About Esteve

Who we are

Esteve is a leading pharmaceutical chemical group formed by more than 2,400 professionals with a clear priority: to contribute to the wellbeing of society.

Esteve first pharmacy Manresa

WE COVER THE WHOLE DRUG SUPPLY CHAIN THROUGH OUR THREE MAIN ACTIVITIES

PHARMACEUTICAL ACTIVITY

One of pillars and the origin of our group, devoted to the development, research and marketing of innovative drugs for human health.

CHEMICAL ACTIVITY

Development, manufacturing and marketing of active ingredients for the global pharmaceutical industry.

GENERICS ACTIVITY

Marketing and development of generic drugs to favor access to these treatments.

Innovating to live better: our leitmotiv since 1929, when Dr. Antoni Esteve i Subirana founded the first company in a small pharmacy of Manresa (Barcelona).

Since then, thanks to the effort of all stakeholders and the trust of clients and patients, ESTEVE has established itself as a leading business group in the area of health, with a clear, research-centered international approach and an active policy of strategic alliances with other companies.

Esteve pharmaceutical activity

Esteve in Figures

We are a pharmaceutical group concerned with the health of our patients, society and the environment. We strive to enter into strategic agreements and financial benefits that have a direct return on our environment.

Also, human capital is our strong point. More than 2,600 professionals work each day at Esteve to build a healthier society. An important part of these professionals work in first-rate research.

  • NET SALES

    2015

    2016

    2017

    * Since 2016 net sales of investees are not included, in accordance with IFRS-EU standards.

  • international
    sales

  • TOTAL R&D&i

    2015

    2016

    2017

  • INTERNAL
    COLLABORATORS

    2,636

    people employed
    worldwide

  • Sales by activity

    Chemistry

    Pharmaceutical

    Generics

Mission
  and Values

Our mission and our company values define us and set the tone for all our actions.

Mission: Esteve is an international business group that focuses on innovation and excellence in the scope of healthcare by working every day to meet the needs of its clients and contribute to the well-being of people.

Esteve mission and values

These values make us more effective, more competitive and therefore more profitable in the long term, thus making Esteve a leading group in the global chemical-pharmaceutical sector.

We are a professionalized, family group that wishes to maintain and consolidate its prestige in the chemical-pharmaceutical sector.

As a Learning Organization, we put people at the center of our management model and undertake to develop our human capital.

We favor a participative and transparent management resulting in the assumption of new responsibilities in a climate of mutual trust and confidence.

We reassert our vocation of leadership through research and innovation of products, services, systems and processes.

We reaffirm our spirit of service towards our internal, external and associate customers, beyond conventional expectations, in order to be a strategic partner of reference to them all.

We are a flexible organization able to respond quickly to the challenges and opportunities in our environment, foresee them and apply early action.

We strive to constantly improve the quality of our products, services and management activities, and actively search for synergies that aid its progress along the path to excellence.

We actively ensure that our relationships with people and the environment are consistent with the principles of sustainable development.

We believe that constant development of these values will make us more efficient and competitive in the creation of tangible and intangible assets, thus providing sustained profitability.

Our History

  • 1929
    1939

  • 1940
    1949

  • 1950
    1959

  • 1960
    1969

  • 1970
    1979

  • 1980
    1989

  • 1990
    1999

  • 2000
    2009

  • 2010
    2019

  • 1929

    Dr. Antoni Esteve Subirana starts his dream in a small pharmacy in Manresa (Barcelona).

    Esteve first pharmacy Manresa

    1936

    The first sulfamide obtained in Spain is synthesized

    Esteve sulfamide
    Esteve vitamins

    1931

    Development of the first vitamin specialties: Esterocal and Esterosol

    Esteve neo-arseno-benzene

    1932

    The first Spanish neo-arseno-benzene "Neo-Spirol" is synthesized

  • 1942

    The Company expands into new headquarters in Barcelona

    Esteve headquarters Barcelona 1942
    Esteve penicillin

    1944

    Penicillin is produced in Spain for the first time

    Esteve receives visit Alexander Fleming

    1948

    Dr. Alexander Fleming, Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1945 for the discovery of penicillin, visits ESTEVE

  • 1954

    Beginning of international expansion with the export of Antihemorrhagic 101 (1954) and Ethamsylate (1959)

    Esteve antihemorrhagic 101 and Ethamsylate
    Esteve 25 years

    1959

    ESTEVE turns twenty-five.

  • Esteve Animal Health

    1963

    Esteve Veterinaria, the Animal Health Division, is started up

    Esteve Animal Health
    Esteve Química 1966

    1966

    Esteve Química is started up and the first chemical plant in Barcelona is built

    Esteve Calcium Dobesilate

    1968

    Discovery of Calcium Dobesilate through in-house research

  • 1971

    Doxium (Calcium Dobesilate) is launched onto the Spanish market.
    It presently continues to be marketed in many countries across all five continents.

    Esteve Doxium forte
    Isdin

    1974

    ISDIN, a company specializing in dermatology, is founded through a joint venture with PUIG

  • 1981

    ESTEVE takes the lead in the Spanish pharmaceutical market

    Esteve market leader
    Esteve Química

    1983

    The new plant of Esteve Química in Celrà (Girona) is started up.

    After Bite

    1988

    The OTC division is set up

  • 1992

    H.M. Don Juan Carlos I inaugurates the pharmaceutical plant of Martorelles (Barcelona)

    Esteve visit King Juan Carlos I
    Esteve Química Mexico

    1992

    A new chemical plant is started up in Mexico

  • 2000 - 2007

    Esteve Química expands into a second plant in Mexico (Jiutepec, 2001), two alliances with the Huadong group in China (ZHP, 2000 and EHP, 2005) and the acquisition of a plant in Banyeres del Penedès (Spain, 2007)

    Esteve Jiupetec Mexico plant
    Esteve alliances with the Huadong Group in China
    Esteve Jiupetec Mexico plant
    Pensa generic drugs

    2006

    Pensa, a subsidiary of the group specializing in the marketing of generics, is started up.

    Esteve Teijin Healthcare

    2009

    ESTEVE TEIJIN HEALTHCARE, a joint venture with Teijin Pharma in the field of home respiratory care, begins its activities.

    Breckeridge Pharmaceutical

    2009

    Acquisition of Breckenridge Pharmaceuticals in the US.

  • 2010

    Inauguration of the Esteve Huayi Pharmaceutical plant in China

    Esteve Huayi Pharmaceutical China
    Born Balancelabs

    2012

    Balancelabs, an alliance with Calidad Pascual to offer solutions in health and nutrition, is started up

    Esteve Omeprazole

    2014

    A bet on generics innovation, optimized Omeprazole is launched

    Esteve Mundipharma

    2015

    Worldwide alliance with Mundipharma-Purdue for the global development of a new generation of pain medications.

Our presence in the world

Our headquarters are located in Barcelona and we have subsidiaries and production centers in 3 continents (Europe, America and Asia).

Headquarters

Pensa Pharma

Esteve Química

ESTEVE PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

Passeig de la Zona Franca, 109, 4ª Planta, 08038 Barcelona, Spain.
(+34) 934 46 60 00

PENSA PHARMA AND PENSA SPAIN HEADQUARTERS

Passeig de la Zona Franca, 109, 4ª Planta, 08038 Barcelona, Spain.
(+34) 900 123 543

ESTEVE QUÍMICA HEADQUARTERS

Passeig de la Zona Franca, 109, 4ª Planta, 08038 Barcelona, Spain.
(+34) 93 254 4000

R&D QUÍMICA

C/Caracas, 17-19 08030 Barcelona, Spain.
(+34) 93 274 74 90

R&D PHARMA

PARC CIENTÍFIC BARCELONA
C/Baldiri Reixach, 4-8. Edificio Clúster II, Planta 4ª, 08028 Barcelona, Spain.
(+34) 93 446 60 00

PENSA PHARMA PRODUCTION CENTER

Polígono Industrial de Martorelles.
C/ Sant Martí, 75-97, 08107 Martorelles, Barcelona, Spain.
(+34) 93 446 60 00

ESTEVE QUÍMICA CELRÀ MANUFACTURING SITE

Polígono Industrial, s/n, 17460 Celrà  Girona, Spain.
(+34) 972 48 10 00

ESTEVE QUÍMICA BANYERES DEL PENEDÈS MANUFACTURING SITE

Carretera del Vendrell a Sant Jaume dels Domenys, km 5. 43711 Banyeres del Penedès Tarragona, Spain.
(+34) 977 677 025

PENSA PHARMA SpA

Via Ippolito Rosellini 12 20124 Milano, Italia.
(+39) 02 69964201

ToLife PENSA PHARMA

Av. do Forte, 3 - Ed. Suécia IV Piso 0
2794-093 Carnaxide, Portugal.
(+351) 214 342 700

PENSA ILAÇ

Polat Tower 441-442,  Yeşil Çimen Sk., Fulya Mh.
34394 Beşiktaş İstanbul, Turkey.
(+90) 212 2667475

PENSA PHARMA AB

Birger Jarlsgatan 22 SE-114 34 Stockholm, Sweden
(+46)(0)8 440 37 30

BRECKENRIDGE PHARMACEUTICAL Inc.

1141 S. Rogers Circle Suite 3, Boca Raton FL 33487, EEUU
(+1) 561 4433314

ESTEVE QUÍMICA JIUTEPEC MANUFACTURING SITE

SINTENOVO, S. A. de C.V.
Calle 13 Este Nº 3, 62578 Civac. Jiutepec, Estado de Morelos, México
(+52) 77 73 33 03 93

ESTEVE QUÍMICA SHAOXING MANUFACTURING SITE

Esteve Huayi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (EHP)
Linhai Rd., Shaoxing Paojiang Industrial Zone (SPIZ), Shaoxing, 312071 Zhejiang, China
(+86) 575 8822 5288

Headquarters

Pensa Pharma

Esteve Química

Our headquarters are located in Barcelona and we have subsidiaries and production centers in 3 continents (Europe, America and Asia).

  • ESTEVE PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

    Passeig de la Zona Franca, 109, 4ª Planta, 08038 Barcelona, Spain.
    (+34) 934 46 60 00

  • PENSA PHARMA AND PENSA SPAIN HEADQUARTERS

    Passeig de la Zona Franca, 109, 4ª Planta, 08038 Barcelona, Spain.
    (+34) 900 123 543

  • ESTEVE QUÍMICA HEADQUARTERS

    Passeig de la Zona Franca, 109, 4ª Planta, 08038 Barcelona, Spain.
    (+34) 93 254 4000

  • R&D QUÍMICA

    C/Caracas, 17-19 08030 Barcelona, Spain.
    (+34) 93 274 74 90

  • R&D PHARMA

    PARC CIENTÍFIC BARCELONA
    C/Baldiri Reixach, 4-8. Edificio Clúster II, Planta 4ª, 08028 Barcelona, Spain.
    (+34) 93 446 60 00

  • PENSA PHARMA PRODUCTION CENTER

    Polígono Industrial de Martorelles.
    C/ Sant Martí, 75-97, 08107 Martorelles, Barcelona, Spain.
    (+34) 93 446 60 00

  • ESTEVE QUÍMICA CELRÀ MANUFACTURING SITE

    Polígono Industrial, s/n, 17460 Celrà  Girona, Spain.
    (+34) 972 48 10 00

  • ESTEVE QUÍMICA BANYERES DEL PENEDÈS MANUFACTURING SITE

    Carretera del Vendrell a Sant Jaume dels Domenys, km 5. 43711 Banyeres del Penedès Tarragona, Spain.
    (+34) 977 677 025

  • PENSA PHARMA SpA

    Via Ippolito Rosellini 12 20124 Milano, Italia.
    (+39) 02 69964201

  • ToLife PENSA PHARMA

    Av. do Forte, 3 - Ed. Suécia IV Piso 0
    2794-093 Carnaxide, Portugal.
    (+351) 214 342 700

  • PENSA ILAÇ

    Polat Tower 441-442,  Yeşil Çimen Sk., Fulya Mh.
    34394 Beşiktaş İstanbul, Turkey.
    (+90) 212 2667475

  • PENSA PHARMA AB

    Birger Jarlsgatan 22 SE-114 34 Stockholm, Sweden
    (+46)(0)8 440 37 30

  • BRECKENRIDGE PHARMACEUTICAL Inc.

    1141 S. Rogers Circle Suite 3, Boca Raton FL 33487, EEUU
    (+1) 561 4433314

  • ESTEVE QUÍMICA JIUTEPEC MANUFACTURING SITE

    SINTENOVO, S. A. de C.V.
    Calle 13 Este Nº 3, 62578 Civac. Jiutepec, Estado de Morelos, Mexico
    (+52) 77 73 33 03 93

  • ESTEVE QUÍMICA SHAOXING MANUFACTURING SITE

    Esteve Huayi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (EHP)
    Linhai Rd., Shaoxing Paojiang Industrial Zone (SPIZ), Shaoxing, 312071 Zhejiang, China
    (+86) 575 8822 5288

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