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
Edwin Hänseler begins the manufacture and trade of pharmaceutical products
Hänseler AG is founded in Herisau
Takeover of the majority of shares through Steinegg Foundation, Herisau
New construction and extension on a large scale at the company's headquarters in Herisau
Pioneer for the set-up of the GID (garantied chemical identity)
New corporate design
Entry into the asian market with Planox®
|2016||Entry into the Swiss retail market|
|2018||National THMP-approvals in Norway and Sweden|
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
With enthusiasm we exceed our customers’ expectations.
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”.
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.
We produce in highest pharmaceutical GMP quality, specialised on liquid, semi-sold and solid forms and even make the impossible possible!
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.
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.
We are committed to the location of Switzerland and in particular to the region of Appenzell.
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.
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Prof. Dr. Edgar Hänseler
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.
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.
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.
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.