About us

This is Medinsa

We consider ourselves a competent and versatile player in the production of highly effective and sophisticated pharmaceuticals. The numerous pharmaceutical forms that make up our diverse portfolio include film-coated, orally disintegrating and effervescent tablets, multiparticulate pharmaceutical forms (MUPS) and various capsule formulations. 

In addition to our expertise in pharmaceutical manufacturing, we set ourselves apart from the competition with know-how in product development, analytics and customer-focused order management. 

We stand for excellence and expertise – from product development and manufacturing to packaging and final shipment of goods.

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 13 distribution sites throughout Europe, the company can draw on the expertise of around 1,650 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.

As Aristo Pharma's first production site outside Germany, Medinsa underlines the international orientation of the entire group of companies. Our outstanding expertise lies in the production and development of medicinal products with modified release of active ingredients. Exemplary for this is the advanced pilot plant of drug development. Here, we can easily and safely scale up from small-scale production to large-scale industrial production. 

Medinsa then and now

Our history

In 1972, Laboratorios Andrómaco, founded in Madrid, relocated to Torrejón de Ardoz. The new pharmaceutical plant later became Medinsa. The initial products included throat lozenges and Pepticum (omeprazole capsules). Seven years later, Grünenthal GmbH bought 40 per cent of the company’s shares.

In 1988, products for third-party customers were manufactured at the site for the first time. In 1993, all the shares of Andrómaco were acquired by Grünenthal.

Medinsa was officially founded in 1999. The Spanish subsidiary of the Grünenthal Group now focused on the development and manufacturing of oral pharmaceutical forms. In 2004, a modernisation and expansion process began, which took several years. This process was overseen by Joachim Teubner, who is still the Managing Director of Medinsa today.

Laboratorios Andrómaco 1974

In 2011, after the completion of the modernisation works, the site was taken over by Aristo Pharma. Two years later, the company made a groundbreaking investment in the production of pellets. 

In 2018, the company premises were expanded by 2,000 square metres. This resulted in a modern, fully air-conditioned finished goods warehouse, from which Medinsa’s customers are supplied today.

In 2021, a new wastewater treatment plant was installed to meet the global goal of sustainable development and production. 

In 2022/2023, Medinsa installed a photovoltaic system with an installed capacity of 600 kWp, which currently covers 20 per cent of the energy demand.

how we work and operate

Our mission

Medinsa’s objective is clear and unequivocal: the production and development of high-quality, affordable pharmaceuticals that are an essential part of basic medical care. The way we conduct our business reflects our practiced values of integrity, commitment, respect, quality and excellence.

Sustainability is important to us, which is why we focus on the following aspects: Our staff, our customers and suppliers, our community, our environment, correct and transparent corporate governance.

As the second largest employer in Torrejón de Ardoz, we take responsibility for our employees as well as for the local community. Our employees always lead by example and actively engage in social projects and environmental initiatives as part of their work. One project close to our hearts is Medinsa Reforesta, which involves several reforestation initiatives in the Madrid area. We also contribute to the Medinsa Solidaria initiative by regularly engaging in volunteer work at Astor, a nearby association for mentally disabled people.

We pursue ISO certifications for occupational health and safety as well as environmental management at our site. We are also working towards an independent sustainability certification. Specifically, we meet a significant part of our energy needs through solar panels and have an environmentally friendly and proper wastewater treatment system in place.

Guidelines, principles and values

Our Code of Ethics

With the aim of achieving sustainable success, at Medinsa we have the firm belief that our culture of ethics and compliance are key elements for the development of our activity.

Our Ethical Code applies to all Medinsa collaborators, suppliers and clients and it encompasses behavioural principles for the company’s internal relationships and its relationships with interest groups and goes beyond regulatory compliance.

View our Ethical Code.


Our contribution to the region

At Medinsa, we distinguish ourselves not only by our professional competence but also by our attitude. At the site itself, we are continuously promoting sustainability – for example by installing photovoltaic systems. In addition, frequent participation in activities with social and ecological impact is a matter of course for our employees. Medinsa supports and promotes these initiatives. As a company that acts sustainably, we feel committed to the region, its people and the local environment.