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Our History

How did it start?

It all started with a driving ambition of one man to provide an independent regulatory expertise from one source. In June 1989, Friedbert Pistel founded SCC Scientific Consulting Company - Chemisch-Wissenschaftliche Beratung GmbH.

His vision was to provide regulatory consulting services to the chemical industry in Europe and beyond. The demand was rapidly growing due to steadily rising complexity of regulatory requirements. Taking foresightful action, SCC set focus on multidisciplinarity, bringing under one roof scientists from all regulatory relevant disciplines to offer its customers comprehensive one-stop-shop services, compliant with latest regulatory requirements and submission deadlines.

Alongside the increasing regulatory workload, SCC established networks with competent authorities. SCC’s concept proved to be a real success resulting in a rapidly increasing number of customers and employees. Since its foundation, SCC has been continuously expanding, investing in the personnel development and growing professionally by establishing new fields of expertise and flexibly adapting to ever changing regulatory framework in the EU and worldwide.

The company also grew professionally, flexibly adapting to new requirements in the regulatory environment of the EU and developing further. Today, SCC counts 140 employees in total.

On 1 April 2021, after more than 30 years at the helm of the company, Friedbert stepped back from the company’s operational business by taking up a new role as shareholder and chairman of the Pistel Family Foundation.

Major Milestones

Major milestones of SCC’s corporate development at a glance:

1989

 

Foundation of the company, SCC first offered services for Agrochemicals in the the field of Regulatory Science and Archiving

1995

    

In line with the new European Directive 91/414/EEC, SCC submitted the first Pesticide Dossier
First ecological balance sheet for chemical products

1996

 

Chemicals Directive 67/548/EEC, SCC established an extensive network and received recognition as reliable partner by respective national authorities for chemicals registration

2000

 

Start of Biocide business – First task was to support industry with notification and identification of existing biocidal active substances according to Biocidal Directive 98/8/EC and Regulation (EU) No. 1896/2000.

2001

 

Feed & Food Additives business started

 

2003

 

In preparation for the Cosmetic Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009, SCC launched its Cosmetics and Consumer Products business

2004

 

SCC GLP Archiving system was implemented and certified. SCC became the first company in Germany offering OECD CAT 9 contract archives
Start of Pharma/Pre-Clinical business, serving the needs of the pharmaceutical industry

2007

 

Expansion of chemicals business unit due to growing customer demand for REACH support (REACH Regulation No. 1907/2006)

2013

 

Foundation of the new regulatory group Biorationals/Biostimulants/Fertilisers/Integrated Pest Management

2014

 

SCC Office Berlin became operational

2018

 

SCC Japan K.K. was founded

2019

 

Start of Medical Devices business

2020

 

Foundation of SCC UK Ltd.