Pioneering Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients since 1963

High-quality APIs with value added services

Best value based on better access, better quality, and better supply of APIs.

From manufacturers via customers to the patients at the end of the supply chain, TIEFENBACHER API + INGREDIENTS is more than just a name. It is our purpose to deliver better healthcare through a safe and reliable API distribution to Europe. We provide a full and complementary range of high-quality raw materials and value-added services throughout the entire life cycle of pharmaceutical products. Established as the world’s first exclusive API distributor in 1963, we are a pioneer in the supply of the European pharmaceutical industry with the finest APIs of distinguished manufacturers around the globe. Today we distribute our portfolio of 600+ APIs (human + animal health) to more than 250 customers in more than 30 European countries. We go beyond API distribution to provide best-in-class- solutions to make business faster, simpler, and more efficient.

Thereby we are daily driven by our commitment that every API shipment is delivering on our best value seal: offering our customers a BETTER ACCESS, a BETTER QUALITY, and a BETTER SUPPLY of APIs.

Tiefenbacher API + Ingredients: local knowledge with worldwide expertise

This makes us successful since 1963

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market intelligence

supplier qualification

quality assurance (QA)

Best Value based on better access, better quality, and better supply

Our Business Model – we make API-Distribution faster, simpler, and more efficient

TIEFENBACHER API + INGREDIENTS growth opportunities alongside its resilient business model  are based on a wide product and service portfolio and diversity across suppliers and customers in the pharmaceutical industry. 

Since 1963 we hold a central role in connecting customers and suppliers of the pharmaceutical industry in a value-adding partnership to deliver better API-solutions. We demonstrate the resilience of its business model, especially in a dynamic environment. Most of our partners (supply partners and customers) have been with us for decades – because they can rely on our proven capabilities, which result in high-quality products and value added-services.

We are committed to excellence in every aspect of our business to remain on top. Our goal is to further expand our leading position in an agilely changing global API market environment and lead as the preferred partner for customers and suppliers. Our distinct go-to-market approach means focusing on our market activities meanwhile reducing complexity. We do this by balancing speed, risk, and costs through best-in-class-solutions – and always staying personal.

The vital link between manufacturers and our customers – the pharmaceutical industry

Best Value based on better access, better quality, and better supply

Our Business Model – Quality comes first

TIEFENBACHER API sources and supplies high-quality APIs with a extended range of value added services. Hereby we are commited to provide products of the highest quality that meet customers needs as well regulatory requirements.

Benefits for our supply partners I manufacturers

TIEFENBACHER API: your market-leading partner for Europe

Maximize sales in a safe and a simple way with us. We offer a single point of access to an administratively and legally complex region in Europe.
TIEFENBACHER API have been creating success stories for more than 50 years and can offer you a comprehensive range of services to commercialize your API-products successfully in Europe. Our excellent sector expertise, efficient presence on the European market as well as our long-lasting infrastructure form the basis for our supply partners to expand your European business activities sustainably, safely and profitably. Our range of services covers the whole value chain, including market entry advice/analysis, quality assurance/regulatory affairs, marketing/sales as well as logistics.

 

We, at TIEFENBACHER API + INGREDIENTS, are the leading Market Expansion for manufactures who want to grow their business in Europe. We welcome all types of business enquiries – we have the flexibility to pursue a broad range of deal and partner structures.

For more information on expanding your API-products in Europe successfully, please contact us at any stage of your inquiry – by filling out the contact form below on this webpage, or please directly send an email to info@tifi-api.eu.

How we cooperate with our supply partners

Benefits for our supply partners I manufacturers: Local market knowledge and reach in Europe

TIEFENBACHER API + INGREDIENTS: we are simplifying market access to Europe for you

Maximize sales in a safe and simple way with us. We offer a single point of access to an administratively and legally complex region in Europe. 

Our excellent sector expertise, efficient presence on the European market (30+ countries) as well as our long-lasting infrastructure form the basis for our supply partners to expand your European business activities sustainably, safely, and profitably. Our range of services covers the whole value chain, including market entry advice/analysis, quality assurance/regulatory affairs, marketing/sales as well as logistics. Our drive is to be the best partner connecting you as our customer and supplier in the European market.

We, at TIEFENBACHER API + INGREDIENTS, are the leading market expansion for manufactures who want to grow their business in Europe (30+ countries) and offering the most professional sales & marketing organization in the industry. We welcome all types of business enquiries – we have the flexibility to pursue a broad range of deal and partner structures. Accompany us on this exciting, successful journey!

For more information on expanding your API products in Europe successfully, please contact us at any stage of your inquiry – by filling out the contact form below on this webpage, or please directly send an email to info@tifi-api.eu.

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.

With purpose for people and a better world

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Better Affordability

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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.

From Initial Idea To Market Access of High-Quality Pharmaceuticals

Our agile cross-functional company structure makes us stronger and better to change tomorrow’s health together

We, at TIEFENBACHER GROUP, have often demonstrated to excel in our field, to retain talent, and to innovate fastest. Our broad competence and vertical company structures enables us to pioneer healthcare holistically. We are pushing beyond what’s possible – always from a patient-centric approach – and are bringing forward novel healthcare solutions for people around the world.

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

The courage to shape a better futureAlways 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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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.

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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 products and services. We, at TIEFENBACHER GROUP, 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.

BEST-IN-CLASS PRODUCTS THAT DELIVER BETTER HEALTHCARE

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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For us at TIEFENBACHER GROUP, compliance means more than adhering to legal requirements, voluntary obligations and internal company guidelines. Compliance is a question of attitude: reliability, honesty, credibility, and integrity are part of our DNA and the basis of our sustainable business success.

The Code of Conduct and the Whistleblower Platform are two important components of our corporate governance.
Our Code of Conduct describes how we want to do business at TIEFENBACHER GROUP. It provides guidance on how to deal with the most important integrity and legal issues in our daily work – with our colleagues, our customers, our business partners, and other third parties.

With our Whistleblower Platform TIEFENBACHER GROUP offers employees and external stakeholders the opportunity to report violations of legal provisions and internal company regulations anonymously. Every report is examined in detail by an external body, suspicious cases are investigated, and any infringements are consistently pursued. Our Whistleblower Portal is a dedicated communication channel operated by a third party and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our history: Pioneering Healthcare since 1963

AT A GLANCE: OUR MILESTONES AND CONTINUED 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.

High Potent Lab and Site Construction at AET Laboratories India

High Potent Lab and Site Construction at AET Laboratories India

Site Expansion at Delorbis Cyprus

Site Expansion at Delorbis Cyprus

Development start of Oysta (Drug-eHealth combination)

Development start of Oysta (Drug-eHealth combination)

First NCE approval for innovative sleeping medicine

First NCE approval for innovative sleeping medicine

Foundation of Tiefenbacher Medical Devices

Foundation of Tiefenbacher Medical Devices

Launch of axunio Pharma (Branded Pharmaceuticals)

Launch of axunio Pharma (Branded Pharmaceuticals)

Foundation of AET Pharma Inc. USA

Foundation of AET Pharma Inc. USA 

Acquisition of Delorbis Cyprus (Manufacturing/ Branded Pharmaceuticals)

Acquisition of Delorbis Cyprus (Manufacturing/ Branded Pharmaceuticals)

Opening of AET Laboratories India (R&D and Manufacturing)

Opening of AET Laboratories India (R&D and Manufacturing)

First generic drug development of finished dosage form

First generic drug development of finished dosage form

Foundation by Alfred E. Tiefenbacher (API distribution)

Foundation by Alfred E. Tiefenbacher (API distribution)

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.

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.

TIEFENBACHER API + INGREDIENTS Management

our managing directors

TIEFENACHER API, as a part of the TIEFENBACHER GROUP, is led by a seasoned team of executives. Their cumulative knowledge and combined professional backgrounds add up to unparalleled leadership that keeps our company always a step ahead of the industry and in sync with our purpose to improve patients’ live around the world.

Dr. Clemens Overlack

Clemens is a medical doctor by training and worked for several years as a clinician. He spent two years at the Boston Consulting Group before moving into the pharmaceutical industry where he joined Welding GmbH in Hamburg. Here he held several executive roles in quality affairs, API sourcing and sales. He joined TIEFENBACHER API & INGREDIENTS in 2023, where he is mainly responsible for business development into emerging markets and for quality assurance.

Clemens lives in Hamburg, is married and a father of two.

Frank Tettinger

Frank began his career in the international pharmaceutical Industry in 1992. He then held several operation and execution positions in Sales and Marketing of APIs with international groups and pharmaceutical companies such as Siegfried Group and Welding. Frank originally joined the company in 2003 as a sales manager, and over the years assumed positions of increasing responsibility. In 2008, he was promoted to lead Sales Director, responsible for the company’s operating API sales division for Europe. Frank was appointed as managing director of TIEFENBACHER API + INGREDIENTS in June 2022, where he led the company’s strategy and portfolio management initiatives and managed all business development activities.

Frank is married and a father of two.

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 TIEFENBACHER API in 2016 and is responsible for business development and commercial topics.

Oliver is married and a father of three.

Dr. Clemens Overlack

Clemens is a medical doctor by training and worked for several years as a clinician. He spent two years at the Boston Consulting Group before moving into the pharmaceutical industry where he joined Welding GmbH in Hamburg.
Here he held several executive roles in quality affairs, API sourcing and sales. He joined TIEFENBACHER API & INGREDIENTS in 2023, where he is mainly responsible for business development into emerging markets and for quality assurance.

Clemens lives in Hamburg, is married and a father of two.

Frank Tettinger

Frank began his career in the international pharmaceutical Industry in 1992. He then held several operation and execution positions in Sales and Marketing of APIs with international groups and pharmaceutical companies such as Siegfried Group and Welding. Frank originally joined the company in 2003 as a sales manager, and over the years assumed positions of increasing responsibility. In 2008, he was promoted to lead Sales Director, responsible for the company’s operating API sales division for Europe. Frank was appointed as managing director of TIEFENBACHER API + INGREDIENTS in June 2022, where he led the company’s strategy and portfolio management initiatives and managed all business development activities.

Frank is married and a father of two.

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 TIEFENBACHER API in 2016 and is responsible for business development and quality management.

Oliver is married and a father of three.

Global Presence –in over 80 countries

Our path to profitable growth

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Pioneering API-Distribution

TIEFENBACHER API + INGREDIENTS offer more than 600+ APIs (Human + Veterinary) to secure the pharmaceutical industry with high-quality solutions along the entire API-value chain. Our products are manufactures according to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and distributed following Good Distribution Practice (GDP). Please contact us for high-quality API-Distribution by filling out the contact form below and clicking “Send message”, or directly send an email to info-api@tiefenbacher.com. TIEFENBACHER API + INGREDIENTS will follow up with you personally as soon as possible.




    TIEFENBACHER API + INGREDIENTS GMBH & CO. KG
    Van-der-Smissen-Strasse 1-2
    22767 Hamburg
    Germany

    Phone: +49 40 – 36 09 18 – 0
    Fax: +49 40 – 36 09 18 – 222
    Mail: info-api@tiefenbacher.com