Spanish laboratory, manufacturer for third parties, with over 40 years' experience in pharmaceutical dermocosmetics.


Research: we seek constant improvement in the formulation of cosmetics.

Pursuit of excellence: maximum quality in all product development phases.

Diversity: we cover an extensive range of categories, from basic facial and body treatments to the latest advances in treating dermatological conditions.

Commitment: our clients’ success is ours too.

Transparency: solid professional ethics and compliance with the applicable legislation.


Leadership: offering our clients innovative cosmetic solutions.

Environmental commitment: acting increasingly responsibly towards the environment and nature.

Continuous improvement: reinventing ourselves and adapting to market needs.


To offer the best product-service combination by creating value and differentiation for companies.

Evolving with quality

IVACE grants aid for the installation of self-consumption photovoltaic panels

IVACE grants aid for the installation of self-consumption photovoltaic panels. Derex S.A. has received a grant from the Instituto Valenciano de Competitividad Empresarial (IVACE) for the installation of self-consumption photovoltaic panels at the Rafelbunyol facilities. This initiative aims to improve the efficiency of production facilities and reduce energy costs by incorporating renewable energy sources. The total power is 60KW nominal without surplus, the cost amounts to € 48,000 and the grant awarded is € 15,376.12.

With this installation, DEREX will achieve a drastic reduction in the carbon footprint generated by energy consumption. This project has benefited from IVACE grants, within its program of electricity self- consumption facilities for companies and entities, co-financed by the European Union within the ERDF Operational Program of the Valencian Community 2021-2027.

This project has been co-financed by IVACE


Our story


Derex commenced its activities when pharmacist Joaquín Roda began to give courses on pharmaceutical compounding for pharmacists, organised by the different official professional associations throughout Spain, using self-emulsifying bases (semi-fabricated bases for manufacturing emulsions) which were manufactured in his laboratory.


The company’s client pharmacies started to ask for certain basic finished products, such as shower gels, shampoos and hand creams.
From then on, Derex started to manufacture finished products, specialising in emulsions for the pharmaceutical sector.


First Spanish cosmetic laboratory with ISO 9001 certification.
Since then, Derex has evolved in line with our clients’ needs, creating new business lines and focusing on effective dermatological cosmetics.


New business lines. Specialist outsourcing.


Expansion of facilities, opening a 2,500 m² production unit and 2,500 m² of storage space, enabling us to offer a flexible service adapted to each client’s needs.

Present Day

It now has more than 400 products marketed by different brands and through various channels, and has worked in partnership with different public and private institutions.
One of the company’s future objectives is to increase its internationalisation.

Our team

Average age at the company: 38


35% of staff hold university degrees (technical subjects)


8 pharmacists in R&D+I


6 individuals in Quality Control and LCC


Production Capacity 9 tonnes a day

Equipped with cutting-edge technology and process controls