Driving Excellence in 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

As part of TIEFENBACHER GROUP, a 100% family-owned leading health care company, TIEFENBACHER API provides 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 industries with the finest APIs of distinguished manufacturers around the globe. Today we distribute our portfolio of 600+ APIs to more than 250 customers in more than 30 European countries.

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

600+

APIs

250+

European customers

100+

audits

130+

manufacturers

600+

APIs

250+

European customers

100+

audits

130+

manufacturers

own qualified warehouse

market intelligence

supplier qualification

quality assurance (QA)

own warehouse

market intelligence

supplier qualification

quality assurance (QA)

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.

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.

How we cooperate with our supply partners

Benefits for our Supply Partners | Manufacturers:

TIEFENBACHER API: your market-leading Partner for Europe

Maximize sales in a safe and a simple way with us
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.

Tiefenbacher API as part of the Tiefenbacher Group

creating value for patients by bringing Innovations to life

Our Vision

Improving the life of millions of patients
worldwide by making a difference
in tomorrow´s health.

Our Mission

Creating high-quality pharmaceuticals for
the most trusted brands - more affordable,
more available, and better than before.

Tiefenbacher group company values:

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

Pioneership

Achiever
by curiosity

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Excellence

Know-How
by enthusiasts

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Patient Focus

Value by
Innovations

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Pioneership

Achiever
by curiosity

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Excellence

Know-How
by enthusiasts

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Patient Focus

Value by
Innovations

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Our history: Pioneering Healthcare since 1963

Over 55 years track record of industry firsts

Founded in 1963 as the world’s first exclusive agency for active pharmaceuticals ingredients (API), TIEFENBACHER has been grown into a leading health care 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 a fully fledged pharmaceutical company – capable of developing, registering, and supplying finished dosage form (FDF) pharmaceuticals to marketing organizations worldwide. 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.

At a glance: TIEFENBACHER GROUP milestones

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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 for this success story was the pioneer spirit of the company´s founder and namesake Alfred E. Tiefenbacher (+1993). Until today his unique entrepreneur mind is one important pillar of TIEFENBACHER´s corporate culture: our about 600 employees are always challenging the status quo and striving for new patient orientated solutions – in terms of business models as well as concrete products and services for our customers and partners.

TIEFENBACHER API 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 customers ‘ needs.

Sören Schlosser

Sören has held various leading positions at international distribution companies. Besides global sales and purchase as well as marketing and quality assessments he was responsible for a Post-Merger Integration process of an internationally operating distribution company. Sören joined TIEFENBACHER API in 2018 and is responsible for sales, assortment, and supply chain management.

Sören 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.

Sören Schlosser

Sören has held various leading positions at international distribution companies. Besides global sales and purchase as well as marketing and quality assessments he was responsible for a Post-Merger Integration process of an internationally operating distribution company. Sören joined TIEFENBACHER API in 2018 and is responsible for sales, assortment, and supply chain management.

Sören 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.

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    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@tifi-api.eu