The Arya Vaidya Pharmacy (Coimbatore) Ltd. (AVP), was founded in 1943 by late Arya Vaidyan P. V. Rama Variar who was a humanitarian, philosopher and physician par excellence. The milestones of Arya Vaidya Pharmacy since its inception are given below.
1943- Establishment of AVP
1948- Formation of Arya Vaidya Pharmacy (Coimbatore) Limited as a public limited company
1950- Establishment of Arya Vaidya Chikitsalayam, an Ayurveda Hospital at Coimbatore
1976- The World Health Organization and ICMR sign an agreement with the Arya Vaidya Chikitsalayam for clinical research on Ayurveda remedies for rheumatoid arthritis.
1978- Establishment of Arya Vaidyan Rama Varier Educational Foundation of Ayurveda (AVREFA) and commencement of Degree course in Ayurveda in a unique gurukula model.
1979- Establishment of International Institute of Ayurveda under AVR Educational Foundation of Ayurveda.
1980- Release of the first copy of Ancient Science of Life an internationally acclaimed journal on Ayurveda.
1982- Recognition of the research institution by the Dept. of Science & Technology and various universities as a research centre.
1983- Commencement of comprehensive Rural Health Programme sponsored by USAID through the Govt. of India in application of Ayurveda and Siddha in promoting healthcare through primary health centres.
1985- Introduction of Heal range of specialized OTC Products.
1989- Commissioning of AVP second manufacturing unit at Thennilapuram.
1995- Agreement with TBGRI, Thiruvanthapuram, to manufacture and market Jeevani unique herbal immunoenhancing product. 50% of the Royalty & License fees goes to the Kani tribals of Kerala, towards intellectual property right over the medicine (first ever recognition of a community intellectual property)
1997- Granting of the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certificate to the Thennilapuram unit from the Drug Controller, Government of India.
1999- Recognition of R&D of AVP by DSIR of Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.
2000- Setting up of AVP first Ayurveda Therapeutic Centre abroad in Kuala Lumpur 003- Setting up of AVTAR, the research division of AVP.
National Institutes of Health, USA awards PICRC Research Grant to Ayurvedic Trust through the University of Washington, Seattle Granting of the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certificate to the Kanjikode Unit.
2003- RUDRA Random Uninterrupted Documentation for Retrospective Analysis was initiated in the Out Patient Department of Arya Vaidya Chikitsalayam and Research Institute
2005- Inauguration of exclusive AVP Clinic & Information Centre at Trichy Road, Coimbatore.
2006- Setting up of exclusive Capsuling and Tableting Division and exclusive Cosmetic Division in Coimbatore.
2008-Coconut development Board, Govt. of India, sectioned a Project to AVTAR for research on value addition to Virgin Coconut Oil.
-New factory unit inaugurated at Kanjikode.
2010- Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India awarded center of excellence grant.
-New sophisticated OP Department was inaugurated at Ayurvedic trust campus by Dr. S. K. Sharma, advisor, Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India