Heritage of DFE Pharma
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.
Hollandsche Melk Suikerfabriek (Dutch Milk Sugar Factory) founded
The New Zealand Sugar of Milk and Casein Company Ltd founded – later to become The Lactose Company of New Zealand (LNZ)
Six Dutch dairy producers form a cooperative: De Melkindustrie Veghel (DMV)
DOMO-pharma starts producing pharmaceutical grade lactose
First production of direct compression lactose
Start of inhalation grade lactose in Borculo
Superdisintegrants business and factory acquired from Avebe
DMV-Fonterra Excipients created from DMV International and LNZ’s pharmaceutical lactose business groups
DOMO-pharma integrated into the DMV-Fonterra Excipients organisation
DFE Pharma brand established, combining the businesses of DMV-Fonterra Excipients and DOMO-pharma
Acquisition of Brahmar Cellulose Private Limited (BCPL), Cuddalore, India
Transaction of Fonterra’s 50% share of DFE Pharma to CVC Strategic Opportunities II has been finalized. The official company name changed from DMV-Fonterra Excipients GmbH & Co. KG to DFE Pharma GmbH & Co. KG.