Welcome to MINAKEM

MINAKEM is a fully integrated development partner and commercial manufacturer for the global pharmaceutical companies.

  • API manufacturing (Innovators/Generics and Highly Potent)
  • Custom development (process development and optimization)
  • Custom manufacturing
  • Production of Key intermediates and building blocks


All manufacturing activities are supported by a highly skilled R&D technical center as well as solid form and process safety laboratories.
MINAKEM’s talented team also ensures high quality services in Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, Safety, Health and Environment (SHE).

Minakem is a technology driven company with expertise in   complex multi-steps synthesis, pressure chemistry, chiral synthesis, halogenation chemistry, steroid chemistry and “prazole” chemistry…

Minakem has operations in 3 different sites, which are all US FDA and local health agencies approved:

  • Dunkirk, France (Minakem) – former AstraZeneca “prazoles” and budesonide production site
  • Beuvry-la-Forêt, France (Minakem)
  • Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (Minakem High Potent)- former Ajimonoto-Omnichem site, specialized in vinca alkaloids synthesis.


Strong synergies within MINAKEM facilities sites offer our customers the flexibility, responsiveness and cost effectiveness paired with strong technical know-how to create significant added value within our customers’ value chains.


Minakem is part of the Minafin Group