pioneering pharmaceuticals

making pharmaceuticals more affordable, more available, and better than before

Innovative solutions along the entire pharmaceutical value chain
As part of the TIEFENBACHER GROUP, a 100% family-owned leading health care company, we provide solutions throughout the entire life cycle of a pharmaceutical product. We develop, manufacture, and register generic, value added and innovative medicines and license them out to marketing partners worldwide. The world´s most trusted brands count on our high excellence in creating best-in-class-dossiers and our ability to manage complex launches in over 80 countries worldwide. Our own laboratories and manufacturing sites empower us to build up efficient supply chains resulting in best value for money for our customers.
There is one purpose driving TIEFENBACHER´s over 600 employees day by day: improving the life of millions of patients worldwide by making pharmaceuticals more affordable, more available, and better than before.

OUT-Licensing of generic, value added and innovative medicines

Our Business Model: From initial idea to patient

Advance tomorrow´s medicine with us!

We, at AET TIEFENBACHER PHARMACEUTICALS, develop, manufacture, and register generic, value added and innovative medicines and license them out to marketing partners worldwide. We have a proven track record in licensing-out in-house-developed dossiers to customers around the world – from local to global players. Our fully integrated service includes research and market intelligence, API sourcing, intellectual property, FDF development, clinical trials, registration, quality assurance as well as supply chain management for a successful market access.

We provide over 180+ pharmaceutical products across various therapeutic categories in 10+ dosage forms as well as additional medical devices and drug device combinations. Whether for widespread or for orphan diseases – we are not limited to specific disease areas, we are focusing on what will truly deliver an impact and value for patients.

Gain access to novel healthcare solutions, speed up time-to-market and open up unexplored business opportunities with us! Get a reliable and cost-efficient supply and let us build your portfolio globally! AET TIEFENBACHER PHARMACEUTICALS is changing tomorrow´s health by making pharmaceuticals more affordable, more available and better than before!

A part of TIEFENBACHER GROUP: Our Purpose

We are pioneering healthcare to improve patients' lives around the world

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Living our purpose – it gives meaning to everything we do

We believe that the global access to affordable high-quality healthcare is a human right. That’s why we are lead in everything we do by three questions: are we making high-quality pharmaceuticals better affordable, better globally available, and better than before? This clear purpose has deep and enduring value. It gives us the reason to come to work every day and reminds us why we exist as a company – to make a change in tomorrow ́s health.

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With purpose for people and a better world

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Better Affordability

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Better Global Availability

Better Therapy

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Better Affordability

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Better Global Availability

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Tiefenbacher Group: Our Company

Best-in-class solutions along the entire pharmaceutical value chain

To achieve our purpose – to improve patients ́ lives worldwide – we have an agile, vertically integrated company structure. From initial idea to market access: We constantly look for smart and better ways to excel – to achieve solutions for current and future unmet needs. Our 100% family-owned company structure enhances the power of each individual division and enables us to respond quickly to the evolving demands of the market. Our broad competence allows us to connect ideas and expertise to create novel, patient-centric healthcare solutions and to bring them extremely fast to patients. This agile and vertically integrated organization structure empowers us to pioneer healthcare holistically.

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Tiefenbacher Group: Organization structure

Best-in-class solutions along the entire pharmaceutical value chain

To achieve our purpose – to improve patients ́ lives worldwide – we have an agile, vertically integrated company structure. From initial idea to market access: We constantly look for smart and better ways to excel – to achieve solutions for current and future unmet needs. Our 100% family- owned company structure enhances the power of each individual division and enables us to respond quickly to the evolving demands of the market. Our broad competence allows us to connect ideas and expertise to create novel, patient-centric healthcare solutions and to bring them extremely fast to patients. This agile and vertically integrated organization structure empowers us to pioneer healthcare holistically.

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Our company values: curiosity driven – excellence focused – patient centered

The courage to shape a better future
Always one step ahead – this is how we work, this is how we think

Our values define who we are and what special attitudes we have as individuals and together as an organization to achieve our purpose. They guide us in all we do. 

We believe that our expertise has to be leveraged for greater good – to improve patients’ lives worldwide. Our three values are central to how we behave as individuals, and collectively as an organization to achieve our purpose by making high-quality pharmaceuticals more affordable more available, and better than before.
We, within the evolved international TIEFENBACHER company structure, are many, working as one across functions, across companies, and across the world.
Our purpose and our values tie us together as a company and drive us to keep aiming for making an impact: from initial idea to market access – providing best-in-class solutions along the entire pharmaceutical value chain. By working together as TIEFENBACHER GROUP, in agile collaboration and cross-function structures, we tap into our full potential and stay at the forefront of our field.

Our three values in action mean:

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Know-How by enthusiasts

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Value by innovations

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Our people: diverse, curiosity-driven and with passion for healthcare

Experts and enthusiasts to improve people's lives worldwide

The greatest strength of TIEFENBACHER GROUP are our people. We believe that their curiosity, their passion for healthcare, and their diversity are the foundation of our sucess. 

Everything we do at TIEFENBACHER GROUP is dedicated to improving the lives of patients around the world. We are there to make a difference. That’s why all our activities are focused on creating pharmaceuticals more available, more affordable, and better than before. The curiosity and passion of each of us is the driving force for our pioneering role. We welcome the diversity of nationalities, languages, cultures, and lifestyles in which we work together as one organization – that’s how we have a positive and effective impact on one another throughout the entire organization.

By working together as TIEFENBACHER GROUP, in flexible and agile cross-functional structures, we tap into our full potential, drive our success, and make us stay at the forefront of our field – to make advanced, value-driven pharmaceutical solutions available to everyone around the globe.

Our products: Raw Material – Finished Dosage Forms – Medical Devices

Better healthcare products through a patient-centric approach

Our portfolio covers all relevant pharmaceutical categories: It includes raw materials, finished dosage forms like tablets, capsules, powders, drops, and patches as well as medical devices. We are not limited to specific disease areas – we are focusing on what will truly deliver an impact and value for patients – whether for widespread or for orphan diseases. 

Our purpose – to improve patients’ lives around the world – ties us together as a company and drives us to deliver better healthcare to people with our our products and services. We, at TIEFENBACHER GRPUP, are proud of our longstanding experience to take pharmaceuticals through the entire value chain: from the initial idea to market access of high-quality medicines around the world. We distribute 600+ APIs and develop in-house finished dosage forms (FDF) and drug device combinations that address specific therapeutic needs – in unique formulations of prescription drugs (Rx) as well as over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. Our FDF  portfolio covers over 180+ products across various therapeutic categories in 10+ dosage forms. With our innovative medical device solutions we are revolutionizing the way patients are treated by combining high-quality drug device combinations with novel e-health solutions. Our business approach is based on understanding the environment in which our products are intended to be used. We are experts in adjusting to specific local requirements and customer challenges to ensure that our healthcare solutions make a sustainable impact – for the benefit for patients worldwide.

By working together as TIEFENBACHER GROUP, in flexible and agile cross-functional structures, we tap into our full potential, drive our success, and make us stay at the forefront of our field – to make advanced, value-driven pharmaceutical solutions available to everyone around the globe.

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Improving patients' lives through sustainable business

Corporate Responsibility at TIEFENBACHER GROUP

We, at TIEFENBACHER GROUP, know that our responsibility as a global healthcare company goes beyond medicine. We understand sustainability as behaving responsibly towards society and our planet – in our day-to-day work. Being commercial successful and operating responsibly is how we will generate sustainable returns.

By creating innovative high-quality medicines with broad access to patients around the world and providing a safe and rewarding workplace we can use our business to build a better tomorrow. We guarantee highest quality standards for our products and processes and ensure that TIEFENBACHER GROUP acts in compliance with applicable regulations, laws, policies, and guidelines. We promote ethical and trustful behavior by all employees of TIEFENBACHER GROUP. Furthermore, we strive to make efficient use of natural resources, to minimize the environmental impact of our operations, and to invest in environmental solutions that drive a circular economy. We also care about our society – especially in the countries where our company operates. Our caring culture is fundamental to achieve our purpose to make life significantly better for people around the world.

We demonstrate our commitment to doing business responsibly in a very meaningful and tangible way by building a healthier and more sustainable future. Check out how we act responsibly in our daily business within the TIEFENBACHER GROUP to fulfill our purpose of improving patients´ lives in a sustainable way:

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Our history: Pioneering Healthcare since 1963

AT A GLANCE: OUR MILESTONES AND GONTINUED GROWTH AT TIEFENBACHER GROUP

From a distributor of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) to a purpose-driven healthcare company with a global footprint.

We have always been powered by a strong commitment to make a difference with our products and services. Founded in 1963 as the world’s first exclusive agency for active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), Tiefenbacher has been grown into a leading healthcare company providing innovative and best-in-class solutions along the entire pharmaceutical value chain. Representing API producers has provided the foundation for Tiefenbacher´s growth into an international operating, vertically integrated pharmaceutical company. From initial idea to market access: Today we distribute APIs and develop, manufacture, and register finished dosage forms (FDFs) as well as medical devices. In over 55 years of our company history, we have shown an outstanding track record in anticipating new developments as well as launching new businesses.

Please haven an overview about our milestones and how we, TIEFENBACHER GROUP, are pioneering healthcare – and contribute to people for a better tomorrow.

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  • Foundation by Alfred E. Tiefenbacher in Hamburg

    Foundation by Alfred E. Tiefenbacher in Hamburg

  • 3rd Employee

    3rd Employee

  • Move to new address in villa on Harvestehuder Weg

    Move to new address in villa on Harvestehuder Weg

  • First generic drug development of finished dosage form (FDF)

    First generic drug development of finished dosage form (FDF)

  • First EU marketing authorization under own name

    First EU marketing authorization under own name

  • Move to new headquarters at port of Hamburg

    Move to new headquarters at port of Hamburg

  • Opening of AET Labs (India)

    Opening of AET Labs (India)

  • Acquisition of Delorbis Pharmaceuticals manufacturing site (Cyprus)

    Acquisition of Delorbis Pharmaceuticals manufacturing site (Cyprus)

  • Celebration of the 50th anniversary of Tiefenbacher Group

    Celebration of the 50th anniversary of Tiefenbacher Group

  • Foundation of AET Medical Products

    Foundation of AET Medical Products

  • First NCE submission under own name

    First NCE submission under own name

  • First FDF US submission under own name

    First FDF US submission under own name

  • FDA approval of AET Labs manufacturing site

    FDA approval of AET Labs manufacturing site

  • First medical device CE certification

    First medical device CE certification

Our founder Alfred E. Tiefenbacher

Pioneer of the pharmaceutical industry

Our entrepreneurial spirit is firmly anchored in our founder and owner family since 1963.

The foundation of TIEFENBACHER GROUP´s success story was the pioneer spirit of the company´s founder and namesake Alfred E. Tiefenbacher (*1917, +1993). Until today his unique entrepreneur mind is our driving force of achieving better health solutions by always challenging the status quo – in terms of business models as well as concrete products and services.

As we have growing, we are proud to have maintained the agile, entrepreneurial spirit on which we were founded, continuously evolving with our customers and the industry to expand our services and network. Through all of this, we continue to exercise the same level of flexibility and responsiveness that is embedded in our DNA. This combination translates to superior quality to make pharmaceuticals more affordable, more available, and better than before.

AET TIEFENBACHER PHARMACEUTICALS Management

our managing directors

Tiefenbacher Pharmaceuticals, as a part of the TIEFENBACHER GROUP, is led by a team of two executives who share the same purpose of making medicines more affordable, more available throughout the world and better than before. Their combined professional backgrounds and enthusiastic curiosity for people and new ideas drive our pioneership in improving patients’ live around the world.

Dr. Kristian Ruepp

Kristian has held various positions in the pharmaceutical industry. He was able to contribute to the development, production, and control up to the international marketing of pharmaceuticals – recently as managing director of an internationally operating pharmaceutical company. Kristian joined Alfred E. Tiefenbacher in 2018 and is responsible for the pharmaceutical functions and marketing. 

Kristian is married and father of three. 

Oliver Schrader

Oliver spent the vast majority of his global career in the branded consumer goods industry. Besides leading functions in marketing and sales he served as managing director of German Dax and skin care company Beiersdorf in Ukraine, South Africa and North America. Oliver joined the TIEFENBACHER GROUP in 2016 and is overlooking all commercial topics. 

Oliver is married and a father of three. 

Dr. Kristian Ruepp

Kristian has held various positions in the pharmaceutical industry. He was able to contribute to the development, production and control up to the international marketing of pharmaceuticals – recently as managing director of an internationally operating pharmaceutical company. Kristian joined Alfred E. Tiefenbacher in 2018 and is responsible for the pharmaceutical functions and marketing. 

Kristian is married and father of three. 

Oliver Schrader

Oliver spent the vast majority of his global career in the branded consumer goods industry. Besides leading functions in marketing and sales he served as managing director of German Dax and skin care company Beiersdorf in Ukraine, South Africa and North America. Oliver joined the TIEFENBACHER GROUP in 2016 and is overlooking all commercial topics. 

Oliver is married and a father of three. 

Global Presence –
in over 80 countries

TIEFENBACHER PHARMACEUTICALS is making medicines more affordable, more available, and better than before.

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Contact – AET TIEFENBACHER PHARMACEUTICALS

As the builders of the future, we are working to improve people´s lives worldwide. By thinking beyond healthcare we are making medicines more affordable, more available, and better than before.
Please contact us by filling out the contact form below and clicking “Send message”, or directly send an email to info@aet.eu. AET TIEFENBACHER PHARMACEUTICALS will follow up with you personally as soon as possible.




    ALFRED E. TIEFENBACHER (GmbH & Co. KG)
    Van-der-Smissen-Strasse 1
    22767 Hamburg
    Germany

    Phone: +49 40 – 44 18 09 – 0
    Fax: +49 40 – 44 18 09 – 26
    Mail: info@aet.eu