Brief history - Moehs
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Brief history


MOEHS was founded in Barcelona by Mr. Melchor Mallasen Ornat, from which the company’s name is derived: Mallasen Ornat e Hijos (Mallasen Ornat and sons).

MOEHS was established in business as a producer of fine Chemicals for the Pharma Industry.


MOEHS became a part of the SANOFI group as a primary pharmaceutical production plant based in Spain. MOEHS was part of the chemical division – Sanofi Chimie – during 15 years.


MOEHS was acquired by a US Chemical holding company PMC, joining together with other companies to form a fine chemical structure in Europe.


First Company, MOEHS S.A. was transformed to MOEHS IBERICA, S.L. which is the holding Company of the production site MOEHS CATALANA, S.L. and the new manufacturing site MOEHS CANTABRA, S.L. which was inaugurated in 2001 in Polanco, Cantabria.


MOEHS acquired COPRIMA’s Company located in Barcelona and it became the third manufacturing site of MOEHS GROUP.


BENECHIM S.P.R.L. (Belgium) active since 1977 and NORCHIM S.A.S (France) founded on 1986, join MOEHS GROUP.


CHEMISCHE FABRIK BERG of Germany, founded in 1953, integrates to MOEHS. It is the sixth manufacturing site.


MOEHS shares 50% of PROTEOS BIOTECH, S.L. (Spain) adding a new subsidiary company to the group and making their way in the field of biotechnology.


50th anniversary of the founding of MOEHS.


The new plant MOEHS BCN, S.L. located in Castellbisbal (Barcelona) came into operation, increasing the production capacity and improving customer service.


Established synergies with Oxiris Chemicals ( PMC Group )


Moehs owns 60% of Proteos Biotech, S.L.

Creation of a new research and development center: “Moehs Group Research Center”.


Currently, MOEHS IBERICA is an independent profit center within PMC managing manufacturing sites of MOEHS Group.