Ferring products are by their nature specialist. They are used most often under the recommendations of expert practitioners and require high levels of product and therapeutic area knowledge. Ferring has structured the company into three specialist Business Units or Divisions to allow us to bring a much more dedicated focus to the products and therapeutic areas concerned. The three divisions are:

  • Gastroenterology
  • Reproductive Health, Obstetrics & Growth
  • Urology and Endocrine Oncology

At Home in Over 40 Countries Around the Globe

From its origins as a distinctly Scandinavian company, Ferring has developed into a multinational business with operating companies in the most important pharmaceutical markets throughout the world.

During the 1980’s and 1990’s, Ferring developed a strong international profile with local marketing presence in more than 40 countries. The company continues to establish a worldwide presence and Ferring products are today distributed in more than 70 countries.

In-house manufacture is carried out in Switzerland, Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic and China. The company has its own research centres in Denmark and the USA.

Since the beginning, Ferring has grown through internal product development. However, management is continuously open to new opportunities in the form of business alliances or acquisitions to strengthen Ferring’s marketing presence and product portfolio.

Company Structure

Ferring Group management was originally spread out in several independent companies, each with its own responsibility for sales, manufacturing and product development. From mid-1998, this structure was abandoned in favour of a more central organisation operating in accordance with generally recognised principles of good corporate governance. A full management reorganisation was completed in the second quarter of 2000.

The Ferring Group is directed by a small committee of senior executives and a Board of Directors chaired by Mr Frederik Paulsen (shown opposite).

Day-to-day management matters regarding the operating divisions and R&D are further delegated to operational committees.

In addition to these committees, the company has a Scientific Advisory Board composed of internationally renowned experts. The primary purpose of this board is to provide the company with expert opinions on strategic scientific issues.