In 1937, Abbott Philippines started out as an importer and local distributor of Abbott products, working out of its first office located at the Paz Guanzon building in Paco, Manila. After the war, Abbott Laboratories immediately answered the need for medicine and medical supplies by continuing its operations in the country. In 1957, Abbott set up a world-class manufacturing facility on an open lot locater at what now # 102 EDSA corner Madison Street, an address that has served as Abbott Philippines' home for the past 70 years.
In response to the business demand for centralizing sourcing, Abbott Philippines closed down its local manufacturing facilities. On the other hand, its Sales and Marketing Operation were beefed up to ensure Abbott's continued competitiveness in the local pharmaceutical and nutritional market. New products were added to its portfolio as Abbott strived to provide the best possible choices to the local community.
Abbott Philippines now offers a wide array of health care products, most of which have already become a household names in the country. Who would not know "Gain" and "Gain Plus", "Grow", "Cecon", "Ensure", "Klaricid OD", "Erythrocin", "Iberet", "Pedialyte", "Pediasure", and "Isomil" among others?
In April 2001, Knoll Pharmaceuticals, the worldwide pharmaceutical business of BASF Pharma, was integrated into Abbott Philippines, adding into Abbott's already impressive line-up of pharmaceutical brands such medicines like "Reductil ®". "Tarka" and "Depakote ER".
In 2007, Abbott Philippines shall celebrate its Platinum anniversary in the Philippines. It continues to live on in its promise to bring relevant and effective health care closer to every Filipino household through its current manpower of over 500 people, many of whom have spent almost their entire professional career with the Company, proof of Abbott's enduring presence for many more years to come.