Our constant diversification is focused on the betterment of our country and our people. As we move into the healthcare industry - our aim has always been a future proof investment with both financial and social returns. In December 2020, Akbar Pharmaceuticals and its subsidiaries - Lina Manufacturing and Lina Spiro Pvt Limited announced its strategic merge with Sunshine Holdings Healthcare Businesses consisting of Sunshine Healthcare Lanka and Healthguard pharmacy. We commenced the operations of Sri Lanka's first Metered-Dose Inhaler (MDI) manufacturing plant in Kadawatha in January 2021.
The state-of-the-art factory has qualified and experienced staff manufacturing a line of Respiratory Care Products and is the only GMP certified manufacturer of MDI products in Sri Lanka. Lina has pioneered the development of local respiratory products, with its patented Respiratory Inhaler Device, and continues to invest significantly in R&D to introduce more products investing significantly in the latest European tablet production lines from IMA Italy, a world leader in pharmaceutical automation technologies.
Our focus on constant development has been the driving force behind establishing ourselves as the first ISO-certified pharmaceuticals company in Sri Lanka and we will continue to strengthen our position now that we are the islands first fully Integrated Healthcare Company.