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Our Journey
1989

API was founded by Dr. Mohammad Al-Atrash in 1989 as one of the first pharmaceutical companies in the MENA region to pioneer the production of niche branded generics in the therapeutic areas of Ophthalmology, ENT, Respiratory, & Dermatology

1992

Started production of sterile eye drops and expanded operations into Saudi Arabia, the biggest market in the Middle East

1999

Completed the 2nd expansion resulting in the launch of 3 new production lines including the highly innovative eye ointment line in addition to oral preparations and dermatology lines

2005-8

Beginning of a New Era in management of the company.
Launch of the Nasal Spray production line. Total revenue was
doubled in a course of 3 years. Company converted from LLC
to PSC paving the way for capital increase

2012

State-of-the-art warehouse facilities
built on a space of 10,000m2.
Production capacity doubled

2016

Introduction of the 7th production line, the innovative Bag-On-Valve
(BOV) technology. Preparation for the 3rd expansion in the
company’s history introducing 3 new production lines.

Total revenue tripled over the course of 10 years