AYRTON DRUG was incorporated On the 24th Septemter 1965 by the Late Mr. Samuel Benson Adjapong. A Ghanaian Entrepreneur and the first Ghanaian Chief Pharmacist at the Ministry of Health. He was issued a certificate to commence business on 21st october 1965. The company's journey to stardom began in a small plant in Kokomlemle a suburb of Accra with a tablet making machine and a staff of ten(10). It moved to its current location on the Abeka Road, Tesano also in Accra in 1969. During the years 1970-1982, when many manufacturing companies in Ghana were operating on the margin due to the harsh economic conditions, Ayrton kept alive the hope of becoming a force in the pharmacuetical industry in Ghana with a about 30 product lines. Over time, AYRTON adapted to the change in the local business environment and with careful planning, managed to substantially upgrade its plant, machinery and product lines to its present status. Over the proceeding few years, AYRTON gradually added products identified as potential high margin products such as Virol and Teedar among others to its portfolio of products. Due to its nationwide customer network AYRTON began on its march to stardom. It is worthy of note that these newer products have contributed significantly to the profitability of the company. In February 2010 Adcock Ingram acquired 65.59% of shares in Ayrton Drug to become the major shareholder and currently holds over 70% of shares in Ayrton. Adcock Ingram has been in existence for more than 120 years and has appointed three members to the board of Directors.