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On the move.
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On the move We move people and markets into the future

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Dr. Wolfgang Wienand
Chief Executive Officer

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Dr. Andreas Casutt
Chairman of the Board of Directors

150 years of Siegfried – 150 years on the move

It is mainly the developments of the last 14 years that have resulted in the Siegfried we know today, i.e. an agile business with sites in Europe, the United States and China, powered by competent and committed staff from various nations, a leader in its markets, with an international shareholder base. Since 2010, sales have almost quadrupled and the workforce has grown fivefold. We’ve gone from three sites to 11, thus building an efficient global network. At any one time, many millions of people around the world are benefiting from pharmaceutical products made in our facilities. 

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Despite all this dynamic change, there are some things in 2023 that Benoni Siegfried – founder, together with this brother-in-law, Johann Wilhelm Dürselen, of the “Fabrik Chemisch-Pharmazeutischer Präparate sowie Handel mit Drogen” (“Chemical-Pharmaceutical Preparations Production and Drugs Business”) in 1873 – would recognize. For example, science and technology are just as much the cornerstones of our business now as they were then. Pharmacopoieas are still the authoritative “recipe books” for the manufacture and quality assurance of drugs. Contract manufacturing for third parties was similarly part of the offer back then. The environment in which Benoni Siegfried operated was also highly competitive. Innovative strength and the desire to do the best job possible were as crucial to successful development then as they are now. 

Our founder would also note some differences between his day and ours. In the company’s first thirty years, Benoni Siegfried was – in the best sense of the word – an opportunist. As a young and still fledgling entrepreneur, he did whatever the customers wanted, even when many of the orders weren’t profitable – because the volumes they involved were too low, for example. As a result, the range of services that developed in the following decades was broad and largely disjointed. It was little wonder, therefore, that Siegfried routinely fell into difficulty. Selling the company was discussed several times. 

In the early 1980s, those in charge realized that the business needed to focus, and so they laid the foundation for the current direction, i.e., manufacturing active ingredients and ready-formulated drugs for third parties, rather than researching and clinically testing molecules, licensing and marketing them ourselves. It was also around this time that the era of Siegfried as a family business came to an end. 

If Benoni Siegfried were to give a speech for the 150th anniversary, he would no doubt be proud of what has become of his chemical-pharmaceutical preparations business – as proud as we are of the foundation he laid.

We want to say thank you to everyone who has contributed to Siegfried’s success in the last 150 years. To the many people in the production facilities, labs, in sales, administration, management and in all Siegfried divisions who were once and are now responsible for ensuring that we continue to offer first-class products and services. To our customers, who have placed their trust in us and without whom we would not exist. To our suppliers, with whom we work in partnership. To the authorities, towns and communities – our neighbors – that host Siegfried’s sites. To our investors and shareholders, who entrust us with their capital. And finally, to the Siegfried family, which is still very much associated with the company.

We are proud to be part of this longstanding and successful undertaking, and we are committed to ensuring it continues to thrive –we’ll continue to be “on the move”! 

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On the move

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25.08. 2023 23.08. 2023 10.06. 2023 05.05. 2023 02.09. 2023 29.09. 2023 29.11. 2023 02.09. 2023 16.09. 2023 12.05. 2023 12.05. 2023 23.06. 2023 Minden Barberà del Vallès Nantong Pennsville Evionnaz Hameln St. Vulbas Zofingen Safenwil El Masnou Irvine Malta
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29.11.
2023

Pennsville
USA

Pennsville

 

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29.11.
2023

Irvine
USA

Irvine

 

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5.5.
2023

Safenwil
Switzerland

Safenwil

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2.9.
2023

Evionnaz
Switzerland

Evionnaz

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10.6.
2023

Zofingen
Switzerland

Zofingen

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16.9.
2023

Saint Vulbas
France

St. Vulbas

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12.5.
2023

El Masnou
Spain

El Masnou

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23.6.
2023

Hameln
Germany

Hameln

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14.7.
2023

Malta
Malta

Malta

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2.9.
2023

Minden
Germany

Minden

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29.9.
2023

Nantong
China

Nantong

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12.5.
2023

Barbera
Spain

Barbera

People at Siegfried AG

People at Siegfried AG

Diversity of professions and personalities

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"I have always appreciated working in plant management because you have to solve complex chemical, technical and organizational problems." 

Nicolaus Bahr
Werkleiter/GF, Minden

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"To all dreamers out there, do not let negativity distract you or your spirit. If you surround yourself with love and with right people, anything is possible."

 

Dong Trinh
Quality Assurance Supervisor, Irvine

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"Although Siegfried is just a workplace, it gives me a warmth similar to that of my home. All the employees are like family members and support each other."

Yao Yin
Product QA Engineer, Nantong

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"So, from all sciences degrees I decided to study Pharmacy. At first glance, I thought I'd like to work as a hospital pharmacist, but I realized that the industry was more suitable for me because of its dynamic, competence and challenging environment."

Jordi Cañellas
Project Manager, Barberà del Valles

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"My hobby is making natural cosmetics. Mixing different substances, observing what they do and creating something new has been my great passion for a long time."

Madeleine Müller
Head Technical Training / Resource Planning, Zofingen

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"My main task at the Siegfried site in Zofingen is to ensure the quality of all necessary raw materials for the entire site under GMP and in a timely manner. This is a challenge that requires me to work hard every day, sometimes in the evening or on weekends."

Frank Jakob
Team Lead Quality Assurance, Zofingen

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"I strongly believe in teamwork and I am always ready to support my colleagues."

 

Joan Spiteri
Production & Material Administrator, Malta

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"It was the job advertisement, but above all my discussions with colleagues and my visit to Minden, that motivated me to take the leap from measuring in milligrams at university to weighing out kilos and metric tons in the context of industrial production."

Fenja Leena Dücker
Production Chemist, Minden

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"After being diagnosed with acromegaly (an endocrine disorder), I first came into contact with Novartis as a patient, and my goal became to one day work at their plant in Barberà."

Yesika Medina
Capsuling Specialist, Barberà del Valles

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"When we take responsibility for something, we also gain tremendous energy, which can make things work out better."       

Li Jianpeng
Production Manager, Nantong

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"We collate information from all divisions. Some might hear the word 'controller' and picture a boring number-crunching job, but I find my work very varied and exciting – every day is different." 

Patrick Friedrich
Team Leader Controlling, Hameln

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"I consider myself to be a very self-demanding person, and expect a lot from myself and others. I might not always be 'politically correct', but I always respect the opinions of others."

Paco Ocaña
Liquids Coordinator, El Masnou

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"I am fortunate to have a job that matches my passion for numbers, which has never left me since my university studies."

Laurent Tabouret
Head of Finance and Controlling, St. Vulbas

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"Over the years, I have seen the transition to Alcon, Novartis and Siegfried. I started in the R&D department, but in 2012 that area was closed, ending a period in which, unfortunately, more than 50 colleagues had to leave."

Sandra Torrent
Formulation Development Technician, El Masnou

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"To contribute to the development of a positive culture in the workplace, I’m also a member of the Health and Wellbeing Committee, which promotes a better quality of work life."

 

Basile Pache
Training Specialist Production, Evionnaz

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"Travelling has always been one of our favorite ways to unwind and reset while feeding our minds and souls with different cultures and experiences."

 

Ryan Farrugia
Accounts & Administration Executive, Malta

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"I enjoy getting to know the newly hired Chemical Operators, especially demonstrating and providing hands on training on how to operate the equipment, safely and precisely."

Felix Miranda
Senior Production Training Specialist, Pennsville

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"Working for Siegfried brings me enormous satisfaction. On the one hand, I have the genuine feeling of helping people, since we are in the pharmaceutical industry. On the other hand, my daily work routine fully meets my expectations." 

Marion Heckenroth
Senior DA Chemists Manager, Evionnaz

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"My vision was to become part of a company that gave me the opportunity to grow professionally and personally. How exciting to see this come true!"

 

Alex Fiallo
Maintenance Supervisor, Irvine

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"Doing the main elements of this job well — monitoring and evaluating processes, and ensuring procedures are complied with —requires diligence, perseverance, curiosity and being able to set a good example."

Francine Wartak
Quality Assurance Technician, Saint-Vulbas

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