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History Of Orange Drugs Limited
After working for the family owned Chemist shop; Eastern Industrial Chemist, for 13 years, Sir Tony Ezenna decided to establish his own pharmaceutical company, with the leadership and managerial skills acquired on the Job.
The company; Orange Drugs Limited, was registered and incorporated on July 20th 1988 with No RC 115913. Its first office was in Ikenegbu, Owerri, Imo state in 1989 and in order to be among the leading Pharmaceutical companies in Nigeria and compete with other companies in different parts of the world, the Company later moved its base to Lagos.
The first Corporate Office was at 4B Okupe Estate, Mende, Maryland, Lagos and in 2001, the Company relocated to its present Head Office at 66/68 Town Planning Way, Ilupeju, Lagos with branches in different parts of the country.
Orange Drugs Limited is a limited liability company with an authorized fully paid share capital of N5 Million Naira, 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 their soaps in Lagos and this was aimed at boosting the Nigerian manufacturing sector and also creating jobs for the populace.
In other to meet up with the challenges in the global economy, Orange Drugs Limited subsequently diversified its line of business by the establishment of Orange Kalbe Ltd and Orange West Africa Limited leading to the formation of Orange Groups.
History of Orange Kalbe Limited
Established in 1966, PT Kalbe Farma is the largest Pharmaceutical group in Indonesia and South East Asia with presence in the USA and Singapore. The Kalbe group came into Nigerian market through Orange Drugs Limited as its sole representative.
Both Orange Drugs Ltd and Kalbe Farma have a proven business track record based on trust and competence spanning for over two decades.
Due to the ban policy of imported paracetamol-based OTC products by NAFDAC in 2004, the two companies then agreed to set up a joint manufacturing firm in Nigeria with the name, Orange Kalbe Limited (OKL)
The Factory, Orange Kalbe Ltd; was incorporated in 2005 as a manufacturing company. Construction commenced at the site in April 2006 and was completed in July 2008 while installation and commissioning of machinery and production trials commenced thereafter.
OKL was registered by PCN and approved by NAFDAC in August 2008. The Factory was designed and built within GMP specification and its very highly technological equipment complies with WHO and GMP standards
History of of Orange West Africa (OWAL)
Orange West Africa Limited is wholly, an indigenous company dedicated to the marketing and distribution of electrical products and appliances with its scope covering the West African sub-region.
Orange West Africa Ltd was registered as an incorporated limited liability company on 27th October 2006. Its registration covers importation and exportation of electrical products, marketing and distribution of these products, electrical project design and consultancy.
The management achieved a tie between Orange West Africa Ltd and Osram GmbH (the biggest light manufacturer in the world) which makes Orange West Africa the whole sale franchise partner to represent Osram in the whole of West Africa sub-region in the area of electrical lamps and accessories.
Osram, as a company was registered in 1906 and is one of the two leading Light Manufacturers in the world. In its over one hundred years of operational existence, Osram has built a solid business ground around the globe with forty-nine factories located in nineteen different countries in the world, sixty-five branch companies covering a hundred countries and forty-eight countries managed by representatives (franchised partners). Orange West Africa falls into the last category with service to the West African countries.