Sterling Biotech incorporated in 1985, is engaged in manufacturing of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical gelatin. Company manufactures two kinds of gelatin namely pharmaceutical and edible. Sterling Biotech is promoted by Vadodara-based Rs 23,000 crore Sandesara group.
In the year 1995, company entered into an agreement with CRODA Colloids of UK, a world leader in Gelatin technology, to set up brand new Gelatin manufacturing facility in India
Gelatin contains 80-90% protein and is not only used extensively in the pharmaceutical, food and photographic industry, but also in such diverse industries as cosmetics, metal refining, paper, plastics and toiletries. It is also used by food industry in area of sugars, starches, gums, seasonings, colours and flavourings.
The company is largest producer of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical gelatin in India and Asia as well. It has a 9.3% global market share in pharmaceutical gelatin and is among the top five gelatin producers globally.
Further, Sterling sells Dicalcium Phosphate (DCP), which a by-product generated during gelatin manufacturing process, to poultry-feed and fertilizer industry in India. DCP is used in manufacturing of products such as talcum powder, fertilizers and toothpaste.
Company operates state-of-the-art facilities which well equipped with technology, is located at Vadodara and Ooty. Company also operates a captive Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) based power plant based to minimise its power cost and become self sufficient in its power requirements.
Company has received various quality certifications such as HACCP (Hazardous Analysis and Critical Control Point) certification that certifies the manufacturing process with the highest and most consistent quality and safety of product; ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 for its production process and EDQM (European Directorate for Quality of Medicare) - this certification denotes that the product is in compliance with the European Union pharmacopeia.
Company has also received recognition as One Star Export House. Company is amongst low cost producer of gelatin in the world.
Sterling Biotech will continue to put its efforts in the areas of product quality, process improvement technology with the aim of offering better products to meet consumer needs.