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 have been 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.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.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 2.9 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 Services

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 2022”

For the se­cond time, FO­CUS-Busi­ness, in coope­ra­ti­on with the mar­ket re­se­arch in­sti­tu­te Sta­tis­ta GmbH, has na­med d.velop Life Sci­en­ces as “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. Not for the first time, d.velop Life Sci­en­ces has been lis­ted the­re for the year 2022! Abo­ve all, we owe this award to our loy­al cus­to­mers and employees.

Award as “Top Employer 2022”

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


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

Company building

Recording of the first buildings on the d.velop campus


Photo of the roof terrace on the company building of d.velop Life Sciences

Roof terrace

Picture of the d.velop campus with campus cube


Picture of the d.velop central building on the d.velop campus


Training room of d.velop Life Sciences

Training room

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