Our over 100 years of corporate history has its origin in two extraordinary people with energetic zest for action and fresh pioneering spirit. At Queisser Pharma we still feel their spirit of helping and health to this day, and extract the drive for our business activity.
Queisser Pharma can show more than 100 years of corporate history today. Comprehensive knowledge is a tradition with us.
Everything began in 1897 in a small pharmaceutical factory in Hamburg. The licenced pharmacist Alfred Queisser had come to Hamburg to seek his fortune as a manufacturer. He focussed on the production of health and care products such as creams, liquid soap and toothpaste. Despite difficult circumstances, Alfred Queisser managed to continuously expand the company. He owed this success to his comprehensive talents as an entrepreneur, scientist and resourceful advertising specialist, which he united in one person.
Josef Peter Hennes, a chemist from Essen, created the second root of today’s company Queisser Pharma. In 1919, he developed the original formula of today’s Doppelherz® Energy Tonic from herbs and other natural ingredients. The tonic was produced and successfully marketed in the company he founded, which was also called Doppelherz.
Both companies eventually merged to form “Queisser Pharma”. Since the end of the 70s Queisser Pharma has belonged to the family holding company “HGDF Familienholding Ltd. & Co. KG”, a long-established family enterprise based in Flensburg, whose parent company was founded in Flensburg as early as 1738.
Since 1987 we have our headquarters in the former production facilities of a rum production company in Flensburg. In addition to other branded Queisser products, approx. 1 million litres of Doppelherz Energy Tonic are produced, bottles, packed for the market and dispatched here every year.
The company is managed in a modern and at the same time tradition-conscious manner. Modern and innovative health products are regularly created on the basis of well-established experience and expertise.
The demand for health products has shown an upward trend for many decades. Capacities are being continually adapted and expanded due to the steadily growing popularity of our products. Our products are produced, packed and dispatched in modern production lines. The products are transported from Flensburg throughout the country and far beyond the national borders. The number of our employees is also constantly increasing. In the meantime we have more than 250 employees at the Flensburg site and are among the city’s largest employers.
There is a constant change in the market for health. Life expectancy and the awareness that health lies in our own hands also increases with every generation. Nowadays people also remain active, healthy and involved in social life at an advanced age. The interest in self-sufficient healthcare and prophylaxis is increasing.
The fast pace of our time repeatedly challenges us as a modern company – and we continuously meet the challenges of this change. This change is characterised by major market changes which are caused among other things by the demographic development of the population structure in countries all over the world.