Lahore Chemical & Pharmaceutical Works, which came to be popularly known as LCPW was established in 1952. During the early years, the company entered into the technical collaboration with " Howards" of Ilford, UK and Stafford Allen & Sons of England to manufacture their specialties. LCPW later on entered into a series of technical collaboration with many other Multinationals. These alliances gave LCPW access to innovative technologies and research from around the world.
A new Pharmaceutical Manufacturing plant was set up by engaging foreign consultants. Located on a five acre site this plant was constructed in the year 1961-62. Designed by a British Architect it houses the manufacturing unit, Quality Control Laboratories, office blocks, warehouses and technical service workshops.
With the passage of time considerable expansion took place at the LCPW plant and a number of new-sophisticated manufacturing machines were acquired from abroad to upgrade the production requirement. Presently LCPW is producing quality Pharmaceuticals in various dosage forms i.e. Tablets, Capsules, Injectables, Ointments, Syrups, Powders, Ampoules and Vials and intravenous infusions. The list of LCPW products includes wide range of specialties like anti-biotic, anti-T.B., anti-Cancer, antihelmintics, vitamins, diuretics, laxatives, ophthalmic preparations, steroids, and local ointments.
The year 1969 ushered a new era in the history of Pharmaceutical manufacturing in Pakistan, when the production of intravenous infusions was started in LCPW, in collaboration with internationally renowned manufacturers of infusions M/S Vifor, Geneva, Switzerland.
Quality control is the most important part of LCPW Products. In the plant every thing is continuously monitored and tested throughout the manufacturing process by a team of experienced and highly qualified supervisors. Special climatic and air handling controls and strict humidity control have been provided in the plant. All products are manufactured under GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) conditions.