About Us

Ibn-Alhaytham (HZM) Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. was established in the Al-Mansoura area of Aleppo, Syria in August 1994 as a Private Limited Company. It has since become one of the fastest growing finished formulation pharmaceutical manufacturing companies in Syria, providing an innovative, high quality range of healthcare products.

The company began its activities in co-operation with two Italian pharmaceutical companies: Benedetti and Ripari-Gero, but now manufactures many of its products independently.

The factory employs 200 onsite personnel, who undergo regular training sessions to keep them up-to-date with the latest technological and production advances within the pharmaceutical industry. Marketing and Distribution:

Marketing and Distribution

Ibn-Alhaytham is fully prepared to take on the challenges of the future, and has therefore established an extensive distribution service throughout Syria. Approximately 100 sales personnel are employed to promote and deliver our products to over 5000 pharmacies within the country.

As well as having a successful internal market for its products, Ibn-Alhaytham has also established a growing export market. The countries with which it has export agreements include: Armenia, Iraq, Jordan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sudan and Yemen.


146 pharmaceutical machines are distributed between the various production departments. All machines conform to GMP regulations. Standard Work Procedures are followed rigidly.

Each production department is headed by its own production manager.

Sections (Lines)
  1. Tablets: plain and coated
  2. Semi- solids: ointment, cream, gel, suppositories and ovules
  3. Syrups and suspensions
  4. Oral vials (the active substance being stored separately in the cap)
  5. Hard gelatin capsules
  6. External application lotions
  7. Ear drops
  8. Sachet preparations and fillings
  9. Effervescent formulations

A herbal pharmaceutical section is presently in the planning stage.

Quality Assurance Department

The company's strength lies in its quality control, quality assurance and up- to- date manufacturing facilities. Its manufacturing facilities conform to WHO and GMP standards.

Every department at Ibn-Alhaytham Pharma operates along validated methods.

Every step of the production process is carefully monitored and controlled - from the inspection of raw materials to the finished products.

The laboratories are staffed by eight laboratory specialists. Their qualifications range from B.Sc to PhD. They are all committed to the production of formulations of the highest quality.

There are three quality control laboratories:

  • Physical
  • Chemical
  • Biological
  • Stability studies (both standard and accelerated) are carried out for normal, hot and humid environments.
Quality control
  • inspection and testing of materials before they are accepted into storage
  • quality control to ensure quality formulation
  • inspection of products during production, packaging and of finished products.

The inspection of stored products as well as stability tests, are carried out on a regular basis.


All storage areas are environmentally controlled. They are kept at a constant 20°C and at 45% Relative Humidity

All storage areas have their own records and regulation systems which are rigidly adhered to at all times.

Materials arriving, or those in transit, are thoroughly checked before being accepted or moved on to the next phase of storage.

A color card system is fully utilized in order to assess the condition of materials as they are being processed