GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
TypePublic company
IndustryPharmaceuticals & healthcare
Founded13 November 1924 (1924-11-13) - H.J.Foster & Co. Limited
* 1950 - Laboratories (I) Ltd.[1]
Key people
Mr. Sridhar Venkatesh, Vice President - South Asia Managing Director, India[2]
ProductsMedicines and vaccines
RevenueIncrease 23.76 billion (US$320 million) (2011)[3]
Increase 4.31 billion (US$57 million) (2011)[3]
Number of employees
ParentGlaxoSmithKline Plc

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd (BSE500660 NSEGSKCONS) is an Indian subsidiary of GlaxoSmithKline plc, one of the world's leading research based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies.[5][6] It is one of the oldest pharmaceuticals companies in India. Its product portfolio includes prescription medicines and vaccines. Its prescription medicines range across therapeutic areas such as anti-infectives, dermatology, gynaecology, diabetes, oncology, cardiovascular disease and respiratory diseases. It also offers a range of vaccines, for the prevention of hepatitis A, hepatitis B, invasive disease caused by H, influenzae, chickenpox, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, rotavirus, cervical cancer and others.


It was founded 13 November 1924 in India under the name of H.J.Foster & Co. Limited as an Agency House for distributing Baby Food Glaxo, Joseph Nathan & Co. In 1950, it changed its name to Laboratories (I) Ltd.[1]


  1. ^ a b "GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd". The Economic Times. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  2. ^ "GSK appoints Annaswamy Vaidheesh as Vice President for South Asia". The Economic Times. 22 June 2015. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  3. ^ a b "BSE Plus". Retrieved 30 September 2010.
  4. ^ "GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited - Company". 30 June 2010. Retrieved 30 September 2010.
  5. ^ "GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited, Business Wire India, Press Releases, Dr. A Ramachandran". Archived from the original on 27 October 2010. Retrieved 30 September 2010.
  6. ^ "GSK Pharma plans more investments to support growth". The Hindu Business Line. 28 April 2010. Retrieved 30 September 2010.