Aché is a 100% Brazilian-owned corporation that has been in activity for 52 years and is one of the three biggest pharmaceutical companies in Brazil. It has one of the largest demand and sales generation forces in the Brazilian market, which gives it extensive reach for publicizing its products, disseminating scientific knowledge to health professionals, and providing end consumers with access to a complete portfolio of quality products.
With 4,700 employees and always attentive to the issue of diversity and its attributes, 52% of its employees are women. More than 2,500 are dedicated to maintaining relationships with health professionals and points of sale, by way of in person and virtual visits.
The Company has a broad and diversified portfolio, consisting of 358 brands, 871 SKUs and 145 therapeutic classes, in the prescription, generic, over-the-counter (OTC), dermocosmetics, dermatological drugs, nutraceuticals, probiotics and biotechnology segments that are available in multiple channels (trade and institutional, public and private). In 2018 it was present in 72,027 points of sale and 2,067 private institutions.
Our products are also distributed throughout Latin America and other continents, totalizing 26 countries covered by licensing agreements.
Its industrial plants are located in the municipalities of São Paulo - SP; Guarulhos - SP; Londrina - PR (Nortis); and Anápolis - GO (Melcon, in which Aché has a 50% stake). In addition, it has a 25% stake in Bionovis (a joint-venture with three other national pharmaceutical companies), located in Valinhos - SP, dedicated to the research and development of biotechnological drugs.
A new industrial plant is under construction, located in Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco, which enables Aché to expand its borders and be closer to its customers. The plant has a land of 250 thousand square meters, with an installed productive capacity of 700 million units of medication a year, and the enterprise will generate more than 3 thousand direct and indirect jobs. The plant will be in full operation in 2021.
The engagement of all employees was recognized by renowned institutions in many categories. It received 28 awards throughout 2018, among them, the “Valor Inovação Brasil” award in the category "Pharmaceutics and Life Sciences" for the fourth consecutive year, the “Marketing Excellence Adalmiro Baptista award - Most Admired Company in the Retail Market” and “the Best Sales Force of the Pharmaceutical Sector” award, both awarded in the 42nd edition of Lupa de Ouro, carried out by Sindusfarma.
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Aché, more life for you.