ESTEVE Quimica, S.A. is a private family-owned fully integrated pharmaceutical group of businesses headquartered in Barcelona, Spain.
Founded in 1929, ESTEVE has since grown into a fully integrated pharmaceutical company with nearly 3000 employees and over $ 1B in annual sales. The pursuit of excellence in discovery, development, manufacturing, and marketing of innovative pharmaceuticals is ESTEVE’s top priority. Its international business activities extend to the animal health, OTC, generic, and API sectors.
The Celrà plant, located 100 km to the north of Barcelona and built in the early 1980s on an area of 90,000 m², is Esteve Quimica’s most important production centre.
Its state of the art facilities offer a versatility that makes it a worldwide benchmark production plant. It has the best equipment in terms of producing active ingredients, quality control, quality assurance and waste treatment. The plant is regularly inspected by the US authorities (FDA) and Japanese authorities (KIKO).
The plant, with a total reactor volume of approximately 300 m³, is divided into several specialised units according to the requirements of our clients and of the health authorities for producing active ingredients.
A wide range of reactors (in materials such as stainless steel, enamel and Hastelloy) with a capacity of 1 to 10 m³ ensures great flexibility for the multi-stage synthesis of products with reactions from -80ºC to 200ºC. Completely fitted with auxiliary equipment (centrifuges, filters and dryers) to isolate the finished product as per cGMPs.
Special reactions that may require, for example, low or high temperatures (from -80ºC to +200ºC), high pressure (up to 20 bars) and also some reactions carried out under strict safety conditions, such as Grignards, Hydrogenation, etc.
ESTEVE QUÍMICA, S.A.
Polígono Industrial, s/n