In the last few years, we’ve got used to reading in the media about bankrupt businesses, about businessmen put to prison because they devalued their own companies, but, there still are success stories here in Romania. A Romanian businessman, Alin Hauca, decided in 2006 to found a pharmaceutical company over the Prut, in the Republic of Moldova. Thus, the Balkan Pharmaceuticals Company started up near Chisinau, which, in 12 years, became one of the most important profile companies in the Republic of Moldova.
“The mission of the company is to help people live longer, be healthier and happier. In order to achieve these objectives, the company uses the latest results of the researches in the pharmaceutical industry, manufactures and offers high-quality medicines for the prevention and treatment of various diseases.
Balkan Pharmaceuticals has set as its main objective, to produce only quality medicines, which also would have an acceptable price, based on the purchasing power of the ordinary citizen. And by important donations, offered to medical institutions the company represents a model of corporate social responsibility, alternatively contributing to the achievement of the task”, is the promise made to the customers by the representatives of the company.
The company works on Moldovan market since 2006. In January 2009, it had registered the first medicines on Ukrainian market. In October 2010, Balkan Pharmaceuticals has won the right to deliver medicines for the public medical institutions of Moldova, within public procurement programs. At the same time, the company started to invest in its new manufacturing complex in Singera.
The company portfolio counts a total of over 230 names of medicines, in different forms and dosages, including antitumor, hormonal medicines, medicines with effect on the nervous system, on the cardiovascular system, digestive, medicines with anti-inflammatory, analgesic effect, etc. 12 preparations have been approved on the pharmaceutical market of the Republic of Moldova this year. Over 90% of the products manufactured in the Republic of Moldova, are marketed on the local market.
“After launching the new production facilities in 2016, we hope for a market enlargement. We also want to enter the EU and the CIS markets. All our production facilities comply with the rules in the field. The raw material is mainly imported from the EU market, and even if produced in India or China, it is accompanied by certificates of compliance. Our motto is to sell high-quality medicines at affordable process. We hope to enter as soon as possible the EU and the Romanian market so that the Romanian patients can benefit of high-quality medicines at an extremely affordable price,” explains Vasile Cazacu, director of Balkan Pharmaceuticals.
Currently, the company Balkan Pharmaceuticals owns 2 manufacturing facilities, one in Chisinau and another in Singera, with 150 employees – doctors, chemists, technologists, mechanics, programmers, engineers – all of them being highly qualified specialists. Company’s goal is to create in Moldova a qualified, competent staff that would correspond to all rigors of the work related to pharmaceutical production. That is why, in order to raise and maintain the qualifications of the employees, we regularly invite professionals from abroad – Ukraine, Romania and other European countries.
In the Republic of Moldova, as well as in Romania, the lack of manpower is an important issue. That is why, Balkan Pharmaceuticals signed agreements for internship with the Moldovan universities, with subsequent recruitment of students who want to work within the company. As the economic situation in the Republic of Moldova is not very good, Balkan Pharmaceuticals company carries out several charity-related activities.
“The economic situation in the country is tough, many people and institutions need help. Thus we are involved in many charitable activities. As for example, we donated a large lot of medicines to the Institute of Oncology and to other health service institutions. We also support two children’s teams, one of judo and another of futsal. We supported the editing of a book of fairy tales for children, all the books being then donated to kindergartens.”