SIFI as an example of excellence in Southern Italy and beyond
"An example of excellence in the South and beyond"; were some of the words used to describe SIFI, Italian leader in the ophthalmic pharma industry, during this morning's visit of the Minister for Territorial Cohesion and South, Claudio De Vincenti.
Welcomed to SIFI by President and Chief Executive Officer Fabrizio Chines, the Minister visited the company's research and development laboratories, and continued on to tour the pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, at the industrial plant located on the slopes of the Etna, at Aci S. Antonio, Catania. During his visit, the Minister met with employees and workers.
During his visit, the Minister also praised the entrepreneurial courage and commitment of SIFI towards internationalization, innovation and the ability to attract young recruits. Among other topics, corporate social responsibility, 4.0 industry, ethics and transparency in the pharmaceutical industry and the competitive advantages of the Italian pharmaceutical trade were discussed.
With one of the largest and most effective sales forces in Italy and an innovative product portfolio which covers the vast majority of eye diseases, SIFI is ranked among the national leaders in the ophthalmic market, operating directly also in Romania and Mexico.
"SIFI, a company with strong territorial roots, has been able to develop, thanks to its research and innovation, and lead the way in the field of ophthalmology, both nationally and internationally," said the Minister for Territorial Cohesion and South, Claudio De Vincenti, "This is truly an example of the excellence that Sicily and Southern Italy are able to express, and such an model should become the backbone and pattern of the Southern and Italian comeback."
"We are honored by the presence of the Minister," said Fabrizio Chines "his visit is an appreciated signal of attention to an industry that is making considerable efforts to develop growth in Italy and abroad, as well as an important opportunity for discussion on current incentives for private investment and the need for more efficient Public Administration, in order to fill the structural gaps that characterize our territory. "