Pharma- Deko Plc formerly known as Parke- Davis Company started in Nigeria in 1962 as a non-trading branch in Nigeria to promote its range of quality Pharmaceutical products.
In 1969, the Company was incorporated under Nigerian law as PARKE-DAVIS & Co (NIG.) LTD, a private company. Prior to this, the Company imported and distributed its product using appointed agents.
In 1972, following the promulgation of the Nigerian Enterprises Promotion Decree 40% Shares were sold to Nigerian Citizens and associations. The Company operated under the name PARKE-DAVIS for this period.
In 1977, the newly incorporated Company took over the importation and distribution of its products.
In 1980, the Company formerly known as PARKE-DAVIS & CO (NIG) LTD. Changed its name to PHARMA DEKO LIMITED, and in pursuance of the Companies and Allied Matters Decree of 1990, is now known as PHARMA DEKO PLC to date.
In 1995, Pharma Deko PLc, in a bid to entrench itself in the heart of Nigeria’s consumer economy, expand its market share and increase its bottom-line, introduced Sans Cream Soda, a sugar-free, healthy drink targeted at high net-worth individuals in addition to its Pharmaceuticals.
SANS CREAM SODA carved a niche for itself and a sizable share of the Nigerian drinks market, being the first locally manufactured and only surviving sugar-free cream soda in Nigeria, contributing over 70% of the Company’s turnover yearly.
In 1999, Pharma Deko became the first Pharmaceutical Company in Nigeria to be ISO Certified. It received NIS ISO 9001 certification on May 12, 1999, with Certificate number No. 0000020.
In 2003, the Company introduced other support brands like Dextra Energy, Dextra Black Currant Drinks and Bien Flavoured Water in different flavours (Apple, Peach, Guava, Banana & lime and Tropical Blend). All of these playing in the different segments of the Nigerian drinks market added up, tripling the Company's turnover in 2003.
In 2005, the Company acquired the property housing former Wiggins Teape as part of a strategic expansion plan.
Pharma Deko was the first Company to install a canning line to can its products in Nigeria in 2003. It is the only Company engaged in the manufacture of suppositories in Nigeria (Phardol Suppository brands of paracetamol administered rectally and Anuproct plain and Anuproct+ brands of Anti-hemorrhoidal drugs) in the 1990s.
The Company is the winner of the Nigerian Stock Exchange 27th Presidential Merit Award for the financial year 2003, in the Healthcare/Chemical & paint Sector.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MR. F.R.A. WILLIAMS – CHAIRMAN
MR. C. C. CHIKELUBA – DIRECTOR
MR. G. A. ALEGIEUNO – DIRECTOR
MR. KOLAPO LAWSON – DIRECTOR
CHIEF J.O. ANYIGBO – DIRECTOR
PROFESSOR H.A.B COKER – DIRECTOR
MR. E.A. ANABA – DIRECTOR
Plot C1/1, Okene Close, Agbara Industrial Estate, Agbara, Ogun State, Nigeria P.O. Box 1479, Apapa Lagos State
Phone: 08169622189, 08159060293
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