Searle Pakistan Limited (SPL) was incorporated in Pakistan as a Private Limited Company on October 5, 1965 as a subsidiary of G.D. Searle & Co., U.S.A. In 1966, Searle Pakistan (Private) Limited acquired a small manufacturing facility in S.I.T.E. where production of Aldactone, Lomotil, Diodoquin, Ovulen, Neomycin Sulphate, Probanthine and Hydryllin started. Over the years operations expanded; during 1984, construction of a new plant started. During mid-1986, manufacturing operations of high quality pharmaceutical products commenced at this newly built factory at Plot# F-319, S.I.T.E. Area, Karachi, measuring 5.24 acres.
On 29th April 1993, G.D. Searle & Co. as part of its global policy divested its shares in Pakistan and was acquired by IBL Group. On November 14, 1993, the company was converted into a Public Limited Company as The Searle Company Limited (TSCL).
Today, Searle is one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in Pakistan – ranked as 4th largest by volume (IMS Q4 MAT 2016) - having multiple state-of-the art manufacturingfacilities in Lahore, and Karachi.TSCL and its manufacturing facilities strictly conform to the GMP requirements, employing systems and procedures of the highest quality. The plants are being significantly expanded in all areas to cater to Searle’s ever expanding manufacturing operations in future.
The Searle Company Limited is a leader in many therapeutic areas such as Cardiovascular, Allergy and Cough preparations, Electrolyte Solutions, Pain Management and Neurology. Searle’s portfolio also covers Antibiotics, Probiotics, Nutritional/ Food Supplements, Infant Milk Formulation, IV Solutions and many Biotechnology Products.
Global Business Division, working on its objectives of establishing Searle products beyond the geographical boundaries of Pakistan, has successfully utilized the opportunity to add new products to the portfolio by building on the base already established in international markets. GBD team now has corporate offices in the following countries: Afghanistan, Cambodia, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Vietnam, Kenya, Maldives, Mauritius, UK, Spain, Switzerland, Malaysia and UAE. Representative offices have also been established and Business and Sales personnel have been based to closely manage the business activities.