We separate molecules and unite people.

We develop and manufacture scientific instruments of superior quality for liquid chromatography systems and components, including:

With 135 employees, we are an established manufacturer of HPLC systems and components. Our valves, pumps, detectors, and other components are used for many separation processes outside of HPLC and are popular with customers who want custom solutions (OEM). KNAUER is an ideal partner for those who want more than standard solutions can provide. The first products of the family and cornerstone of the company’s success were Osmometers for the determination of molality. KNAUER continues to develop and manufacture industry-leading osmometers. Furthermore, the KNAUER Academy offers courses on HPLC and application development.

We are an established partner in science. Today and in the future.​​​​​​

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KNAUER History

We are proud to celebrate our 55th anniversary in 2017.  
It all started with a soldering iron, a jigsaw and an ingenious idea for a highly accurate electronic thermometer. Today KNAUER has become a well-established company with 135 employees that is successfully developing and marketing chromatography devices worldwide.

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KNAUER Academy

The KNAUER Academy offers trainings for chromatography users, distributors and sales staff. Our major goal is to make every trainee familiar with latest chromatographic technologies. Our trainings are in small groups in the lab. Intensive lectures and hands-on laboratory exercises, packed with practical information that will help improve your skills and productivity. Our courses are held in English or German. The courses cover all brands.


  • Quality
  • Environmental
  • cTÜVus
  • AEO-C
  • LCA - life cycle assessment
  • Quality promise
  • Quality Management

    The KNAUER quality management system according to DIN EN ISO 9001 makes sure that we continuously produce products in the best quality possible. As a company, we have to prove ourselves every day in a highly competitive market. Therefore, we can only be successful if every employee contributes his share. Your satisfaction with the quality of our products and services is the key to our success. 

  • Environmental Management

    KNAUER contributes to the conservation of a healthy environment by basing our work on an environmental management system according to DIN EN ISO 14001. 
    Starting with the development of a new product, our designing engineers are bound to use long-lasting materials which allow low maintenance time intervalls and minimal downtime. Furthermore, a high energy efficiency and material efficiency in the production process and during the use of our products are important to us. Finally, the products should be able to be disposed of in an environmentally compatible way.

  • cTÜVus

    KNAUER has the product certification to facilitate access to US and Canadian markets.

  • AEO-C

    KNAUER has the authorized economic operator certification.

  • LCA - life cycle assessment

    KNAUER products follow the LCA - life cycle assessment

  • KNAUER quality promise

    Every single part and original spare part corresponds to our strict criteria for construction, material and safety. This is guaranteed by our quality assurance system. And if your products need replacement or repair, it will be as good a new with original spare parts from KNAUER.
    The quality management system and the working procedures that come with it are being updated on a regular basis. All KNAUER employees know the procedures of the quality management system and its implementation. Continuous improvement is one of our goals and overall basic management principles.


Corporate Social Responsibility

We separate molecules and unite people.

As experts in liquid chromatography, we continue the path of our founder Dr. Knauer: Together with scientists in the lab we develop innovative and individual solutions. We are curious and creative. This makes us the ideal partner for those wanting more than a standard solution.

KNAUER is an established partner in science. We support research and technological advancement today and in the future.

Diversity Charter

The charter of diversity is a corporate initiative to promote diversity in companies and institutions. Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel is the patron. The Commissioner of the Federal Government for Migration, Refugees and Integration, Aydan Özoğuz, supports the initiative.The initiative aims to promote the recognition, appreciation and inclusion of diversity in corporate culture in Germany.

KEK - KNAUER Explorer Club for Kids

In co-operation with the study group "Kinderforscher" from the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), we arranged one room in the KNAUER headquarter as an experiment laboratory for kids in order to make them interested in the natural sciences. In this Explorer Club (called "KEK") kids can make practical experiments and learn e.g. how testing of beverages for harmful substances, rivers for pollution or athletes for doping is carried out.

The KEK is designed for classes of up to 30 students age 10 to 12. Before the start, every student gets a lab journal with the respective tasks for each experiment. The students work in small groups on the experiments that explain basic scientific principles.

We are happy to welcome more and more students to our KNAUER Explorer Club (KEK)!

Your career at KNAUER

You are committed to your work, you strive to be responsible for your own actions, you are creative and eager to put your ideas into practice? We should get to know you!

At KNAUER, we offer you an attractive work environment, flat hierarchies and a wide scope of opportunities. Our engagement for our employees is award-winning. We are proud to have won prizes for being one of the best employers among German medium-sized businesses, Berlin's most family-friendly company and one of the most innovative companies in Germany.

Are you looking for a company where you can do an apprenticeship, an internship, or which offers topics for a bachelor or master thesis? We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Membership and cooperations

  • Spectaris
  • BMBF
  • BMWi ZIM
  • Spectaris

    KNAUER is member of the SPECTARIS German Hightech Industry Association.

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  • BMBF

    The cooperation with scientific institutions is partially supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research's Innovation Initiative, an innovation-oriented regional alliance.

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  • BMWi ZIM

    The cooperation with scientific institutions is partially supported by the Central Innovation Program SME -  a development funding program of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.

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    The cooperation with scientific institutions is partially supported by the European Union funding for regional development

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