2.8 billion USD (2012)
| Drugs and generic drug|
NC Participações S.A.
| Pharmaceuticals and health care|
Waldir Eschberger, (CEO)
Hortolândia, São Paulo, Brazil
EMS (pharmaceuticals) Wikipedia
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.