About us

This is Steiner Arzneimittel

We combine concentrated expertise in the production of medicines containing cephalosporin with comprehensive laboratory equipment. On the one hand, we produce film-coated tablets, dry juices and hard capsules for the German and European markets; on the other hand, we offer a wide range of analytical services including stability studies. 

With our main product, an antibiotic for the treatment of various infections, we cover 60 to 70 percent of the domestic market. Steiner Arzneimittel thus makes an important contribution to health care in Germany and much of Europe.

Our role within the Aristo Pharma Group

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 of sought-after active substances in the generics market – these usually marketed under its own brand. The independent production sets the group apart from most German pharmaceutical suppliers. Besides this, 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 and our logistics centre in Osterweddingen, our group comprises a total of five production sites – in Hilden, Wernigerode, twice in the German capital Berlin and in Madrid. This makes Aristo Pharma stand out as one of the few providers 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 expertise 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.

With its special know-how in the field of antibiotics containing cephalosporins, Steiner Arzneimittel plays a responsible role within the Aristo Pharma Group. Alongside penicillins, cephalosporins are among the most frequently prescribed antibiotics in Germany and, despite the high demand, are still produced by only a few manufacturers in Europe - there are currently only two manufacturers left nationwide. The demand for high-quality preparations that meet the high standards of cephalosporin processing is correspondingly high.

Steiner Arzneimittel then and now

Our history

The company was founded in the post-war period around 1945 and early on focused on the production and distribution of herbal preparations – typically for the treatment of rheumatism, bladder infections or restless conditions. 

In the following decades, the main focus of Steiner Arzneimittel remained on the production of phytopharmaceuticals. Even today, some herbal products in Aristo Pharma’s portfolio are reminiscent of the origins, for example Solidago Steiner®.

In 2006, Steiner Arzneimittel changed to the Aristo Pharma Group. This is accompanied by a change in the product range: The company specialises completely in the production of antibiotics containing cephalosporins.

Today, Steiner Arzneimittel is one of a total of two producers of medicines containing cephalosporin in Germany. Only a few manufacturers are still represented in other European countries.