BCM, the contract manufacturing business of Alliance Boots, is one of the largest health and beauty contract manufacturers in Western Europe operating a range of different technologies.
BCM manufactures consumer health and beauty products for internal supply and third party brands, and also produces special prescription medicines for individual use. In total, it manufactures around 335 million units annually.
In addition to operations in Nottingham, in the UK, BCM has two other manufacturing facilities in Europe: BCM Cosmetique which is based in France and specialises in the manufacture of skincare and cosmetic brands; and BCM Kosmetik in Germany which produces colour cosmetics.
BCM Specials manufactures sterile and non-sterile bespoke unlicensed medicines for patients in the UK, with an inventory of around 70,000 formulations.
*All figures are as at 31 March 2014.