Annual sales of Eskayef Bangladesh Ltd, a leading pharmaceutical company, crossed the Tk 1,000-crore mark in 2015, according to a statement.
Sales of Eskayef, a concern of Transcom Group, were worth Tk 1 crore in 1990 when it started its journey.
Besides manufacturing for the local market, the company is now exporting its medicines to 21 countries across Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa.
“It is not possible for a company to survive for a long time without successful business. But Eskayef did not prefer an easy way to achieve accomplishment in business,” said Latifur Rahman, chairman of the pharmaceutical company, at an annual conference at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka on December 21.
“From the very first day of its journey, honesty, ethics and values have been maintained. We believe if one can earn trust of people through quality services and products, success in business is inevitable.”
Managing Director and CEO Simeen Hossain said: “2015 is one of the successful years for Eskayef. Several new products have been introduced this year. Apart from maintaining the utmost quality, innovation has also been considered as a priority. That is why, the annual growth of Eskayef has surpassed the market growth.”
Matiur Rahman, editor of Prothom Alo, a leading Bangla-language daily, delivered a motivational speech as a guest speaker at the event. He said: “Most of the companies of Transcom Group are in leading positions in their respective fields maintaining the highest level of business ethics and values. The amazing success in the recent past indicates that Eskayef will continue to be one of the leaders in the pharmaceutical industry.”
Another guest speaker, Mahbubur Rahman, president of International Chamber of Commerce Bangladesh, said, “Eskayef and the other Transcom concerns have proved that it is possible to be successful in business even by maintaining honesty and ethics.”
Mohammad Mujahidul Islam, general manager for marketing at Eskayef; Mir Mostafizur Rahman, general manager for sales, and Ikhtiar Hossain, general manager for technical services, were also present.