Fast, Flexible Fill & Finish Solutions

Getting a drug approved and to market fast is one of the biggest challenges in our industry. Globalization and a highly competitive marketplace make speed and flexibility crucial to success. You need proven efficient solutions, advice you can trust, and a partner you can rely on.

Rentschler Fill Solutions is a one hundred percent contract manufacturing organization that provides global biotech and pharmaceutical companies with expert fill & finish services ranging from GMP-compliant aseptic filling and freeze-drying to extensive analytics. Our facilities are top-of-class, and our experienced, highly knowledgeable team will guide you through every step, from first clinical phases to commercial supply to ensure product safety requirements are met and an expedited market entry is achieved.

What motivates us personally?

We take pride in powering your progress!

We are inspired by our clients’ innovative products, by our highly competent and motivated employees and partners, by the incredible breakthroughs that we are able to achieve together and last but not least by the beautiful landscape that surrounds our leading-edge facility.

This motivation empowers us to bring safe new drug products to market, making an important contribution to patient care every day.

Reinhold Elsaesser, Harald Henninger, Managing Directors

From left: Reinhold Elsaesser and Harald Henninger, Managing Directors of Rentschler Fill Solutions GmbH

Executive management

Reinhold Elsaesser and Harald Henninger have led the company since mid-2016. Both have already played significant roles in the design of the project:

Reinhold Elsaesser studied business administration and, within a short period of time, occupied leadership positions in medium-sized companies in a variety of industries. He most recently spent over eight years in the biopharmaceutical field. The focus of his professional work has included the internationalization of a medium-sized company for IT and organizational issues as well as the management of internal structuring and staffing Projects.

Harald Henninger studied biotechnology and systems engineering and has over 15 years of experience at a variety of biopharmaceutical firms. He has worked in various executive positions, including in biopharmaceutical production and in the project and product management of clinical and commercial pharmaceutical products. In recent years, as Vice President, he was responsible for the transfer, filling and freeze-drying of biopharmaceuticals.


Roadmap to success

Reliable from the beginning

It took less than two years from groundbreaking in July 2016 to inspection readiness in May 2018. All milestones were reached in quality, time and budget! With Rentschler Fill Solutions, a new center of competence for aseptic filling has been created, located in the heart of Europe, in Rankweil/Austria. The pharmaceutical fill & finish facility was set-up from scratch and fully operational in just two years.

Milestones of setting-up the new fill & finish facility:

Sep 2015 Company founded
July 2016 Building construction started
Jan 2017 Technical facilities installation started
Feb 2017 Topping-out ceremony
Sep 2017  Administration moved-in, filling line and freeze dryer installed
Oct 2017  Installation qualification (IQ) of technical facilities started
Mrc 2018 Performance qualification (PQ) finished
May 2018 Inspection by Austrian Health Authority (AGES)

The integrated company building consists of three connected areas

  • Administration: offices and laboratories
  • Production: engineering and production (batch preparation, material preparation, cleaning, sterilization, filling and freeze-drying)
  • Logistics: warehouse, visual inspection and packaging

The masonry building includes a ground floor, a mezzanine and two upper floors with approx. 6,000 m² of usable floor space. The building, including roof structures, is 16 meters tall. The property measuring approximately 10,000 m² allows for expansion in several phases of construction without interrupting existing production.

July 2016
July 2016
December 2016
December 2016
October 2017
October 2017