THE HIMONT GROUP
Himont Pharmaceuticals was established in 1995 by a group of professionals, among which the prominent ones are:
Dr. Muhammad Umar
(Chairman & Director) M.B.B.S. - M.D. FAAOS, (U.S.A.) Ex-Professor at Rochester School of Medicine, New York. Presently Professor of Orthopedics at the Agha Khan University, Karachi
Mr. Intesar A Siddiqu
(Chief Executive & Director) MBA (Columbia USA) Ex- General Manager - Upjhons Ltd, USA.
Ijaz A. Siddiqui
(Director) M.B.A. (Ohio, U.S.A.) Marketing Professional of High Tech. companies of USA.
Mr. Shah Saleem (Late) Business Graduate CEO and owner of Shah Sons (Pvt) Ltd. [Manufacturers of Picasso Ball Point]
Mr. Shah Naveed Saeed Chartered Accountant Consultant World Bank
Mr. Abrar A Siddqi Architect - BSC Engineer Businessman
Mr. Kamran A Bhatti
Graduate Ex-Manager Marketing - Upjhons Ltd, Pakistan
Since its inception, the company has shown an excellent record of growth and performance. Within a span of 12 years, the company has gained a highly respectable position in the pharmaceutical industry and medicine related community like doctors, chemists, druggists, and patients in general. Himont has strong quality and brand image that is why most of the physicians and consultants prefer to prescribe Himont's medicines. At the moment company stands at 27th position among the 550 national and multinational companies operating in Pakistan (International Medical * Himont Pharmaceutical mainly specializes in the following areas.
? Family Physicians
? Herbal Products
Himont Group is the only vertically integrated set-up in the country which has its own facilities for production of raw materials of medicines, finished pharmaceutical products, nation-wide marketing, sales and distribution network, diagnostic laboratory and a chain of retail pharmacies and collection centers.
During last seven years its sales have grown at an average of 22% p.a. Please see the graph.
Sales Trend ( 1995-96 to 2005-06 )
HIMONT GROUP COMPRISES THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES
COMPANY NAME MAIN LINE OF BUSINESS
o Himont Pharmaceuticals (Pvt.) Ltd. Manufacturers of medicines
o Squares Pharmaceuticals (Pvt.) Ltd. Marketing of medicines
o Squares Distribution & Marketing Distribution and Sales
Systems (Pvt.) Ltd. Company
o Farmila Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd. Manufacturing and Sales of ophthalmology Products
o Himont Laboratories (Pvt.) Ltd. Herbal and Dental Products
o Himont International (Pvt.) Ltd. New Healthcare business
Himont Pharmaceuticals has a strong image in the medicine related community of the country as providers of outstanding quality pharmaceutical products. This image is the result of strong commitment of the owners of the company towards quality, highly qualified, trained and experienced staff, well defined/established policies, procedures & systems and internationally developed technical and intellectual collaborations.
Some of the international collaborations of the company are as under:
o Lacer, S.A. - Spain.
o Italfarmaco - Italy
o Farmila Farmaceutici S.P.A - Italy
o Himalaya Drugs - USA.
o Denofa AS - Norway
o Laboratoire L. Lafon - France
o Merckle GmbH - Germany
o Recordati S.A. - Italy
o HRA Pharma - France
Major Products of the Himont Group
Following are the products of Himont Group, which lead the market in their own category.
o Ferplex Iron Syrup
Major Raw Material Suppliers
Following are the major raw materials suppliers of Himont Group.
o B.T. Gen - Switzerland
o BASF Chemicals E Polymer - Singapore
o Laboratoire L. Lafon - France
o Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Limited - India
o Orchid Chemicals - India
o Bal Pharma - Banglore - India
o Himalaya Drugs Co. - U.A.E.
o Bormilio Rocco E.Figlio - Italy
o D.S.M. Nutritional Products Asia Limited, Singapore
Every product of pharmaceutical industry has its own group of competitors. Some of the major competitors of Himont Group are as follows;
o Ali Gohar Pharmaceuticals (Pvt.) Limited
o Hilton Pharma (Pvt.) Limited
o Abbot Laboratories Pakistan Limited
o Roche Pakistan Limited
o Pfizer Laboratories (Pvt.) Limited
o Avantis Pharma Pakistan Limited
o Sami Pharmaceuticals (Pvt.) Limited
o Novartis Pharma Pakistan Limited
o Platinum Pharmaceuticals (Pvt.) Limited
o Alcon Scientific Service
o Remington Pharmaceuticals Industries
o The Schazo Laboratories Limited
o Ethical Laboratories Pakistan (Pvt.) Limited
Although major sales of the pharmaceutical industry belongs to individual pharmacies, but institutional clientele gives an idea about the quality of products of the company. Major corporate clients of Himont Group are as under.
o The Aga Khan University Hospital
o Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
o Sheikh Zaid Hospital
o Punjab Institute of Cardiology
o University of Engineering and Technology
o Combined Military Hospital
o Fauji Foundation
o M/s. Packages Limited
o Liaqat Memorial Hospital
- Himont hold the membership of following organizations.
- Lahore Chambers of Commerce & Industry.
- Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association.
- Pakistan Tibbi Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association.
To provide outstanding quality pharmaceutical products and healthcare services to the patients with the focus on creating an efficient institution; which is sensitive to cost, return on investment and enhances value perception among the customers.
HIMONT'S MANAGEMENT PHILOSOPHY
? Separation of management from shareholding.
? Senior/Middle management drawn mainly from MNCS.
? Culture of delegation and trust.
? Strong emphasis on management training.
? Deployment of modern management techniques and information technology.
o Actively marketing our products in Uzbekistan.
o Four of our products are registered in Philippines and eight are in the final phase.
o We have submitted our dossiers in Sri Lanka.
o Preparing dossiers for Ukraine.
o Himont Pharmaceuticals is registered in Vietnam.