Hänseler

Three pillars producing success.

Hänseler AG is a leading Swiss production and commercial enterprise in the pharmaceutical industry with its headquarters in Herisau. The three pillars of the company, founded in 1964, are the trade and processing of raw materials, the manufacture and sales of OTC drugs as well as production and packaging commissioned by partner companies .OTC drugs as well as production and packaging commissioned by partner companies.

As a market leader, we offer over 3,000 raw materials and renowned brands, such as  Alcacyl®Original Bach®Flower Remedies/RESCUE®Gly-Coramin®OLBAS®Probactiol®"Nieren- und Blasendragées S" and the Hänseler D-Mannose. Most of the 1,700 pharmacies and 600 chemists' in Switzerland are Hänseler customers and, as our industry customers, are advised by our 135 competent and committed employees.

Organic growth over decades.

The history of our company begins in 1964 with Edwin Hänseler, who developed a thriving trade with the manufacture of pharmaceutical drugs. At the turn of the century, the company was expanded with new construction and extension on a large scale. Today, Hänseler AG has 135 employees, who are personally in contact with around 4,200 customers and manage about 600 deliveries per day. 

Milestones at a glance

1964

Edwin Hänseler begins the manufacture and trade of pharmaceutical products

1975

Hänseler AG is founded in Herisau

2004

Takeover of the majority of shares through Steinegg Foundation, Herisau

2006

New construction and extension on a large scale at the company's headquarters in Herisau

2009

Pioneer for the set-up of the GID (garantied chemical identity)

2010

Acquisition of the brands Alcacyl® and Gly-Coramin®

2013

New corporate design

2015

Entry into the asian market with Planox®

2016Entry into the Swiss retail market
2018National THMP-approvals in Norway and Sweden

Vision

We are a producing Swiss pharmaceutical company with highest quality requirements, innovative solution approaches and thus:

  • a top choice for a full range of pharmaceutical raw materials in customer-oriented quantities with qualified “supply chain”
  • a specialist for selected pharmaceutical products with focus on women’s health
  • experts for GMP toll manufacturing of small and medium batch sizes thanks to flexible and modern production processes and
  • nationally and internationally active

Mission

With enthusiasm we exceed our customers’ expectations.

Offer

Pharmaceutical raw materials
We assure a broad range of herbal and chemical raw materials in pharmaceutical quality and consumer-friendly packing. Though innovative solution approaches we offer support for lawful and process-optimised processing of pharmaceutical raw materials. We are an indispensable partner thanks to specialised consulting and optimised “supply chain”.

Pharmaceutical products
We continuously expand our range of pharmaceutical products with the objective of being the leading provider of OTC-/OTX therapeutic agents in the field of women’s health.

Toll manufacturing
We produce in highest pharmaceutical GMP quality, specialised on liquid, semi-sold and solid forms and even make the impossible possible!

Customers
We fulfil customer requirements in a quickly and reliable manner. In particular pharmacies, drugstores, hospitals, doctors and the industry benefit from our specific “know how”. Our mission is to support and advise every customer group competently and professionally with specialists. We create a significant additional value for our customers.

Service provision
We are a Swiss company with high quality requirements. Our focus is laid on the national market as well as on the growing international business.

Company
We are committed to the location of Switzerland and in particular to the region of Appenzell.

Ownership structure
Our shareholder base – as a guarantor for a stable property situation - assures the continuous further development of the company and makes us to a reliable partner.

Useful information at a glance

Hänseler AG is an autonomous, financially independent pharmaceutical company. The principal shareholder is the Steinegg Foundation, based in Herisau. This is responsible for the preservation of a healthy economic structure in the region.

The investment in personnel and infrastructure in recent years and the extension of our leading market position created the essential conditions for our company's healthy and sustained development.

Key figures

Personal customer contacts/year:

4'200

Call centre outbound:

35'000

Call centre inbound:

40'000

Number of customers:

2'530

Deliveries/day:

600

Number of products filled/year:

2'600'000

Company profile

Foundation: 

1964

Corporate structure:

Joint-stock company

Certifications: 

GMP, License for manufacturing, Authorised narcotics 

Auditing company:

Dr. Rietmann & Partner AG

Ownership

Steinegg AG

Controlling shareholder

Prof. Dr. Edgar Hänseler

Shareholder

Alexander Klöti

Shareholder

Drugs at their best.

Infrastructure and systems

The modern infrastructure with qualified systems enables the manufacture of diverse galenical dosage forms and herbal active ingredients. Thanks to the high standard of equipment and our qualified employees, we can comply with the highest demands for quality. With the diverse and flexible infrastructure, we are able to adjust the batch sizes to the requirements. 

Galenical manufacture

Liquid drug forms
The production spectrum ranges from basic solutions to the finished drug form (syrups, solutions) with synthetic or herbal active ingredients.

Semi-solid drug forms
With a fully automated system, we manufacture ointments, creams, emulsion, pastes and gels. This applies to both semi-finished products and finished drugs.

Solid drug forms (Multiple doses)
For solid drugs, we specialise in the manufacture of powder mixtures. Various solid source materials can be mixed homogenously.

Liquid extracts, tinctures

From our extensive range of herbal medicines, we manufacture herbal extracts and tinctures. The current monographs or our own manufacturing processes that lead directly to the finished drug serve as the basis.

Packaging of liquid, semi-solid and solid drug forms

Strict zone and spatial concept for the highest demands

In addition to manufacture, the packaging of liquid, semi-solid and solid drug forms and drug substances in conformity with GMP is one of the core competences of our company.

A flexible filling infrastructure makes it possible to meet the most varied customer needs. Thanks to modern ventilation technology and consistent filling under laminar flow, the risk of a cross-contamination can be excluded.

Unsere Heimat ist das Appenzellerland. Unser denken ist international.

The history of our company begins in 1964 with Edwin Hänseler, who developed a thriving trade with the manufacture of pharmaceutical drugs.

At the turn of the century, the company was expanded with new construction and extension on a large scale.

Today, Hänseler AG has 135 employees, who are personally in contact with around 4,200 customers and manage about 600 deliveries per day. 

Enjoy a view over a range of more than 3'000 products.

The modern infrastructure with qualified systems enables the manufacture of diverse galenical dosage forms and herbal active ingredients. Thanks to the high standard of equipment and our qualified employees, we can comply with the highest demands for quality.

With the diverse and flexible infrastructure, we are able to adjust the batch sizes to the requirements.