After working in his family-owned Chemist shop— Eastern Industrial Chemist— for 13 years, Sir Tony Ezenna went on to establish his own pharmaceutical company, Orange Drugs Limited (ODL) leveraging leadership and managerial skills he acquired from his experience with Eastern Industrial Chemist. ODL was registered and incorporated on the 20th of July, 1988 with Number RC. 115913. Its first office was in Ikenegbu, Owerri, Imo State in 1989 which later moved to Lagos State so as to compete favorably locally and internationally. ODL'S first corporate office was located at 4B, Okupe Estate, Mende, Maryland, Lagos and in 2001, the Company moved to its present Head office at 66/68 Town Planning Way, Ilupeju, Lagos with branches in different parts of the country.
Orange Drugs is a limited liability company with authorized fully paid share capital of N5 million Naira. It is involved in the marketing and distribution of well-tested drugs, manufactured in Indonesia, Italy, India, Germany and the United States of America with the Nigerian consumer in mind. Subsequently, Orange Drugs Limited joined the beauty care industries through the importation of soaps, creams and other beauty products. By 2006, the Company commenced the local production of different brands of soaps in Lagos and this was aimed at boosting the Nigerian manufacturing sector and also creating jobs for the populace. In order to meet up with the challenges in the global economy, Orange Drugs Limited later diversified its line of business by the establishment of Orange Kalbe ltd and Orange West Africa Limited leading to the formation of Orange Group.