Launching ATOM Pharmaceuticals Worker Cooperative
Management Board of the Cooperative
President of the Management Board
Acting Vice President of the Management Board
Acting Member of the Management Board
The company’s history
Krakow and its vicinity after the Second World War. Sick and wounded Krakow soldiers return to the city from all over the world. Three masters of pharmacy: Stanisław Szymański, Aleksander Kaszycki and Jan Szustow could not look at the empty shelves in their pharmacies, so they decided to do everything to be able to cure people again. They found seven more pharmacists willing to invest all their savings to create a drug factory and help people. The task was not easy, however they achieved a great success! They started with the production of bandages for hospitals, which treated numerous wounds of the Polish soldiers. As the company was developing, the decision was made to start drugs production.
Although the Espefa’s portfolio has changed significantly, some drugs reminded the company’s brand to date.
Changing the name to ESPEFA
Production of the First Aid Kits
Production of bandages and patches for the army
Production of new preparations based on own chemical synthesis
Launching the production of Ascofer and Guajazyl
Launching the production of Methocarbamol Espefa
Successive modernisation of equipment, technology and extending the drug’s range
Building of the new manufacturing plant
Moving to the new manufacturing plant on the Lea Street 208
The sales and service pavilion
Obtaining a license for wholesale trade in medicinal products
Espefa enters foreign markets
Becoming an ISO 9001:2000 certified company.
Espefa gets certified the introduction of the Good Manufacturing Practice
Obtaining the Recommendation of the Polish Gynecological Society for the use of ASCOFER in obstetrics and gynecology
Launching of the microbiological laboratory
The name Aspargin changed into Aspar Espefa
The syrup Guajazyl gets nominated for the “Teraz Polska” Emblem for the best products and services of the year in the 21st edition of the competition.
Espefa gets the European Certificate of Good Manufacturing Practice
Espefa gets a permit for wholesale trade in substances of the gr. IV P
Expansion of the controlled substances warehouse
The Cooperative is awarded the Gepard Biznesu award
Introduction of new product lines: cosmetics, biocidal products under the ESPEFALABORATORY+ brand
Continuous introduction of new products, contractual cooperation with many entities, expansion of the production plant with modern equipment and technology, performance of specialistic laboratory tests