Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


What is the minimum quantity of order?

A. We do not maintain any such criteria as no order is small or big for us. However, considering the freight charge structure, overall cost of a small consignment is more than any usual size of consignment.

What are the terms of payment?

A. We have very simple terms of payment for client's convenience, such as: PRE-PAYMENT: This is one of the most ideal mode of payment for smaller orders. Along with being convenient it also minimizes bank charges. Payment through bank drafts / cheques drawn in the name of Apothecaries' Sundries Mfg. Co. is accepted by us. However, transfer to our Bank account is more convenient and faster ADVANCE PAYMENT IN PART : For larger orders, client may place the order with an advance payment of 25%. And the balance will be paid through a designated bank against the delivery of documents. The customer needs to pay the bank charges. LETTER OF CREDIT: Irrevocable L/C is the best way of payment - wherein the customer pays all bank charges, excluding our bank charges.

What are the details of the bank?

A. The bank details are as follows: Bank of India Kirti Nagar, New Delhi (India) – 110015 Note: Please inform us before / after initiating any payment to our bank account.

What are the freight charges?

A. The modes of shipment we prefer are Sea Freight and Air Freight. However, we also ship orders through Post parcels, Couriers etc., as per the specific instructions received from customers. The shipping charge will depend on various factors like weight / volume of the shipment, destination to which it has to be shipped and the mode of dispatch.The client may ask for prices inclusive of freight charges or opt for receiving a consignment on the basis of 'Freight to Pay'. The Cost Insurance and Freight rates are quoted if the exact quantity, destination and mode of dispatch are intimated beforehand.

How can I get a Quote?

A. To receive a quote please fill the Query Form.available in this website. You can also view the Contact Us segment for details of other modes of contacting us.

How can I get Price List / Catalog?

A. Please fill the query form available in this website or view our contact details and forward a request though email / telephone / fax for price list or catalog.

Please tell us more about ASCO's history.

A. History of Apothecaries Sundries Manufacturing Co. is as old as that of Indian Independence - when in 1948 Mr. H.R. Narang, like millions of penniless migrants from Pakistan came to India and initiated his own business on small scale. With his single-minded devotion to work, vast knowledge and insight, he went on expanding the organization in terms of productivity, market reach and quality compliance until 'ASCO' became a brand recognised globally for quality surgical/ hospital appliances and allied products. Presently, under the guidelines of a dynamic team of professionals including Mr. Sudhir Narang, Mr. Sudershan Narang, Mr. Nitin Narang and Mr. Aseem Narang ASCO has grown into a truly professional corporate entity. The company has been carrying on the traditions of quality management, while holding the price line. The vast experience and profound knowledge of these leaders supported by qualified & experienced teams have led the company to sustain its market position, as a leader, all through these decades.