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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.

1900

Hollandsche Melk Suikerfabriek (Dutch Milk Sugar Factory) founded

1913

The New Zealand Sugar of Milk and Casein Company Ltd founded – later to become The Lactose Company of New Zealand (LNZ)

1926

Six Dutch dairy producers form a cooperative: De Melkindustrie Veghel (DMV)

1960

DOMO-pharma starts producing pharmaceutical grade lactose

1965

First production of direct compression lactose

1985

Start of inhalation grade lactose in Borculo

2003

Superdisintegrants business and factory acquired from Avebe

2006

DMV-Fonterra Excipients created from DMV International and LNZ’s pharmaceutical lactose business groups

2010

DOMO-pharma integrated into the DMV-Fonterra Excipients organisation

2011

DFE Pharma brand established, combining the businesses of DMV-Fonterra Excipients and DOMO-pharma

2011

Acquisition of Brahmar Cellulose Private Limited (BCPL), Cuddalore, India