It was founded by Constantine Lemos, a pharmacist who opened a
pharmacy in Omonia on Panepistimiou Street (where the National Bank is today) in
collaboration with Dr. Albert Salmon, founder of the French company, LA COOPERATION
PHARMACEUTIQUE FRANCAISE, on the same premises (64 Aristovoulou, 11853 Petralona)
it still occupies today, with an initial surface area 1.900m2
Facilities were expanded by 1000 m2 for manufacture of
SPECIA HELLAS LTD products and a new 750 m2 extension was devoted to the
manufacture of BAXTER products (serum injections).
COOPER SA acquired a majority shareholding in SPECIA HELLAS LTD
which was established in the meantime between COOPER SA and SPECIA/RHONE POULENC for the
production of sterile products, primarily antibiotics.
In 2001 COOPER SA entered a new partnership with Fresenius Kabi
Hellas SA (a subsidiary of Fresenius A.G. Germany) for contract manufacturing of large
volume injectable solutions on behalf of FKH for the Greek market, as well as their
distribution throughout the country.
In June 2006, COOPER SA launched
its new, dynamic course of development in the healthcare field.
Reorganization, integration of new management
and marketing methods.
This year marked the expansion of the cooperation agreementwith Fresenius Kabi Hellas
in the hospital sector to include distribution, promotion and sale of a range of generic injectable
products (antibiotics and anesthetics).