Aero Pharma Group of companies was promoted by Ravi Kamat and incorporated in the year 1983. It started operations at Rabale, Navi Mumbai in 1995 and still has its Head Office at Rabale.
Over the last 21 years, it has grown to become a multi-locational, multi-product independent contract manufacturer for some of the most recognized names in India in cosmetics and personal products, like Hindustan Lever Ltd, Aviance (Direct Marketing subsidiary of HLL), Avon, Oriflame, Revlon, JK Helene Curtis (Park Avenue), Gillette, Modicare, Marico, E. Merck, Godrej Sara Lee etc.
Today, Aero Pharma Group is one of the Largest Cosmetics and Toiletries Contract Manufacturing Group in India, with manufacturing spread across two entities and three locations (Aero Pharma P Ltd at Rabale and Murbad, and Aero Pharma (Silvassa) at Silvassa). Both these entities are collectively referred to herein as Aero Pharma. The total built-up area of these factories is 75,000 sq ft (5,000 at Rabale, 30,000 at Murbad and 40,000 at Silvassa). The plot size at Murbad can take a total construction of 120000 sq. ft. (11500 sq. mtr.)
Aero Pharma is probably the only company in the country that offers to its customers a wide range of products like Lipsticks, Foundations, Compact Powders, Eye Make up products, Skin Care Creams, Hair Care Creams, Lotions, Shampoos, Aerosols like Foams, Deodorants, Natural Sprays, Splash on etc. All these are packed in an array of packaging choices like bottles, jars, tubes, sachets etc. Currently, at all three plants put together, more than 1000 SKUs are manufactured every year, using more than 3,500 different items of stock.
Today, Aero Pharma is been chosen as the major contract manufacturer by Marico Ltd. to cater their export orders of Hair Creams and Hair Oils.
Its competence lies in the ability to handle high complexities even for relatively low volumes, at competitive rates, while maintaining the highest quality standards. Aero Pharma follows stringent quality procedures and adheres to GMP norms. Small wonder then, that any major MNC manufacturer entering India invariably shortlists Aero Pharma for consideration as a prime manufacturer and vendor.
Aim / Vision / Mission
Our moto is "Do it right first time, every time"
Aero Pharma has a full fledged laboratory to carry out development of products. Aero Pharma does not boast of carrying out basic research – we do not want to reinvent the wheel. However it has a well staffed department that can do modifications to suit the Indian skin and climate as well as to carry out experiments for import substitutions. This helps many of our clients that do not have laboratories to carry out tests that would ultimately lead to cost savings and easy availability of inputs. We therefore indirectly support the local indigenous manufacturers by carrying out trials and stability tests using their inputs and giving unbiased reports.
Aero Pharma was a vital link when companies like Revlon and Avon wanted and still want to test their products using local inputs.
With its exposure to over 5000 raw and packing materials, our team is well equipped to guide a new entrant to the country as to what the trends are and thereby help the new comer to develop a product that is in keeping with the current times.
Aero Pharma thus helps to bond the local manufacturer with International marketers.