Aché is a 100% Brazilian-owned corporation that has been in activity for 53 years and is one of the three biggest pharmaceutical companies in Brazil. It has one of the largest demand and sales generation forces in the Brazilian market, which gives it extensive reach for publicizing its products, disseminating scientific knowledge to health professionals, and providing end consumers with access to a complete portfolio of quality products.
With 4,900 employees and always attentive to the issue of diversity and its attributes, 51,8% of its employees are women. More than 2,500 are dedicated to maintaining relationships with health professionals and points of sale, by way of in person and virtual visits.
The Company has a broad and diversified portfolio, consisting of 357 brands, 899 SKUs and 142 therapeutic classes, in the prescription, non-prescription (OTCs), generic and specialty care drugs, dermatology medication and dermocosmetics segments that are available in multiple channels (trade and institutional, public and private).
In the process of becoming an international company, Aché has been moving forward by way of licensing agreements and a network of 16 international partners. We are present in 29 countries in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe.
Our five industrial plants are located in São Paulo (SP), Guarulhos (SP), Anápolis (GO), Londrina (PR) and Cabo de Santo Agostinho (PE). In addition, Aché has a 25% stake in Bionovis (a joint-venture with three other national pharmaceutical companies), located in Valinhos - SP, dedicated to the research and development of biotechnological drugs.
Phase 1 of the new Aché plant in Pernambuco was inaugurated in October and includes the packaging area for solid products and a modern distribution center. Built on a 250,000 m2 plot, with an installed capacity of 700 million units of medication a year, after completion of Phase 2, which is scheduled for the 2021, the development will create 3000 direct and indirect jobs.
In line with the expansion of our business, we started operations in our general warehouse for finished products and promotional materials. The new warehouse is located in Guarulhos and consolidates the operations of five warehouses, with automation of the picking and dispatch processes and a 10% increase in storage capacity. This ensures that our products and promotional materials are delivered to our customers and free samples are sent to Demand and Sales Force employees in a more speedy and efficient manner.
The triumphs of 2019 are also evident in the recognition we received and inspire the company every day to fulfill its purpose of taking more life to people wherever they are. Ache received 25 awards in the year, click here and check out the highlights.
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Aché, more life for you.