Generica, spol. s r. o. was founded as a family business in Piešťany, Slovakia in 1995. It was originally conceived as a pharmaceutical consulting firm whose major area of specialization would be consultation in the field of food supplements. After three years of operation, however, Generica expanded its activities to include the production of dietary supplements as well.
During its operation, Generica has continuously expanded its product portfolio, thanks to which it can now offer a comprehensive range of products. It proceeded from the production of basic forms of vitamins and minerals all the way to products based on plant extracts, probiotics, as well as products that contain something ‘extra.’ At the same time as it was expanding and improving its portfolio, Generica has also been upgrading the forms of vitamins it offers. Initially it only manufactured effervescent tablets and tablets that dissolve in the mouth. Currently it also offers gelatin capsules and liquid forms. In addition, the company recently launched the development of cosmetic products. The wide variety of products and forms contributes to a more complex approach to the improvement and maintenance of health.
As a proof of its conscientious and professional approach to performing its tasks, Generica has been successful in acquiring several renowned certifications. Among them are the certifications of standard ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 awarded by the certification body Det Norske Veritas in 2004, as well as the certifications ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 22000:2005 from the certification body Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance.
The rapid growth of the company has also led to a corresponding adjustment of organizational structures. As a result, Generica founded its subsidiary company Generica Bohemia in the Czech Republic in 2010.
The year 2008 marked another milestone in the company’s development, when Generica entered into a contract manufacturing agreement with Teva Pharmaceuticals, Zentiva and Valeant. By the end of 2011, the company had completed the modernization of technological equipment. Importantly, this innovation has also led to an increase in the speed and efficiency of the production of modern and highly effective vitamin drops. During the upgrading of its facilities, Generica put special emphasis on environmental protection, and has therefore been utilizing solar power in the production process. Thanks to its innovative approach, the company is ranking among the top European manufacturers in its field.
Generica is currently the biggest producer of dietary supplements in Slovakia. Its range of products contains more than 60 different items, which are also exported to the Czech Republic, Hungary and Germany.