// Becoming a European supplier

From an ancillary business to a pharmaceutical supplier

The AMINO GmbH has never stood still. Starting in 1958 as a seemingly barely profitable ancillary business of the liquid sugar production, AMINO developed into a major European supplier for the pharmaceutical and medical sector over the following 60 years. The history of AMINO shows impressively what has happened in recent years and highlights which changes have been made over and over again to become even more innovative and successful.




With the opening of the new Innovation Center, AMINO positions itself for the next generation of services and products. In addition, the area of research and development will be promoted.



Foundation of AMixCo Premix GmbH and entry into the market of amino acid mixtures. Under the new brand, individually requested amino acid premixes of the highest quality and reliability are produced for the use in pharmaceutical and dietary products.

AMINO receives various awards, including "Gold" from EcoVadis in the sustainability audit, the seal of quality "Innovative through research" and the "Entrepreneur Award of the Region 38".



AMINO celebrates its tenth anniversary with a total of 88 employees and a successful annual balance sheet. This year, AMINO is nominated for the Foreign Trade Prize of Lower Saxony.



The subsidiary Amino Manufacturing South Africa (Pty) Ltd. is founded as an additional production site and represents the largest project in 2015.



The National Trade Supervisory Board confirms AMINO's compliance with the GMP guidelines and the associated conformity with the European Union guidelines on good manufacturing practice for active ingredients.



AMINO is officially designated as a SMETA-certified company by adhering to occupational safety, environmental, social and ethical standards.



The restructuring will create a new warehouse for finished products.

The strong growth of the company makes it necessary to expand production capacity. AMINO takes over the remaining land and buildings of the former sugar refinery in Frellstedt and expands them accordingly for production.



Pre-production and raw materials warehousing are rebuilt to further improve the material flow and organizational processes at the site.



AMINO celebrates 50 years of amino acids business in Frellstedt and significantly expands its product portfolio. With the creation of a second production line, the company can start new production processes and double its capacity.



AMINO GmbH is comprehensively restructured as part of a management buy-out. This creates opportunities for the further development of the company into a globally active supplier of high-quality amino acids and comparable active ingredients. In order to offer a wide range of products on the world market, AMINO promotes the use of the best possible technologies such as extraction and purification or biotechnological fermentative processes.



AMINO starts with the production of pharmaceutical amino acids. One of the first products that is produced is L-Leucine.



AMINO is founded. The purpose of the company is to extract amino acids and other additives from renewable raw materials. The active ingredients are initially used in food. At that time, AMINO is running parallel to the company's main business, the liquid sugar production, and contributes little to the company's economic success.

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