Atabay was founded in Istanbul in 1939, prior to the outbreak of the Second World War. The company had emerged as a trading business, importing and marketing pharmaceutical products. In the 1940’s, this medium sized commercial operation developed into the production of sulfonamide tablets, which were in great demand at the time, thus paving the way to the pharmaceutical industry in Turkey. By 1954, Atabay Pharmaceutical Products Inc. had evolved into a well equipped modern plant. The initial product line expanded to include analgesics, apart from sulfonamides. Atabay’s rapid growth necessitated a larger plant. Consequently, in 1967, this facility was established at its present site in Acıbadem, Istanbul.
Today, the Atabay enterprises, managed by a progressive and technically trained executive staff, is fully active in producing quality products for human and animal health. Marketing and promotion of the products are accomplished by a competitive sales network with distributors in the domestic as well as international arenas.