Panadol, the flagship brand of SmithKline Beecham (GlaxoSmithKline) and the nation’s most sought-after pain reliever, was recently ranked as Sri Lanka’s second “Most Loved Brand” according to Brand Finance’s 2018 ranking.
This follows Panadol being ranked seventh “Most Loved Brand” for Sri Lanka in 2017, as well as consistently coming in within the top 10 over several years.
Panadol, a heritage pharmaceutical brand, has brought the gentle touch of caring and relief to millions of Sri Lankans. Over the past 50 years, Panadol has become more than the nation’s most sought-after pain reliever, evolving to become a time-honored friend always helping to bring comfort and soothe life’s physical aches and pains during the moments that matter.
Commenting on the achievement, Sunil Mehra, Managing Director (Consumer Healthcare GSK, Sri Lanka) said, “Panadol has been a trusted friend and pain reliever for Sri Lankans for over five decades, and has become an essential part of their everyday lives. The foremost reason that has made this accomplishment possible is a relentless focus on the pain relief proposition throughout the brands 50-year journey and we will continue to communicate it effectively to our consumers, in newer and more innovative ways. We thank Brand Finance and the people of Sri Lanka for placing their trust in us.”
Brand Finance is the world’s leading independent branded business valuation and strategy consultancy. Headquartered in the Brand Exchange, a refurbished listed building in the City of London, Brand Finance is present in over 20 locations worldwide. Every year Brand Finance values over 3,500 brands – across all sectors and geographies worldwide. The results are tabulated and published in the media. Sri Lanka’s most valuable brands are published in The Brands Annual through Media Services / LMD.
Panadol is the flagship brand of GlaxoSmithKline, a multinational healthcare company that also manufacture and distribute household products such Horlicks, Sensodyne, Viva, Eno and Iodex. During its five-decade long history in Sri Lanka, Panadol has been the driving force of several initiatives to promote safe and responsible use of medicine. Panadol is the first and only brand to introduce a child resistant cap to its liquid Paracetamol product range “Panadol for Children”. In 2012, a state of the art Panadol manufacturing facility in Ratmalana was established with an investment of Rs. 217 million, making it one of the largest Foreign Direct Investments in the pharmaceuticals sector in Sri Lanka.
About Smithkline Beecham Pvt, Ltd
SmithKline Beecham Pvt. Ltd is a subsidiary of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) plc. of U.K, one of the world’s largest science based consumer healthcare companies. GSK’s purpose is to help people around the world to do more, feel better and live longer with everyday healthcare products. GSK owns some of the world’s best loved healthcare brands, successful in over 100 countries including Panadol, Sensodyne and Horlicks. The company also manufacture and distribute everyday healthcare products like Viva, Eno and Iodex.