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HISTORY

2004
2005
2006
2008
2009
2010
2012
2015
2015

2004

Inception of Minafin and subsidiary Minakem as a service business for the users of fine chemicals (Luxembourg/France)

The foundation stone of the Minafin Group is laid by the launch of consulting services for financial investors in fine chemistry.

2005

Industrial launch of Minakem (France)

Minakem acquired SEAC’s assets with a core business in the chemicals for the drugs under clinical testing.
Minakem establishes Minakem Americas in the United States for supporting the North-American pharma customers and the development of Minakem’s sales within this territory.

2006

Foundation of Minascent (Germany)

Chemtec Leuna was acquired from SI Group in order to strengthen Minakem’s industrial assets and know-how. Since 2015, it has become Minascent Technologies to develop non-pharma chemical business and to support Pennakem and Pressure Chemical’s businesses that need to be deployed in Europe.

2008

Foundation of Pennakem (USA)

Minafin acquired Penn Specialty’s assets to create Pennakem as its gateway to the sustainable (green) chemistry. Pennakem’s historical business has been the production of molecules derived from the Furfural extracted form sugarcane bagasse or corn cobs.

2009

Integration of the Dunkirk site (France)

Together with a portfolio of generic APIs, Minakem acquired the Dunkirk site from AstraZeneca as a state-of-the-art manufacturing asset for commercial APIs.

2010

Launch of Minasolve (France & Germany)

Founded in 2007, Minasolve was dedicated to the trading of chemical intermediates until it was repositioned in 2010 as a supplier of ingredients for the personal care market focused on innovative alternative preservative solutions and sustainability. Thus recently Minasolve has introduced Pentiol Green+, a unique bio-based version of Pentylene Glycol which moisturizes skin and displays preservative properties. This innovation has been recognized by getting the “Silver Green Ingredient Award” during In Cosmetics 2014, Hamburg.

2012

Integration of Pressure Chemical (USA)

Pressure Chemical is a specialty contract manufacturing company that provides the chemical industry with scale-up services from lab to pilot plant as well as a variety of low-volume high-value toll manufacturing support. For almost fifty years, Pressure Chemical has been known for its expertise in delicate process scaling-up, high-pressure chemistry and niche polymers.

2015

Foundation of Minakem High Potent (Belgium)

In 2015 Minafin acquired Ajinomoto Omnichem’s business and site in order to expand Minakem’s expertise and offer range into high-potency active pharmaceutical ingredients (HPAPIs) and develop pharma productions that require high-level containment facilities.

2015

Launch of Mikamed JV (Tunisia)

A joint-venture has been formed in Tunisia with Tunisian partners to develop a one-stop-shop offer for the MENA and African markets for APIs and FDFs.