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Sanofi India previously known as Aventis Pharma (APL) was incorporated on May 1956 as Hoechst Fedco Pharma. Later the name was changed to Hoechst Pharmaceuticals, Hoechst
Sanofi–aventis is one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, and its 100% subsidiary, Hoechst GmbH together hold 50.12 percent of its paid–up share capital.In India, Sanofi operates through five entities ? Sanofi India Limited (previously known as Aventis Pharma Limited), Sanofi–Synthelabo (India) Limited, Sanofi Pasteur India Private Limited, Shantha Biotechnics Limited and Genzyme India Private Limited.
The company develops medicines in therapeutic areas such as cardiovascular disease, thrombotic diseases, metabolic disorders, oncology, disorders of the central nervous system, internal medicine and vaccines.
The company’s product portfolio consists of leading brands like Clexane, Cardace, Daonil, Lantus, Taxotere, Soframycin,
Combiflam, Arava, Lasix and many more.
The manufacturing facilities are located at Ankleshwar (Gujarat) and
Company’s Ankleshwar unit has received ISO 14001 for Environment Management System.
The company exports to countries like
Backed by a world–class R&D pipeline, Sanofi India has leading positions in the following major therapeutic areas:
Central Nervous System
Arthritis and Osteoporosis
Primary Health Care