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Perrigo Company

HQ: Allegan, MI   |   5,000 - 10,000 employees  |  

Perrigo Company is a leading global healthcare supplier that develops, manufactures and distributes over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription pharmaceuticals, nutritional products, active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and consumer products. We are the world's largest manufacturer of OTC pharmaceutical products for the store brand market. Our primary markets and locations of manufacturing facilities are the United States, Israel, Mexico and the United Kingdom.
In 1887 Luther Perrigo, the proprietor of a general store and apple-drying business, had the idea to package and distribute patented medicines and household items for country stores. Located in Allegan, Michigan, the L. Perrigo Company enjoyed steady growth, and by the early 1920s as many as 50 Perrigo salesmen were calling on rural stores throughout the Midwest. The company then developed the “private label” concept as a way to build customer loyalty. For no additional cost, Perrigo offered to imprint the individual store’s name on the labels for epsom salts, sweet oil, bay rum and dozens of other “wets and drys” stocked in general stores of that era. In the mid-1930s, Perrigo landed its first, large private-label customer, the K & W group, a buying organization that grew into the People’s Drug Store chain. At about the same time, Perrigo began its manufacturing operation, laying a strong foundation for rapid future growth. Over the past 25 years national and regional supermarket, drug store and mass merchandise retail chains experienced tremendous growth. As retailers grew, so did their presence in the store-brand arena, as they strove to build customer loyalty with products sold under their own company labels, just as Luther Perrigo surmised they would. Perrigo grew as well, acquiring several businesses throughout the world to augment its position in the store-brand industry. The company expanded its product portfolio to include generic prescription pharmaceuticals, creating a more diversified health-care company. To expedite the growth of the generics business, in March 2005 Perrigo acquired Agis Industries, adding their products, pipeline and proprietary technologies to our consumer health-care business. On a pro forma basis, sales for Agis and Perrigo exceed $1.3 billion. The combined company employs 6,000 people worldwide, with manufacturing and logistics facilities in the United States, Israel, United Kingdom, Mexico, Germany and China.
Careers that challenge The right challenges, for the right people, create exceptional results. A Perrigo career challenges people to achieve the full potential of their talent. We have high expectations, and we provide a work environment that encourages excellence in great people. In recent years the strength of our team has helped us:
  • Launch an average of 15–20 new products per year.
  • Recruit dozens of post-graduate scientific and engineering employees from all across the U.S. and abroad.
  • Develop more than 20 innovative new technologies for formulating and producing our products.
  • Grow into a complete pharmaceutical company with product offerings in generic prescription pharmaceuticals and store-brand, over-the-counter (OTC) products.
Careers that grow We get it: the growth of our company depends on the growth of our people. Perrigo offers a rich mix of opportunities for career growth. We know talented people need to grow, and we have a company-wide commitment to individual career development. We provide the resources and structure for continuing growth. We encourage the peer-to-peer interaction that comes from involvement in professional organizations. Careers that matter People are counting on us. We play a vital role in the delivery of healthcare to millions of people. Perrigo is the world’s largest manufacturer of store-brand OTC pharmaceutical and nutritional products. Our products provide the same active ingredients and the same level of relief as nationally advertised brands, at a much lower cost. We also make active pharmaceutical ingredients and generic prescription drugs. We make essential health-care products affordable for people who might otherwise be forced to do without. Careers well located We could be anywhere; we’re here because it’s a good place to be. Thriving cities, quiet open places, great schools, affordable quality housing — all are a part of the West Michigan community where we make our home. With Grand Rapids just north, Kalamazoo just south and Lake Michigan just west, our company headquarters in Allegan, Michigan, is surrounded by recreational, cultural, entertainment and educational opportunities. Careers that reward It pays to work at Perrigo. We offer competitive compensation and benefit packages designed to help us attract and retain outstanding people. We work hard to place the right person in each position in our company, and to provide incentives that help us remain competitive.
Career Opportunities
Perrigo is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to carefully select, hire, retain and promote qualified employees. Perrigo will not unlawfully discriminate against you because of your race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, height, weight, non-disqualifying-disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. This policy extends to all applicants and employees in all aspects of the employment relationship.
About Us
At Perrigo, our mission is clear - we seek to provide quality, affordable, healthcare products. An essential part of that mission, of course, is quality.

"Quality" is more than a concept at Perrigo, it is our most important priority. That is why we continually invest our time and resources in the quest to achieve ever higher levels of quality execution and quality products - for you, our own family members and everyone who uses our products.

Consumer Health Care: Delivering health care value on the retail shelf. Our Consumer Health Care operation includes the company’s U.S., U.K. and Mexico manufacturing operations supporting the sale of OTC pharmaceutical and nutritional products. Our store-brand products contain the same active ingredients as the advertised brands for less cost to the consumer. With store brands, each retailer sells products under its store or another chosen brand name.

Perrigo offers a broad line of high-quality products comparable in quality and efficacy to such advertised brand products as Tylenol®, Advil® or One-A-Day®. For example, Tylenol® has acetaminophen as an active ingredient and is available in stores’ analgesic (pain reliever) aisle. Store-brand acetaminophen is located next to the national brand, offering the same active ingredient (acetaminophen) and the same pain relief.

Prescription Pharmaceuticals: Delivering health care value across the pharmacy counter. Our Rx Pharmaceuticals business is focused on the development, manufacture and sale of generic prescription drug products, primarily for the U.S. market. Manufacturing operations are based in the U.S. and Israel. The company’s first solid-dose oral drug products were approved in 2004. With the 2005 acquisition of Agis Industries, we expanded our generic drug platform to include the addition of Agis’ topical generic drug product line.

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API): The key to product quality and consistency. Primarily through our Chemagis business, Perrigo develops, manufactures and markets the complex chemicals and active pharmaceutical ingredients used worldwide by the generic drug industry. Certain of these ingredients are also used in Perrigo’s own pharmaceutical products. We manufacture API at facilities in Israel, Germany and China.

Consumer Pharmaceutical and Medical Diagnostic Products: A broad health-care presence throughout Israel. These businesses serve primarily the Israeli market. Consumer Products consists of a broad range of household products, including cosmetics, toiletries, detergents and bar soaps sold under the Careline®, Neca® and Natural Formula® brand names.

Our Pharmaceutical and Medical Diagnostic Products businesses also market and manufacture branded prescription drugs under licenses. Other pharmaceutical and medical diagnostics products are imported to Israel through exclusive agreements.

At Perrigo, we're committed to providing the very best environment for our employees. We realize that motivated employees are the key to our success. That's why we focus on the individual and his/her needs.

We offer compensation and benefit packages that are competitive with the health-care industry. We work hard to attract the right people to the right positions and provide incentives that can turn employment into opportunities for a lifetime.

Perrigo Company Corporate Office
515 Eastern Avenue
Allegan, Michigan 49010
Telephone: 269 673-8451