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Heritage

Our roots go back to dairy producers in both the Netherlands and New Zealand. Companies that have a history of more than 100 years. Companies that gradually transformed into modern producers of lactose excipients and that have joined to become the world’s leading excipient manufacturer.

 

1900 

Hollandsche Melk Suikerfabriek (Dutch Milk Sugar Factory) founded    

1913 

The New Zealand Sugar of Milk and Casein Company Ltd  founded – later to become The Lactose Company of New Zealand (LNZ)  

1926 

Six Dutch dairy producers form a cooperative: De Melkindustrie Veghel (DMV)  

1960 

DOMO-pharma starts producing pharmaceutical grade lactose

1965 

First production of direct compression lactose  

1985 

Start of inhalation grade lactose in Borculo

2003 

Superdisintegrants business and factory acquired from Avebe  

2006 

DMV-Fonterra Excipients created from DMV International and LNZ’s pharmaceutical lactose business groups

2010 

DOMO-pharma integrated into the DMV-Fonterra Excipients organisation

2011 

DFE Pharma brand established, combining the businesses of DMV-Fonterra Excipients and DOMO-pharma 

2011 

Acquisition of Brahmar Cellulose Private Limited (BCPL), Cuddalore, India

 

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