Who we are
Founded in 1972, Eurofarma is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Brazil. With 100% national capital, it is proud to be the first pharmaceutical multinational in the country. It is present in over 20 countries and covers 82% of the Latin American market. Voted one of the 20 most innovative companies in Brazil, it launched in 2016 the 1st biosimilar medicine in Latin America. Eurofarma is the only pharmaceutical company three times champion by Guia Exame de Sustentabilidade.
Eurofarma is a multinational with 100% Brazilian capital, with 47 years of history, recognized by the medical community and the society for promoting access to health and quality of life with treatments at the right price, quality and innovation.
With operations in more than 20 countries in South and Central America, in the Caribbean and Africa, it has 9 manufacturing plants installed, strategically located in Latin America, positioning especially in the major pharmaceutical segments: Prescribing, Exempt Prescription Drugs, Generics, Hospital , Bidding, Oncology, Third Party Services and Veterinary. The company has a broad portfolio that meets all medical specialties and which is a reference in the central nervous system, anti-infective and hormonal drugs.
Recognized for its pioneering and entrepreneurial vocation from the beginning of its activities 47 years ago, originally as Billi Farmacêutica, it operates with national and international partnerships in different models of cooperation such as licenses, distribution agreements, providing services in the productive area, with joint ventures, co-development, among others. With a focus on innovation, the company accounts for about 200 projects in its pipeline and expansion plans for key global markets.
Eurofarma values human capital as its most important asset. The Group has approximately 6,700 employees, including more than 5,500 in Brazil. It also has the largest sales force and market medical advertisement, with around 3,000 employees, who make 550 thousand medical contacts per month.
Elected for more than a decade among the best companies to work for, it has been placed for 15 years in the “Best Companies to Work For” rank by Exame Voce S/A magazine, and five consecutive years in the “Época GPTW” ranking (Great Place to Work )”.
As the only pharmaceutical company three times champion by the Exame Sustainability Guide, it consolidated its adherence to the UN Global Compact in 2015, committing to follow in their activities those 10 principles of the document set out by the United Nations Organizations. The initiative calls for the adoption of business practices based on ethical and responsible values in the areas of environment, human rights, labor relations and fighting corruption.
Os investimentos sociais da empresa são conduzidos pelo Instituto Eurofarma, fundado em 2006. Os projetos já realizaram mais de 77 mil atendimentos diretos, prioritariamente nas áreas de educação complementar, ambiental e formação de jovens.
Social investments of the company are conducted by the Eurofarma Institute, founded 13 years ago. The projects directly benefit more than 77,000 people, primarily in the areas of continuing education, environmental and training of young and adults people.
As a company of solid values, which grows on a sustainable basis, it seeks excellence and feeds on challenges, taking further steps as if they were the first ones.
Controlled Companies and Joint Ventures
The Eurofarma Group also operates in different areas and businesses, as one can see below.
Built in 2013, it is an independent operation owned in 100% to Eurofarma. Dedicated to the production and commercialization of the brand products, focusing on the medical prescription area, mostly for the Psychiatry, Gynecology and Respiratory System specialties. It provides production service for Eurofarma and other laboratories, accounting for the entire line of the company antibiotics (penicillin, cephalosporin and carbapenem).
Responsible for the analysis of samples for relative bioavailability studies and bioequivalence studies, required for obtaining drug registration at Anvisa. The company also undertakes residual cleaning validation tests and stability studies, besides being a Research Center.
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Formada em 2012, atualmente é controlada pela Joint venture entre Eurofarma e Cristália. Promove e distribui produtos de prescrição médica.
A joint venture formed in 2012, actually is controlled by Eurofarma e Cristália. It promotes and distributes medical prescription products.
A joint venture between Eurofarma, which holds 50% stake, and the Biolab Laboratory. It was founded in 2012 to operate in the development of production of biosimilar medications.
Founded in 1972 under the name of Billi Pharmaceuticals, the proposed business was completely innovative in the industry, but already anticipated a trend of today’s world: outsourcing. With no own products, Billi emerged with the aim of manufacturing products for other domestic and foreign laboratories.
This was the first seed. Over time, and with investments in innovation and development, employee training and a management focused on efficiency, quality of its products and customer satisfaction, the company grew, acquired other laboratories and expanded its scope of action, starting to produce and market own brands and under license from multinationals.
As a result of this development, in 1993 the company adopted the name Eurofarma and, since then, has recorded a strong growth. In 2005, its sales reached R$ 745 million. Five years later, the total revenue rose about 74% to $ 1.3 billion.
The markets in Brazil and Latin America act as an important opportunity for Eurofarma. In 2009, Eurofarma began its internationalization project, a milestone in its history, with the acquisition of Argentine Quesada Pharmaceutics. Since then, the company has been working hard on integrating the operations of this subsidiary, which, in July 2010, began to act under the corporate name of Eurofarma Argentina.
In 2010, it entered new markets through investments in clinical research, biotechnology and acquisition in the domestic market, aiming to become one of the three largest pharmaceutical companies in the country. In the same year, continuing its goal of internationalization, the company acquired the Laboratories Gautier, Uruguay, with a presence in Bolivia, and Chile’s Volta – including Farmindustria, a company from the same group.
The company continued with this strategy in 2011, submitting products dossiers and obtaining records for medications in the countries in which it operates, this time in the Venezuelan market, the third largest one in Latin America. It invested in infrastructure, in the creation of a new company and in the integration between subsidiaries and headquarters. Among many other accomplishments and learning, it has also celebrated the five-year anniversary of the Institute that bears its name.
In 2012, Eurofarma turned 40 years with the creation and reformulation of strategic areas of the company and continued its internationalization process, important steps towards the goal of becoming a large multinational company, starting its operations in Colombia, through the purchase of a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant of Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD). Initially, the production would be unique in providing services to third parties and MSD.
The following year, in 2013, Eurofarma acquired Refasa Carrión, present for 57 years in Peru and Laprin – 4th company in medical prescription in the market of Guatemala, and that also maintains operations in Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras. El Salvador, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.
In 2014, it began its commercial operations in Colombia and the acquisition of the minority stake in Chile. Offices were also opened in Venezuela, Paraguay and Ecuador for the submission of dossiers. Thus, the organization started to cover 68.6% of the Latin American market. With an established presence with own operations in 20 countries in South and Central America, in the Caribbean and Africa. in 2014, the company completed the negotiation, becoming a shareholder in the North American Melinta Therapeutics and made commercial agreements with leading companies in South Korea (Don-A) and Sri Lanka (Ceyoka).
Now in 2015, after 9 years of study, researchers at Eurofarma conquered the record of the first biosimilar medicine in Latin America, Fiprima® (filgrastim) used to induce an increase in the body’s defense cells, in patients with some types of cancer. Worldwide, there are only 20 biosimilars.
Continuing its expansion process towards global markets, 2016 begins with the opening of a new office in Mozambique, which marks the company’s entry into the African market. It consolidates its presence in Central America and in the Caribbean, with the opening of the market in Belize.
To promote the access to health and quality of life with treatments at a fair price in a profitable operation that ensures its sustainable growth in the different market segments of the company.
We will become one of the 3 biggest pharmaceutical companies with Latin-America region’s capital - leader in medical prescription in Brazil and a reference in Innovation and Sustainability. With rising profitability and a 10% protected portfolio, 30% of our sales will come from international activities.
1. Promptness: dynamism and simplicity are part of our DNA and to remain competitive, these attributes must be present in all operations and processes of the Company
2. Commitment: the competence and commitment to the company provide the valuation and growth of employees. Therefore, whenever possible, our talents are cherished through internal utilization
3. Sustainable development: the proper management of human, financial and natural resources is based on the development and safety of employees, financial strength, healthy business practices and actions to preserve the environment: key points for the balance of our operations
4. Focus on Health: Our business model is based on the participation in all pharmaceutical segments through business units, subsidiaries and affiliates, maintaining a permanent dialogue, attraction and formalization of strategic partnerships
5. Entrepreneurship: in order to anticipate in the future, creating new and better ways to conduct business in all areas, besides the inherent innovation to R&D activities, our leaders are open to what is "new" and keep the cutting edge spirit of the Company
6. Ethics: in line with the Company's Code, laws and regulations, the behavior of our employees is necessarily based on ethics and transparency in all actions and operations in the company and in its name
7. Equality (Diversity): we care for a favorable and unbiased environment, where respect prevails. For this, we have established commitments related to diversity, justice and equality in the relations between employees and other public bodies
8. Reinvestment: with the belief that taking risks is part of the dynamic and successful business activity, generating positive results promotes the growth of the organization through the reinvestment in the business through its own resources
9. Respect: we take pride in our history, origins and ability to overcome. Our story is built so as to reflect our commitment to the growth of our employees and development of the countries in which we operate, while maintaining respect for peoples and cultures with which we relate
10. Outcome (performance): we recognize the different contributions to the achievement of our goals and share the wealth generated by employees and society, through meritocracy programs, increased access and social investments