Our Heritage

Adcock Ingram started as a small Krugersdorp pharmacy almost 130 years ago and now ranks as the second-largest local manufacturer in the private pharmaceutical market. Its founders branched out into new product development, manufacturing, distribution, and sales and marketing.

Adcock Ingram was first listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in 1950 and enjoyed blue chip status. In 2000 Tiger Brands (then the majority shareholder) acquired the minority shares, and Adcock Ingram was delisted from the JSE and operated as a wholly owned subsidiary of Tiger Brands. On 25 August 2008, Adcock Ingram was unbundled from Tiger Brands and relisted on the JSE

Take a journey with us and explore our rich history to see how we've continually evolved to keep up with the expectations and needs of all our stakeholders.
  • 1890

    EJ Adcock Pharmacy Krugersdorp

  • 1937

    Camphor Cream Launched

  • 1940

    Pharmaceutical manufacturing facility

  • 1948

    Licence agreement Baxter Healthcare

  • 1950

    Listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)

  • 1987

      Myprodol Analgesic Launched

  • 1996

    Merger between Adcock Ingram and Premier Pharmaceuticals

  • 1999

    Construction of the R & D Centre

  • 2005

    Launch of Generic ARV's

  • 2007

    Joint Venture with Medreich Limited

    Formation of Adcock Bangalore

  • 2008

    State-of-the-art Distribution Centre Midrand

    Extend Baxter Contract

    Unbundled from Tiger Brands

    Relisted on JSE

  • 2010

    Acquired 66.2% of Ayrton Drug Manufacturing

    Launch Durban Distribution Facility

  • 2013

    Reorganisation of the Group into 4 autonomous BU’s

  • 2018

    Acquistion of Genop Healthcare

  • 2019

    Bidvest increases shareolding to majority stake

  • 2020

    Acquisition of Plush Homecare

  • 2021

    OTC Division wins exclusive distribution rights to Mundipharma Betadine and Teejel products New Ophthalmic facility approved by SAHPRA