Qualicaps has +125 years of experience as a company dedicated to manufacturing capsules. As such, we have a unique perspective on how to contribute to health for the benefit of the patients.
Qualicaps delivers pharmaceutical-grade hard-two-piece capsules to the pharmaceutical industry, together with a comprehensive service along the product life cycle through our global team of commercial, scientific, and technical experts. We are a responsible company that takes pride in producing each capsule to offer specific and optimal solutions for drug delivery and overall health and well-being challenges.

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Capsule core competency

As a business, what we think, envision, create, is born from the capsule.

Qualicaps® originated in 1897 within Eli Lilly & Co. as a capsule manufacturing plant in the company’s headquarters in Indianapolis, USA. Our century-long heritage within the pharmaceutical industry dictates a profound understanding of the needs of our customers, for whom we have focused on delivering at high-quality standards since the very beginning.

At Qualicaps, we do our part to contribute to health on a worldwide scale through the manufacture and supply of two-piece capsules and related equipment, offering a portfolio of:

  • Pharmaceutical-grade capsules
  • Capsules for Consumer Healthcare

Contributing to the betterment of individuals

From Qualicaps, we pledge a sustainable condition that promotes well-being for individuals.

This principle is the foundation of the Qualicaps corporate culture. It is at the core of our strategy, management style, and enterprise-wide responsibility.

How Qualicaps integrates it into our day-to-day business differentiates us in the healthcare world, where our customers rely on ethical business partners.

Global presence and perspective

With capsule production centers located in Japan, Europe, the United States, and Brazil, Qualicaps additionally has the geographical reach necessary to service multi-national pharmaceutical customers and local and regional ones. 

Our expertise cultivated through the years and over geographical boundaries also affords the company insight into existing and emerging markets and, thus, the demands of cross-country compliance.

We are pioneers, we are innovators in vegetal capsules


Looking back at the history of capsules, you will find that many milestones are directly related to our scientists and their research. Many significant developments are closely linked to the name Qualicaps. Whether the first capsule with self-locking features developed in the 1960s, the first capsule developed for Dry Powder Inhalers, the first formulations filled as semi-solid matrices (SSM) in the 1970s, or the first high-speed automatic band-sealing machines in the 1980s.

In the 1990s, Qualicaps set a new standard with the first pharmaceutical grade hypromellose (HPMC) capsule, used nowadays by many leading companies in their strategy to avoid raw materials of animal origin. Since then, our R&D departments, are in constant pursuit of adding value to vegetal capsule solutions that help to boost therapeutic effects.

Providing a dedicated service beyond the capsule

Qualicaps differentiates itself by accompanying a customer’s chosen capsule product with the best comprehensive service. Our approach is to provide customers with the capsule they need and a knowledgeable and skilled team of experts to ensure its performance on all levels.

The Qualicaps team combines an experienced manufacturing backbone, quality assurance authorities, knowledgeable commercial representatives, scientific experts, and technical production engineers, all of whom work towards the success of our customers.

Qualicaps product portfolio

Qualicaps® manufactures capsules for a wide range of formulation types ranging from dry powders and pellets to pastes and liquids. We produce high-quality pharmaceutical-grade capsules, and offer them in a wide range of sizes, colors, and printing options for your product to stand out in the market.

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