Pharma-Q's Company Profile


Pharma-Q is one of South Africa's leading contract manufacturing businesses with over 14 years experience in pharmaceutical contract manufacturing and we service a large base of the country's most reputable and established pharmaceutical companies. We pride ourselves on providing our clientele with quality medicines backed by our people's expertise and unwavering commitment to ensure that the medicines we manufacture are indeed safe and reliable.

Pharma-Q believes that energy, honesty, commitment to delivery and passion are the qualities needed to set the company apart from its competitors. We are the only Dental Cartridges Manufacturer in South Africa and one of only a select few licensed Steriles Manufacturers.

Pharma-Q has approval from MCC. We are the only South African Manufacturer registered in Dubai and we are in process with approvals to export to the GCC (Bahrain, Kuwan, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates).

Through our access to world-class pharmaceutical technology, equipment and skills, Pharma-Q has strong R&D; API and Formulation capabilities locally, and augmented by international back-up.

Pharma-Q has set ambitious goals for the future to become a competitive global player and to set the De Facto industry standard for manufacturing of a focused range of pharmaceutical products.

This includes our own extensive product range for the Local and Global market.

Pharma-Q was established in 1998 and was acquired by the following businesses in November 2005:

  • Micro Labs Ltd Group
  • The Siroya Group
  • Holistic Remedies (Pty) Ltd
Pharma-Q applies its technology in the following business areas which constitutes the company's product base:
  • Steriles - eye, ear drops, eye ointments as well as Injectables: glass ampoules, vials and dental cartridges
  • Liquids, Creams and ointments
  • Tablets, capsules and powders
  • Contract testing
  • Regulatory services
Pharma-Q Mission
  • To be leaders in manufacturing of pharmaceutical products through innovation, quality orientation, service excellence and cost effectiveness in the South African Market.
  • To ensure the profitability and growth of our company for the long-term benefit of our shareholders, our customers and our employees.
  • To ensure a work culture that propagates freedom of thought and growth for each individual.

Sterilespharmaq injectables
We are proud to include the manufacturing and packaging of the following sterile products:

  • Ampoules
  • Dental Cartridges
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Ointments
  • Vials

All filling processes are performed aseptically. The new vials filling facility is state of the art. Production in vials ranges from SVP to LVP's and Pharma-Q produces the most diverse range of sterile dosage forms in South Africa.

Liquids Creams and Ointments
LCO prides itself in the production of quality approved Liquids, Creams and Ointments. Our focus is on:

  • Oral Syrups and Suspensions
  • Oral Gargles and Sprays
  • Topical and Vaginal Creams
  • Topical Ointments
  • Topical and Vaginal Gels
  • Haemodialysis products
  • Veterinary Suspensions

We are able to provide products in a wide variety of glass and plastic bottles, metal and plastic tubes as well as jars of various sizes.

Our solids department is capable of producing solid dosage forms which include:

  • Tablets - plain, film and sugar coated
  • Capsules of different sizes
  • Granules and powders

These are packed in blisters or various glass and plastics containers.

Social Responsibility
As a pharmaceutical business, Pharma-Q believes that the well being of its employees is vital and ensures that the prevention and care for illnesses is a priority.

Pharma-Q has therefore set up an on-site clinic at the Johannesburg plant that provides the following services:

  • Chronic disease management
  • General employee wellness programs
  • Involvement in safety matters
  • Monitoring of sick leave absenteeism
  • Attendance to injuries on duty and administration of Compensation Commissioner claims
  • HIV/ Aids counseling/ VCT
  • Family planning
  • Guidance to first aiders
  • Limited primary healthcare services
We have a permanent on-site clinic with a full time occupational health practitioner and a medical practitioner on a weekly basis to attend to the medical needs of our staff. The focus is on occupational health with pre-employment and periodical medicals being done on a regular basis. We provide information sessions to our staff aimed at promoting medical awareness, for example Breast Cancer and HIV Aids awareness.

Pharma-Q offers training and development opportunities for our staff members to improve skills, knowledge and qualifications that are in line with the company's needs for example a pharmacist assistant qualification. Internships to Medunsa second year Pharmacist students that form part of their curriculum are provided at Pharma-Q.


Micro Labs Group Ltd is an India-based pharmaceutical company with 30 years business existence. The company has twelve manufacturing plants globally and is proudly one of the top 15 pharmaceutical companies in India amongst 20 000 other businesses in the industry.

The Siroya Group is based in the United Arab Emirates with a strong focus on the manufacturing of gold and diamond jewellery, the construction industry and emerald mining in Zimbabwe.

Holistic Remedies Group owns shares in a number of companies. Some of its subsidiaries are:

  • AMKA Holdings (100%) - AMKA was established in the early 1950's and now owns many leading beauty brands, including Sof 'n Free, Clere and Easy Waves. It is rated as one of the top 300 companies in South Africa and has consistently been listed as one of the top 10 empowerment companies in the country.
  • Nativa (49%) - Nativa is a pharmaceutical marketing and sales company that began in the alternative and natural health care market in South Africa in 1999. The company owns some of the leading health-care products in this segment, some of which include Linctagon, Turbovite and OsteoEze.

FDC Limited (India) was established in 1936 and is today among India's leading Pharmaceutical companies. The company operates world-class manufacturing and R&D facilities in India, and also export to over 50 countries, including the US, South Africa, UK, Europe and Japan.

Pharma-Q Values
  • Customer care and service
  • Integrity
  • Empowerment
  • Networking
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Diversity and specialization

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