AstraZeneca Logo

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The Astrazeneca logo combines clarity and elegance. It demonstrates the progress of scientific thought and the excellent results of the tandem of two pharmaceutical giants. The emblem is like a golden sign, symbolizing universal benefit.

AstraZeneca: Brand overview

Founded:6 April 1999
Founder:Astra and Zeneca Group
Cambridge, England, UK
AstraZeneca is an Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical and research company with a capitalization of 145 billion dollars. It is engaged in the development and production of medicines. The main owners of the corporation are American investment groups. Eighty-three thousand employees work under the AstraZeneca logo.

Meaning and History

Astrazeneca Logo History

The company’s history begins with the appearance of Astra AB in 1913. Imperial Chemical Industries, the second participant, appeared in 1926. Their paths ran parallel until 1999 when the two pharmaceutical giants merged into AstraZeneca.

The emblem plays on the theme of unification, showing the benefits and advantages of a joint venture.

What is AstraZeneca?

A medical conglomerate with a turnover of 37.5 billion dollars. It ranks tenth in the world in drug sales. The company has 24 unique prescription drug formulations to its credit. It has two headquarters: one in the United Kingdom and one in Sweden.

1999 – today

Astrazeneca Logo

The visual symbol was created by the world-renowned English branding agency Interbrand. Thanks to their 50-year experience in this field, the design firm was able to create a unique and memorable logo that the company has used for over two decades.

The emblem consists of text and an image.

The name is written in thin dark-blue letters, highlighting the company’s past. The two capital letters draw attention to the two companies whose merger created the pharmaceutical conglomerate. Each is given a place in the name, depending on seniority.

Sweden’s largest company, Astra AB, with nearly a century-long history, justifiably occupies the first place in the name. In the joint venture, it brought developments in analgesics, treatment of heart diseases, blood vessels, gastrointestinal tract, and respiratory system disorders.

Zeneca was formed just six years before merging with Astra AB as the pharmaceutical division of a large British chemical industry holding. Zeneca’s research portfolio was significantly smaller, with only a few oncology drugs and Tenormin, a drug that normalizes heart muscle function. That is why its name occupies the second place in the joint brand.

The thin, serif-free letters indicate a measured scientific approach, research, adherence to protocols, and international standards. The conglomerate’s drugs are tested, safe, and highly specialized.

The joint symbol consists of the combination of the first two letters of the names, raised above the surface and forming an intricate construction of lines and loops.

The merger’s contours resemble the following:

  • a microscope pointing to laboratory research;
  • an hourglass, representing the infinity of time, continuous development, and improvement of medicine;
  • a vessel of the Greek goddess Hygieia: a symbol of healing in the form of a bowl with a snake wrapped around it.

The image is executed in gold, demonstrating the success of their joint work and a significant contribution to the global pharmaceutical industry. Thanks to scientific research, AstraZeneca introduced the world to Losec, a drug based on omeprazole that relieves ulcers and gastritis. After its appearance in 1996, it became the best-selling drug worldwide. Other well-known drugs include metoprolol and propranolol for the heart, Pulmicort for asthma, asthmatic bronchitis, and laryngospasm. Tamoxifen is the leading drug for breast cancer treatment.

Font and Colors

Astrazeneca Emblem

The logo features two shades: dark blue and gold.

The dark blue color of the text emphasizes the company’s scientific orientation, research activities, and the existence of a rich database of proven results. The shade guarantees reliability, solid age, and concern for patients’ health.

Gold represents profitability and leadership. The color indicates achievements and victories. It demonstrates increased profitability and weight in the global business due to the tandem, symbolizing the indestructible union and unification for centuries.

Astrazeneca Symbol

The font of the inscription is similar to Seibi Ai Bold.

AstraZeneca color codes

Cosmic CobaltHex color:#2f2874
RGB:47 40 116
CMYK:59 66 0 55
Pantone:PMS 2756 C
XanthousHex color:#efab01
RGB:239 171 1
CMYK:0 28 100 6
Pantone:PMS 130 C