1962Debut as Government Pharmaceutical Laboratory (GPL).
1979Renamed as Government Pharmaceutical Production Unit (PPU).
1983Converted into a Public Limited Company as Essential Drugs Company Limited (EDCL), Dhaka Plant, Dhaka.
1985Establishment of Essential Drugs Company Limited, Bogra Plant, Bogra.
2010Establishment of Khulna Essential Latex Plant (KELP), Khulna.
2010Establishment of Essential Latex Processing Plant (ELPP),Modhupur, Tangail.
2011Establishment of Essential Drugs Company Limited, 3rd Plant,Gopalganj (Under Process).
2013Establishment of Cephalosporin Project, Bogra.