History

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230 years – 7 generations – 2 families – founded 1788
From Alchemy to Life Science

Within 230 years, many things change: chemistry, economical surrounding conditions, knowhow, technology and a lot more. However, many important parameters are still part of our company philosophy and they will stay the same in future, too: curiosity, trust, partnership, the look into the future, courage.

According to our philosophy Finding the best solution for you! we will be pleased to work on new challenges together with you.

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July 24, 1788

Founding

Founding of Chemische Fabrik W.C. Fikentscher by Wolfgang Caspar Fikentscher; this was the first chemical plant in Germany.

July 24, 1788
1822

Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe visits the Chemische Fabrik W.C. Fikentscher and carries out his trials on his theory of chromatics

1822
1891

Transition

The 3rd generation after Wolfgang Caspar Fikentscher sells the company to the brothers Oskar Bruno and Curt Bernhard Tropitzsch.

1891
1908

Fusariol

Fusariol: worldwide the first seed dressing receives its admission to the market whereby its usage hunger disease in Europe was stopped.

1908
1931

The company Chemische Fabrik W.C. Fikentscher was transformed to a corporation and renamed to Chemische Fabrik Marktredwitz AG

1931
1974

The board of directors announce Oskar Tropitzsch as new CEO of Chemischen Fabrik Marktredwitz AG

1974
1978

For tests on mono crystals in the space lab the NASA trusts on mercury compounds produced by Chemischen Fabrik Marktredwitz AG

1978
1985

Oskar Tropitzsch founds Cfm Oskar Tropitzsch e.K. and takes over Goodwill and Know-how of Chemischen Fabrik Marktredwitz AG.

1985
1992

Cfm Oskar Tropitzsch e.K. engages in the Czech company BOME s.r.o. to strengthen its position in the Czech market. Furthermore BOME s.r.o. has special know-How on recycling of amalgan and production of high quality amalgam kits and amalgam systems.

1992
1994

GIHON Laboratories Químícos SRL, Argentina announces Cfm Oskar Tropitzsch e.K. as their worldwide exclusive distributor for the product Thimerosal.

1994
1996

Cfm Oskar Tropitzsch e.K. and GIHON Laboratories Químícos SRL, Argentina strengthen its cooperation in the field of sophisticated Grignard Reactions.

1996
1998

Cfm Oskar Tropitzsch e.K. estimates enormous capabilities in the field of Fermentation Products for Research and Development and the pharmaceutical industry and enlarges its product portfolio

1998
1999

Cfm Oskar Tropitzsch e.K. broaden its customer base by homeopathic companies and offers APIs, Excipients and pharmaceutical raw materials with customised documentation

1999
2000

Siddhi Vinayaka Spechem Pvt. Ltd., India and Cfm Oskar Tropitzsch e.K. agree to cooperate very close for marketing and distribution of D/L-Dithiothreitol.

2000
2001

Cfm Oskar Tropitzsch e.K. and GIHON Laboratories Químícos SRL, Argentina tighten its cooperation and realize together custom synthesis

2001
2002

Cfm Oskar Tropitzsch e.K. and Siddhi Vinayaka Spechem Pvt. Ltd. expand its collaboration and carry out custom synthesis of pharmaceutical raw materials

2002
2004

Moving to new offices

2004
2005

Natural and synthetical Toxins broaden the product portfolio of Cfm Oskar Tropitzsch e.K.

2005
2006

Herr Steffen Tropitzsch verstärkt die Geschäftsleitung.

2006
2007

Phytochemicals (Reference substances, Plant Secondary Metabolites, Extracts and Oils) enlarge dramatically the product line of Cfm Oskar Tropitzsch e.K.

2007
2008

1788 to 2008 – from Alchimie to LifeScienes: Cfm Oskar Tropitzsch e.K. celebrates its 220 anniversary

2008
2009

Enzymes and its fascinating capabilities encourage Cfm Oskar Tropitzsch e.K. to achieve know-how and to offer special biocatalytical processes to the market

2009
2010

Increasing demand on Medicinal Plants and Raw Drugs fortify Cfm Oskar Tropitzsch e.K. to enlarge the product segment Phytochemicals by this group of products. Leaves, roots, tubers or plants on a whole; always CITES conform.

2010
2014

1788 – 2013 on July 24th Cfm Oskar Tropitzsch e.K celebrates it`s 225th company anniversary

2014
2015

A new product segment has been added: Payloads, High Potent API`s (HAPIs) for R&D application. With this step Cfm Oskar Tropitzsch GmbH is keeping his promise to supply the researchers worldwide with cutting edge products for research.

2015
2016

Cfm Oskar Tropitzsch GmbH supports the goal of securing the worldwide vaccination program received funding from GIHON Laboratorios Quimicos S.R.L. – the worldwide qualified producer of Thimerosal – who is a recipient of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant, to manufacture a twelve-month stockpile of an essential preservative for vaccines.

2016
2016

Export Award

Winner of the Bavarian Export Price 2016 in the category service!

2016
2017

Groundbreaking ceremony for a mile-stone-project. With a new office building and a state of the art warehouse Cfm Oskar Tropitzsch GmbH is heading into the future.

2017
2018

GDP Certificate

As one of the first companies in northern Bavaria, Cfm Oskar Tropitzsch GmbH got the GDP Certification from the German Authorities. A clear commitment to the pharma quality standards motivated us to bring the quality system as well the knowledge of our team to the current state of the art. We are happy to assist you in even more complex topics as the GDP (Good Distribution Practice) certificate helps you to work with us, too.

2018