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Generics: India’s key to sustainable growth

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LI Ping HR Director / BHS Corrugated Machinery(Shanghai) Co.Ltd

Strong support in recruitment
M+V is very professional in India HR market. They were able to provide us with strong support in our recruitment. We are satisfied with their service.

Falk Tzchichholz Sales Manager Export / Kjellberg Vertrieb GmbH

Incubation solution
With the incubation solution from Maier + Vidorno , we successfully placed our products in the Indian market and established valuable product market presence, which we can now build on further with our subsidiary

Andreas Dauerbock Quality Assurance / Voestalpine Grobblech GmbH

BIS registration project
The BIS registration project went smooth and efficient. We are very satisfied with the way the documentation, communication and inspection on-site was handled from the Maier+ Vidorno Team. We are happy to recommend working with M+V in India – with the expert’s advice you will need.

Rajesh Nath Managing Director / VDMA India Services Pvt Ltd German Engineering Association

Competent Partner
India has great investment potential for foreign companies if you manage the highly complex business environment professionally. Our experience shows – Maier+Vidorno is a competent partner to efficiently set up and run business.

Bjoern Becker Export Sales / Jumo GmbH & Co KG

Market Presence and Profitability
The cooperation of JUMO and Maier+Vidorno is a success story in India since 2008. Our sales, market presence and profitability in India shows constant growth. M+V knows about the challenges foreign companies face while doing business in India – and provides hands-on solutions.

Rene Pluss CFO, Member of the Board / Regent Beleuchtungskorper AG

Business Diagnostic and Implement Improvement
Maier+Vidorno understands business challenges in the Indian business environment and provides solutions with the help of its experts. M+V has experience in running business diagnostics and implement improvement and expansion strategies in various industries in India.

    Pharmaceutical Industry India

    The Indian pharmaceutical industry is the third largest in Asia. The South Asian country is the world’s largest manufacturer of medical imitation products (generics). Prospects are extremely good in the long term development. The market volume is expected to increase to about US$ 55 billion by 2020. In 2014, sales of generics industry were about US$ 21 billion. Industry insiders forecast an increase to US$ 28 billion until 2018. According to experts, the market will benefit from the expiring patents of foreign drugs in the next two years. Patents of foreign medicines expire in the period of 2014 till 2016, which are worth US$ 92 billion. In comparison to that, pharmaceuticals of approximately US$ 65 billion lost their patent protection in the period 2010-2012.

    Although an Indian legislation prohibits the copying of protected foreign drugs with a patent protection of 20 years, however, there remains a certain margin for the authorities. Under the scheme, three years after the grant of a patent, under certain criteria, compulsory licenses are granted in order to copy a pharmaceutical product. For example, there is no patent protection for an only slightly different ingredient composition or for overprized drugs, reported the daily newspaper Reuters. Another problem is the guarantee of safety and quality of medicines. The U.S. FDA has forbidden the delivery to America for some manufacturers due to lack of quality standards. The Indian government responded promptly and initiated measures to counteract. In order to optimize the processes for the guarantee of safety and quality of medicines, investments of the equivalent of US$ 510 million were announced in 2014. Amongst other things, twice as many inspectors are employed at the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO).

    According to Assocham, with key initiatives announced by the Indian Government to include price control policies and the revision of Jan Aushadhi campaign, the market is likely to show a notable incline in the penetration of unbranded drugs. Generally, the Indian pharmaceutical industry is estimated to grow at 20 % compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next five years. The drugs and pharmaceuticals sector attracted cumulative foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows worth US$ 13.34 billion between April 2000 and June 2015, as reported by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).

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