Best list of pharmaceutical companies in Spain

The pharmaceutical companies in Spain are among the most important taxpayers of the Spanish economy.

In 2019, drug sales in Spanish pharmaceutical companies totaled € 10,280 million. Drugs with an effect on the nervous system were the best-selling therapy group, followed by drugs for the digestive tract and metabolism as well as for the cardiovascular system.

The hospital market also grew and reached 11,440 million euros in 2019, with antineoplastic and autoimmune biologics being the drugs most in-demand in the hospital sector.

In Spain, the pharmaceutical sector spends more than any other sector on research and development. In 2019, the pharmaceutical RandD amounted to 1,210 million euros, the highest amount.

Spain is one of the largest economies in the EU  and the thirteenth-largest economy in the world by nominal GDP. It has a population of 46 million.

The Spanish pharmaceutical industry is among the 4 most important countries in the European Union (after the UK has left) in terms of total drug sales.

Spain ranks fifth in terms of production in the European market with 15,000 million euros in 2018 and is one of the largest employers in the country with more than 41,000 employees (52% female employment rate), fourth in the EU in terms of the number of laboratories with 183 pharmaceutical laboratories.

Top Pharmaceutical Companies in Spain

Spain registered 124 companies in the manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and 205 in the manufacture of pharmaceutical preparations in 2018.

Many global pharmaceutical giants such as Pfizer,  among others, Novartis, Lilly, and Sanofi have subsidiaries in the Mediterranean country, of which Lilly and Novartis achieved the highest sales in 2019 with more than 1,700 and 1,100 million euros respectively.

Among the Spanish companies, the multinationals Grifols, Laboratorios Cinfa, Laboratorios Esteve, and Almirall stand out.

Below is a detailed and organized list of some of the pharmaceutical companies in Spain:

  • ALK ABELLO SA

Address: CALLE MIGUEL FLETA 19 28037, MADRID Spain

Phone: +34-913276100

Website: visit here

Revenue: $249.84 million

Director: JELERT, SUREN

  • BAYER HISPANIA SL

Address: AVENIDA BAIX LLOBREGAT, 3 -5 08970, SANT JOAN DESPI Spain

Phone: +34-932284000

Website: click here

Revenue: $1.89 billion

Director: GERDAU, THORSTEN

  • B BRAUN MEDICAL SA

Address: CARRETERA TERRASSA 121 08191, RUBI Spain

Phone: +34-935866200

Website: visit here

Revenue: $321.49 million

Director: MARIA BRAUN, ANNA

  • BIOIBERICA SAU

Address: CALLE ANTIC CAMI DE TORDERA, 109 – 119 08389, PALAFOLLS Spain

Phone: +34-937650390

Website: visit

Revenue: $388.56 million

Director: ANTONIUS VAN BOXTEL, HENDRIKUS JOANNES

  • BIOKIT SA

Address: LUGAR MASIA CAN MALET, S/N 08186, LLIÇA D’AMUNT Spain

Phone: +34-938609000

Website: click here

Revenue: $220.13 million

Director: RUBIRALTA GIRALT, MARC

  • BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM ESPAÑA SA

Address: CALLE PRAT DE LA RIBA (PG IND SECTOR TURO DE CAN MATAS) 50 08174, SANT CUGAT DEL VALLES Spain

Phone: +34-934045100

Website: visit here

Revenue: $690.41 million

Director: PLOGER, PETER

  • CERTEST BIOTEC SL

Address: POLIGONO INDUSTRIAL RIO GALLEGO (CL J) 1 50840, SAN MATEO DE GALLEGO Spain

Phone: +34-976520354

Website: click here

Revenue: $204.33 million

Director: GONCALVES FERNANDES, NELSON

  • CURIA SPAIN SA.

Address: LUGAR PARQUE TECNOLOGICO DE BOECILLO, PARC. 105 47151, BOECILLO Spain

Phone: +34-983548072

Website: visit

Revenue: $123.29 million

Director: MARTINEZ PEREZ, JOSE MARIA

  • DERETIL SA

Address: CALLE VILLARICOS, S/N 04616, CUEVAS DEL ALMANZORA Spain

Phone: +34-934677117

Website: visit

Revenue: $129.97 million

Director: ARROYO MARTINEZ, ANTONIO

  • DIAGNOSTIC GRIFOLS SA

Address: CALLE CAN GUASCH (PG IND LEVANT), S/N 08150, PARETS DEL VALLES Spain

Phone: +34-935710400

Website: Click Here

Revenue: $305.56 million

Director: GRIFOLS DEU, VICTOR

  • DSM NUTRITIONAL PRODUCTS IBERIA SA

Address: CALLE HONDURAS (PG IND EL DESCUBRIMIENTO.) 26 28806, ALCALA DE HENARES Spain

Phone: +34-911045500

Website: visit

Revenue: $131.12 million

Director: BERGES ARA, EDUARDO

  • ESTEVE PHARMACEUTICALS S.A.

Address: PASEO ZONA FRANCA, 109 – 4ª PLANTA 08038, BARCELONA Spain

Phone: +34-934466000

Website: Click Here

Revenue: $216.82 million

Director: ESTEVE CRUELLA, ALBERT

  • FAES FARMA, SA

Address: AVENIDA AUTONOMIA (BO. LAMIACO) 10 48940, LEIOA Spain

Phone: +34-944818300

Revenue: $449.68 million

Director: UCAR ANGULO, MARIANO

  • FERRER INTERNACIONAL SA

Address: AVENIDA DIAGONAL, 549 – 5 PTA 08029, BARCELONA Spain

Phone: +34-936003700

Website: visit

Revenue: $503.94 million

Director: FERRER SALAT SERRA DI MIGNI, SERGIO

  • FRESENIUS KABI ESPAÑA SA

Address: CALLE MARINA (TORRE MAPFRE VILA OLIMPICA), 16 – 18 08005, BARCELONA Spain

Phone: +34-932257780

Website: visit here

Revenue: $171.65 million

Director: MOLLARD ALAIN, CHRISTIAN

  • INDUSTRIAL FARMACEUTICA CANTABRIA, SA

Address: CARRETERA ADARZO (CR CAZOÑA-ADARZO), S/N 39011, SANTANDER Spain

Phone: +34-942331500

Website: click here

Revenue: $138.11 million

Director: RODRIGUEZ NAVARRO, SUSANA

  • INSTITUTO GRIFOLS SA

Address: CALLE CAN GUASCH (PG LEVANTE) 2 08150, PARETS DEL VALLES Spain

Phone: +34-935710100

Website: visit

Revenue: $540.69 million

Director: SALLES ROCADEMBOSCH, JAUME

  • ITALFARMACO SA

Address: CALLE DE SAN RAFAEL (P I ALCOBENDAS) 3 28108, ALCOBENDAS Spain

Phone: +34-916572323

Revenue: $270.08 million

Director: DIAVERICO MARIA DE SANTIS, FRANCESCO

  • KERN PHARMA SL

Address: CALLE VENUS (POL IND COLON II) 72 08228, TERRASSA Spain

Phone: +34-937002525

Website: visit

Revenue: $302.92 million

Director: DIAZ VARELA BERTSCHINGER, RAUL

  • LABORATORIOS ALTER SA

Address: CALLE MATEO INURRIA 30 28036, MADRID Spain

Phone: +34-913433320

Revenue: $128.65 million

Director: ALONSO JENTOFT, CARLOS

  • LABORATORIOS CINFA SA

Address: CARRETERA OLAZ (POL. ARETA) 10 31620, HUARTE/UHARTE Spain

Phone: +34-948335005

Website: visit here

Revenue: $454.21 million

Director: ARANDA CAMPOS, FRANCISCO JAVIER

  • LABORATORIOS FARMACEUTICOS ROVI SA

Address: CALLE JULIAN CAMARILLO 35 28037, MADRID Spain

Phone: +34-913756230

Website: visit here

Revenue: $496.66 million

Directors: LOPEZ BELMONTE ENCINA, IVAN JORGE

  • LABORATORIOS HIPRA SA

Address: AVENIDA SELVA 135 17170, AMER Spain

Phone: +34-972430660

Website: click here

Revenue: $299.05 million

Director: NOGAREDA ESTIVILL, DAVID

  • LABORATORIOS INDAS SAU

Address: PASEO DEL CLUB DEPORTIVO (PQ. EMPRESARIAL LA FINCA) 1 28223, POZUELO DE ALARCON Spain

Phone: +34-913515181

Revenue: $249.68 million

Director: BARTA PEREZ, EMILIO

  • LABORATORIOS LEON FARMA SAU

Address: CALLE LA VALLINA ((POL. INDUSTRIAL NAVATEJERA)), S/N 24193, VILLAQUILAMBRE Spain

Phone: +34-987878000

Website: visit here

Revenue: $135.21 million

Director: VALERO VENEGAS, JUAN JOSE

  • LABORATORIOS LICONSA SAU

Address: CALLE DULCINEA, S/N 28805, ALCALA DE HENARES Spain

Phone: +34-949349700

Website: visit here

Revenue: $294.49 million

Director: ALBERTI, GERMANO

  • LABORATORIOS MENARINI SA

Address: CALLE ALFONS XII 587 08918, BADALONA Spain

Phone: +34-934628800

Website: visit here

Revenue: $240.98 million

Director: BERTOLACCINI, CLAUDIO

  • LABORATORIOS NORMON SA

Address: RONDA DE VALDECARRIZO (P I TRES CANTOS) 6 28760, TRES CANTOS Spain

Phone: +34-918065240

Website: Click Here

Revenue: $342.93 million

Director: GOVANTES ESTESO, JESUS

  • LABORATORIO REIG JOFRE SA.

Address: CALLE GRAN CAPITA 10 08970, SANT JOAN DESPI Spain

Phone: +34-934806710

Website: visit here

Revenue: $272.10 million

Director: GARCIA REIG, ALEJANDRO

  • LABORATORIOS SERVIER SL

Address: AVENIDA MADROÑOS 33 28043, MADRID Spain

Phone: +34-917489630

Website: visit

Revenue: $136.88 million

Director: VENESQUE PIERRE, CHARLES LOUIS

  • LACER SA

Address: CALLE ELS BOTERS 5 08290, CERDANYOLA DEL VALLES Spain

Phone: +34-934465300

Revenue: $174.26 million

Director: ANDRESS ESSER, NORA

  • Lilly SA

Address: AVENIDA DE LA INDUSTRIA 30 28108, ALCOBENDAS Spain

Phone: +34-916635000

Website: visit

Revenue: $1.98 billion

Director: DAOUD, NABIL

  • LONZA BIOLOGICS PORRIÑO SL

Address: LA RELBA, S/N 36400, O PORRIÑO Spain

Phone: +34-986344060

Website: visit here

Revenue: $142.08 million

Director: HEINZ STOFFEL, STEFAN

  • MERCK SL

Address: CALLE MARIA DE MOLINA 40 28006, MADRID Spain

Phone: +34-917454400

Website: visit here

Revenue: $418.57 million

Director: FERNANDEZ ALCALDE, MIGUEL

  • NOVARTIS FARMACEUTICA SAU

Address: CALLE GRAN VIA DE LES CORTS CATALANES 764 08013, BARCELONA Spain

Phone: +34-933064200

Website: Click Here

Revenue: $1.30 billion

Director: VAN DER KAMP, HILDE

  • PIERRE FABRE IBERICA SA

Address: CALLE RAMON TRIAS FARGAS, 7 -11 08005, BARCELONA Spain

Phone: +34-934833000

Website: Visit

Revenue: $142.87 million

Director: GHOZLAND, STEPHANE

  • PHARMA MAR SA

Address: AVENIDA DE LOS REYES (- PG IND LA MINA) 1 28770, COLMENAR VIEJO Spain

Phone: +34-918466000

Revenue: $319.26 million

Director: FERNANDEZ SOUSA FARO, JOSE MARIA

  • ROVI PHARMA INDUSTRIAL SERVICES SA.

Address: CALLE VIA COMPLUTENSE 140 28805, ALCALA DE HENARES Spain

Phone: +34-912444450

Revenue: $283.46 million

Director: LOPEZ BELMONTE ENCINA, JUAN

  • SANDOZ INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS SA

Address: CARRETERA GRANOLLERS CARDEDEU C-251 (KM 4,3) 08520, LES FRANQUESES DEL VALLES Spain

Phone: +34-938404400

Revenue: $183.98 million

Director: FREIRE PRADOS, MIGUEL ANGEL

  • TEVA PHARMA SL

Address: CALLE DE ANABEL SEGURA (ED ALBATROS B), 11 – PISO 1 28108, ALCOBENDAS Spain

Phone: +34-900878713

Website: click here

Revenue: $433.47 million

Director: CONDE IBARRA, JUAN CARLOS

  • TOWA PHARMACEUTICAL EUROPE S.L.

Address: CALLE SANT MARTI, 75 – 97 08107, MARTORELLES Spain

Phone: +34-900123543

Website: visit here

Revenue: $144.69 million

Director: PEIX GALLOFRE, DAVID

  • VIATRIS HEALTHCARE SL.

Address: CALLE GENERAL ARANAZ, 86 – 3ª PLANTA 28027, MADRID Spain

Phone: +34-914909900

Revenue: $136.46 million

Director: SEQUEIRA SILVA MADEIRA, JOAO MIGUEL

  • WYETH FARMA SA

Address: AUTOVIA DEL NORTE A-1, KM 23, DESVIO ALGETE, KM 1 28700, SAN SEBASTIAN DE LOS REYES Spain

Phone: +34-913346400

Revenue: $670.38 million

Director: RODRIGUEZ MARQUEZ

FAQs about the pharmaceutical companies in Spain

Below are the frequently asked questions and the relevant answers about the pharmaceutical industry in Spain

How many pharmaceutical companies are there in Spain?

Spain ranks fourth in the EU in terms of the number of laboratories with 183 pharmaceutical laboratories.

The Spanish pharmaceutical sector has traditionally been one of the most important pillars of the high-tech manufacturing industry in Spain.

How do pharmacies work in Spain?

Where Spanish pharmacies lack the effectiveness of taking pain relievers off the shelf, they make up for it with the effectiveness of filling out a prescription, it can be in 30 seconds to a minute.

Are drugs expensive in Spain?

Due to government price restrictions, drugs tend to cost significantly less than in other countries. Although, it is different across the country. In some places, you can get some generic medicines without a prescription, but they are usually more expensive instead of being prescribed by a doctor.

Is the Spanish health system good?

The Spanish health system ranks 7th in the most efficient health care in the world, according to a 2000 report by the World Health Organization.

The Spanish health system ranks 19th in Europe according to the Euro 2018 Health Consumer Index. Spain is a world leader in organ transplants.

Conclusion

Although there are still some obstacles facing pharmaceutical companies in Spain, such as drug price regulation by the Spanish government in the public health system, Spain continues to be a very attractive market for pharmaceutical companies worldwide and we encourage people to explore this interesting market.

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