GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) is a British pharmaceutical company headquartered in Brentford, London. Established in 2000 by a merger of Glaxo Wellcome and SmithKline Beecham, GSK was the world's sixth largest pharmaceutical company as of 2015, after Pfizer, Novartis, Merck & Co. (MSD), Hoffmann-La Roche and Sanofi.
GlaxoSmithKline is one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. Headquartered in the UK with major business operations in the US, we employ over 97,000 people in over 100 countries.
Our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Our head office in Nigeria is located at 1, Industrial Avenue, Ilupeju, Lagos State with a manufacturing plant at Km 32 Igbesa Road, Agbara Industrial Estate, Agbara, Ogun State.
In Nigeria, GlaxoSmithKline has been a dominant and leading force in the healthcare industry, having a strong presence in the country for the past 40 years. GlaxoSmithKline operates globally with business units focused on pharmaceuticals, vaccines and consumer healthcare products.
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria Plc is a Nigeria-based company engaged in the manufacture, marketing and distribution of a range of consumer healthcare and pharmaceutical products. The Company has two business segments: consumer healthcare (oral care, over the counter medicines and nutritional healthcare) and pharmaceuticals (prescription, pharmaceuticals and vaccines).The Company's consumer healthcare products include Actifed Tablet, Actifed Syrup, Cafenol Tablet, Calpol Tablet, Decavit Plus, Extravite Tonic and Horlicks Chocolate, among others. The Company also offers a range of pharmaceuticals, including Amoxil, Augmentin, Amplicox Antibiotics, Zentel (anthelmintic) and Halfan (anti-malarial) and vaccines, among others. The Company has a 100% interest in Winster Pharmaceuticals Limited, which is engaged in the import and distribution of pharmaceutical products. The Company is an affiliate of GlaxoSmithKline.