About Athlone Laboratories

Established in 1974, Athlone Laboratories are one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of oral beta – lactam antibiotics in Western Europe. Located in the heart of Ireland, Athlone Laboratories manufacturing operation supplies an ever increasing number of companies world-wide.

Athlone Laboratories became part of DCC Vital in February 2013, DCC Vital is a leader in the sales, marketing and distribution of pharmaceuticals and medical devices in Britain and Ireland, and is part of DCC plc.

Athlone Laboratories are a dedicated manufacturer of beta-lactam antibiotics and as such are focused solely on successfully achieving our three dearly held corporate principles:

  1. Absolute quality of product
  2. Dedicated customer service
  3. A priority to focus our expertise on what we do best

With continued investment in our manufacturing plant and equipment as well as investment in our people, the company continues to grow at a pace.

Mission Statement

Athlone Laboratories corporate objective is to develop, manufacture and market safe and effective medicines of the highest quality throughout the world.

This will bring health benefit to the end users and to society while at the same time delivering optimum shareholder value.

This will be achieved by providing a service to our customers that is second to none, through a motivated, highly qualified and trained work force.

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Our Future

With over 35 years experience within the UK and Irish markets our aim is to expand our supply in Europe. We plan to achieve this via strategic partnerships with established companies throughout Europe by

  • Contract manufacturing to customers current licences
  • Supporting new licence applications with up to date dossiers
  • Contract manufacturing small volume niche penicillin products

Coming soon. In 2008 all key suspensions were converted to Sugar Free. We will shortly launch our new Sugar and Colour free range.

In order to complete the range of beta-lactam antibiotics we plan to extend the facility to incorporate a new Co-Amoxiclav plant.

History Timeline

Athlone Laboratories was established to manufacture penicillin and non-penicillin products in Athlone.

Kent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. UK one of Athlone Laboratories largest customers purchased the company and re-built the facility exclusively for penicillin production on a green field site located in Roscommon.

An in-house Regulatory department was established to manage the growing number of Licenses.

The factory was extended with a new warehouse.

Athlone Laboratories achieved over 50% share of the UK market.

With growing numbers of customers and Licences the site was extended to incorporate new Sales and Regulatory offices.

An in-house Development department was established to enhance current products and develop new products to add to the portfolio.

Athlone Laboratories launched the first Sugar Free Penicillin V Oral solution and converted the majority of the UK market to Sugar Free.

Developed an Amoxicillin Dispersible Tablet.

Established an in-house Pharmacovigilance department.

Athlone Laboratories developed the first Sugar Free Flucloxacillin Oral solution.