Sanofi has been operating in the Saudi Market for more than 50 years distributing Sanofi’s products.
In 2014 Sanofi inaugurated its manufacturing plant in King Abdullah Economic City(KAEC). In the first phase the KAEC manufacturing plant will produce up to 19 million boxes and it will manufacture and launch new products in the kingdom in the field -not limited to- of diabetes, as well as cardiovascular, pain management, oncology, cholesterol management, CNS, Anticoagulant, antibiotics, antihistamine and anti-acids. The products produced in the manufacturing plant are produced under two entities Sanofi Aventis Arabia Co. Ltd. And Sanofi Arabia Trading Co. Ltd.
The manufacturing plant has given Sanofi the opportunity to hire and develop local talent. It currently employees over 400 employees with an 81% saudization rate. Females constitute 66% of the workforce.