Global Calcium: Leading Innovative Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Manufacturer

R. Satish Hebbar, Director

R. Satish Hebbar


Incepted in 1979, Global Calcium is an EU-GMP-certified company from Bangalore, Karnataka & Hosur Tamilnadu. The company offers premium healthcare products with business excellence. Their team of high-end R&D specialists uses optimized processes to test, pilot trial, and retest every product innovation and delivers international-quality products. Moreover, Global Calcium understands that on-time supply delivery, sustained batch-to-batch quality and focused customer support are the key factors for ensuring absolute client satisfaction. Hence, they have partnered with a comprehensive logistic network.

“Our expertise in this industry has helped us to become the preferred partner of choice for healthcare and pharmaceutical companies worldwide", says R. Satish Hebbar, Director- Operations, Global Calcium. They also gained a strong foothold in manufacturing high-quality APIs, minerals & formulation development. Their rich end-to-end expertise has aided them in earning various regulatory certifications.

How is Global Calcium positioned in the pharma market segment?

We are well-established and known worldwide for our ability to consistently supply of qualitative products that meet customer requirements (specifications, volumes, delivery schedules, and supply contract documentation aspects). Our customers rely on us and we remain loyal to our customers even in tough times with timely deliveries. The company’s constant growth and the tactics to attract new customers with new molecules at an economical cost helped to penetrate the regulatory markets within a limited time frame.

Tell us about the team of Global Calcium. How is your combined experience helping the firm to grow?

Our team of top-notch professionals and technocrats is consistent with the deliverables that match the demands of regulated markets and regulatory authorities. These well-experienced and self-motivated individuals are primed to face whatever challenges come along the way. Consequently, the company cares for the welfare of its workforce. For instance, during the pandemic, an in-house COVID testing laboratory accredited by the NABL was established to diagnose the infection free of cost.

Global Calcium nurtures a family-like company culture. Therefore, the HR team constantly works on talent recognition, frequent training and development sessions, counseling, grievance redressal forums, and financial towards like increments, loans, and grants. It has helped us to enrich the loyalty of our workforce. The company has employees who have registered services for over 30 years and some who started their journey since its inception.

Shed light on the approach of the firm in delivering quality assured products to the clients? What are the key checkpoints that your products pass through to ensure the same?

We are committed to delivering quality products as per the agreed specifications without any compromise. Our in-house R&D takes up every part of the specifications along with other stringent specifications demanded by the customers. In-depth analysis and repeated trials are performed to ensure due compliance with such specifications. Moreover, many checkpoints are instituted right from the manufacturing and lab testing phase to kilo-lab and finally subjecting the product to the plant level with due fulfillment of full-time stability study. Finally, the receipt of compliance report is received from the customers after the material is subjected for actual use. We hand hold the products to them at their plant after reaching their targeted results.

Walk us through the overall infrastructure at Global Calcium. How is the firm leveraging advanced technology and techniques in its operations?

Our company has several streams of manufacturing plants at three locations in SIPCOT industrial complex at Hosur, Tamil Nadu. We also independently house nutraceuticals blocks and API blocks where several manufacturing streams were incorporated with the modern crystallizers, GLRs, SSRs, ANFDs (Agitated Nutsche Filter Dryer), and other drying systems like fluid bed dryers, tray dryers, spray dryers, ATFD (Agitated Thin Film Dryer), micronizers & high capacity blenders besides having pre-mix facility.

Our production processes are supported by advanced level purified water systems, compacted air handling systems, multiple boilers, and four independent zero liquid discharge effluent treatment plants where performance level indicators are on-line connected to both state and central boards.

We ensure to maintain the green belt as per the MoEF norms and consider environmental protection aspects with utmost care. Thus, we have our own windmills to support over 75 percent of the needed electrical energy. Besides, Global Calcium always regards both human and equipment safety as top priority.

Please elaborate, what are the key points that differentiate your company from other players in this segment?

We have matured to become a highly distinctive player in the market by embarking on a journey of new product development catering to the needs of many international manufacturers. We are keen on meeting their stringent specifications and also on fulfilling Drug Master Files requirements as warranted by their respective Ministry of Health, in a very limited time frame with a lucrative and customer-acceptable regulatory cost management arrangement.

Our expertise in this industry has helped us to become the preferred partner of choice for healthcare and pharmaceutical companies worldwide

R. Satish Hebbar, Director

We are recognized as the most promising partner due to the fact that we are US FDA, COFEPRIS & EDQM approved facility and are always up to date with both State and Central licenses, ISO certification, FSSC certification & all other related national licensing procedures covering labor Acts, PCB rules, MoEF requirements, EB norms, and more.

Our competitive pricing, committed delivery schedules and multiple product accommodation helps us to enhance customer satisfaction. These practices aided in securing solid relationships with MNCs like GSK, Novartis, Sandoz, and so on, from its inception, for decades.

How has been the journey of the company since its inception? Walk us through the growth it has received in terms of clients and geographical expansions.

Global Calcium began its operations in association with MNCs and met our vision in a phased manner by sailing triumphantly through modern manufacturing techniques, challenges of MNC standards of customer audits, international health authorities' strictures, and human resources improvement.

We have a customer base spread over 75 countries with over 150 products today and we will continue to penetrate unattended countries and products.

Where do you see this market in the near future? What is the future roadmap for your Company?

We are confident in tapping more from oncology segments, health care products, cosmetic applications, surgical medicinal products, lifesaving drugs (under the category of chronic kidney disease), anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, lung infection, critical pregnancy care, organ transplant, and central nervous system.

Global Calcium has already defined our vision and registers a minimum of 20 percent growth annually. We aim to become a prominent pharma icon globally by focusing more on new molecules and controlled substances and high-value and low-volume products.

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