Roche Pharmaceuticals was founded at a time when industrial revolution was on its high tip of Europe. On October 1, 1896. It is founded by Fritz Hoffmann-La Roche at the age of 28 as the successor company to Hoffmann, Traub & Co in Basel, Switzerland. The founder was among the first to recognize that the industrial manufacture of pharmaceutical products would be a huge advance in the fight against health condition.
The leading company Roche Pharmaceuticals has grown into one of the world's leading healthcare companies. the first head of research was Pharmacist Carl Schaerges, together with chemist Emil C. Barell demonstrate the presence of iodine in thyroid extracts. It was the first patent and scientific publications.
The company has marked its Orange-flavored success. It produces a non-prescription cough syrup containing its own active ingredient, Thiocol. It was the orange-flavored syrup bagged an immediate success for the company. It was launched under the name Sirolin in 1898, which was then remains on the market for over 60 years.
In 1945 this leading company enters into the cosmetics sector. It establishes Pantene Corporation and affiliate cosmetic companies. It employs 4,000 – 1,200 alone in Basel and 2,000 in Nutley, USA. Roche Pharmaceuticals starts to tighten its organizational structure and forwarded creating separate business units.