Afrab-Chem Limited was originally established and registered in 1968 under the name Afro - Arab Techni-Chemicals Limited by a Nigerian - Jordanian Group of Pharmacists, Chemists and Business Entrepreneurs as Pharmaceutical Distributors. In 1973 the first manufacturing plant was established to produce few selected pharmaceutical products under technical know-how agreement with the following international companies:
- Arab Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company, Amman-Jordan
- Zambon Group Spa, Milan , Italy .
- Dr. Andreu Laboratories, Barcelona , Spain
- OM Laboratories, Geneva , Switzerland .
At the initial stage, the product range includes Analgesics & Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-malarial, Anti-biotic, Multivitamin, Anti - rheumatics, Anti-diabetic, Anti-spasmodic, Anti-histamine, Cough & Cold mixtures and a range of few other OTC products.
Over the past three decades, Afrab-Chem has recorded a steady growth and expansion in its operations. Presently Afrab-Chem has emerged as a respected leader in the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry in Nigeria with strong commitment to producing high quality pharmaceuticals.