Who we are
Who we are.
Since 1837, P&G has built a rich heritage of touching consumers’ lives worldwide with brands that make life a little better every day. The Company touches and improves the lives of an estimated 4.4 billion people around the world with its portfolio of trusted, quality brands.
Procter & Gamble Health Limited (formerly Merck Limited) was set up in India as one of Merck’s Asian subsidiaries in 1967. It was also the first Merck Group Company to go public in the year 1981. Till 2018, the Company was operating in all businesses included in the pharmaceuticals and chemicals businesses in the country.
On December 1st, 2018, P&G successfully completed the acquisition of Merck’s Consumer Health business further to approval of all relevant regulatory authorities and the fulfilment of other customary closing conditions. Procter & Gamble Overseas India B.V. now holds 51.81% of the share capital in Merck Limited, while the remaining 48.19% is traded on the Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd. and National Stock Exchange of India Ltd.
Today, Procter & Gamble Health Limited (formerly Merck Limited) is one of India’s largest VMS Companies manufacturing and marketing over-the-counter products, vitamins, minerals, and supplements products for a healthy lifestyle and improved quality of life.
Our trusted products are household names in India protecting and supporting millions of people at every stage of life.
With a strong portfolio of brands backed by science and trusted by doctors, pharmacists and consumers, Procter & Gamble Health Limited combines the best of P&G and Legacy Merck’s Consumer Health capabilities and cultures. Together we are working towards leveraging our combined expertise to develop categories and brands that meet today’s needs and tomorrow’s opportunities.
Situated at Usgaon, Goa, our Manufacturing Site has grown from a small Vitamin E producing unit to a big composite plant manufacturing pharma and chemical products.
It is the largest sterile facility in the Company with capacity of 260 Mio ampoules p.a. and the only softgel site with a capacity of over 744 Mio capsules p.a. The site also exports to 13 countries within P&G Personal Healthcare International.
The Site is GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certified by the World Health Organisation and the Republic of Kenya, and has been awarded the ‘Gomant Uchchcha Suraksha Puraskar’ for outstanding performance in safety for 6 consecutive years.