A new company reaching 80 years old
DFL was founded in 1939 as an importing company.
In the following years became the largest representative of the American and European dentistry industry in Brazil.
In 1959, DFL began its local production of dental products giving a boost to the company’s business evolution.
In 1978, DFL built its headquarters in the Pharmaceutical Complex of Jacarepaguá, Rio de Janeiro, near to big companies.
The beginning of the manufacture of injectable anesthetics occurred in 1998 and marked a new era for DFL. The recognition of the quality of these products has brought a new stage of growth for the company.
The year 2005 was a milestone for DFL. So that it could meet the need for investments, 40% of its shares were acquired by a group of investors. Four years later, in 2009, already in its seventies, the investor group acquired the entire capital stock of the company.
As of this year, the company experienced a major internal change and made a major financial investment to ensure the modernization of management tools, increase automation of the company’s production and the creation of a R & D laboratory equipped with the latest tools.
Nowadays DFL is a company totally adapted to the globalization, present in more than 30 countries. It holds the certifications of Good Manufacturing Practices for medicines and medical devices, ISO 13485: 2016 and EC certificate.
In 2012 a new plant of injectable anesthetics was inaugurated.
The new unit allowed to almost triple the production.
A new distribution center was built with the highest technology, including temperature and humidity control, to meet the new flow of products.
DFL facilities are further comprised of two more buildings with 5,000 sqm built on a total area of 16,000 sqm. In addition to the distribution center, the administrative building with 1,514 sqm gives the support to the expansion of the company. But the main asset of DFL is its more than 300 employees committed to ensuring the highest level of quality to all products and the best possible service.