Nemera breaks ground in Brazil through Milfra acquisition


With this acquisition, Nemera establishes an operational footprint in Brazil and expands its product and services offering to better serve the pharmaceutical industry in Latin America.

Nemera today announced that they have closed the acquisition of Milfra.

Milfra, based in Jaguariuna, state of São Paulo, Brazil, specializes in the development and production of medical applicators, as well as oral dosers for the pharmaceutical industry. A family-owned company founded in 1966, Milfra is known for its expertise in high quality and high volume molding and assembly of devices and applicators.

This strategic acquisition expands Nemera’s global footprint in Latin America, extends its product offering, and provides a foundation for future contract manufacturing services; thereby reinforcing its overall commitment to serving local markets. By integrating a key applicator pure player, Nemera will now be able to address specific patient and customer needs in the fields of gynecology and urology in Brazil.

Nemera has also appointed Roberto Restivo as the General Manager of the new Nemera manufacturing facility in Brazil. As a seasoned international leader, Roberto brings in a wealth of experience in several strategy & acquisitions. Roberto, supported by the previous family owners, will ensure a smooth transition with Milfra’s existing leadership team, and he will continue to develop and grow the local Nemera team and business.

This acquisition opens-up new opportunities for Nemera in Brazil and Latin America in general. It will enable us to better understand and serve even more patients with different needs.

Marc Hämel, CEO, Nemera

“We feel privileged by the opportunity to integrate a new and unique culture to our already international company. Despite the tough COVID circumstances and the restrictions to travel, we have already established a very good relationship with the Milfra leadership team and we have a very good feeling about their strong company culture and expertise.”  

Marc Hämel, CEO, Nemera

Since we began our first discussions with the Nemera team, I was convinced that becoming part of the Nemera family was the perfect match for Milfra.

Francisco Pofirio, CEO, Milfra

“We fully align with Nemera’s vision of becoming the most patient-centric drug-device solutions company in the world. Given Brazil’s long manufacturing history, it is fantastic to enable Nemera to operate in the country,” added Francisco Pofirio, owner of Milfra.”

Francisco Pofirio, CEO, Milfra

Milfra is Nemera’s third acquisition since the company was acquired by Montagu and Astorg in 2019, to actively support its development.

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