Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited (BSE: 500359) is an Indian multinational pharmaceutical company that was incorporated in India in 1961. The company went public in 1973 and Japanese pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo acquired a controlling share in 2008. Ranbaxy exports its products to 125 countries with ground operations in 43 and manufacturing facilities in eight countries. In 2011, Ranbaxy Global Consumer Health Care received the OTC Company of the year award.
Ranbaxy was started by Ranbir Singh and Gurbax Singh in 1937 as a distributor for a Japanese company Shionogi. The name Ranbaxy is a portmanteau of the names of its first owners Ranbir and Gurbax. Bhai Mohan Singh bought the company in 1952 from his cousins Ranbir and Gurbax. After Bhai Mohan Singh's son Parvinder Singh joined the company in 1967, the company saw an increase in scale.
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