Hester Biosciences Limited is one of India’s leading animal healthcare companies. Being the country’s second largest poultry vaccine manufacturer, Hester has rightly positioned itself to capitalise on upcoming opportunities in the animal healthcare industry globally.

Apart from poultry vaccines, the company has recently forayed into animal vaccines, poultry health products and animal health products. The four verticals put together will underpin Hester’s identity as a strong animal health company, addressing all segments in the animal health care sector.

Founded in 1987 by Mr. Rajiv Gandhi, a first generation entrepreneur, he converted a proprietary trading business into Asia’s largest single-location animal biological manufacturing facility. Benchmarked to international quality compliance standards, Hester manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and health products in the Indian as well as the global markets.

The Company has a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility unit in Mehsana, Gujarat, complying with stringent international norms. Hester is WHO-GMP, Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 certified. Also having DSIR (Department of Scientific & Industrial Research) approval for in-house R&D Department. Company’s Credit ratings is rated at “BBB+” for Long Term Borrowings and “A3+” for Short term Borrowings.  

The Company’s product portfolio comprises of over 50 vaccines and over 35 health products, which are distributed through Hester’s pan-India distribution network. Exports are currently to 9 countries with registration process on in over 20 countries.

Hester’s key strength is embedded in its cutting-edge research and development capabilities. The Company’s R&D center is recognised by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.

A team of 300 motivated individuals drives Hester.


  • Hester Biosciences has emerged as India’s second largest poultry vaccine manufacturer.

  • The Company emerged as the first in India to manufacture the Goat Pox Vaccine.


  • Issued Shares

    • 8,506,865 Shares of Rs.10 Each

  • Stock Exchange Listing

    • Bombay Stock Exchange Limited (BSE)

    • National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE)

  • Stock Exchange Scrip Code

    • BSE - 524669


  • Security Code

    • ISIN - INE782E01017