DOTTIKON EXCLUSIVE SYNTHESIS AG manufactures high-quality performance chemicals, intermediates, and exclusive active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for the world's leading chemical, biotech, and pharmaceutical industry.
The company with its production site in Dottikon (Aargau, Switzerland) is specialized in hazardous reactions and positions itself as strategic development and manufacturing partner and performance leader. Its safety culture created over the past 105 years guides the innovative use of hazardous reactions, low-temperature and high-pressure chemistry, as well as continuous processing in order to challenge, tighten, or shorten conventional chemical synthesis routes, improve selectivities, yields, and purities, and reduce waste. The versatile technology and equipment portfolio is used, maintained, and continuously expanded to design, develop, and optimize chemical processes and technical manufacturing procedures for the rapid scale-up from kilograms to multi-tons in order to produce and deliver the respective market volumes.
DOTTIKON ES' one-site strategy allows reduced decision and communication pathways. This ensures rapid and efficient project development, clear and transparent data, and process documentation and close customer communication.
The common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) is a bird of prey species belonging to the kestrel group of the falcon family Falconidae. It is well known, as it has also conquered cities and urban spaces as living space and can often be observed during its typical "hovering flight". It is widespread in Europe, Asia, and Africa and occasionally reaches the east coast of North America.
From the 1960s, the common kestrel, a skilled mouse hunter, became increasingly rare in Switzerland, not least due to the loss of suitable breeding sites. Bird conservationists subsequently installed nesting boxes, which led to a continuous increase in the breeding population since the turn of the millennium. On the DOTTIKON company premises, too, we can regularly look forward to new kestrel hatchlings.
DOTTIKON EXCLUSIVE SYNTHESIS AG's roots date back to 1913, when the company was founded under the name of Schweizerische Sprengstoff-Fabrik AG (SSF), a specialist in explosives.
From the 1930s to the 1970s, SSF developed processes for nitration, hydrogenation and oxidation, which evolved into the chemical intermediates business and the production based hazardous chemical reactions that the company still excels in today. In 1987, Ems-Chemie Holding AG purchased the company and changed its name to EMS-Dottikon in 1990. Amid a spin-off from Ems-Chemie Holding in 2005, the company received its current name, DOTTIKON EXCLUSIVE SYNTHESIS AG, and the parent company DOTTIKON ES HOLDING AG's shares went public in an IPO in the main segment of the SIX Swiss Exchange on March 31 of the same year. In 2013, the company celebrated its 100-year anniversary.
Two Thirds of Net Sales with APIs
DOTTIKON EXCLUSIVE SYNTHESIS AG is an entity of SIX-listed DOTTIKON ES HOLDING AG. The stable senior management and shareholder structure of the DOTTIKON ES Group enables sustainable value growth at the manufacturing site in Dottikon, Switzerland.
Board of Directors
DOTTIKON is organized around the main processes business and process development, purchasing, production and quality management.
The production facility is located on approximately 600'000 m2 in Dottikon (Switzerland), close to Basel and Zurich. About 100'000 m2 of the premises are reserved for development of customer-driven production facilities.
DOTTIKON's headquarters are located in Dottikon, Switzerland.
Dottikon Exclusive Synthesis AG
Representative Office USA
Dottikon ES America, Inc.
3559 N. Cumberland Ave., Suite 106
Chicago, IL 60634
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