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Martindale Pharma - Invest Essex

MartindalePharmacase studypharmaceutical sectorINVEST Essex case studies highlighting Essex companies who are leaders in their fieldsEssex has a good mix of the right skills and experience,so we are able to meet our recruitment needs locally. Wealso find that the colleges in the area are a good sourceof apprentices for the future.Anthony Knight, Finance Director


Martindale Pharmasupplying healthcareprofessionals worldwideHaving two international seaports and an airportin the county gives us good access to our majormarkets. For UK deliveries, we’re close to majortrunk roads and the M25 with links to the nationalmotorway network.Anthony Knight, Finance DirectorMartindale Pharma® is a leading manufacturerand supplier of injectables, ophthalmic drops andointments, oral solutions and suppositories. Thecompany, which operates from sites at Brentwoodand Romford in Essex, markets its products tohealthcare professionals in more than 45 countriesthrough a network of local and internationalbusiness partners.From its origins in Essex in the 18th century,Martindale Pharma has grown into a majormanufacturer of specialist pharmaceutical productswith a portfolio of more than 100 generic drugs andan innovative new product development pipeline.This commitment to innovation has given thecompany a leading position in key markets. In theUK, for example, Martindale Pharma is one of thelargest manufacturers of methadone, the numberone treatment for treating substance addiction.The company manufactures the majority of itsproducts in-house with teams responsible for everystage from formulation, to product development,registration and licensing, manufacturing and fullquality monitoring and testing. “We employ around420 people across a very wide range of disciplines,”says Finance Director, Anthony Knight. “Essex has agood mix of the right skills and experience, so weare able to meet our recruitment needs locally. Wealso find that the colleges in the area are a goodsource of apprentices for the future.”As well as retaining a good skills base, collaborationis also critical to the company’s continued successin the healthcare market, according to SalesDirector, Steve Harvey.“We achieve a high degree of quality,consistency and reliability by workingclosely with our customers, suppliers andbusiness partners. That means regularmeetings with customers and distributors,as well as weekly visits by the executiveteam to partner companies in Germany andPoland. Having London Stansted Airport soclose by makes the journey moreconvenient. It also makes travel easier foroverseas distributor staff attending trainingcourses in the UK.”The International Business Unit based at thecompany’s head office in Brentwood supports theglobal distribution network and is highlyexperienced in the handling and supply of goodsacross international boundaries. “We distribute ourproducts by both air and sea,” says Anthony Knight.“Having two international seaports and an airport inthe county gives us good access to our majormarkets. For UK deliveries, we’re close to majortrunk roads and the M25 with links to the nationalmotorway network.”Looking ahead, Martindale Pharma is planning toexpand its product range even further and enternew markets particularly overseas. Essex, with itsgood skills base and logistics infrastructure,provides the right environment for the company’sambitious growth targets.INVEST Essex provides confidential advice and practical support to companies wanting to establish a presenceor expand in the UK. We promote Essex as an outstanding business destination and help existing and potentialinvestors make the most of our strategic location, thriving business environment, and quality of life.Tel: 01245 702480 Email: contact@investessex.co.uk www.investessex.co.ukKeyMade in EssexGrown in EssexInvented in EssexHelped in Essex

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