Honors
Forbes Asia - Asia's Fab 50 List
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Rank #65
Forbes - World's 100 Most Innovative Companies
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Forbes Asia - Asia's Fab 50 List
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