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EMS (pharmaceuticals)

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Type  Private
Number of employees  4,500
Revenue  2.8 billion USD (2012)
Founded  1950
Products  Drugs and generic drug
Founder  Emiliano Sanchez
Parent organization  NC Participações S.A.
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Industry  Pharmaceuticals and health care
Key people  Waldir Eschberger, (CEO)
Headquarters  Hortolândia, São Paulo, Brazil

EMS is the biggest domestic pharmaceutical company in Brazil,. Founded in the mid-1950s, the company has two industrial plants based in São Bernardo do Campo and Hortolândia, in the state of São Paulo.

EMS operates through five divisions:

  • EMS Similars - markets similares; a class of pharmaceuticals peculiar to the Brazilian market. Not generics but not original brands either;
  • EMS Generics - markets generics;
  • EMS Sigma Pharma - markets branded medicines;
  • EMS Hospital - markets drugs to hospitals;
  • EMS Consumer - markets OTC drugs.
  • Today the company has a presence in over 30 countries through joint-ventures and strategic partnerships with other pharmaceutical companies.

    EMS's Brazilian main competitors are Hypermarcas, Eurofarma, Aché and Cristália.


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