| Inside View

The Sartan Case

Cardiovascular disease is a widespread health problem. About 25 percent of the Swiss population suffers from high blood pressure, which significantly increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular disease. The drugs used to control high blood pressure include so-called sartans...
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| Media release

Ständerat Beat Rieder und Nationalrat Philipp Matthias Bregy zu Besuch bei Siegfried Evionnaz

Anlässlich eines Firmenbesuchs wurden Ständerat Beat Rieder und Nationalrat Philipp Matthias Bregy von Standortleiter Marcel Signer über die Anlagen und das Geschäft des Unternehmens orientiert. Im Anschluss wurden im Rahmen eines Austauschs die wichtigsten Anliegen der Industrie diskutiert. Mit von...
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| Media release

Visite du conseiller aux États Beat Rieder et du conseiller national Philipp Matthias Bregy chez Siegfried Evionnaz

Le conseiller aux États Beat Rieder et le conseiller national Philipp Matthias Bregy ont été accueillis sur le site d’Evionnaz. Cette visite a été l’occasion de présenter les installations et les activités de l’entreprise, puis de discuter des principales préoccupations de l’industrie – un échange...
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| Travel Guide

Zofingen – A Lively Small Town with A Rich History

Zofingen in the western tip of the Canton Aargau with a population of around 12 000 is centrally located between the cities of Zurich, Basel, Bern and Lucerne, close to the junction of Switzerland’s most important north-south and west-east routes. The lively small town is known as a regional center...
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| Travel Guide

Pennsville – A Township Surrounded by History … And so much More!

Pennsville is centrally located in a very active area, ­being only 12 miles from Wilmington, DE, 34 miles from Philadelphia, PA and 63 miles from Atlantic City, NJ. Visitors to the area will never be at a shortage of interesting things to do and places to visit. Several hundred years ago in 1638,...
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| Travel Guide

St. Vulbas – a Wide Range of Historical, Cultural and Culinary Treats

“Départment de l’Ain” is the first and only département, or province, in France named after a number, the number one. Naturally, this feature fills the hearts of the local population with pride as they consider the name to be attributed to the characteristics shown by its inhabitants.  The duality...
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| Travel Guide

Hamelin – a Little Big Town

Shall we take a trip to the Pied Piper of Hamelin? In my youth, when this question was asked, my family would put Hamelin on the program. In those days, the trip was both an adventure and an excursion to a large city, because my hometown, some 50 kilometers away, is by far not half the size of...
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| Travel Guide

Minden and its ­Surroundings – Insight and Overview

When traveling to Minden, regardless of the direction you come from, you will first see the Porta Westfalica, the Gate to Westphalia. This is not really a gate, but a gorge, where the Weser River runs through the passage between the mountain chains of the Wiehen Hills and the Weser Hills. Both hills...
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| Travel Guide

Evionnaz – Gateway to the Valais in the Heart of the Alps

The History of Evionnaz  Today, Evionnaz is a village of about 1230 inhabitants and extends across the Rhone Valley to the Swiss-French border with the peaks of the Haute-Cime, at 3259 m (10 755 feet) elevation forming the highest point. Known as “Epanum” in Roman times, a name derived from the...
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| Travel Guide

Malta and the Maltese ­Islands – At the Heart of the Mediterranean

Located right in the middle of the Mediterranean, the Maltese Islands are some of the richest in the region – promising diverse culture, a dynamic history, welcoming people and eclectic attractions. With an area of just 316 square kilometers, the Maltese Archipelago is one of the smallest in the...
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| Travel Guide

Nantong – A Rich and Charming History

Located in the east of Jiangsu Province, Nantong is ­endowed with very good geographical conditions. It’s about an hour away from Shanghai, reaches the ­Yellow Sea on the east and connects to the Yangtze River in the south, the longest lake in China. Nantong Harbor is one the ten biggest harbors in...
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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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| 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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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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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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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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