About us

Serving major Italian pharmaceutical companies since 1990, we produce pharmaceutical products for ophthalmic use and inhalation, plus cosmetic products. Our clients are multinationals and large groups but also small-medium sized pharmaceutical companies, with or without manufacturing sites. Our products are increasingly sold throughout Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

From idea to finished product

We specialise in contract manufacturing, filling and packaging of medicines, medical and diagnostic devices, cosmetics and veterinary products, in liquid, cream or gel form. We offer a comprehensive service that avails of the most advanced filling technologies (in sterile and non-sterile environments) and a diverse range of packaging solutions: innovative single-dose and multi-dose containers, also in preservative-free versions. Indeed, it is thanks also to our collaborations with leading producers of primary packaging that we are able to guarantee the highest standards of product quality.

Our history

1990

COC Farmaceutici is founded in Sant’Agata Bolognese with the company name Chemical Organic Compound (hence the acronym C.O.C.). Lameplast, a leader in the production of single-dose and multi-dose packaging in plastic for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry, has a stake in the company.

2002

A second plant is established in Rovereto (Modena), for the production of cosmetics and personal care and hygiene products. It is a period of great momentum, characterised by significant investments in research and specialisation in various spheres of activity.

2004

Lameplast acquires 100% of the company.

2009

We obtain certification to ISO 13485 for our cosmetics division, which changes name to COC Farmaceutici, Health & Beauty division.

2010

Work begins at Rovereto on the construction of a new plant for sterile product processing.

2012

An earthquake strikes the low plain of Modena and Bologna in May, causing extensive damage to both our plants, which are nonetheless quickly made safe and fully renovated.

2016

COC Farmaceutici is taken over, together with Lameplast, by the private equity fund Aksìa Group SGR. This is a decisive step for ensuring continued growth on the global market, projecting the Group’s vision and founding values into the future.

2019

Aksìa Group SGR sells Lameplast while retaining COC Farmaceutici, which continues to specialise in contract manufacturing, filling and packaging of pharmaceutical products, medical devices and products for personal care and hygiene.

Oggi

With two manufacturing plants and an estimated turnover in 2019 of 40 million euro, COC Farmaceutici plays a pivotal role in the ophthalmic field for the European market, with growth prospects in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland, Spain, the Middle East and North Africa.

Our mission

We want to help pharmaceutical, medical, diagnostic and cosmetic companies to preserve people’s health and wellbeing, helping to increase quality of life with effective, safe and practical products. We want to do this with an increasingly comprehensive range of integrated services, mindful of the quality of our products, processes, service and assistance, availing of avant-garde technologies and qualified personal and professional competences. None of this would be possible if we did not view innovation as the key to accessing the future challenges of the market as major players.

Our values

Together, we are COC Farmaceutici. We go to work each day, knowing that we are building another piece of the company’s future, and our own. The clients who entrust part of their business to COC Farmaceutici rely on each and every one of us, on our personal and professional abilities and our loyalty. We have always known this, and so we act accordingly, inspired by these values:

  • Excellence. A lofty but not unachievable goal, which informs our approach day in, day out: a way of working that sees us focus unflinchingly on the quality and safety of every product and every company process.
  • Collaboration. No client is just a client. We believe in sharing not just goals, but the responsibilities that striving to achieve them entails.
  • Protection of Intellectual Property Rights. We consider these a most valuable asset, to protect and respect at all times. Because ideas have always been the real driver of progress.
  • People .We strive never to lose sight of individuals, never to hide them behind the pretext of a professional relationship or reduce them to a mere role or job description.
  • Sustainability. We want to grow, but we want to do so responsibly, in a way that respects the environment, our employees and our clients. Only this way can we succeed in consolidating in the long term the achievements made thus far.

Our style

Those who work for COC Farmaceutici or collaborate with us share a common approach characterised by a style that has been refined spontaneously over the years. It is based on unwritten but widely accepted social and moral rules which are embraced at every level, reinforcing a corporate culture inspired by:

  • Honesty and integrity. We base all professional and personal relationships on trust and loyalty, in the knowledge that giving and deserving are two sides of the same coin.
  • Respect. We fully meet all legal requirements applicable to our field of activity, without exception, no matter what national legislation they derive from.
  • Transparency. We share knowledge, goals and areas for improvement without reservations of any kind. We act without ulterior motives, in the certain belief that the only interests worth pursuing are those of the company.
  • Trustworthiness. Behaving in a trustworthy manner means putting yourself in the shoes of those who put their faith in you. Often this means going above and beyond mere duty, for the sake of a mutually beneficial relationship.
Primary packaging

Single-dose, multi-dose, bottles and other formats
We propose various types of primary containers: