About us

Who are we?

General view of the company building of d.velop Life Sciences

d.velop Life Sciences GmbH

Sin­ce 2007, we as d.velop Life Sci­en­ces GmbH are the part­ner of d.velop AG for GxP-com­pli­ant do­cu­men­ta­ti­on so­lu­ti­ons. Thi­lo Gu­kel­ber­ger and Die­ter Schul­ten ma­na­ge the com­pa­ny with the long-time ex­per­ti­se of for­mer em­ployees of d.velop AG. Thus, we are also si­gni­fi­cant co-in­ven­tors of our ba­sic pro­duct d.velop do­cu­ments (form­er­ly d.3ecm), which is now used by more than 12,500 cus­to­mers world­wi­de as a cen­tral ECM/DMS/archive sys­tem. Our so­lu­ti­ons see them­sel­ves as a com­ple­men­ta­ry sup­ple­ment to d.velop do­cu­ments (form­er­ly d.3ecm) They pri­ma­ri­ly ad­dress do­cu­ment-ba­sed pro­ces­ses of manufacturing/production and the qua­li­ty ma­nage­ment. In ad­di­ti­on to our cus­to­mers of the clas­si­cal Life Sci­en­ces in­dus­try (phar­maceu­ti­cal, me­di­cal tech­no­lo­gy, food sup­ple­ments, cos­me­tics), also cus­to­mers from the steel in­dus­try and the ser­vice sec­tor trust our solutions.

d.velop AG

With more than 1,000 em­ployees in the d.velop group, d.velop AG, foun­ded in 1992 by Chris­toph Plie­te and Thi­lo Gu­kel­ber­ger, de­ve­lo­ps and mar­kets soft­ware that op­ti­mi­zes do­cu­ment-ba­sed busi­ness and de­cisi­on-ma­king pro­ces­ses in com­pa­nies. More than 3.1 mil­li­on users trust the ef­fi­ci­ent do­cu­ment ma­nage­ment and archiving.

Picture of the central building of d.velop AG on the campus
Get to know our fan­tastic team

Some faces behind the success

Wi­thout them, we wouldn’t exist

Tim Dönnebrink

Head of Sales

Georg Langbehn

Ac­count Manager

Frank Laumann

Di­rec­tor Operations

Sebastian Selting

Mar­ke­ting Manager

Sarah Feldmann

Head of Soft­ware Qua­li­ty Assurance

Dr. Dennis Sandkühler

Qua­li­ty Ma­nage­ment Officer

Dirk Bönnen

Head of Development

Dieter Schulten

Ma­na­ging Director

Thilo Gukelberger

Ma­na­ging Director


When peop­le work tog­e­ther, mista­kes and oc­ca­sio­nal fric­tions are ine­vi­ta­ble. Re­spect­ful in­ter­ac­tion is the ba­sis for fac­tu­al com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on and for co­ping with chal­len­ging si­tua­tions or even con­flicts. “Al­ways tre­at others as you would like to be trea­ted by them.” This princip­le is our leit­mo­tiv when de­aling with col­leagues, sup­pliers and customers.

Perseverance and continuity

“Slow and steady wins the race,” as the say­ing goes. Per­se­ver­an­ce is one of our most im­portant suc­cess fac­tors. Many of our mar­ket com­pa­n­ions and their IT so­lu­ti­ons come and go. Howe­ver, our cus­to­mers at­tach gre­at im­por­t­ance to long-term busi­ness re­la­ti­ons­hips. Per­se­ver­an­ce, a vir­tue that has be­co­me rare in our fast-mo­ving so­cie­ty, leads to suc­cess. Our com­pa­ny histo­ry pro­ves this.


We live in a per­for­mance-ori­en­ted world. Every em­ployee con­tri­bu­tes to the suc­cess of our com­pa­ny through his or her per­for­mance. Per­for­mance must be worthwhile. We have the­re­fo­re de­ve­lo­ped an em­ployee par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on mo­del through which every em­ployee shares in the company’s profits.

Responsibility and sincerity

We live the re­spon­si­bi­li­ty towards our cus­to­mers. Sin­ce 2009, we have been sup­ply­ing cus­to­mers from the GxP en­vi­ron­ment with IT so­lu­ti­ons re­qui­ring va­li­da­ti­on. We are proud not to have lost any of the­se cus­to­mers to date. Fur­ther­mo­re we al­ways want to be ho­nest, au­then­tic and re­li­able. Be­cau­se sin­ce­ri­ty is an ex­pres­si­on of strength of cha­rac­ter and pro­ves to be attractive.

What are our values?

IT is not an end in itself

Our two com­pa­ny foun­ders have more than 30 ye­ars of ex­pe­ri­ence in the de­ve­lo­p­ment, dis­tri­bu­ti­on and im­ple­men­ta­ti­on of soft­ware so­lu­ti­ons. The­se ye­ars have shaped us. Tech­no­lo­gy co­mes and goes. Peop­le re­main people. 

We do not run af­ter every short-li­ved IT trend. We live up to our re­spon­si­bi­li­ty to of­fer our cus­to­mers long-term, ma­tu­re pro­ducts at an ap­pro­pria­te to­tal cost of ownership. 


Award as “Growth Champion 2023”

For the third time, FOCUS, in coope­ra­ti­on with re­se­arch part­ner Sta­tis­ta GmbH, has na­med d.velop Life Sci­en­ces a “Growth Cham­pion”.

Sin­ce 2014, and thus for the se­venth time in a row, FOCUS has pre­sen­ted the fas­test-gro­wing com­pa­nies in Ger­ma­ny in coope­ra­ti­on with the mar­ket re­se­arch in­sti­tu­te Sta­tis­ta GmbH. For the year 2023, d.velop Life Sci­en­ces is also lis­ted the­re for the third time in a row! Abo­ve all, we owe this award to our loy­al cus­to­mers and employees.

Award as “Top Employer 2022”

All good things come in threes! All good things come in threes! For the third time in a row, FO­CUS-Busi­ness, tog­e­ther with the em­ploy­er ra­ting plat­form kununu.com, has awar­ded d.velop Life Sci­en­ces as “Top em­ploy­er small and me­di­um-si­zed busi­nes­ses”. Every year sin­ce 2018, the FOCUS ma­ga­zi­ne in coope­ra­ti­on with the ra­ting por­tal kununu pu­blis­hes a list with the top em­ploy­ers un­der the small and me­di­um-si­zed busi­nes­ses. To de­ter­mi­ne the top em­ploy­ers for small and me­di­um-si­zed busi­nes­ses 2022, more than 550,000 ra­tings of em­ployees from 38.000 com­pa­nies were ana­ly­zed. With a cur­rent ra­ting of 4.6 stars and a re­com­men­da­ti­on rate of 100% (as of De­cem­ber 2021), d.velop Life Sci­en­ces again far ex­ceeds the requirements. 



Am Cam­pus 13,
48712 Ge­scher,

Contact details

Pho­ne: +49 2542 20201–0
Fax: +49 2542 20201–19
E‑Mail: info[at]dvelop-ls.de

Opening hours

Mon­day — Fri­day:
08:00 — 17:00


  • Mo­tor­way exit Gescher/Coesfeld
  • Par­king spaces available
  • Al­ter­na­ti­ve ad­dress for Na­vis:
    Schildarp­stra­ße 6–8, 48712 Gescher


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