VERFORA has emerged from the company Cooper that was founded in 1951.
Today, VERFORA is the new Swiss brand in the field of health that focuses on continuity.
1944: Establishment of Vifor Ltd.
The pharmacist René Grosclaude founds Vifor Ltd.; the company produces over-the-counter medicines.
1951: Establishment of Cooper
Cooper is founded by pharmacists for pharmacists and thus lays the foundation for our company and our product portfolio.
1977: Acquisition of Galenica
The company now belongs to a group that is completely dedicated to the Swiss specialist trade.
1985: Launch of Triofan Schnupfen
Thanks to its unique double action, today it is № 1 on the market for cold remedies.
1991: Launch of Algifor
Launch of the first analgesic with ibuprofen lysinate. Later, innovations were launched as a suspension and as liquid caps. Today clear market leader.
1998: Acquisition of Demopharm
The cough phytopharmaceuticals line DemoPectol/DemoTussol and the flu remedy Demogripal C were added to the product portfolio.
2002: Acquisition of Anti-Brumm
Launched more than 50 years ago by Eduard Vogt. Today market leader in insect repellents in Switzerland, and being exported already to 25 countries.
2004: Acquisition of Perskindol
Following the acquisition of Pharma Singer, the product range was expanded, and the brand has developed strongly. Today available in 25 countries.
2015: Establishment of Vifor Consumer Health
The consumer health business is spun off from Vifor Pharma. The over-the-counter medicines and OTC products are placed under the umbrella of Vifor Consumer Health.
2017: Acquisition of Merfen
The market leader in wound disinfection supplements our product portfolio.
2017: Initial public offering of Galenica Group
Today’s Galenica Group is taken public by the then parent company, which today is Vifor Pharma Ltd., in the context of an IPO (public share placement) as an independent company at the Swiss Stock Exchange SIX. Vifor Consumer Health is a part of Galenica Group.
2018: VERFORA Ldt.
To emphasise the separation of Vifor Pharma on the market, Vifor Consumer Health becomes VERFORA®. A strong partner in the future as well, with an attractive product portfolio and specialist services and training for pharmacies and drugstores.