The origins of a Canadian success.
Foundation of JAMP
Louis Pilon becomes CEO
Launch of the first JAMP generic molecule
JAMP Pharma is a privately owned Canadian company founded in 1988. As a custom manufacturer1 (CMO) originally, the company now supplies generic pharmaceutical over-the-counter products (Rx or OTC).
In 2006, Louis Pilon acquired the company. With a career in the pharmaceutical industry, first as a sales representative for Bayer in eastern Quebec and the Lower St. Lawrence, Louis rose brilliantly through the ranks of the industry before launching his own business. His dream? Create a Quebec flagship and develop a national market to provide Canadians with a better supply of medicines. His approach aimed at providing a range of innovative products that complemented the existing market controlled by multinationals whose priority was not to supply the Canadian market.
He then made sustained efforts in research and development to increase the supply of new health products offered by the company.
In 2007, JAMP Pharma acquired Wampole, a brand that offers natural products and nutritional supplements.
For the past 10 years, JAMP Pharma’s product portfolio and qualified personnel have made it one of the fastest growing generic companies in Canada.
 A contract company, also called a contractor, is a subcontracting organization that receives products from other companies and makes the requested changes.
Creation of Orimed
Acquisition of Laboratoire Suisse
Acquisition of Cosmetic Import
JAMP Pharma moves
In recent years, JAMP Pharma has experienced phenomenal growth and its wide range of products has enabled it to become one of the leading players in the pharmaceutical industry. The company has distinguished itself by relying on the following elements:
- an unparalleled sales force in the Canadian generic industry,
- more than 240 molecules available,
- a strong supply chain,
- continuous development of new products.
In 2010, the Orimed brand was created to develop prescription products.
In 2013, the acquisition of Laboratoire Suisse extends the range of natural products and in 2014, the acquisition of Cosmetic Import adds beauty and body care products to the portfolio.
JAMP Pharma’s success is also due to its highly qualified staff who benefits from a strong entrepreneurial spirit. The company has always been committed to recruiting the best candidates in order to build an elite, human, efficient, competent, more agile and flexible team than the competition.
Ranked 3rd among generic drug manufacturers in Quebec and 5th in Canada, the company employs more than 300 people and continues to grow in order to support the company’s development, continuous improvement and increasingly strategic positioning of the industry.
At JAMP Pharma, the customer is the priority. Each decision is made by managers who do not compromise on the quality of the products offered. JAMP Pharma is particularly interested in complex products for which there are few alternatives. As a result, JAMP Pharma is able to offer several exclusive products across Canada, along with ongoing new product launches.
The company is located in Boucherville on the South Shore of the St. Lawrence River, 20 minutes from Montreal. It brings together talented professionals with diverse profiles who work together in a multicultural, inclusive and harmonious environment. The company’s values include teamwork and collaboration that are fully reflected in a dynamic work environment where efforts are focused on customer satisfaction and product quality.
Expansion of the Boucherville office
JAMP Pharma’s headquarters is currently undergoing an expansion phase. The objective is to continue to offer its employees good working conditions that will enable them to optimally support both customers and business partners. Other warehouse expansion projects are underway to further support the growth and needs of Canadian pharmacists by increasing storage capacity and further reducing stock outs.
JAMP Pharma is now perfectly positioned to consolidate its presence in Quebec and in Canada and conquer new foreign markets.
At JAMP Pharma, we are proud to facilitate access to the Canadian market for our partners while contributing to the health of the whole community and the development of the local economy!
DID YOU KNOW?
Interesting fact about the name of the company
Have you noticed that the name JAMP is always written in upper case? The explanation is simple: each of the letters J A M P corresponds to the initial of the first name of each of the founder’s four children. Thus, we can see that, from the beginning, human and collective values have been at the heart of JAMP Pharma.