Top 10 Best Pharma Medicine Companies in India 2018

The pharma medicine industry is one of the fastest growing industry of India. Globally, India ranks third in terms of volume and fourteen in terms of value, in the pharma medicine business. Due to the vast population of India, pharma medicine companies have been investing heavily, with the intention to serve people with the best medication.

Now, let’s proceed and checkout the list of top 10 best pharma medicine companies in India.

Best Pharmaceutical Companies in India

10. Glenmark Pharma Medicine

Founded: 1977

Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra


Market Capitalization: 23,436.06 crore INR (As on 30th April, 2016)

Glenmark pharma medicines manufactures and markets generic formulation products and active pharma medicine ingredients (APIs). It offers expertise in the segments of Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Gynecology, ENT and diabetes.  Manufacturing facilities are spread in the Indian states of Maharashtra, Goa, Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat.

9. Torrent Pharma Medicines

Founded: 1959

Headquarters: Ahmedabad, Gujarat


Market Capitalization: 24,110.85 crore INR (As on 30th April, 2016)

Torrent Pharma manufactures medications of over 1000 kind and serves people in over 50 countries. It specialize in the therapeutic areas of cardiovascular, central nervous system, gastrointestinal, diabetology, anti-infective and pain management segments. It has also forayed into the therapeutic segments of nephrology and oncology while also strengthening its focus on gynecology and pediatric segments.

8. Divis Labs

Founded: 1990

Headquarters: Hyderabad, Telangana


Market Capitalization: 27,860.93 crore INR (As on 30th April, 2016)

Established with the vision of research and development as its primary fundamental, the pharma company has devised a number of revolutionary techniques for the production of Active Pharma Ingredients & Intermediates. They are known to manufacture premier quality medicines.

7. GlaxoSmithKline Pharma Medicines

Founded: 1924

Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra


Market Capitalization: 31,655.64 crore INR (As on 30th April, 2016)

A subsidiary of GlaxoSmithKline plc, one of world’s leading pharma medicine company, GlaxoSmithKline plc is one of India’s oldest pharma medicine company too. Besides the prescription medicines it manufactures, which ranges across a number of therapeutic areas, this pharma company is a leader in terms of providing vaccines which includes hepatitis A, hepatitis B, invasive diseases caused by H, influenzae, chicken pox, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, rotavirus, cervical cancer and others.

6. Cadila Healthcare

Founded: 1952

Headquarters: Ahmedabad, India


Market Capitalization: 33,476.38 crore INR (As on 30th April, 2016)

Cadila Healthcare is one of the most credulous pharma medicine company in India. They have expanded their business over decades, with the righteous acquisitions of a number of pharma companies. They have a number of plants for manufacturing purposes throughout India. A leading manufacturer of generic drugs, they produce diagnostics, herbal products, skin care products and other OTC products.

5. Cipla Limited

Founded: 1935

Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra


Market Capitalization: 43,141.74 crores INR (As on 30th April, 2016)

Cipla Limited is an Indian multinational pharma medicine and biotechnology company. Primarily, it manufacture drugs to combat cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, weight control and depression. Their  care for the society is reflected from the very fact that they sell active pharma medicine ingredients to other manufacturers as well. They have 34 manufacturing units in India across 8 cities.

4. Aurobindo Pharma Limited


Headquarters: Hyderabad, Telangana


Market Capitalization: 44,528.48 crore INR (As on 30th April, 2016)

From a single manufacturing unit in Pondicherry to exporting products in over 125 countries, Aurobindo Pharma has come a long way down the road of pharma medicine business. Focuses primarily on six therapeutic areas- antibiotics, cardiovascular products, anti-retrovirals, central nervous system products, gastroenterologicals and anti-allergics.

3. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories

Founded: 1984

Headquarters: Hyderabad, Telangana


Market Capitalization: 52,791.13 crore INR

In their early days, they were known to manufacture active pharma medicine ingredients(APIs). For drug manufacture, diagnostic kits and critical care,they have over 60 APIs and 190 medications  which suffices for a wide variety of diseases. They are the third largest Indian pharma medicine company in terms of market capitalization.

2. Lupin

Founded: 1968

Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra


Market Capitalization: 72,460.78 crore INR

Lupin was founded  by Dr. Desh Bandhu Gupta with a vision to fight life-threatening infectious diseases and to manufacture drugs of highest social priority. They came a long way from where they started and for the time being, they manufacture about 6000 pharma medicine products. The transnational pharma medicine company is seventh largest in terms of market capitalization, globally.

1. Sun Pharma Medicine Industry Ltd.

Founded: 1981

Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra


Market Capitalization: 195,257.88 crore INR (As on 30th April, 2016)

Founded by Mr. Dilip Shanghvi, presently, the richest Indian, Sun pharma medicine is the leader in the pharma business. It serves people in over 150 countries and territories.  It is the largest chronic prescription company in India and a market leader in psychiatry, neurology, cardiology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, gastroenterology and nephrology.


  • Miloni

    GSK is not an Indian Company. Company’s HQs are situated in UK.

    • Mukta Dhiman

      Hi Miloni,
      GSK is an Indian subsidiary of GlaxoSmithKline plc and that’s why listed in the Best Pharmaceutical Companies in India. 🙂