The history of the now 4th generation owner-managed company goes back to the 19th century.
In 1890, Dr. Wilhelm Kerstein laid an important foundation for the company that would become an impressive corporate development, when he bought the Raths-Apotheke in Hameln from the successors of Friedrich Wilhelm Adam Sertürner, who discovered morphine. Sertürner’s invention had a lasting impact on the business of the Kerstein family as pain medication is still the company’s core business today.
From the pharmaceutical factory in Hameln to an international company
Over the past 130 years, the family company has developed into an internationally active pharmaceutical group that specializes in the development and sale of injectable generics. Our drugs are mainly used in the medical disciplines of intensive, emergency and palliative medicine as well as anesthesiology.