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ARKOPHARMA's chronology

Last publication: 09/09/2015

1980 | Dr. Max ROMBI founds ARKOPHARMA Laboratories.
| The ARKOCAP, the powder capsule derived entirely from plants, becomes the symbolic galenic form of ARKOPHARMA.
1986 | The French Ministry of Health recognises phytotherapy as medicine. ARKOPHARMA obtains its very first Marketing Authorisations (French AMM).
1997 | ARKOPHARMA is the first pharmaceutical laboratory to launch the 100 % plant-based capsule.
1998 | Establishment of a pharmaceutical production unit in Waterford (Ireland).
2001 | Construction of an automated high-bay warehouse linked to the production plant.
2003 | Improvements to the production tool with the rollout of a new ultra-modern GRAVITY FLOW unit which is compliant with international standards in good manufacturing practice for the pharmaceutical industry.
2004 | International success of 4321 Shape Up.
2005 | Launch of a new production facility in Ventimiglia (Italy).
2008 | Philippe ROMBI becomes Chairman of the Group Management Board at the age of 47.
ISO 22000 certification awarded.
2010 | ARKOPHARMA celebrates 30 years of expertise in phytotherapy.
2011 | ISO 13485 certification awarded
2014 | Acquisition by MONTAGU Private Equity.

The acquisition by MONTAGU will provide a new stimulation for the Group’s development.

The Group’s new governance is as follows:
Strategic committee:
- Benoit Adelus, President of SEBIA, who presides over the strategic committee,
- Sylvain Berger Duquene, Director of Montagu France and Germany,
- Pascal Ambrosi, Associate Director of Montagu France,
- Raphael Candelier, Investment Director of Montagu France.

Executive committee:
- Jacques Chevallet, President,
- Jean-Jacques Robert, Chief Executive Officer.

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ARKOPHARMA celebrates 30 years of expertise in phytotherapy

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