11 January 2018
In 1968 SOFAR was founded as an Italian distributor of drugs for third parties. Our company has come a long way since then! Our next step was to develop our own line of drugs, followed by expansion into dietary supplements and medical devices. At the dawn of the new millennium, and more so in the past five years, SOFAR has become recognized as one of the leading companies in the gastroenterology sector. This is hallmarked by our Research & Development of a unique, effective and very consumer-friendly probiotic line, Enterolactis, which has quickly conquered the swiftly growing probiotics market and has greatly influenced gastroenterology.
Since its inception, SOFAR has distinguished itself for its capacity to propose technologically avant-garde solutions, thanks to its world-class Research & Development. This core capacity is represented by an innovative robotic system – now called Senhance® – for mini-invasive laparoscopic surgery, the result of 13 years of cutting-edge research and investment.
Presently, SOFAR is active in various countries and is positioned among the first 10 brands in the self-medication sector in Italy. What was a small business 50 years ago has grown steadily to become an international corporation with over 320 employees.
However, throughout our 50 years, some things have remained the same: our values that drive how we operate. “Competence, flexibility and innovation are the values that have always guided us," commented Andrea Biffi, SOFAR CEO. "And following these principles we design, develop, produce and distribute effective products for the health and well-being of people, contributing to further improvement of what has already been made possible by science. The history of SOFAR is distinguished by continuous focus on the excellence of its products, a completely ‘Made in Italy’ quality. It's been like that for half a century. And it will continue to be like that in the future." Happy birthday, SOFAR!