EFCG – European Fine Chemicals Group

Mainly active pharmaceutical ingredients & excipients, agrochemicals and their intermediates.
Founded in 2004, EFCG is the forum and the voice of the European Fine Chemicals manufacturers. We are a non-profit international sector group within Cefic, the Brussels-based European Chemical Industry Council which represents 29,000 large, medium and small chemical companies in Europe, directly providing 1.1 million jobs and accounting for 17% of world chemical production.
EFCG membership consists of 43 companies located all over Europe and 4 national industry associations.

S. Denzinger (Merck KGaA)

Core substances: Fine chemicals (Pharma and Agriculture), intermediates

43 Full Members:
Allessa (DE), Alzchem Trotsberg (DE), Arxada (CH), Aspen Oss B.V. (NL), Axplora (DE,) BASF (DE), Bidachem (IT), Borregaard (NO), Bracco Imaging (IT), CABB (CH), Cerbios (CH), Curia Global (IT), Dipharma (IT), ESIM Chemicals (AU), EUROAPI (FR), Evonik (DE), Flamma (IT), Grace (DE), Hovione FarmaCiencia (PT), IFF (NL), Lonza (CH), Medichem (ES), Merck KGaA (DE), Midas Pharma (DE), Minakem (BE), Olon (IT), Polpharma (PL), Procos (IT), Robinson Brothers (UK), Roquette (Fr), Saltigo (DE), Schirm (DE), Seqens (FR), Seratec (FR), Siegfried (CH), Solvay (FR), Speichim (FR), Teva (NL), WeylChem (DE)

Including 4 Trade Associations: Afaquim (ES), Aschimfarma (IT), BioPharmaChem Ireland (IE),  SICOS (FR)


  • Addressing issues of raw material shortages
  • Pharmaceuticals in the Environment (P.I.E.)
  • Preventing counterfeiting of pharma APIs & Excipients
  • Falsified Medicines Directive: improve its implementation
  • Voluntary Guidelines for the manufacture of ISO-regulated, non-GMP Fine Chemical substances
  • Innovation: development of support services
  • REACH Intermediates/Strictly Controlled Conditions: advocacy for better regulation and enforcement
  • Cooperation with other EU & US trade associations on common sectoral issues

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