The first Turkish company on the list of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, Abdi İbrahim was founded as a small pharmaceutical laboratory in 1912. It serves medicine and people through its pharmaceuticals and its pioneering, innovative style, and is today a respected, rapidly growing and elite player in the Turkish pharmaceutical market. Its powerful vision, dynamic structure and modern outlook have made it the leader in the Turkish pharmaceutical market in turnover and total box sales since 2003. Moreover, it has close to 3,500 qualified employees, making it the largest employer in the sector. In addition, it has the biggest marketing-sales staff.