Mar 16, 2015

The US ambassador on a working visit of Alkaloid

A delegation of the US Embassy in the Republic of Macedonia, headed by His Excellency Ambassador Jess L. Baily, paid an official working visit to Alkaloid AD Skopje.

The purpose of the high diplomats’ visit was to learn of the results of the company’s performance, its placement on the market and its production portfolio. The numerous investments that Alkaloid has been continually realizing throughout years were presented, as well as the exporting activities, which are among the key segments of the company’s corporate policy.

The long-standing successful cooperation between the company and the United States of America was emphasized, whereby in the beginning of 2006 Alkaloid AD Skopje set up its own branch - Alkaloid USA - based in New Albany, Ohio. This business move had been preceded by a successful business and technical cooperation with renowned US companies, such as Pfizer from New York and Merck, Sharp and Dohme (MSD), established way back in 1956.

Currently Alkaloid has several medicinal products in its portfolio manufactured under the license of renowned American pharmaceutical companies, as well as marketing authorizations for presenting pharmaceutical products by US producers in Macedonia. Of the business ventures in the USA, Alkaloid is particularly proud of patenting the manufacturing technology for the Novamorf medicinal product in 2003, as well as the intense cooperation with the established AVEDA, member of the Estée Lauder group, concerning the production of organic teas, which began in 2005 and has been functioning successfully ever since. Concerning the herbal products segment, in 2011 Alkaloid traced a successful cooperation with two other US companies, Arbon International and Swanson, specialized in the production and distribution of teas and natural medicinal products.

His Excellency Ambassador Baily expressed his pleasure with the successful operation of Alkaloid in Macedonia, the USA and other export markets. The fact that, to his knowledge, Alkaloid is the only Macedonian investor in the USA is particularly encouraging. Having visited the production facilities of the company and the segments for research and quality control of the products, the ambassador was impressed with the operations, emphasizing that he finally understood why the production of high-quality medicinal products is such an expensive and arduous process.

Alkaloid has been a member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Macedonia from 2000.