We know our business because our roots go back more than 125 years.
As early as 1890, Dr. Wilhelm Kerstein, great-grandfather of the current owner, acquired the oldest pharmacy, the “Raths-Apotheke" in Hamelin (the town well-known for its Pied Piper). The Raths-Apotheke was previously owned by Friedrich-Wilhelm Sertürner, the pharmacist who discovered morphine.
Prof. Dr. med. Günther Kerstein oversaw the start of industrial scale manufacturing and the foundation of the “Pharmazeutishche Fabrik Hameln”.
In the 1980s Eike Kerstein led the family business to focus on sterile parenteral drugs, development of our own pharmaceutical products and marketing authorisations. This decade also saw the acquisition of Phoenix Pharmaceuticals, now hameln pharma ltd in the UK.
To specialise in the core business, Christoph Kerstein split the original family company into three independent companies, focusing on manufacturing and marketing of parenteral products, primarily focused on supplying high-quality parenteral drugs for intensive medicine and anaesthesiology.
With the acquisition of VULM a.s. in Modra, Slovakia (subsequently becoming hameln rds a.s.) hameln greatly enhanced its technological capabilities, focusing on different steps during the development and production of pharmaceutical products.
For many years, hameln has been represented in the Asia/Pacific region by local partners. The region is constantly growing in importance, so to further exploit this potential and develop these markets even more, hameln set up a branch in Hong Kong in 2010.
The company divested the contract manufacturing business at the end of 2014 and now concentrates on the marketing and distribution of its injectables product portfolio in more than 40 markets worldwide.
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CEO: Wolf-Christian Kanzelmeyer
Tel: +49 5151 581 576
Fax: +49 5151 581 501
hameln is a leading provider of high-quality generic injectable drugs that specialize in critical care. Our product portfolio includes an increasing number of products in various presentations including anesthetics, sedatives, analgesics and antidotes. Our products are used today in more than 40 countries worldwide. Doctors, pharmacists and nurses rely on our know-how and experience..