About us


The promotional company with the trade mark SANTO, a member of the Polpharma group, (henceforth referred to as “The Company Santo”) is the largest pharmaceutical company in Kazakhstan and is a member of the international pharmaceutical group Polpharma, which operates in the markets of: Central and Eastern Europe, The Caucuses, and Central Asia. The pharmaceutical plant of the Company Santo has a history of more than 135 years.


SANTO cares about the quality of its product at each stage of development, manufacturing, storage, distribution, and sale. Historically speaking we were the first ones in the domestic pharmaceutical field who passed two independent certifications for the compliance with international and Kazakhstani quality standards of ISO series 9001:2000.

Since 2008, The Company SANTO has begun the transition for international standards of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Kazakhstan. The Company was one of the first domestic manufacturers, which actively started to introduce this standard. Convincing evidence of the transition from product quality control system to production quality assurance system under GMP international standards is the presence of GMP certificates for the production lines of: infusion solutions, the manufacturing sites of aseptic filling of antibiotic powders that are classified in the cephalosporins group, the manufacturing sites of aseptic filling antibiotics powders of beta-lactam (carbapenems), aminoglycosides and polypeptide groups, the manufacturing site for the production of solid oral medicines, the production line of infusion solutions, the manufacturing site for the production of injectable solutions and infusions, as well as in pharmaceutical storage GDP certificate.


Polpharma is an international pharmaceutical company and a leader in Central and Eastern Europe, The Caucasus’s, and Central Asia. The Company is an employer for approximately 7,500 people in Poland and international markets.


Polpharma SA Pharmaceutical Works with manufacturing plants in Starogard Gdanski, Duchnice and Nowa Deba.

Polfa Warszawa SA with a manufacturing plant in Warsaw

Medana SA with a manufacturing plant in Sieradz

Akrikhin – one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Russia, with a manufacturing plant in Staraya Kupavna near Moscow

Santo Company – a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer in Kazakhstan, with its seat in Shymkent