Best list of pharmaceutical companies in Turkey

The pharmaceutical companies in Turkey account for about 0.5% of the $1.2 trillion global pharmaceutical markets and have grown steadily over the past decade.

In addition to increasing its production, the industry has also dedicated itself to further RandD projects and the production of high-quality medicines. In 2018, Turkey was recognized as part of the  PIC(s) International Alliance of Pharmaceutical Jurisdictions and takes a place on the global stage in implementing its localization policy.

In early 2020, Turkey faces one of its biggest challenges yet due to the outbreak of COVID19. Global supply disruptions, capital flight, and what is said to be the biggest global economic crisis since the Great Depression are threatening the industry.

Biotech players in particular are less likely to take advantage of the crisis due to their reliance on external funding. However, despite the unfavorable framework conditions, Turkish pharmaceutical manufacturers have repeatedly proven to be resilient.

Local and international manufacturers operating in the country are already playing an active role in the fight against the virus.

GBR conducted much of the research for this publication prior to the outbreak of COVID19  and we have attempted to update the report with new knowledge brought about by the pandemic where possible.

However, it is already clear that the pharmaceutical industry in Turkey will play a bigger role in the coming years than ever before.

Laboratories and production lines remain manned as pharmaceutical companies in Turkey struggle to supply the country’s hospitals with the medicines and supplies they need during this time of crisis.

The fact that they have been so successful so far is a testament to the strength that the industry has already achieved.

Innovations in the Pharmaceutical Markets in Turkey

The Turkish government aims to make Turkey one of the top ten economies in the world in healthcare services by 2023 by increasing R and D spending to 3% of GDP and increasing exports to USD 500 billion.

In addition, according to Turkey’s Ministry of Science and Industry and the Technology (AIFD) Strategy Report, Turkey should become Eurasia’s manufacturing base of mid and high-end technology products.

“Health Care Transformation Programme” was initiated in Turkey in 2004 and marked a major advance in public access to health services. This made treatments in Turkey also increase by 24% over the past 30 years.

According to a study by Columbia University professor Lichtenberg and the National Bureau of Economic Research,  innovative drugs were responsible for 75% of the increase in life expectancy in the 30 countries surveyed including Turkey.

If the government can implement essential changes and effectively promote innovation in the healthcare system, the pharmaceutical industry can be the driving force to help achieve the government’s public health and economic goals.

However, in order to achieve sustainable progress in healthcare, Turkey must also focus on improving its competitive position.

Pharmaceutical Companies in Turkey

Find below a list of some of the pharmaceutical companies operating in Turkey:

  • ABDI IBRAHIM ILAC SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: NO:4 RESIT PASA MAHALLESI ESKİ BÜYÜKDERE CADDESİ, SARIYER 34467, Istanbul (Europe) Turkey

Phone: +90-2123668400

Year Started: 1974 Incorporated: 1974

  • ADEKA ILAC SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: NO:35 ESKI BUYUKDERE CADDESI MASLAK, SARIYER 34398, Istanbul (Europe) Turkey

Phone: +90-2123650800

Website: Click Here

Year Started: 1956 Incorporated: 1992

  • ALI RAIF ILAC SANAYI ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: NO:4 YESILCE MAHALLESI DOGA SOKAK, KAGITHANE 34418, Istanbul (Europe) Turkey

Phone: +90-2123167800

Website: visit here

Year Started: 1928

Incorporated: 1982

  • ATABAY KIMYA SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: NO:1/A KOFTUNCU SOKAK ACIBADEM, KADIKOY 34718, Istanbul (Anatolia) Turkey

Phone: +90-2163266965

Website: Visit here

Year Started: 1971 Incorporated: 1974

  • BAXTER TURKEY RENAL HIZMETLER ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: SUN PLAZA D:24-25, NO:5 A MASLAK MAHALLESI BILIM SOKAK, SARIYER 34485, Istanbul (Europe) Turkey

Phone: +90-2123180505

Website: visit

Year Started: 2015

Incorporated: 2015

  • BAYER TURK KIMYA SANAYII LIMITED SIRKETI

Address: NO:53 FATIH SULTAN MEHMET MAHALLESI BALKAN CADDESI, UMRANIYE 34771, Istanbul (Anatolia) Turkey

Phone: +90-2165283600

Year Started: 1965

Incorporated: 1965

  • BERKO ILAC VE KIMYA SANAYI ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: NO:16-18 YENISEHIR MAHALLLESI OZGUR SOKAK, ATASEHIR 34779, Istanbul (Anatolia) Turkey

Phone: +90-2164566570

Year Started: 1984

Incorporated: 2008

  • BILIM ILAC SANAYII VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: NO:184 KAPTANPASA MAHALLESI ZINCIRLIKUYU CADDESI, BEYOGLU 34440, Istanbul (Europe) Turkey

Phone: +90-2123651500

Year Started: 1961

Incorporated: 1968

  • BIOFARMA ILAC SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: NO:156 AKPINAR MAHALLESI OSMANGAZI CADDESI, SANCAKTEPE 34885, Istanbul (Anatolia) Turkey

Phone: +90-2163981063

Year Started: 1953 Incorporated: 1997

  • CENTURION ILAC SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: NO:6-2 GAYRETTEPE MAHALLESI HOSSOHBET SOKAK, BESIKTAS 34349, Istanbul (Europe) Turkey

Phone: +90-2122322322

Year Started: 2015

Incorporated: 2015

  • DEVA HOLDING ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: NO:1 HALKALI MERKEZ MAHALLESI BASIN EKSPRES CADDESI, KUCUKCEKMECE 34303, Istanbul (Europe) Turkey

Phone: +90-2126929292

Website: visit here

Revenue: $236.60 million

Year Started: 1958

Incorporated: 1958

  • DOLLVET BIYOTEKNOLOJI ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: NO:10 KONAKLAR MAHALLESI AKASYALI SOKAK, BESIKTAS 34330, Istanbul (Europe) Turkey

Phone: +90-2125392828

Year Started: 2002

Incorporated: 2019

  • DROGSAN ILACLARI SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: BALGAT, NO:7-3 OGUZLAR MAHALLESI 1370 SOKAK, CANKAYA 06520, Ankara Turkey

Phone: +90-3122877410

Website: visit here

Year Started: 1975

Incorporated: 1975

  • EXELTIS ILAC SANAYII VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: AKMERKEZ B2 BLOK K:6 D:574, NO:56 KULTUR MAHALLESI NISPETIYE CADDESI, BESIKTAS 34340, Istanbul (Europe) Turkey

Phone: +90-2122869630

Website: visit here

Year Started: 1956

Incorporated: 2016

  • FAGO MEDIKAL SANAYI VE TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI

Address: NO:106-Z1 15 TEMMUZ MAHALLESI CAMI YOLU CADDESI, BAGCILAR 34000, Istanbul (Europe) Turkey

Phone: +90-2126306755

Year Started: 2020 Incorporated: 2020

  • FEGET TIBBI AMBALAJ SANAYI VE TICARET TURK ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: NO:20 DAVUTPASA CADDESI CEBEALIBEY SOKAK, BESIKTAS 34022, Istanbul (Europe) Turkey

Phone: +90-2124490000

Year Started: 1947

Incorporated: 1947

  • GEN ILAC VE SAGLIK URUNLERI SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: D:2-3, NO:3 MUSTAFA KEMAL MAHALLESI 2119. SOKAK, CANKAYA 06520, Ankara Turkey

Phone: +90-3122196219

Website: visit here

Year Started: 1997

Incorporated: 2010

  • GENSENTA ILAC SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: KULE 2 K:24, NO:10 LEVENT MAHALLESI MELTEM SOKAK ISKULELERI, BESIKTAS 34330, Istanbul (Europe) Turkey

Phone: +90-2122748150

Year Started: 1957

Incorporated: 1957

  • GLAXOSMITHKLINE ILACLARI SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: B BLOK, NO:173B BUYUKDERE CADDESI BESIKTAS 34340, Istanbul (Europe) Turkey

Phone: +90-2123394400

Year Started: 1984

Incorporated: 1984

  • HUSNU ARSAN ILACLARI ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: NO:184 KAPTANPASA MAHALLESI ZINCIRLIKUYU CADDESI, BEYOGLU 34440, Istanbul (Europe) Turkey

Phone: +90-2122852290

Year Started: 1974

Incorporated: 1974

  • I.E.ULAGAY ILAC SANAYII TURK ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: MASLAK OFFICE BUILDING KAT:7-8, NO:4 MASLAK MAHALLESI SUMER SOKAK, SARIYER 34485, Istanbul (Europe) Turkey

Phone: +90-2124671111

Website: visit here

Year Started: 1952

Incorporated: 1952

  • ILKO ILAC SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: KAT:7-8-9, NO:10 VEYSEL KARANI MAHALLESI COLAKOGLU SOKAK, SANCAKTEPE 34885, Istanbul (Anatolia) Turkey

Phone: +90-2163989307

Website: visit here

Year Started: 1978

Incorporated: 1978

  • KOCAK FARMA ILAC VE KIMYA SANAYI ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: NO:23 MAHMUTBEY MAHALLESI 2477 SOKAK, BAGCILAR 34218, Istanbul (Europe) Turkey

Phone: +90-2124103950

Website: visit here

Year Started: 1988

Incorporated: 1988

  • NEUTEC ILAC SANAYI TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: NO:3 SAKARYA 1. ORGANIZE SANAYI BOLGESI MAHALLESI 1 NOLU YOL CADDESI, ARIFIYE 54580, Sakarya Turkey

Phone: +90-8502015252

Year Started: 2005

Incorporated: 2017

  • NOVARTIS SAGLIK GIDA VE TARIM URUNLERI SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: NOVARTIS ILAC FABRIKASI, NO:2 YENISEHIR MAHALLESI IHLARA VADISI SOKAK KURTKOY, PENDIK 34912, Istanbul (Anatolia) Turkey

Phone: +90-2165601000

Year Started: 1955

Incorporated: 1955

  • ONKO ILAC SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: NO:1703-2 GEBZE OSB2 MAHALLESI 1700.SOKAK, CAYIROVA 41420, Kocaeli Turkey

Phone: +90-8502506656

Website: visit

Year Started: 1987

Incorporated: 2020

  • PFIZER ILACLARI LIMITED SIRKETI

Address: NO:55 MUALLIM NACI CADDESI ORTAKOY, BESIKTAS 34349, Istanbul (Europe) Turkey

Phone: +90-2123107000

Year Started: 1957

Incorporated: 2001

  • POLIFARMA ILAC SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: CAPITAL TOWER IS MERKEZI KAT6, NO:9 HALKALI MERKEZ MAHALLESI BASIN EKSPERS CADDESI, KUCUKCEKMECE 34303, Istanbul (Europe) Turkey

Phone: +90-2124810017

Website: visit here

Year Started: 1986

Incorporated: 1986

  • RECKITT BENCKISER TEMIZLIK MALZEMESI SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: TEKFEN BLOK IC KAPI NO:2, NO:209 ESENTEPE MAHALLESI BUYUKDERE CADDESI, SISLI 34394, Istanbul (Europe) Turkey

Phone: +90-2123269600

Website: visit

Year Started: 1986

Incorporated: 1986

  • RECORDATI ILAC SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: CERKEZKOY OSB, NO:36 KARAAGAC MAHALLESI ATATURK CADDESI, KAPAKLI 59510, Tekirdag Turkey

Phone: +90-2829991600

Website: visit here

Year Started: 1968

Incorporated: 2016

  • SANDOZ ILAC SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: SURYAPI AKEL ISMERKEZI KAVACIK, NO:6 R BAHCE MAHALLESI S SINAN EROGLU CADDESI, BEYKOZ 34805, Istanbul (Anatolia) Turkey

Phone: +90-2165709500

Website: visit

Year Started: 1964

Incorporated: 1964

  • SANOFI ILAC SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: 193 APARTMAN, NO:193-16 ESENTEPE MAHALLESI BUYUKDERE CADDESI, SISLI 34394, Istanbul (Europe) Turkey

Phone: +90-2123393900

Website: visit here

Year Started: 2003

Incorporated: 2003

  • SANOVEL ILAC SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: NO:14 ISTINYE MAHALLESI BALABANDERE CADDESI, SARIYER 34460, Istanbul (Europe) Turkey See other location

Phone: +90-2123621800

Website: visit

Year Started: 1983

Incorporated: 1988

  • SANTA FARMA ILAC SANAYII ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: NO:16 BORU CICEGI SOKAK SISLI 34375, Istanbul (Europe) Turkey

Phone: +90-2122206400

Website: click here

Year Started: 1947 Incorporated: 1973

  • TOPRAK MAHSULLERI OFISI

Address: NO:18 MUDAFAA CADDESI BAKANLIKLAR YENISEHIR, CANKAYA 06460, Ankara Turkey

Phone: +90-3124163000

Year Started: 1939

Incorporated: 1939

  • TURK ILAC VE SERUM SANAYI ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: NO:8 BUGDUZ MAHALLESI ENVERPASA CADDESI, AKYURT 06750, Ankara Turkey

Phone: +90-3128441072

Website: click here

Year Started: 2012

Incorporated: 2012

  • TURKUVAZ PLASTIK VE TEMIZLIK URUNLERI SANAYI TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: NO:7-1 KOCULLU MAHALLESI KOCULLU CADDESI, CEKMEKOY 34799, Istanbul (Anatolia) Turkey

Phone: +90-2164357209

Year Started: 2008

Incorporated: 2008

  • VEM ILAC SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: 42 MASLAK A BLOK SITESI, NO:2-134 MASLAK MAHALLESI AOS 55 SOKAK, SARIYER 34485, Istanbul (Europe) Turkey

Phone: +90-2123477512

Website: visit here

Year Started: 2002

Incorporated: 2020

  • WORLD MEDICINE ILAC SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: NO:50 15 TEMMUZ MAHALLESI CAMI YOLU CADDESI, BAGCILAR 34000, Istanbul (Europe) Turkey

Phone: +90-2124747050

Year Started: 2011

Incorporated: 2013

  • VITALIS ILAC SANAYI TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Address: D1 BLOK, YILDIZ TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI DAVUTPASA KAMPUSU TEKNOLOJI GELISTIRME BOLGESI, ESENLER 34220, Istanbul (Europe) Turkey

Phone: +90-2124822461

Year Started: 2004

Incorporated: 2009

Frequently Asked Questions about the pharmaceutical companies in Turkey

  • How many pharmaceutical companies are there in Turkey?

The market is highly fragmented, mainly due to the fact that there are around 300 pharmaceutical companies in Turkey.

  • How do I import medicines from Turkey?

The pharmaceutical product can be imported into Turkey by the subsidiary of the pharmaceutical company or a clinical research organization (“CRO”) with the permission of the Ministry.

Once the product is brought into Turkey, the Ministry issues another permit to the importer (the CRO or a subsidiary)  to clear the products through customs

  • How do one register a medical device in Turkey?

All medical devices must be CE marked and registered in the online database of the Turkish Ministry (TITUBB, Turkish National Medicines, and Medical Devices Data Bank) to be marketed in Turkey. Manufacturers without a local presence in Turkey must appoint a local authorized representative.

  • What’s the rank of the pharmaceutical industry in Turkey globally?

According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Competition Index (2011-2012), Turkey ranks 59th out of 142 countries and 71st in the Innovation Capability Index.

While the Turkish pharmaceutical sector ranks 16th in terms of market value, it also ranks 16th in terms of the clinical research conducted and the volume ranked 36th in terms of pharmaceutical exports

Conclusion

Turkey aspires to become a global pharmaceutical hub thanks to its strong export network, geography, demographics, and manufacturing bases.

With its 100 pharmaceutical and 11 raw material production plants, 680 companies, 33 R and D centers, and 40,000 employees, the pharmaceutical industry in Turkey produces more than 12,000 products.

Noting that Turkey’s pharmaceutical industry has a long-standing production culture and strong infrastructure, this industry meets current international standards in terms of production technologies, capacity, and qualified personnel.

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