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Unión Químico Farmacéutica S.A (UQUIFA), a member of the UQUIFA Group, headquartered in Barcelona, Spain has signed definitive agreements to divest its API (active pharmaceutical ingredients) manufacturing site based in Lliçà de Vall (Av. Puigcerdà, 7, 08185, Lliçà de Vall, Barcelona).

The Lliçà de Vall site occupies a surface area of 21,176 m2, a workforce of 90 people and a production capacity of 160 m3 of reaction mixture. It currently produces off-patent advanced intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients, which are exported to Europe, the United States, Latin America and Asia.

These facilities meet Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and have the corresponding AEMPS certification, as well as ISO14001:2005 certification covering environmental aspects. They are also audited by several international regulatory authorities such as the Korean FDA and the Japanese PMDA.

This manufacturing site, with its employees and, the registered APIs would be acquired by Esteve Química S.A.U. (ESTEVE). This acquisition of the Lliçà de Vall manufacturing site is a part of ESTEVE´s growth and internationalization strategy. Both the companies will be working closely over a defined transition period so that an adequate transfer of business knowledge and an integration of IT systems, among others, can take place.

Saurabh Gurnurkar, Managing Director of Uquifa Sciences S.L.U, said: “The UQUIFA team is pleased that the Lliçà de Vall production site will be taken over by a committed owner with the ability to develop it to its full potential. This divestment will help UQUIFA to optimize our operations in Spain in line with our strategic objectives and better align with the changing needs of our customers”.

Founded in 1936, the UQUIFA Group today, caters to a global customer base from its sites in Spain, Mexico and Hungary across the CDMO and Off-Patent API business lines. It is focused on delivering value through its development & manufacturing capabilities to a customer base across the pharmaceutical and specialty chemical industries with the USA, EU and Japan being its principal markets.

Post this divestment, the UQUIFA Group will continue to invest in its development capabilities and people resources, to serve its global customer base, more efficiently. We are confident that our Spanish operations will embark on a new cycle of growth, based on our commitment to quality, customer satisfaction, and EHS (Environment, Health and Safety).

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See below a link to an important communication regarding the status of our operations and the meassures UQUIFA is taking to address the pandemic crisis caused by the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION

Miguel Angel Maceda, General Manager of UQUIFA-Mexico has signed the Uquifa Compliance Policy, which applies to all UQUIFA workcenters in Spain and Mexico, confirming the commitment of UQUIFA to accomplist the legal and ethics principles of the companies signing the Corporate Social Responsability.

Uquifa and Soneas will be attending Chemspec Europe 2019 exhibition in Basel (26 – 27 June 2019).

Chemspec Europe is The international exhibition for fine and speciality chemicals.

If you are exhibiting or visiting the exhibition please Contact and Meet us at our booth F311 Hall 1.0 where we will take you through the Chemistry and Services Uquifa_Soneas offers to customers.

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We have renewed the Certification of Responsible Company. We have demonstrated the fulfillment of its requirements, within the Responsible Care Program and its principles of Environmental Management , Safety, Hygiene,  Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsiblility

You can download a copy of our new certificate, in our certificates section.

Vivimed announces acquisition of SONEAS by Group´s API business, UQUIFA. SONEAS broadens UQUIFA´s offering in the CDMO sector with New Development capabilities and, an enhanced Project Pipeline 

One of the key UQUIFA values is INNOVATION! From its inception 80 years ago, UQUIFA has pioneering novel chemical routes of synthesis, in Barcelona.

Today INNOVATION in Barcelona is championed by the Research Park. Originally created by the University of Barcelona in 1997, the PCB (Parc Científic de Barcelona) was the first in Spain and today is an international leader in promoting INNOVATION.

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