About Aristo Pharma
Aristo Pharma was founded in 2008 from the merger of various traditional German pharmaceutical companies, some of whose roots go back to 1875. Today, Aristo Pharma's core business is the production and distribution of sought-after active ingredients in the generics market, which are usually marketed under their own brand. The independent production sets the group apart from most German pharmaceutical suppliers. In addition, the broad range of prescription and over-the-counter medicines extends from tried-and-tested herbal medicines to modern medical products and aids.
The composition of the Aristo Pharma Group is as diverse as its product portfolio: In addition to the company headquarters in Berlin, the group comprises five production sites – in Hilden, Wernigerode, twice in the German capital Berlin and in Madrid - as well as its own logistics centre in Osterweddingen. This makes Aristo Pharma stand out as one of the few suppliers in Germany that manufacture their medicines predominantly in Germany or Europe.
Together with the twelve distribution sites throughout Europe, the company can draw on the know-how of around 1,500 employees. They all make a valuable contribution to the success of the Aristo Pharma Group's mission: the reliable and affordable supply of high-quality medicines.
We are always here for you: dependability is one of the most important requirements in the health care sector. High quality, the availability of medicines and overall transparency are the three main pillars we all stand by in taking care of people’s health. This is ultimately driven by you: our customers, doctors and pharmacists.
You motivate us to demonstrate our ‘Made in Europe’ quality standard every day, across all of our production sites. Our primary goal is your satisfaction and that means: punctual deliveries and the highest quality. We achieve this with our six modern ‘state of the art’ development and manufacturing factories in Germany and Madrid/Spain. We continue to successfully focus on Germany for our core business. This also provides us the opportunity for consistent control and the required proximity to the market – allowing us to react swiftly to requirements at any given time.
The Aristo Pharma Group combines manufacturing with development and a family ownership structure. With forward-looking perspectives and comprehensive technical expertise, we are always one step ahead of the market in terms of strategic direction.
Unified quality standards apply at all of our production sites, which are subject to continuous control. We take special pride in protecting our employees and the environment, which is why we work to the stringent ‘Good Manufacturing Practice’ (GMP) guidelines.
The Aristo Pharma Group is growing: we are currently represented with offices in 12 countries. From here, we manage other brands and sell medicines under our own brand.
Our philosophy is simple: we produce medicines which are both high quality and cost-effective for patients. “Because every person has a right to health” – as a pharmaceutical company, we want to help keep health affordable.
Health is one of our most important commodities, but preserving or restoring it can be very costly nowadays. Long development times and intensive basic research contribute to the high price level of new pharmaceutical substances. It faces high cost pressure due to tight budgets for medical treatment expenses. Therefore, it is our goal to produce cost-effective and high quality medicines so that they remain affordable and available to all who need them. Not only does that benefit the individuals, it also supports the long-term future of our health care system.
In order to reach our goal, we have chosen a business model covering three primary areas.
The first is the marketing of medicines: we provide highly effective substances, whose patents have expired, as generics – at prices that are affordable for everyone. But we also offer original products and a wide range of so-called OTC products (‘over the counter’: available prescription-free from pharmacies).
The second area is our production: we try to produce as many medicines as possible ourselves at our own production sites in Germany and Europe. This is how we ensure the highest quality standards, but also because we are committed to our domestic location. In addition, Aristo Pharma produces a large number of medicines for third-party customers, other pharmaceutical companies.
And finally: we work on a variety of our own galenic and generic developments, actively shaping the future at the same time.
Our focus on people in need all over the country and support for selected organisations with financial and in-kind donations has been part of our identity and our company philosophy for many years. As well as being active in the social sector, we also support sport, education and culture on a regional level.
A project particularly close to our hearts is the Caritas Medical Van. As our headquarter is located in Berlin, we really value the importance of supporting and taking responsibility for the citizens of our local area. In order to support the work of the voluntary doctors, nurses and social workers, Aristo Pharma sponsors the Caritas Medical Van for the valuable and essential work they carry out.
The van helps homeless people, those without health insurance or patients who feel too ashamed to visit the doctor's surgery. The Caritas Medical Van is there to help them. The van fitted out as a simple treatment room and has been in use since 1995.
The team are committed to seeking out people in the places they live: emergency shelters, soup kitchens, warm rooms, train stations and in-crowd locations. On Monday and Tuesday afternoons, the van sets off looking for homeless people in need.
Read about the clubs, projects and organisations we are supporting at the moment on the ‘Current information’ page.