Bano’s History

Fresh from the mountains, our products originate from the Arlberg Pharmacy or, in German, the "Arlberg Apotheke"
The origin of BANO lies in the Arlberg Apotheke in St. Anton am Arlberg, which was founded in the 1970s by the pharmacist Josef Bano. BANO products were manufactured and marketed under the company name "Mag. J. Bano, Chemisch pharmazeutische Präparate", for many years. 

Formulas Directly from the Pharmacy
He soon developed the first pharmaceutical products and healing salves. The Calendulin® Marigold Salve, the Murmelin® marmot oil salve and the Arlberger Arnica Gel are among our best-known products, together with the Arlberger Mountain Pine Creme. The fact that the formulas were developed in the pharmacy, and that the products are produced within the company, means that optimum effects and quality are guaranteed.

Apotheker Fruchtsaftbärchen Growing Product Range
The BANO product range has grown over the years - alongside the healing salves, our production also covers pharmaceutical products such as Anfokali and Japomin oil or foaming bath oil, sauna oils, gelatine capsules and other products. The popular "Fruchtsaftbärchen" or "fruit juice bears" also originate from our company. They are free from artificial colourings and preservatives, gluten-free and are not manufactured without the use of bovine gelatine. They also have a large amount vitamin C from the acerola cherry - and they are just delicious.

Our products are available in all Austrian and German pharmacies, as well as in selected specialist shops, and, with the exception of the pharmaceutical products, can also be bought from our online shop.

DDI Gernot Wagner, Prokurist, Ing. Mag. Eva Bano Great innovation since 2009
At the end of 2009, the BANO®  product range was taken over by Eva Bano, who is a Graduate in Engineering. In addition to the headquarters in St. Anton, there has also been an office branch in Baden since 2010, and in 2011 a new production site was completed in Hartberg. The products, having been tested and proved over the course of decades, were now carried forward with increased commitment - in the last few months, we have given a visual lift to our packaging and marketing, whilst our recipes and formulas have remained the same. Our customers want to know exactly what they are buying, so we have compiled informational material that covers all the important questions. This is also available from our homepage under "Informational material".

New products - the same quality
We have been offering Murmelin® oil - a pure marmot oil in a 100ml bottle and a rarity in pharmacies - since 2011. Our Pectatussan® Chest Rub - made only with natural ingredients - has been available in all German pharmacies since the start of 2012. With its eucalyptus oil, menthol and camphor, it loosens the airways, and the basis for the salve is formed only from plant oils - there are no mineral oils, parabens or pigments.

Our Pectatussan® BABY Chest Rub is a new addition to our range - the mineral-oil-free alternative to the traditional pharmaceutical agents for common colds in the airways. The essential thyme oil provides relief - and does so without the use of any mineral oil, parabens, colourings or preservatives. Pectatussan® BABY Chest Rub is also suitable for small children from 6 months of age as it does not contain menthol or campho.

The company’s own field-work department - a new business area
Due to increasing demand, the decision was made at the end of 2012 to appoint a separate field-work department for health shops/drugstores and selected specialist retailers. This means that, since January 2013, ​we can offer distribution services for selected partners .


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