The early years
In 1887, Luther
Perrigo, the owner of
a general store
and apple-drying business, had
the idea to package and distribute patented medicines and household items for country stores. Luther launched the "private label" concept as a way to enhance customer loyalty. For no additional cost, Perrigo offered to imprint the store's name on the labels of epsom salts, sweet oil, bay rum and dozens of other wet and dry goods stocked in general stores.
Deep roots in manufacturing excellence
Perrigo opened its first manufacturing facility in Allegan, Michigan in 1921 and signed its first, large private-label customer in the mid-1930s, paving the way for its conversion from a re-packager of home remedies to a manufacturer of affordable healthcare products.
This shift in strategic direction drove Perrigo's growth over the next several decades and serves as the heritage that guides the company's mission today.
A growing business
Perrigo Australia’s has a diverse portfolio of over-the-counter (OTC) medicinal products plus our Australian made specialised hospital products at our Balcatta WA facility.
Today, Perrigo company is dedicated to making lives better by bringing Quality Affordable, Self-Care ProductsTM that consumers trust everywhere they are sold.
The company is a leading provider globally of over-the-counter health and wellness solutions that enhance individual well-being by empowering consumers to proactively prevent or treat conditions that can be self-managed.