Who we are

With more than 85 years of experience and offering full service to support projects from proof of concept to commercial manufacture, Uquifa’s business model is based on a combination of  quality manufacturing platform and a great track record of service and reliability. UQUIFA Group is a manufacturer of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and intermediates for the pharmaceutical and animal health industries globally.

The UQUIFA Group has 2 manufacturing sites (1 in Spain and 1 in Mexico), operating under Uquifa Brand, with strict adherence to all regulatory norms. These sites operate under cGMP conditions and have been inspected and approved by leading global pharmaceutical companies and regulatory authorities, including the US FDA.

Soneas Chemicals Ltd, a Budapest-based company focused on CDMO activities, is also a part of the UQUIFA Group since 2018. Soneas Chemicals Ltd. offers route scouting, process optimisation, small scale cGMP manufacturing, and large scale non-GMP manufacturing from 3 locations in Budapest.

UQUIFA Group has clients in over 70 countries worldwide. Working in Phase I, II or III projects with Innovative Companies having more than 150 active DMF’s filed and more than 25 CEP’s approved. Uquifa counts the major global generic and ethical companies amongst its customers. R&D and innovation remains at the core of the Company’s strategy. It continues to make balanced investment in People, Products, and Plants to stay ahead of the technological curve.

UQUIFA Group is member of the following Business Associations:

Our history

UQUIFA is born

UQUIFA was founded as a manufacturer of Opiates and FDF (Finished Dosage Form) to pharmacies. We became a leading supplier to Spanish pharmacies.

Holliday Chemical Holding

Acquired by Holliday Chemical Holdings, a UK based chemical company. Uquifa acquired Barisintex with its headquarters and facilities in Sant Celoni.

Welcome Uquifa México S.A. de C.V.!
Uquifa Mexico

UQUIFA acquired a new chemical site in Mexico from SKB. This acquisition established the 2nd manufacturing sites where UQUIFA is currently operating.

Yule Catto PLC

Holiday Chemical Holding was acquired by Yule Catto PLC.

Change in ownership

UQUIFA Spain and Uquifa Mexico were acquired by Vivimed Labs, an India based Healthcare and Speciality Chemicals company. Investments stepped up on manufacturing plants, product mix, and people.

Building out a CDMO franchise to complement our portfolio

UQUIFA Group begins to pursue growth by stepping up presence in the CDMO sector.

External capital raise

Raised capital from OrbiMed Advisors Asia, a healthcare focused PE firm, top 3 globally. OrbiMed investiment is a validation of the UQUIFA Group's platform potential.

Welcome Soneas Chemicals Ltd.!
Soneas Uquifa Group, Budapest

Soneas, located in Hungary, bolt-on enhances CDMO capabilities. Its acquisition brings phase 1 and 2 capabilities, new customer base, chemistry capabilities, and greater coverage of the CDMO sector.

Fresh Strategy - new Leadership

Independent organization focus on implementing our 3P's philosophy to deliver excellent outcomes for all stakeholders.

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Carrer Mallorca 262, 3º
08008 Barcelona

Phone: +34 934 674 810



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