About Abbott India Ltd.



Abbott India Ltd. is an Indian subsidiary of the American worldwide healthcare company, Abbott Laboratories, with its head office in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Although incorporated under a different name in 1944, Abbott has been operating in India since 1910. It has a strong brand presence in several therapeutic categories, ranging from women's health to gastroenterology, neurology, thyroid, diabetes, urology, pain management, vitamins and anti-infectives. Some of the company's global products include Brufen, Prothiaden, Thyronorm and Leptos.


The company’s business is divided into 4 key segments:


  • Women’s Health, Gastroenterology and Hepatic Care
    (i.e. global and local brands in the pregnancy, constipation and liver diseases segments)

  • Specialty Care
    (i.e. hypothyroidism, epilepsy, sleep disorders, depression, vertigo, migraine and diabetes)

  • General Care
    (i.e. pain management, vitamins and pregnancy)

  • Consumer Care
    (i.e. over-the-counter antacid segment)


Abbott India Limited also offers a variety of nutritional products for infants, children, active adults and people with special dietary needs. Some of the key products include:


  • Similac®, a milk formula for infants and children

  • PediaSure®, a balanced nutrition product for children

  • Ensure®, an adult nutritional product

  • Glucerna®, a nutritional product for people with diabetes

  • Nepro®, a nutritional product for people with kidney diseases

  • Prosure®, a nutritional product for people with cancer

  • Mama’s Best®, a nutritional supplement for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers


In the fiscal year ending 31 March 2015, the company:


  • Had a presence in 9 key therapeutic areas

  • Had a portfolio of 480+ products

  • Was a market leader with a Participated Market rank of 1, 2, 3 or 4 in at least 16 branded medications, including:

    • Digene, an antacid, with almost 19.7% of the market share

    • Brufen, with over 98.7% of the market share

    • Digecaine, an antacid cum local anesthetic

    • Zoolfresh, an extended sleep product

    • Thyronorm, a thyroid disorder medication with over 52.6% of the market share

  • Had over 27 manufacturing facilities:

    • 2 company manufacturing facilities in Baddi (Himachal Pradesh) and Goa

    • 25+ third party manufacturing facilities

  • 1 Nutrition Research & Development Center in Bangalore

  • 12,000+ workers in partner and third party manufacturing units, including 130+ employees at its formulation plant in Goa

  • Had its own product and clinical development teams for the Indian market

  • Grew its annual sales by 25.6% and margins by 44.2% over the preceding fiscal year (2013-14)


Abbott India Limited is listed on the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) and the Mumbai Stock Exchange (BSE).


Abbott India Limited at-a-glance




Turnover (31 March, 2015)

~USD 373 million



Manufacturing Partners




Sources: Annual Report 2014-15, Company Website, Company Fact Sheet



History of Abbott India Ltd


Abbott India Limited was originally incorporated as Boots Pure Drug Company (India) Limited on August 22, 1944 under the Companies Act, 1913.

On November 1, 1971, the company’s name changed to The Boots Company (India) Limited, and then to Boots Pharmaceuticals Limited on January 1, 1991. On October 31, 1995 the company’s name was changed to Knoll Pharmaceuticals Limited, and finally – on July 1, 2002 – to its current name, Abbott India Limited.




  • Chairman: Mr. Munir Shaikh

  • Managing Director: Mr. Rehan A Khan

  • Independent Directors: Mr. Rajendra Shah, Mr. Ranjan Kapur, Mr. Krishna Mohan Sahni

  • Non-Executive Directors: Mr. Bhasker Iyer

  • Whole-time Director: Mr. Kaiyomarz Marfatia

  • Non-Executive Director: Mr. Sachin Dharap, Ms. Nancy Berce


Abbott India Contact Details



Abbott India Limited
271, Business Park
Model Industrial Colony
Off Aarey Road
Goregaon (E)
Mumbai – 400 063
Tel: +91 22 28717400
Fax: +91 22 28717499
Email: webmaster@abbott.co.in


Abbott India Limited
3-4 Corporate Park
Sion-Trombay Road
Mumbai – 400 071
Tel: +91 22 67978888
Fax: +91 22 67978920


Abbott India Limited
L-18, Verna Industrial Area
Verna Salcette
Goa – 403 722
Tel: +91 832 783415


Ms. Varsha Chainani
Director, Public Affairs
Email: varsha.chainani@abbott.com



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