Our Story

A History of Richness

In the tumultuous year of 1973, as India's economic landscape began to evolve, a man named Mr. Venkata ChalamKondepudi dared to dream differently. Armed with a degree in Chemistry and an unyielding spirit, he relinquished the safety of a conventional job to embark on a journey of profound significance. This journey marked the birth of Herbochem, an enterprise rooted in the very essence of transformation.

With humble beginnings as a manufacturer of Ipecac and Senna, Herbochem carved its path toward redefining healthcare. It wasn't long before this visionary company ventured into uncharted territories, crafting proteins from soy and delving into the intricate realm of animal-based liver proteins. As the sands of time flowed, so did the course of Herbochem's destiny.

In the midst of evolving production lines, a new chapter unfurled as the second generation, Mr. Venkat Kondepudi and Mr. Somnath Kondepudi, embraced their father's legacy. With fresh perspectives and unwavering determination, Herbochem embarked on collaborations with global titans like Novartis and GSK.

Within these enduring partnerships, Herbochem's mastery extended to the synthesis of vital phytochemicals such as Reserpine and Digitalis. In a defining moment, Herbochem stood as the sole manufacturer of Artemisinin, an anti-malarial marvel, for Novartis. It was not merely production; it was a holistic journey, from cultivating the plant to harvesting and extracting its life-saving essence.

Fast-forward to 2023, where the third generation now steers the ship, drawing wisdom from the second. Herbochem stands tall with an industry-leading manufacturing infrastructure and an in-house analytical lab that's second to none. The beating heart of innovation resides in Herbochem's relentless R&D team, ceaselessly working to unveil products the world awaits.

Customization became Herbochem's forte, with 75 herbal extracts tailored to customer specifications. Beyond manufacturing, the company extends its hand to source materials beyond its repertoire. Herbochem's high-quality extracts traverse the globe, a testament to India's enduring herbal legacy.

With over five decades etched in history, Herbochem embodies the legacy of India's oldest herbal extraction companies. It's not just a business; it's a family commitment, a promise of uncompromising quality. The echoes of customer satisfaction resound through Herbochem's corridors, a company determined to craft only the finest.

Forward integration led Herbochem to infuse its extracts into diverse formulations, a service now carried forth by its sister company, Thirigi Wellness. Today, as you swallow a nutraceutical supplement, remember that you're partaking in a legacy crafted by Herbochem.

In the depths of this story, where sweat and dreams meld into success, Herbochem's message is clear—a legacy of unwavering commitment, a testament to the human spirit's capacity to reimagine and reshape. It's a journey that beckons us all, reminding us that even amidst change and evolution, the essence of one's vision remains steadfast—a beacon of hope, a story of inspiration.

Mr. Somnath Kondepudi, a distinguished Partner at Herbochem, currently spearheads the Finance and Marketing department at our esteemed organization. With a remarkable legacy spanning over three decades, Mr. Somnath represents the second generation of leadership, driving Herbochem's success to new heights.

Mr. Somnath's academic journey boasts a Master's degree in Chemistry from the prestigious Central University in Hyderabad, India. However, his passion for management led him to pursue an MBA degree in Finance and Marketing from Pune University of Management.

During his illustrious 30-year tenure at Herbochem, Mr. Somnath has played a pivotal role in the company's remarkable growth. His strategic vision and leadership have fostered valuable collaborations with international partners, enabling the production of a diverse range of phytochemicals and herbal extracts.

Both Mr. Somnath and Herbochem share a common vision - to be a catalyst for conscious well-being on a global scale. Together, they are committed to creating a holistic and sustainable business model that not only inspires but also promotes and supports true wellness.

Meet Mr. Venkat Kondepudi, a dedicated Partner at Herbochem, who firmly believes in the path to prosperity through hard work, honesty, and unwavering integrity. Venkat is a vital part of the second generation driving Herbochem family-owned legacy. He currently holds the reins of the Production and Analytical department.

Herbochem's journey to its current position was no easy feat, and Venkat acknowledges the ever-evolving industry landscape where innovation is paramount. Alongside the Research and Development team, Venkat has invested countless hours in bringing novel solutions to the market while upholding the highest standards of quality.

Quality has always been Venkat's mantra, and his commitment to it, coupled with substantial investments in R&D, underscores Herbochem's enduring success. His focus on conducting business with integrity serves as a guiding principle for the entire organization.

Venkat holds a Master's Degree in Chemistry from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, and a PG Diploma in Personal Management and Industrial Relations.

Together with his partner, Somnath, Venkat has propelled Herbochem to become a global leader in the field of herbal extraction and nutraceuticals. Their entrepreneurial journey has garnered recognition worldwide, inspiring future generations to embrace risks in pursuit of their passions.

Both Venkat and Somnath share a collective vision for Herbochem's future - one of expansion into new verticals while upholding the company's unwavering commitment to quality and integrity. The stage is set for Herbochem to soar to new heights.

Introducing Karthik Kondepudi, the forward-thinking force from the 3rd generation of the Herbochem family. Karthik's fresh perspective and innovative ideas are poised to transform the family business by seamlessly blending cutting-edge technology with timeless traditions.

Karthik's educational journey led him to earn a master's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the esteemed University of the Pacific in California, USA. He honed his skills and knowledge during a two-year stint in the pharmaceutical industry in the United States, gaining invaluable experience.

Driven by a belief in the immense potential of the family business, Karthik returned to India with a vision to lead. His mission is clear - to leverage his expertise and passion for marketing to propel the company to new heights, particularly in the global arena, with a strong focus on the United States. He's committed to pursuing his dreams and making a significant impact.

As a Partner at Herbochem, Karthik currently spearheads the Business Development section, where he champions the importance of fostering strong relationships with companies and networking with individuals to establish a prominent presence in the market. He understands that building connections is paramount to the company's growth.

Karthik wears multiple hats and also serves as a Director at Thirigi Wellness Pvt. Ltd, an associate company of Herbochem specializing in the formulation of wellness products. With Karthik at the helm, both Herbochem and its associate company are poised for remarkable growth and innovation in the wellness industry.

Herbochem’s Pillars

About Mr. Surendra Yerramilli

Mr. Surendra Yerramilli, a dedicated member of the Herbochem team with an impressive17-year tenure. Mr. Surendra's commitment to the company has been unwavering, and he has played a pivotal role in its success.

With a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Chemistry, Mr. Surendra has been entrusted with a critical role as the head of Production at Herbochem. His deep knowledge and expertise in these fields have been invaluable in ensuring the smooth and efficient production processes at the company.

Mr. Surendra is not just a guardian of production but also a champion of quality and innovation. He firmly believes that the high standards of work and the culture of innovation at Herbochem are what have kept him dedicated to the company for such a significant duration.

In his role, Mr. Surendra takes on the responsibility of maintaining strict regulatory compliance, adhering to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), and providing training and guidance to operators. His diligence and commitment are vital in upholding the company's commitment to excellence and quality.

  • What sets us apart |

  • We tirelessly strive to ensure our products deliver unparalleled value

Decades of Experience- Our 50 years of experience infuse every aspect of our work, guaranteeing unparalleled quality, innovation, and reliability. This deep-rooted history is the cornerstone of our commitment to excellence, setting us apart as a trusted leader in our industry.

Science-Fuelled - Our relentless pursuit of innovation and research-driven solutions empowers us to deliver products of superior quality and efficacy. This scientific foundation sets us apart as a trusted leader, ensuring that every Herbochem offering is a testament to precision and excellence.

Trailblazing Innovations: Our relentless pursuit of ground-breaking solutions drives us to create products that challenge the status quo. With a legacy of pioneering achievements, we remain at the forefront, setting the benchmark for innovation in our field.

Our Mission

At Herbochem, our mission is simple yet profound: to improve lives through nature's gifts. We're driven by a deep-rooted belief in the healing power of herbs. We tirelessly innovate and craft the purest extracts to bring holistic well-being to all. Why? Because we care about your health and the planet, and we want to make a real difference

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a world where everyone can embrace the magic of herbs for a healthier, happier life. We aim to be the trusted pioneers in herbal excellence, setting new standards and sharing the wisdom of nature. We're on this journey because we believe in a future where well-being is simple, accessible, and sustainable. Herbochem: Where Nature Meets Why.

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