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Welcome to Cilag AG

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Cilag AG

One of the largest manufacturers in the Pharmaceutical Industry in Switzerland!

Cilag AG is part of Janssen, the pharmaceuticals division of Johnson & Johnson*, and produces pharmaceutical and medical products and active ingredients.

The company is a strategic market launch and manufacturing location for some of Johnson & Johnson’s most important pharmaceutical products. Using state-of-the-art technologies and processes, Cilag AG produces a variety of pharmaceutical dosage forms and active chemical ingredients.

Cilag AG was established in Schaffhausen in 1936 and has been part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies since 1959. In the 1990s in particular, the company expanded continuously through innovation, and today Cilag AG is one of the largest manufacturers in the Swiss pharmaceuticals industry. Cilag AG employs approximately 1,200 people.

*Johnson & Johnson groups its companies operating worldwide in the pharmaceutical sector under the “Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson” trademark. Since October 2015, Cilag AG’s market presence has been associated with the image of the Janssen trademark. By adopting the Janssen image, Cilag takes its long-standing membership of the Johnson & Johnson Group and its strategic significance within the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies’ supply chain into account.

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Our Mission

We are a worldwide strategic development, launch and production center of APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients) and drug products delivering world class performance in time-to-market, customer service, quality, cost and cash flow.

Our Credo

We believe our first responsibility is to the patients, doctors and nurses, to mothers and fathers and all others who use our products and services. In meeting their needs everything we do must be of high quality. We must constantly strive to provide value, reduce our costs and maintain reasonable prices. Customers' orders must be serviced promptly and accurately. Our business partners must have an opportunity to make a fair profit.

We are responsible to our employees who work with us throughout the world. We must provide an inclusive work environment where each person must be considered as an individual. We must respect their diversity and dignity and recognize their merit. They must have a sense of security, fulfillment and purpose in their jobs. Compensation must be fair and adequate and working conditions clean, orderly and safe. We must support the health and well-being of our employees and help them fulfill their family and other personal responsibilities. Employees must feel free to make suggestions and complaints. There must be equal opportunity for employment, development and advancement for those qualified. We must provide highly capable leaders and their actions must be just and ethical.

We are responsible to the communities in which we live and work and to the world community as weil. We must help people be healthier by supporting better access and care in more places around the world. We must be good citizens - support good works and charities, better health and education, and bear our fair share of taxes. We must maintain in good order the property we are privileged to use, protecting the environment and natural resources.

Our final responsibility is to our stockholders. Business must make a sound profit. We must experiment with new ideas. Research must be carried on, innovative programs developed, investments made for the future and mistakes paid for. New equipment must be purchased, new facilities provided and new products launched. Reserves must be created to provide for adverse times. When we operate according to these principles, the stockholders should realize a fair return.
Key location

In the heart of Europe

Located in Switzerland’s northernmost City, Cilag AG is at the very heart of Europe. Schaffhausen is a charming place and provides a high quality of life.Schaffhausen is known all over the world for companies like IWC Schaffhausen, Georg Fischer, Unilever and Cilag AG.

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Schaffhauserland Tourism and Economic Promotion Kanton Schaffhausen
Schaffhausen – Rheinfall
Schaffhausen – Rhein

The history of Cilag AG

In the 1930's, the Joos family owned two stately mansions in a residential area of Schaffhausen. The many trees that surrounded the property made it look like a splendid park...
Cilag AG Founders
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