As a medium-sized company in Freiburg, ChemCon GmbH produces, among other things, active ingredients (APIs) that are used in drugs. Great expertise in chemical syntheses and a high degree of flexibility in process control have made ChemCon an important company in the pharmaceutical industry over the past 25 years. Around 120 people are currently employed in the various areas.
In addition to the many technical questions, that a company has to deal with in order to meet market requirements, an exchange with society and thus with politicians is mandatory. Questions about ecology, job retention, legal framework conditions such as patent protection and many economic parameters are essential for companies. A dialogue on these topics with associations and politics is sensible and necessary in order to participate in the formation of opinion.
On July 21, 2021 we were allowed to Ms. Chantal Kopf (Bundestag candidate, constituency 281 Freiburg Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen) and Prof. Dr. Winfried Golla (Managing Director, Association of the Chemical Industry (VCI) Baden-Württemberg) to a round of talks in our house. Dr. Raphael Vogler (founder and managing director) introduced ChemCon and presented the modern laboratory and production facilities.
As a chemical manufacturing company in a market segment that relies on purity and precise work, ChemCon has established special work techniques. Environmental protection and careful use of water and energy are also central issues for a chemical company. The challenge of ensuring quality requirements with an ecological consideration of the way of working with simultaneous profitability and thus not only securing jobs but creating new ones is taken very seriously and implemented at ChemCon.