Providing Australasia with "Quality, Affordable Healthcare Products™"

Perrigo Australia markets in excess of one hundred quality affordable healthcare products throughout Australia, New Zealand and beyond.

Owners of successful brands such as Nicotinell®, Herron® Analgesics and XL-S, Perrigo Australia has grown its presence in the Branded Consumer Health market and with its strong heritage brands such as Oripro® and Riodine® the portfolio continues to support a wide range of customers, from consumers to healthcare professionals, across a broad category of therapeutic areas from analgesics to weight management to hormone supplements and skin antisepsis.

Founded in 1985 and growing from a small specialty liquids manufacturer, Perrigo Australia is now a leading pharmaceutical supplier of the Perrigo company.

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Perrigo Australia wishes to advise that we have discontinued Silicare Cream 50 grams

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Dear Valued Customer,
PRODUCT DELETION NOTICE – SELECTED LINES: Sprayfresh Roll-on Soft, Sprayfresh Roll-on Active, Aero Sport 150g, Aero AcSprayfresh Discontinuation Lettertive 150g

 

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31 January 2017
Perrigo changes MSDS to SDS

SDSs are only required for hazardous goods.

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Perrigo Australia is always looking at ways to improve our products and that includes ensuring our labels adhere to the most up to date guidelines.
The new Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals and Safety Data Sheets aims to provide adequate, practical and comprehensible information to the users of hazardous chemicals in the workplace.

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Our history

Orion Laboratories Pty Ltd., now Perrigo Australia, was founded in 1985 by two young chemists. In 1988 directors of Delta West, a West Australian-based pharmaceutical manufacturer, purchased a majority holding on Orion and enhanced its specialist manufacturing capabilities.

In 1991, Orion was released from the group when Upjohn purchased Delta West. As a privately owned and independent company Orion grew rapidly into one of Australia's few pharmaceutical manufacturers and suppliers, particularly focused on hospitals.

Orion moved to its expanded manufacturing facility in Balcatta in 2004, from where it operates today.  In March 2010 Perrigo acquired Orion and later continued its growth with the acquisition of Omega Pharma in 2015. In February 2014 Perrigo has acquired a wide range of Herron®-branded consumer healthcare products.

Perrigo Australia has a Sales, Marketing and distribution office in Sydney and Sales Office in Brisbane.

 

What we believe

Perrigo Company is committed to providing quality, affordable healthcare products to consumers in Australia and around the world. We are also dedicated to “doing the right thing” – whether it is the way we manufacture our products, interact with key stakeholders, impact the communities in which we operate, or work together to deliver on our business goals.

Core Values

Core Values

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Five Pillars

Five Pillars

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Integrity

Integrity

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Quality

Quality

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Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

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Core Values

Respect

We demonstrate the value we hold for one another

We act with respect towards our colleagues and others with whom we interact.

We communicate openly and candidly and address our differences professionally.

We emphasize teamwork, value each person's contribution, and collaborate in confidence and trust.

Integrity

We do what is right

We are committed to conducting our business with individual and organizational integrity.

We comply with the law and avoid conflicts of interest.

We are reliable, honest and trustworthy in our dealings.

Responsibility

We hold ourselves accountable for our actions

We accept personal responsibility for everything that we do and we lead by example.

We treat the Company's reputation as our own and try to make wise use of our time and the Company's resources.

We take responsibility for performing at our best and strive to achieve our own and the Company's potential.

We are committed to a culture of shared responsibility that promotes a safe, healthy and high performing workforce.


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Five Pillars

Quality

We make products that are consumed by our families and neighbours, as well as by people around the world. That is why we are uncompromising in our expectations to deliver high quality, safe, effective and trustworthy products and services to the market.

Everyone at Perrigo takes responsibility for ensuring that we develop and manufacture products of the highest possible quality, and that we meet or exceed regulatory requirements.

Customer Service

We focus on developing strong relationships with our customers and fostering a high-performing work environment with a strong commitment to customer service.

Our ability to deliver excellent customer service is also supported by the use of Lean Sigma processes and tools, and relationship-building with external suppliers in order to reduce supply problems that can lead to customer service issues.

Innovation

To maintain steady growth and remain profitable, we need a steady flow of new products. That is why innovation is an important part of our business strategy.

Our innovation efforts focus on leveraging our ability to develop and produce a wide range products and niche active pharmaceutical ingredients. And because we have a unique capability to develop a variety of different dosage forms, we are able to look at a broad range of opportunities to fuel our growth.

Cost Effectiveness

Company closely manages the costs of manufacturing our products as well as our purchased goods and services.

By focusing on the right things and executing them the right way, we make the best use of our resources and ensure our ability to offer our customers the highest-quality products at an affordable cost.

People

People make things happen at Perrigo. Our employees provide high-quality products, identify
cost-effective solutions, improve
our processes and support
our communities.

To support them, we foster an environment based on integrity, respect, and responsibility. We
strive to offer competitive pay
and benefits, as well as robust development programs that help them pursue a satisfying career and build our pipeline of talent needed to support global expansion.


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Integrity

We Are Responsible: Our Code of Conduct helps all of us at Perrigo act with integrity and safeguards our company's reputation. It contains the global standards we must follow to ensure we uphold our core values, and it provides principles to guide our conduct and help us do what is right. The code applies to all employees, officers and directors, as well as those working on Perrigo's behalf, such as consultants, agents and business partners.

We also expect our suppliers to adhere to our high quality and ethical standards. That is why we have a Supplier Code of
Conduct to guide their actions.


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Quality

At Perrigo, our pursuit of quality is not limited to the operational level, but is valued at every level of our business. Our Quality Management System, which is based on current industry and regulatory concepts for a modern quality management system, ensures that quality is fully integrated into our global business processes.

Why do we have this focus on quality? The answer is simple: we want to ensure that every Perrigo product, no matter where in the world it is produced, meets the high expectations for safety and effectiveness held by our customers, consumers, employees, regulatory agencies and shareowners.

We will continue to focus on quality as we expand our business across the globe. Our stakeholders and customers expect this from us; we expect this from ourselves; and our ability to produce quality, affordable healthcare products for consumers around the world depends on it.


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Corporate Social Responsibility

Perrigo's sense of responsibility and commitment that extends beyond the doors or operations, allows Perrigo to thrive in today's business landscape. Perrigo has a strong commitment to doing business in an ethical manner and taking responsibility for its full social and environmental impact. We have a long history of environmentally sound and efficient operations, safe and healthy working conditions, and active participation in the communities where we work.

Perrigo has a significant impact on the world. We employ almost 9,000 people, have millions of consumers taking our products every day and support one of the most sophisticated pharmaceutical operations in the world. Our commitment to conduct our business with integrity, respect and responsibility drives our view of sustainability as a balance of doing what is right for our People, Plant and Performance. Our Corporate Social Responsibility Commitment Statement highlights seven areas that are at the heart of our efforts:

Helping consumers access safe, effective and affordable healthcare products

Perrigo is committed to helping consumers manage their healthcare needs while also managing their costs. To help us meet our commitment, we invest in robust quality systems that enable us to manufacture high-quality products while keeping our production costs low. Read More »

Complying with regulatory and legal requirements

Our company is subject to numerous laws and regulations across the globe that govern everything from the way we manufacture our products to the work environment we provide our employees. In addition, the way we do business is guided by our code of conduct and corporate values, and monitored through our compliance program. Read More »

Demonstrating environmental stewardship

We adhere to good manufacturing practices while keeping a close eye on our environmental impact. We have programs in place at each location to understand our impact on energy use, water consumption, and declining ecosystem services through closely monitoring our ecological footprint.
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Continuously improving packaging sustainability

Perrigo Australia has signed the Australian Packaging Covenant to signal their commitment to reduce the environmental impacts of consumer packaging. More and more, companies are being asked by customers and consumers to minimize the creation of packaging waste material. Read More »

Protecting human rights of our global employees and challenging our partners to do the same

Respecting the human rights of our employees is a core value and one that we expect our business partners to share. This includes fostering an environment where employees can contribute their ideas, ask questions, raise concerns and be respected for their abilities. Read More »

Providing a safe and healthy work environment for our employees

Perrigo is committed to fostering an environment that supports employee productivity and protects them on the job. We have a strong culture of safety in all of our operations, and we provide benefits and programs that encourage health and wellness amongst all of our employees and their families. Read More »

Establishing effective community partnerships

We impact the communities in which we operate in many ways, through our charitable donations, volunteering and support of local businesses. Read More »

Through these efforts, Perrigo can minimize its impact on the environment, drive responsible business practices and ensure the welfare of its employees now and into the future.


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Leadership Team

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Jenny Woodward

Jenny Woodward

Head of Finance

Jenny joined Perrigo Australia in August 2016. Jenny has worked within the accounting arena for 18+ years and has held various financial, commercial and leadership positions at blue chips companies, including Australian Pharmaceutical Industries, Novartis, Lend Lease Group, Coca-Cola Amatil and Pfizer. Jenny holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology Sydney, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Macquarie Graduate School of Management and is a registered CA through Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. In addition to being a company officer, she is responsible for leading and coordinating all financial operations of Perrigo Australia as well as overseeing the Information Technology team.

Stewart Walton

Stewart Walton

Technical Manager

Joined Perrigo December 2007.Worked in industry since 1992.  Stewart's experience includes Operations Manager at CollTech Australia, Quality Operations Manager at Chemeq Limited, Technical Design Engineer at Clinical Cell Culture, Director Technical Support at Pharmacia Europe and various roles at Pharmacia Australia including Technical Support  Manager and Validation Manager. Responsible for the management and administration of Quality Control, Quality Assurance, GMP compliance, Research and Development and Regulatory Affairs.

Cathy Howat

Cathy Howat

Supply Chain Manager

Joined Perrigo in 2006. Worked in industry since the late 1980's. Work experience includes 20 years in manufacturing in the Fast Moving Consumer Food (FMCG) and Pharmaceutical sectors. Previously held management positions in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain Planning and Logistics. Responsible for purchasing, production planning, warehousing and distribution.

Debra McCready

Debra McCready

BSc Chemistry
Head of Quality Operations

Debra joined Perrigo in January 2005. Debra has over 24 years experience in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry across a broad range of dosage forms including solid oral dose, sterile, liquids, creams and ointments in Europe and Australia for Celltech and Orion / Perrigo Australia. She worked in Development, Quality Control and Quality Assurance and in a variety of management roles.

Gurmeet Singh Bedi

Gurmeet Singh Bedi

Bachelor of Pharmacy, Master of Pharmacy (Hons. In Pharmaceutical Chemistry)
Head of Quality – EVS Products

Gurmeet joined Perrigo Australia on 1st September 2016. Gurmeet is a qualified Pharmacist and has been working in the Pharmaceutical industry for more than 31 years. He has extensive experience in research & development, formulations, validations, technical transfers, quality and cGMP compliance. Gurmeet has obtained skills in conducting due diligence and auditing contract manufacturers for technical feasibility and product acquisition. He is a green belt in Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma. Prior joining Perrigo he was a Regional Technical Director of  iNova Pharmaceuticals (A Valeant Company) with  responsibilities in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and South Africa.

Leanne Brydon

Leanne Brydon

B. Appl. Sc. (Food & Nutrition), M. Bus. (Marketing)
General Manager, Perrigo Australia & New Zealand

Leanne joined Perrigo in April 2016. Leanne commenced her pharmaceutical career with Bristol Myers Squibb and has worked for many multinational pharmaceutical companies including Wyeth, Pharmacia, Schering-Plough and MSD holding executive level marketing positions through to General Management and Directorships. Leanne has successfully managed OTC and prescription healthcare brands on a national, Asia-Pacific and global level with specific experience in implementing consumer healthcare brands in Australia, China, South Korea and throughout South East Asia in a variety of distribution channels, including pharmacy & grocery.

Leanne holds an undergraduate degree in Nutrition and a Master’s Degree in Marketing.

 

Alistair Walker

Alistair Walker

Bachelor of Science & Business (Retailing, Marketing and Management)
Associate Director, Sales & Marketing, CHC 

Alistair joined Perrigo Australia in July 2016 transferring from Perrigo UK where he worked from 2013. His experience includes 8 years as a commercial and marketing professional with expertise across the FMCG industry with L’Oreal and the Pharmaceuticals industry with Omega Pharma and Perrigo. During his time working in the UK Alistair led several teams across the Pharmacy and Grocery channel’s and prior to his current role in Australia was Head of Grocery working pre-dominantly with Woolworths, Coles and Metcash. Alistair is responsible for managing the Consumer healthcare marketing and commercial team In order to create and implement successful brand strategies with our pharmacy and grocery customers under the umbrella of ‘quality affordable healthcare’.

Rachel Boden

Rachel Boden

RN; RM; Grad Dip CHN; Med Aust. Accrd
Director Sales and Marketing Ethical & B2B

Reporting to the Managing Director, joined Perrigo Australia in 2011. Rachel has over 26 years in Health Care sector predominantly within the hospital ethical area and has developed an understanding of market dynamics and strategies for new product development. Prior to joining Perrigo she had significant sales management/marketing experience obtained in previous roles with AstraZeneca and Obagi. Overall responsibility is to drive existing and new business initiatives through the pharmacy, grocery, hospital, contract manufacturing and export markets by maximizing the rich and diverse portfolio of products with the Perrigo portfolio.

Roald Müller

Roald Müller

Masters degree in Industrial Psychology
Human Resource Manager

Joined Perrigo April 2009. Experience includes 18 years in human resources in banking, financial services, health services and pharmaceuticals. Experience includes working in senior human resources and management roles since 1998 for Australian and overseas companies in areas specialising in Organisational development, Industrial relations, performance management, organisational psychology, training and development and general human resource duties.

Christopher Beard

Christopher Beard

Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)
Manager: External Value Stream

Chris Beard joined Perrigo in May 2014. His experience includes 24 years as a Supply Chain and Manufacturing Professional with extensive management experience and experience within Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Hi-Tech and FMCG operations. Chris is responsible for managing the External Value Stream, Procurement function and Warehouse and Logistics functions within Perrigo Australia.

 Mark Hutchings

Mark Hutchings

B.Pharm, M.Pharm & Graduate Certificate in Health Economics
Head of New Product Development & Licensing

Mark joined Perrigo in September 2016. Mark started his professional career at Alfred Hospital in Melbourne as a pharmacist before entering academia to teach Pharmacy undergraduate students. During this time Mark obtained his Master of Pharmacy degree. Mark moved to Sydney in 1988 to work for Bayer, later becoming Regulatory Affairs Manager for RousselUclaf, Scientific Affairs Director for Hoechst Marion Roussel and then Health Economics/Regulatory Affairs Director for Aventis (now Sanofi). Mark also worked for Douglas Pharmaceuticals, iNova and Generic Health (Lupin) in various BD & regulatory roles until joining Perrigo

Global Presence

 

Global Presence Perrigo

 

Perrigo Company, through its direct and indirect subsidiaries, operates at the following locations:

Corporate Headquarters
Dublin, Ireland

North American Base of Operations
Allegan, MI 49010

United States
Georgia
Kansas
Michigan
Minnesota
Nebraska
New Jersey
New York
Ohio
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vermont
Virginia

 

Austria
Feldkirchen

Belgium
Wevelgem
Opglabbeek

China
Shandong
Shanghai

France
Largentière
Saint-Malo
Piélo

Germany
Herrenberg

 

India
Ambernath

Israel
B'nei Brak
Ramat Hovav
Yeruham

Mexico
Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila
Col. Rosedal, Coyoacan

United Kingdom
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Braunton, North Devon

 

Australia
Balcatta, Western Australia
Belrose, Sydney
Teneriffe, Brisbane

New Zealand
Auckland, New Zealand

Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation

 

Who We Are

The Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation is a private, non-profit organization wholly funded by Perrigo Company. The Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to non-profit organisations that enhance the health, well-being and education of individuals and families in communities that Perrigo serves.

About the Foundation

The Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation was established in August 2000 as the philanthropic arm of Perrigo Company. The Foundation supports non-profit organizations that impact healthcare and education projects and programs.

It also seeks to support healthcare and education initiatives that affect our own employees. For instance, the Foundation funds a college scholarship program for the dependent children of our eligible employees (contact Foundation administrator for definition of eligible employee), and also provides grants and scholarships to the many U.S. school districts in regions in which Perrigo operates.

Below is a list of organisations in Australia that Perrigo Australia has supported recently:

Ronald McDonald House
Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne Foundation
Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation
Alta-1
Starlight Foundation
St Vincent DePaul Society
Royal Flying Doctor Service
Children's Hospital Westmead