140 years in the service of humanity – innovative and entrepreneurial

Siegfried has been producing medications and active pharmaceutical ingredients in the service of humanity for 140 years.

The company began operations in a pharmacy in close vicinity to the Zofingen rail station and it has grown into an organization with production sites located on three continents. Throughout the entire period of its existence, Siegfried has been characterized by entrepreneurial thinking and action, by innovative ideas and, especially, by the highest demands made on quality and reliability. While the company did not always develop coherently across the 140 years – it experienced difficult times and critical situations - bold and far-sighted decisions taken by those responsible resulted in success.

In our anniversary year, it is a privilege to reflect on the past with pride and look into the future with confidence. In recent years Siegfried constantly increased sales and profitability and the company today enjoys a sound financial basis. We are making good progress in implementing our strategic projects. Once they have been completed we will have at our disposal a broader technological range and clearly higher capacity in the field of ready formulations. Moreover, we will have increased our competitiveness in the field of active pharmaceutical ingredients thanks to clearly lower cost structures. We shall continue to strengthen Siegfried’s positioning as an efficient and reliable outsourcing partner in the life-sciences industry by developing and producing active pharmaceutical ingredients and finished dosage forms.

Siegfried aims to be a reliable and attractive partner not only as a service provider but also as an employer. We offer our employees interesting work opportunities in an international environment connected with a company size that provides motivating scope for creativity to its staff. In addition, our attractive workplaces make an important contribution to the prosperity of the regions in which we are located.

140 years of corporate history represent an obligation to uphold our heritage with respect and responsibility. Therefore, let us meet the challenges ahead with confidence and passion.

Gilbert Achermann
  Dr. Rudolf Hanko
Chief Executive Officer