| In Conversation with

Rob Hughes

You have been with Siegfried for a quite some time already. How did you settle in and what is your interim balance? I recently completed my first year at Siegfried and am amazed at how quickly the time has passed. There was a steep learning curve to understand Siegfried Irvine’s business model, the...
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| Event

Siegfried Conferred Five CMO Leadership Awards

At the CMO Leadership Award Ceremony 2019, carried out within the parameters of the DCAT Week in New York City, Siegfried was honored in five categories: Compatibility, Expertise, Quality, Reliability, and Service.  Marianne Späne, Global Head Business Development, Marketing and Sales, accepted the...
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| Future Days

Future Days 2019

Future Day in Hameln Owing to numerous registrations, this year’s Future Day was very successful. Some 20 children ranging from 8 to 13 years of age visited Siegfried Hameln.  The day began at 9:00 a.m. with a small presentation of the company and the connected training professions that might play...
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| Inside View

Evionnaz: Annual GMP Training Days 2019

This year, the GMP Training Days held at the Evionnaz site ­enjoyed record-breaking participation. Held on three consecutive Mondays, more than 150 employees from production, pilot and research and development participated and took advantage of the possibility to learn and exchange ideas on various...
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| Inside View

Pennsville Emergency Response Drill

Our Pennsville facility hosted an Emergency Response Drill. The drill was the culmination of several months of planning on the part of Siegfried’s Emergency Response Team and local authorities. Local, State, and Federal ­authorities that participated included the following:  Pennsville Office of...
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| In Conversation with

Philippe Moy

Philippe Moy was appointed site manager of St. Vulbas in 2015. Under his management, the site’s activity has increased and capacity expansion is under way.

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| Travel Guide

Irvine – located in sunny California surrounded by large cities and wonderful sandy beaches

Southern California is home to big cities, sandy ­beaches, and our own Siegfried Irvine site. Formerly the family-owned Alliance Medical Products, established in 2001, our site was acquired by Siegfried in 2012. Here are some of the things we are proud of about our location in Irvine, California,...
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| Event

Meeting Point of Chemistry

End of 2018, the “Groupe Progrès“ newspaper organized a meeting of chemical companies in cooperation with “France Chimie AURA“ (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes). The meeting held at the ­University of Lyon‘s large amphi-theater was attended by industrialists, representatives of the people, associations and the...
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| Inside View

St.Vulbas: Mondial des Métiers

The 23rd execution of Mondial des Métiers, the World Skills Competition, attracted no less than 119 091 visitors in the four days of its opening. The town of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes was the ­center of many international companies, including Siegfried, and various training institutions. At the...
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| Inside View

Evionnaz: Musical Outings

At the Evionnaz site, we have for several years cultivated a very beautiful tradition: a group of classical music lovers meets regularly to listen to concerts by various ensembles from Lausanne. They include, for instance, the “Orchestre Symphonique Universitaire” and the “Orchestre de Chambre des...
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| Inside View

Evionnaz: National Future Day

Within the parameters of the ­national Future Day, we welcomed twelve children of employees to give them a better understanding of occupations detached from gender roles.  The day started with a presentation of the occupation and training of technologists and laboratory assistants followed by a...
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| Event

DCAT Week 2019

DCAT Week is the premier business development event for companies engaged in pharmaceutical development and manufacturing and related industries. It is organized and hosted by the Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association (DCAT), a not-for-profit, member-­supported, global business...
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| Inside View

Minden: 2018 End-of-year Review of ­Siegfried Minden Site Fire Brigade

2018 was an eventful year from the Minden site fire brigade‘s perspective, with a total of 261 deployments – a 13% increase over the previous year.  In their area of expertise – hazard prevention – the emergency personnel deal with complex tasks often under extreme time pressure, which demands...
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| Inside View

Minden: “Refundable Deposit Against Cancer” Project a Great Success

In June 2017, we noticed how fast an increasing number of refundable empty bottles and cans accumulated in the rubbish bin in the communal room of Ephedrine production. As this represents cash, we came up with the idea to use the refundable deposits for a good cause.  Following coordination with...
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| Inside View

Nantong: Nantong Town Hall Meeting and Annual Dinner 2019

17 January 2019 was a special day for Siegfried Nantong: It was the first townhall meeting and the first annual dinner with Wolfgang Wienand in his new role as CEO, who visited the Nantong site together with René Imwinkelried, Arnoud Middel and Wilfried Eul. In his speech, Wolfgang Wienand reviewed...
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| Inside View

Malta: Track and Trace Implementation at Siegfried Malta

Falsified medicines represent a major public health threat, appearing in the market as legitimate products that can reach patients across the EU and around the world. In ­response to an increased risk of counter­feiting, in 2013 the EU Commission enacted Directive 2011/62/EU – also referred to as...
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| Inside View

Irvine: Zombie Fun Run

Siegfried Irvine entered in the second annual zombie fun run in San Diego, California, for a team building exercise. 100% of the event’s proceeds were donated to the San Diego Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, a group that assists communities affected by disasters.  Each runner had 3...
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| Inside View

Siegfried Evionnaz ­Represented EPFL Forum

Siegfried Evionnaz participated for the first time in the EPFL Forum education fair. The fair registered 17 000 visitors and brought together numerous companies competing for future employees. Thanks to our presence at the fair, we were able to promote our site and show various career possibilities....
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| Current Topics

Global Technical Operations Meeting 2018

Siegfried’s annual Global Technical Operations meeting took place at our Evionnaz site. Under the lead of René Imwinkelried our site heads, multi-site heads, chief compliance officer as well as the global heads of Supply Chain, IT, Purchasing and FP&A spent two and a half days discussing various...
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| Inside View

Minden: Running 42,195 Kilometers through the Big Apple

Last winter, in a pensive moment, I thought about the running goals I wanted to achieve in 2018. One of the early thoughts that came up was to consider the New York Marathon, the largest running event in the world.  Once I had taken the decision, booked the trip and received my starting number, I...
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| Inside View

Evionnaz: Visit by Council of State

Siegfried Evionnaz hosted Chris­tophe Darbellay, Canton of Valais’ Councillor of State for Economy and Education. He was accompanied by his staff for Economics, the director of HES-SO (Haute Ecole spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale) and representatives of trade associations. Following a presentation...
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| Inside View

St. Vulbas: Science Festival

For one day, 175 primary-school and secondary-school pupils participated in workshops within the parameters of the national “Science Festival”. The Festival was organized by the Parc Industriel de la Plaine de l’Ain trade association and five other companies located in the St. Vulbas Industrial...
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| Inside View

Malta Launches the Leadership & ­Development Program

At our Malta site launched a Leadership & Development Program covering all employees with leading responsibilities was launched One of the programs was composed for the Heads of Department and another one intended for line management. The latter included also employees who hold positions with...
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| Inside View

Zofingen: Aluminum Sculptures as a Tribute to Employees

At the end of October, our former CEO Rudolf Hanko conducted a rare inauguration. He unveiled a work of art, “something that would address us as people and individuals, induce us to pause for a moment in the truest sense of the word, and give us food for thought”. More exactly, he inaugurated three...
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| Inside View

Extension of Zofingen ­Laboratory – up to 40 Additional Workplaces

Half a floor in Laboratory Building 325, constructed 2008–2009, remained unused as a reserve for future space requirements. Fit-out of the space began in 2017 and was completed in November 2018. Our former CEO Rudolf Hanko stressed that availability of the entire Laboratory Building was essential...
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| Inside View

Inauguration of Logistics Center Zofingen – Reduction of On-site Traffic

Following a construction period of only 15 months, the new Logistics Center in Zofingen was inaugurated in the presence of all participants in the construction of the building, representatives of the authorities and many employees. The need for a new building was justified owing to severe...
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| Inside View

Minden: A Healthy Start to the Apprenticeship

How important is health? What role does physical activity play? What does healthy food consist of? These were questions that a two-day in-house seminar focused on.The seminar was organized specially for new trainees by BKK Pfalz medical insurance and carried out at the Minden site for the first...
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| In Conversation with

Torsten Förster

Torsten Förster has accompanied Siegfried in different functions for several years. He was appointed Multi Site-Head for the Zofingen and Hameln sites with effect from 1 June 2018.

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| Inside View

Evionnaz: Safety Days 2018

Siegfried Evionnaz carried out the so-called Safety Days. In future, they will be staged every year for Siegfried’s employees at the site. As part of the program, the location of the various alarms situated on the site was called to memory followed by a practical exercise of operating an alarm....
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| Inside View

Nantong: Family Day 2018 at Siegfried Nantong

The second family day of Siegfried Nantong took place in the Pengxin Hotel in Nantong. More than 70 families, in total over 200 people, attended this event. During the past year, children have grown taller and the Nantong site has also become stronger.  After checking in each family received their...
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| Inside View

Malta: Siegfried Malta participates in GO4Industry Teacher Internship Programme

The Manufacturing Economic Group within the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, and the Ministry for Education and Employment launched the “GO4Industry Teacher Internship Programme” pilot project. Siegfried was one of the leading companies participating in this project.  The central...
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| Inside View

Irvine: Summer Employee Event

On Wednesday, 25 July, Irvine held an All Employee Summer Barbeque. Rob Hughes, one of Irvine’s newest employees and Site Head, addressed everyone by sharing some of Irvine’s recent successes in 2018 as well as some of the challenges we are working to overcome. Employees were provided a nice lunch,...
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| Inside View

St. Vulbas: 10 Kilometers in Nature

The 10-kilometer intercompany run started at 5:30 p.m. and finished at 8:00 p.m.. It is a sportive and social event in idyllic surroundings along the bank of the river Rhone far from motor traffic. 
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Evionnaz: Running Together for a Good Cause

The La Montheysanne run is organized exclusively for women by an organization that carries the same name. The aim is to offer activities for women suffering from cancer, permitting them to forget their illness for once and not to grow lonely.  Five employees from Evionnaz proudly wearing Siegfried...
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Hameln: XLETIX Challenge – Siegfried Hameln ­Competing in Northern Germany

The idea of an XLETIX Challenge event is for participating teams to master an extremely demanding track filled with obstacles. What counts in this obstacle course is strength, stamina, courage, will-power and, most of all, team spirit. Participants are required to overcome boundaries, both mentally...
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Zofingen: Powerman Charity Run

A charity run was held on the occasion of the Powerman event carried out in Zofingen. The underlying idea was to help by participating in sport. A Siegfried running team took part in the event. In mild temperatures, 21 well trained and highly motivated runners in Siegfried blue started the...
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| Inside View

Zofingen: Pump Booth

Which pumps do we use at Siegfried in Zofingen? How does one operate them correctly? How do I fix bugs? What does the maintenance of pumps entail?  The aim of the pump booth set up for a period of seven weeks was to provide answers to these questions and extend employees’ knowledge of pump...
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Zofingen: Maintenance Shutdown Zofingen

In summer 2018, for the first time at the Zofingen site, the entire production plant including pilot was shut down for maintenance work. The aim was to carry out maintenance and inspection work of our facilities as consistently as possible.  The utility network plan of all operations comprises some...
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| Inside View

Hameln/Minden: Vocational and Student information days

Vocatium 2018 – A Fair For Training and ­Studying in Hanover This student fair is directed mainly at pupils in the penultimate class of all continued-education and occupational-­training schools. Some 7000 pupils from 1000 schools in Hanover and surrounding areas participate as visitors. About 150...
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| In Conversation with

Simon Ingold

Simon Ingold began working for Siegfried in August 2017, initially as an external consultant for strategic finance projects, and since December 2017 as Global Head FP&A (Financial Planning & Analysis).

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| Inside View

Zofingen: The Shipping ­Department Moves

An organization with a global production structure such as Siegfried depends heavily on importing and exporting raw materials and intermediates. This implies that products have to arrive at the chosen location at the right time even if they have to travel around the globe. Satil Adigüzel and his...
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A Closer Look at Siegfried

Inspections by authorities are a nearly everyday occurrence in a GMP environment. The inspections and audits examine compliance with regulations in processes concerning production, quality assurance and logistics. In recent months several inspections were carried out at various Siegfried sites.

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Global Meetings in Zofingen

Recently, global meetings of the Finance, Human Resources and Analytics departments were held in Zofingen. While the last Finance meeting was carried out last year, it is the first for the HR and the Analytics teams. Next to getting acquainted with colleagues from other sites, the primary intention...
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St. Vulbas: Industry Week – Chemistry Meets High School

Within the parameters of Industry Week, five organizations, namely Kem One, Siegfried, Speichim Processing, Tredi and the regional chemical industry (UICRA) organized a meeting on Monday, 26 March 2018, with the Plaine de l’Ain high school in order to familiarize pupils with the world of chemistry. ...
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| Current Topics

Evionnaz / St. Vulbas: STOP Program® Launched in Evionnaz and St.Vulbas

The safety of employees must be ensured every day. Sometimes, new approaches are required to avoid injuries and raise the level of security. After all, injuries affect not only the injured persons, but their entire family, work colleagues and the company. The STOP program® by DuPont shows a way...
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| Inside View

Evionnaz: The “Tour du Chablais” on Foot

Some twenty employees at the Siegfried Evionnaz site participated in the 32nd Tour du Chablais from 4 April to 9 May 2018. The popular run is carried out every year across a period of six weeks. It provides the opportunity to cross meadows and conquer mountains while discovering different areas of...
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Evionnaz: Employees Master Spectacular Alpine Ski Run

The first run was carried out in 1984, now the Patrouille des Glaciers returns every second spring. This is about one of the best known runs in ski mountaineering in the Swiss Alps and connects Zermatt with Verbier across the Haute Route. It is organized by the Swiss Army. Each run includes...
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Minden: “How Dangerous Is what You Are Doing here?”

The safety seminar organized for Siegfried Hameln by the employers’ liability insurance association has become a tradition for ­Siegfried employees. The three-day workshop was organized by the SHE department and carried out beginning of May. A total of 21 employees from various areas of activity...
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Minden: Final Exam Chemical Assistants

The practical part of the final exam for Chemical Assistants carried out by the Chamber of Trade and Industry was carried out beginning of February in Siegfried Minden’s Training Center. Five candidates took part in the winter final exam, of which two were from Siegfried Minden. During the first two...
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| Current Topics

Siegfried’s Trainee Program

In January, I started as Siegfried’s very first trainee, and I was often asked what the program is about. What is a trainee? A trainee is given the opportunity to learn more about certain corporate divisions, giving him or her comprehensive insight. Many companies run trainee programs and an...
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| In Conversation with

Luca Parlanti

Luca Parlanti joined the Siegfried family on 1 October 2015. Within Sales he is ­responsible for Business Development and ­Account Management, Exclusives Drug Substance.

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| Teams

Process Excellence

Our Mission “We aim be an excellent service provider to the Zofingen production site delivering relevant experimental data and scientific guidance which serves to optimize and refine the processes of the established product portfolio. Our key success factor is a deep understanding of the underlying...
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Process Technology

Our Mission “To be your service partner for scientific and technological solutions in specialized Chemical Laboratory Programs, Process Safety, Process Simulation, Scale up Modeling, Physical Operations and Particle Technologies. By applying a wide range of tools we are able to provide assistance...
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| Inside View

Zofingen: New Organization and Strengthening of Production Support

The Development Group in Transition In recent years, Chemical Process Development at the Zofingen site has undergone significant change. Pilot operation was integrated into the group in 2016, followed by the production support laboratory in 2017. Process Development serves as an important...
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| Inside View

Zofingen: Siegfried’s First Generation of Black Belts

Have you ever tried googling “Black Belt”? You’ll get about 18.8 million search results. In addition to terms such as “Region in North America” or “Carrier of a black belt in Asian martial arts” there is a vast number of links for “Lean Six Sigma”. Lean Six Sigma is about simple and reliable...
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Zofingen/Nantong: Regulatory Affairs – a Significant Step Forward

A significant step forward for Siegfried Nantong: in January 2018, the site ­received the first API approval by the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines (EDQM) and the first Good Manufacturing Practices inspection ­approval by People’s Republic of China Jiangsu Food and Drug...

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| Current Topics

Program Management at Siegfried

Toward the end of 2017, Siegfried announced the ­introduction of a Program Management unit at the Zofingen site. Program Management mirrors the ­Project Management organization implemented in 2012. While Project Management encourages the ­introduction of new customer projects, the new Program...
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Zofingen: Principles of Production Course

Owing to the very good utilization of production ­capacity currently experienced in Zofingen, the need for qualified chemical technicians is growing. Con­sequently, a course on basic principles of production was initiated with the aim to enable people from other occupations to work at Siegfried in...

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Irvine: Ribbon Cutting of New 9292 Warehouse and Packaging Building

The Irvine facility reached an important historical mile- stone to expand the operations from one building at 9342 Jeronimo to include a newly built-out Warehouse, Office and Packaging areas in the 9292 building. We have sustained operations in the 9342 building since inception of Alliance Medical...
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Pennsville: Continuous Improvement (CI) Program

In February of 2017, I was chosen to participate in Siegfried’s Green Belt Program where I would learn new skill sets for analyzing and solving problems.

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