Kotra Pharma was incorporated in 1982 and focused mainly on the distribution of pharmaceutical products throughout Malaysia. In 1985, Kotra Pharma ventured into the manufacturing of pharmaceutical products. Since then Kotra Pharma has become a successful and reputable manufacturer and distributor of prescribed and non-prescribed pharmaceutical products.

In October 2000, Kotra Pharma reached another important milestone by listing the company in MESDAQ (The Malaysian Exchange of Securities Dealing & Automated Quotation Berhad).

To date, Kotra Pharma has 151 products registered with the National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau (NPCB).

After having invested substantially in building the Appeton brand over the past eight years, it has carved its own product and market niche in children's health supplements. It is today one of the leading brands of children's multi-vitamins in Malaysia and in several East Asian countries.

Apart from children's vitamins, the Appeton range also consists of healthcare products catering for the entire family, from prenatal development needs to geriatric health supplements.

Besides Over-the-Counter (OTC) range of products, Kotra Pharma also manufactures and distributes prescribed products under the name of Axcel and Vaxcel, which comprises 24 different therapeutic classes.

For the past couple of years, a separate production facility was set up and has been in operation, manufacturing sterile and small volume injectables. Incorporated within this facility is the manufacturing of tje company's cephalosporin products.


The company's current production faciliies located on 17,610 sq.m of land in Cheng Industrial Estate, Melaka, is used for production and warehousing.

In 2004, the company acquired two new plots of land located within the same industrial area as part of its plan to expand the existing production facilities mentioned above. The newly acquired land, 11,794 sq.m and 11,820 sq.m respectively, is strategically situated less than 100 metres from the current factory. This saves logistic costs while maximising its skilled workforced.


Kotra's marketing is backed by wide distribution channels that have been established over the last 23 years. The whole operation comprises three departments which cover the full spectrum of the population via more than 11,000 outlets including hospital, clinics, pharmacies, druggists and convenience stores throughout the country.


Kotra Pharma is seeking an export sole distributor for its AXCEl, VAXCEL and APPETON healthcare range of products. For further enquiries, please email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

1 Jalan TTC 12
Cheng Industrial Estate
75250 Melaka
Tel: 606-336 2222 / Fax : 606-336 6122
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Website: www.kotrapharma.com

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