Every year, 200 million Himalaya products enter the homes of consumers around the world. With a range of over 300 healthcare and personal care products including brands like Liv.52, Cystone, and Bonnisan, we touch the lives of millions of customers worldwide, giving them products that help them lead healthier, enriched lives.
Himalaya's story began way back in 1930. A curious young man riding through the forests of Burma saw restless elephants being fed the root of a plant, Rauwolfia serpentina, which helped pacify them. Fascinated by the plant's effect on elephants, this young man, Mr. M. Manal, the founder of Himalaya, wanted to scientifically test the herb's properties.
With no money and only a pocketful of dreams, he pawned his mother's jewelry to buy a hand-operated tableting machine. The years that followed were a time of endurance and a test of the young man's patience, strength and passion. He spent his days learning about herbs from neighborhood healers and his nights working on the machine to make a few hundred tablets. His vision was to 'bring the traditional Indian science of Ayurveda to society in a contemporary form'.
In a time when herbal products were regarded with scepticism, our founder's belief in the healing power of herbs was unwavering. He felt that if people were offered safe and effective herbal medicines, they would come to accept them as part of their healthcare routine. He believed that herbal medicines could and should be evaluated on the same quality and efficacy parameters as conventional medicine. This was possible through empirical research. Once scientific research proved that herbal products worked, even doctors could be won over. This was a big dream with big challenges. But he persevered on despite the obstacles.
After four years of researching the herb Rauwolfia serpentina, Serpina®, the world's first natural antihypertensive drug was launched in 1934.
The discovery set the future course for Himalaya. It taught us the value of scientific research. It also taught us the importance of patience, passion and perseverance. We have since focused on converting Ayurveda's herbal tradition into a range of proprietary formulations dedicated to healthy living and longevity.
With a history spanning eight decades in the area of herbal research, Himalaya shares a close relationship with nature. We are in the business of not only promoting good health but also safeguarding the health of our planet. Ever since our inception, we have taken great care to protect biodiversity, collect herbs in a sustainable way and promote good agricultural practices.
In 1955, Himalaya introduced Liv. 52, a liver formulation that ensures optimum liver function. The product soon became our flagship brand and a top selling herbal medicine. Other brands soon followed including Cystone, Bonnisan and Rumalaya forte, products that went on to become household names.
In 1999, Himalaya entered the personal care segment under the brand name 'Ayurvedic Concepts'.This was unchartered territory which brought with it new challenges and new opportunities for learning. People around the world were waking up to the benefits of herbal and natural products for their personal care needs. Himalaya had close to seven decades of research experience in herbal medicine and this legacy had helped us understand the world of herbs. The prospect of entering the personal care space was therefore exciting. We wanted to give customers herbal personal care products that were mild, gentle, hard-working and steeped in science! Our guiding philosophy was to develop a range of personal care products rooted in Ayurveda and backed by research, a mainstay of the Himalaya brand. By remaining true to our research ethic, we built credibility for our range of herbal personal care products and gained the trust of our customers. A year later, we expanded our portfolio to include animal health products with the objective of caring for the health and well-being of animals.
With our expanding range of products and growth in international markets, Himalaya underwent a rebranding where the entire range was brought under a single umbrella- Himalaya Herbal Healthcare. With the present portfolio of pharmaceuticals, personal care, baby care, well-being and animal health products, Himalaya has evolved into a 'head-to-heel' herbal wellness company.
After close to 80 years, we remain committed to enriching the lives of people who use our products. Himalaya's therapeutic products have brought relief to people suffering from ailments like liver disorders, diabetes to kidney stones and joint disabilities. Our personal care range captures the best in nature and science, giving our customers products that are gentle, effective and safe for long-term use. Our vision is to offer wellness in every home and for the whole family through our herbal healthcare and personal care products.
Today, the Himalaya brand is synonymous with safe and efficacious herbal products. Starting off operations in Dehradun way back in the 1930s, the company later spread its wings to Mumbai and across the country. In 1975, the company set up an advanced manufacturing facility in Makali, Bangalore, India. In 1991, the company relocated its R&D facility to Bangalore.
We operate in over 90 countries, our products are prescribed by 400,000 doctors worldwide, and millions of customers trust us for their health and personal care needs. Himalaya Global Holdings Ltd. (HGH) is the parent of all Himalaya subsidiaries
The Himalaya brand has much in common with the mountain range from which it draws its name. For centuries, the Himalayas have been an icon of aspiration and of man's quest to unlock nature's secrets. They represent purity and lofty ideals.
Our logo is a visual definition of our brand identity. The leaf that forms the crossbar of the letter H represents the company's focus on herbal healthcare. The teal green reflects our closeness to nature, while the orange is evocative of warmth, vibrancy and our commitment to caring.
The Himalaya brand represents wellness, both internal and topical. Our range of head-to-toe healthcare and personal care products spans the entire wellness spectrum, offering gentle, safe and efficacious care.
Each and every product that carries our logo is backed by the high quality that is Himalaya's hallmark. It promises good health, well-being and a prescription for good living. Our logo symbolizes a promise delivered.
Himalaya's mission is to make herbal wellness a part of every home. We want to be the most trusted company in scientific herbal healthcare and most admired for our ethics, values and commitment to sustainability.
Our mission statement reads:
Establish Himalaya as a science-based, problem-solving, head-to-heel brand, harnessed from nature's wealth and characterized by trust and healthy lives.
Develop markets worldwide with an in-depth and long-term approach, maintaining at each step the highest ethical standards.
Respect, collaborate with and utilize the talents of each member of the Himalaya family and the local communities where Himalaya products are developed and/or consumed, to drive our seed-to-shelf policy and to rigorously adopt ecofriendly practices to support the environment we inhabit.
Ensure that each Himalaya employee strongly backs the Himalaya promise to exceed the expectations of the consumer, each time and every time. Nothing less is acceptable.
At the heart of the Himalaya mission is the belief that good health should be accessible to everyone, and we strive to make this possible through our commitment to science-driven herbal healthcare.
Life at Himalaya is about being committed to integrity, accountability, fairness, transparency and innovation.
: We value the trust our customers, business partners and other stakeholders have placed in us. By being truthful, consistent and honest in everything we do, we honor this trust.
: We are accountable both internally to our team and externally to our stakeholders. Systems and processes help us ensure accountability at every step.
: We remain firmly committed to our rules and are guided by our ethics. This helps us make impartial decisions and treat all parties fairly.
: Being open in our dealings is integral to our work ethic. Whether it is interacting with farmers who grow our herbs, vendors who supply us materials or customers who buy our products, we believe that transparency helps us make partners for life.
: Bringing ideas out of the lab and into the real world is the kind of innovation we pursue. It inspires us to discover new medicines and develop new products that go onto make life healthier and happier for people.
Himalaya's founder firmly believed that the success of an organization depended on the quality of its people. The best minds produce the best results. His belief was to hire bright, passionate individuals who were ready to take on challenges and think 'out of the box'. By remaining true to this philosophy, we have grown as an organization and continued to spearhead pioneering research in the herbal space.
Today, we are a family of over 5,000 employees worldwide, including a team of over 200 passionate and energetic research scientists! Years before the 'equal opportunity' mantra became popular in industry, we have practiced and promoted non-discrimination. In fact, way back in 1950 our research department was headed by a woman! Today, women makeup 24% of our management staff. We continue to attract people who are talented, driven and inspired by our vision to bring health and wellness to the lives of the people we touch.
People are Himalaya's most important asset and investing in them is vital to us. From giving them the creative freedom to push the boundaries of research to fostering a culture of open communication and diversity, we believe that our nurturing work environment brings out the best in our team and allows us to develop the best products.
Each and every Himalaya employee is unique and contributes to the success of the organization. All of us are committed to making a difference.
We believe that the best results come about only when you wake up each morning feeling excited about your work! In our area of business, where years of research can sometimes produce no results, staying motivated comes from one's passion for their work. It is the passion of our people that has given Himalaya a distinctive edge.
Our founder maintained that when you discover people with pure talent and passion, you should 'create' a job for them. He believed that it is the people with vision and passion who drive the success of an organization.