Approximately 20 percent of sales flow into the area of research and development each year. Today, the medium-sized company has officially registered a total of 50 biological source materials and more than 100 finished medicinal products and sells them through a network of distribution partners in more than 40 countries, including Canada, Australia, Great Britain, Poland, Switzerland, Sweden, Togo, Portugal, Italy, Russia and Azerbaijan.
There a high demand: In Germany alone, around 30,000 prescribers use SANUM-Kehlbeck preparations, which are known for their efficacy and absence of side effects. An important aspect of this is the focus on quality from within the company. About 95% of all production steps are carried out here on site. Consistent quality has top priority. This is ensured by the production, sales, drug safety and information technology department in addition to quality control.
If you talk to the two generations of the Kehlbeck family, you will immediately notice how harmonious,trusting and open their interaction is. Jennifer Kehlbeck, who is now managing director of the Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, says: “We do not have time for rivalry among ourselves. There is enough to do. We can go wild in plenty of other areas and there is enough responsibility for all shoulders to bear.” Her sister Nadine, who manages marketing, adds: “Everyone has their freedom and distances are very short. If I ever need a decision or opinion, we discuss it.” Everybody would sign
blindly for the other one. The level of mutual trust is high. In addition to the varied tasks the four siblings share, it may also be due to the different talents, the divine providence or also due to the gentle guidance by the father Reiner Kehlbeck that everyone has found the job that makes them happy. Maik, the eldest, a graduate in business administration, is a reserved person who loves numbers, who is a home in the world of accounting and controlling. Natascha, the second oldest, studied pharmacy and worked closely with pharmacist Dr. Karsten Wiethoff in the release and quality control before taking parental leave. Jennifer, like her brother, is a business administrator and has always had the desire to be the "boss”, as she openly admits. Already during the school days at boarding school in England she showed here natural ability to be a team leader. For her father and uncle, who keep a close eye on the strengths of the next generation, there were one or two situations that convinced them early on of the assertiveness and leadership qualities of their daughter and niece.
Nadine, Reiner Kehlbeck’s youngest daughter, is the creative head. She also holds a business degree and is very happy in marketing because it is something (creative) you can set things in motion and achieve your set goals”. Her cousin Jasmin Lieferring, née Kehlbeck and daughter of Heinfried, is on parental leave with her second child and was also active in the company after her studies in Kiel.