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About Us

Committed to quality of products.

Fidson Healthcare Plc is a leading pharmaceutical manufacturing company in Nigeria. Founded in 1995, we have relentlessly pursued our goal of becoming a leading player in the pharmaceutical landscape in Nigeria and West Africa. Ever since, we have built and cultured an organizational framework that has helped us gain steady ascendancy in the industry. We have crafted the pharmaceutical architecture of the industry over the years of our existence, playing very defining roles in the emergence of the new generation of industry players. Our core values: Innovation, Excellence, Passion, Integrity and Ownership form the substructure on which we have built a world-class company that has earned the respect and admiration of even the fiercest of our competitors.

We currently run a CGMP compliant manufacturing facility and are one of a few Nigerian pharmaceutical manufacturers that are candidates for the WHO GMP certification. We have left no stone unturned to ensure that our operations go well together with the best of practices globally. To deliver unique products and cost-effective services, the company is also into technical collaborations with various overseas manufacturers, most of whom are market leaders in their areas of specialization. Today we are the largest employer of pharmacists in Nigeria outside of the Government and one of the most respected healthcare companies in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Our History

Fidson Healthcare Plc started operations on March 1, 1995, as a local distributor of pharmaceutical products. Barely a year after, the company started importing its own brand of finished medicines – introducing Ciprotab and Peflotab brand of quinolones to the market. By July 2002, Fidson set up its first local manufacturing facility and later became the first company in sub-Saharan Africa to manufacture Antiretroviral (ARVs) drugs in March 2005.

In February 2007, Fidson set up a second manufacturing facility and ceded the former manufacturing facility to an international joint venture project, which led to setting up of Ecomed Pharma Limited. In November of the same year, the company received the NIS ISO 9001:2000 certification of its Quality Management System by the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON).

Expanding its business further, the company was listed on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE to become a publicly quoted company in 2008 and completed its 3rd Factory (FPL) in the same year. About a year later, Fidson won the Financial Standard Sector Leader Award and received the NIS ISO 9001:2008 Certification in 2011.

Further positioning itself as a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer in Nigeria, Fidson completed its 4th Factory – An Ultra-Modern WHO Compliant Plant in Ota, Ogun State in 2016 and increased its capacity to manufacture more products across various therapeutic categories.

Vision

To be the preferred healthcare provider

Mission

To be the preferred company that adds value to life with brands that deliver sustainable, profitable growth

Our Brand Essence

The focus of our services is the commitment to a better life for all people. This reflects in our array of products and the way we manufacture them as well as how we interact with the society – preserve our mantra …We Value Life.

Ultimately, Fidson is the family-friendly company whose paramount objective remains the wellbeing of the lives we touch.

Core Values

Our creativity, resourcefulness, and penchant for problem-solving, are uncompromised. We are committed to continuous improvement exploring ingenious avenues for better adaptability and effective change management that ensure business sustainability.
 We are zealous and tenacious. Our dedication and enterprising propensity drive us to deliver exceptional results in everything we do.
 Our adherence to company values, work ethics, policies, and processes ensures the protection of the company and its personal reputation. Trustworthiness and upholding ethics and professionalism are some of our hallmarks.
As a corporate entity, we strive to achieve outstanding results and add value without compromising integrity. Our unreserved consistency in quality of delivery and high performance ensures that we exceed expectations.
We display initiative, exercising possession and control of activities and tasks with a positive attitude. We are involved and conscientiously participation to achieve outstanding results.

Milestone

 
  • 1995
    Started operations in March 1995

 

  • 1996
    Introduced Ciprotab and Peflotab brand of quinolones
  • 2001
    Became 1st local marketer of PPI (Meprasil)

 

  • 2002
    Completed 1st manufacturing plant

 

  • 2003
    Introduced amino–acid (Astymin) brand into the market

 

  • 2005
    Became 1st Local manufacturer of ARV’s
  • 2006
    Completed 2nd manufacturing plant in Ota, Nigeria

 

  • 2007
    Became ISO certified company

 

  • 2008
    Completed 3rd Factory (FPL)
    Became a publicly quoted company

 

  • 2009
    Awarded FS sector leader award

 

  • 2010
    Completed world class corporate head office
  • 2011
    Became ISO 9001 : 2008 certified

 

  • 2012
    Pearl Awards for Most Outstanding CEO of the Year

 

  • 2014
    Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Awards (NHEA) 2014
    BusinessDay Top 25 CEO Awards – 2014

 

  • 2015
    Pearl Awards for Pharmaceutical Manufacturer of the Year
    Frost & Sullivan Growth, Innovation Excellence Awards 2014
    BusinessDay Top 25 CEO Awards – 2015
  • 2016
    Completed 4th Factory

    (An Ultra-Modern WHO Compliant Plant in Ota, Ogun State)

 

  • 2018
    Winner of the Frost & Sullivan– Best Practice Award for Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership.

 

  • 2020
    Great Place to Work Institute certified Fidson Healthcare Plc a Great Place to Work in the Gold category.
    Great Place to Work Awards- Best Practice Award for Best Quality of Life in the Large Corporate organization category.
    3rd Best Workplace in the ‘Best Workplace Index Ranking’ among large corporate organizations in the Great Place to Work awards.
  • 2021
    Fidson Healthcare Plc was recognised as the Best Employer in the Pharmaceutical sector in Nigeria by the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA).