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History

A story of continuous progress

Our philosophy is to offer the best service by adapting our knowledge and research to the needs of our customers and to the most demanding international regulations of the sector.

Dara Pharma’s international focus is also crucial to the company as about 97% of our equipment is exported. Our sales team, project management and after-sales service operate at international level, being represented in more than 80 countries.

Historia de Dara Pharma pharmaceutical solution

Owners of the company Dara Pharma (from left to right: Roberto Calvo, David Ral, Oscar Ral).
1996

Oscar and David Ral during the company's early years. Dara Pharma started operating from a small industrial plant of 250m² in La Garriga (Barcelona). The first projects were designed for the aseptic filling of blood products.

1999 - 2000

Design and manufacture of the first tabletop equipment, models SX-50, SX-100 and SX-200. Dara Pharma creates its first peristaltic dosing pump, model SX-50 SpeedFill.

2002

Manufacture of the first compact automatic machines for filling and closing of injectable and freeze-dried vials, model SX-200-PP.

2004 - 2007

Dara develops its modular technology, based on standardized servo-driven modules, and creates a range of medium and high speed machines, models SYX / HSL.

2008

Dara Pharma starts its internalization process, with strategic commercial actions in Latin America and Europe.

2010

Dara manufactures its first automatic washing units and depyrogenation tunnels, models WM and DT, to be integrated into complete processing lines for injectable products.

2012

Manufacture of the first machines for processing of RTU prefilled syringes, models NFL, presented during the international trade show Achema 2012 in Frankfurt.

2012

North American market opening.

2014

Dara Pharma opens Dara México in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

2014

Dara moves to a new plant, located in Granollers, Barcelona, with a production area of 6,000 m².

2014

Asian market opening, with proactive actions in India, China and Korea.

2015

Dara reaches an agreement with Getinge to develop the first compact and modular aseptic isolator “Moduline”. From left to right: Joan Melé, Thierry Girard, Roberto Calvo and David Ral.

2015

Dara goes global and enters Oceania and Middle East markets.

2015

Dara Pharma implements the remote access platform 4.0 to control, supervise and access any new equipment in real time.

2017

Dara Pharma builds its second production plant in Granollers, Barcelona.

2017

From left to right: Oscar Ral, David Ral and Roberto Calvo
collecting the Pimec Award for the most competitive SME in Catalonia.

2018

The most innovative SME recognition.

2018

Dara Pharma hosts its first Global Agents Dinner
in Frankfurt, Germany, during Achema 2018.

2018

Dara Pharma opens Dara India in Mumbai.

2018

Roberto Calvo and Joan Melé collect the Industrial Excellence Award.

2018

Dara Pharma opens Dara Colombia in Bogotá.

2018

Alfred Terés receives the Farmaforum Award,
to the best national pharmaceutical services company.

2019

David Ral transfers the general management to Andreu Antonell, the new General Director.

2020

Dara Pharma acquires Coolvacuum, a freeze dryer manufacturer. This strategic acquisition transforms Dara into a global provider of complete solutions for the pharmaceutical industry. From left to right: Roberto Calvo, David Ral, Manuel Garrote, Oscar Ral, Andreu Antonell and Joan Melé.

2020

Belén Fernandez and Andreu Antonell receive the Barcelona's SME of the Year 2020 Award.

2020

Dara becomes one of the few global manufacturers capable of offering complete lines for washing, filling, freeze drying with automatic loading / unloading, and closing of injectable and freeze-dried products.

2020

Dara implements 24/7 after-sales service providing support to its customers worldwide.
Europe +34 93 737 67 15 / USA +1 (873) 204 1449.

2021

Corporate re-branding.

2021

The third production plant is built in Granollers.
All three plants constitute 12,000 m² of production area.

2021

Dara Pharma opens Dara USA in the north of Chicago, Illinois.