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Founded in 1922, Thornton & Ross Ltd is one of the largest OTC pharmaceutical manufacturers in the UK and exports to over 80 countries worldwide.
We continue to grow our business every year in the UK and International markets by innovation and acquisition. Following the company’s acquisition by the STADA group Thornton & Ross has merged with Genus Pharmaceuticals.
From a base in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, Thornton & Ross develop, manufacture and supply a wide and growing range of branded OTC medicines, dermatological preparations, niche generic medicines and other pharmaceutical, healthcare and hygiene products.
Our product portfolio encompasses a large number of well-known OTC brands such as Covonia®, Hedrin®, Care®, Cetraben®, Movelat®, Radian B® and Setlers®, as well as the UK's leading disinfectant Zoflora®.
We also own the Flexitol® brand in the UK and Eire.
Our values reflect our roots as a family-owned business and we continue to combine the highest professional standards with traditional levels of care.
Our approach is to combine good, responsive customer service and quality products, in a working environment that encourages innovation.
Part of the STADA group
Thornton & Ross is owned by Frankfurt based STADA Arzneimittel AG
STADA is a pan-European pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures, markets and distributes branded and generic pharmaceutical products. With sales of over two billion Euros, STADA affords Thornton & Ross with both research and development support and financial investment.
Thornton & Ross has become the Centre of Excellence within the STADA group in order to promote the development of OTC and Dermatology business.
An essential factor for the continued success of STADA's business model is its individual market focus through the international network of local marketing and sales companies. In order to rapidly adapt to individual country healthcare market changes, STADA's local sales companies retain a high level of autonomy, allowing the flexibility to adapt and capitalise on local country market opportunities.
STADA Capital Markets Day 2014
On September 16, 2014, this year's Capital Markets Day for analysts and investors took place at Thornton & Ross in Huddersfield.
Thornton & Ross Ltd acquires Natures Aid Ltd
Thornton & Ross Ltd is pleased to announce that it has acquired the Natures Aid business, a leading UK manufacturer and distributor of premium quality branded vitamins, minerals, food supplements and herbal products.
Thornton & Ross Ltd licenses "K-Y Jelly" brand from Reckitt Benckiser
Thornton & Ross Ltd is pleased to announce that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Reckitt Benckiser (RB) for the K-Y Jelly brand in the UK.
Thornton & Ross acquires Flexitol brand
Thornton & Ross Ltd has completed the purchase of the Flexitol brand from LaCorium Health.
STADA AG completes acquisition of Thornton & Ross Ltd
Following the announcement that STADA AG was in advanced talks to acquire Thornton & Ross Ltd, the transaction was completed August 2013.
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