Our history

More than 60 years creating value in society

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1959

Foundation

Ferrer is founded in 1959 under the presidency of Carles Ferrer Salat.

(1931 - 1998).

Fundación
Fundación
60s
60s

Consolidation

During the 60s, Ferrer becomes one of the most important companies in the Spanish market.

Internationalisation

Ferrer starts its international expansion by means of acquisitions in Germany and by opening subsidiaries in Latin America.

60s
70s

Integration

Vertical Integration Complete. New divisions are created between 1976 and 1978 to start manufacturing and commercialising fine chemicals.

Innovation

A new R&D centre is inaugurated in Barcelona (1977). Ferrer’s historical commitment towards the research and development of innovative pharmaceutical products is consolidated.

70s
70s
80s
80s

Commitment

GMP standards are implemented throughout all Ferrer’s factories, placing the company at the forefront of the sector where technology is concerned.

Diversification

Certain acquisitions are made and Medir Ferrer and Ferrer Alimentación are expanded, strengthening the company’s presence in the food supplement and fine chemistry sectors.

80s
90s

Development

Ferrer inaugurates the hospital business unit as a strategic department for the future, focussed on the areas of oncology, intensive medicine and pain management.

Achievements

Starting in the year 2000, Ferrer is acknowledged as one of the foremost national R&D-based pharmaceutical companies.

90s
90s
00s
00s

Expansion

The new subsidiaries, joint ventures and acquisitions reinforce Ferrer’s presence in Southern Europe and throughout Latin America.

Scope

Ferrer operates in the different healthcare system segments. New acquisitions in prescription, OTC and animal nutrition have seen the company’s volume grow. Customised medicine and advanced technological platforms allow for launching an innovative trajectory.

00s
TODAY

Sustainability

New logistics centre and expansion of the factory with LEED certification for sustainable construction. Launch of the sustainability strategy Our planet, Our Life.

Specialisation

Under its new CEO Mario Rovirosa, Ferrer enters into a new stage of renovation by concentrating on the areas of prescription, specialised, in-house and incremental innovation medication.

HOY
HOY