Top 10 Pharmaceutical Companies in India 2017

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1. Sun Pharma

The homegrown Indian Pharmaceutical company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra was founded by Sunil Shanghvi in 1983.

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Sun Pharmaceuticals is the largest pharmaceutical company in India securing a revenue of 30868 crores and profit of 7465 in financial year 2015-16. From being established in 1983 with 5 psychiatry products with a two person marketing team, the company has a success story to boast of with 2000 pharmaceutical products, 50000+ employees and presence all over the leading markets.


Sun Pharma offers large variety of products in Cardiology, Ophthalmology and Neurology etc. From initial products to treat psychiatry ailments, later it stated developing Cardiology and gastroenterology products in 1988 and these Cardiology products (Monotrate and Angizem) are sold still today. They also provide Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), Peptides, Steroids, mainly marketed in India and US. Today more than 70% of the sales are from markets overseas and mainly US being the largest one with 50% turnover.

Sun Pharma is a pioneer in Indian Pharmaceutical industry having tremendous value in Research and development with a history of 30 years. Now they is having multiple R&D centers around the world with 2000 research scientists and invests 8% of its  revenue on research. Its R&D productivity ranks highest for the Indian generic companies. Sun pharma is one of the largest contributor to the BSE index they have continuously contributed more than 40% to the index gain.

Revenues (Crores INR): 30868

Profit (Crores INR): 7465

Ranking Methodology:

1. All the leading pharma companies in India were selected

2. Parameters like revenues and profits were selected for these companies

3. Weightages of 0.6 and 0.4 were given to revenues and profits respectively

4. Based on the total scores and final ranks are evaluated

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