Shilpa Medicare Ltd. (SML) started its operations as API manufacturer way back in 1987 at Raichur, Karnataka- India. The commercial production in the SML was started in November 1989. We initially started producing Trimethoprim IP/BP with in-house developed technology. During the first year of its operation, the Company had expanded the production facilities to manufacture Trimethoprim apart from selling on its own, for other reputed Companies like Eskayef Limited, Bombay Drugs and Pharmas Limited, Bombay Drug House Ltd., US Vitamins Ltd, Sandoz India Ltd etc. for their export commitments.
Near 1992, the Company had further enhanced its operations by inducting new production facilities for manufacture of Sodium Methoxide. The technology for the Sodium Methoxide was also developed in house. About the same time, the Company secured export business from Stellar Exports Limited, Glaxo Limited and Deepak Nitrite Limited for Trimethoprim. Since then Shilpa Medicare Limited has started exporting on its own. The Company thus started manufacturing for both export and domestic markets since 1992.