KNAUER manufactures high-end scientific instruments for research, routine analysis, quality assurance, and other applications. Supported technologies include liquid chromatography, precise handling and pumping of liquids up to high pressures, as well as flow-through detection of dissolved substances. Customizable products and solutions are one of our strengths. Made in Germany.
Developing devices that help people in the laboratory to gain new insights or facilitate their work. This is the spirit in which KNAUER was founded and continues to drive the company today.
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.
It all started with a soldering iron, a jigsaw and an ingenious idea for a highly accurate electronic thermometer.
Chemist Dr.-Ing. Herbert Knauer founded the company together with his wife Roswitha in 1962. Both are still active as advisers to this day. The couple‘s daughter, Alexandra Knauer, is managing director and owner of the company since the year 2000. As of April 2021, she is leading KNAUER together with Sales Director Carsten Losch.
Today, KNAUER is an established company with 160 employees that successfully develops, manufactures and markets chromatography instruments worldwide.
KNAUER lives sustainability. Not only because we are scientists, but also we care - about the environment, animals and our future.
KNAUER has many initiatives for a greener company. For example, plastic beverage bottles have been banned from the company, and coming to work by bike or public transport is rewarded.
We provide tools that enable science to gain knowledge and contribute to the health and well-being of humanity and the planet.
We are pioneers for sustainability and work together in a trustful and result-oriented way.
We remain an independent high-tech producer with LC products for laboratory and production, and we are open to new technologies if they sustainably improve our work processes.
Our customers from various industries are at the center of everything we do. We develop, produce and adapt solutions in best quality.
Made in Germany for the whole world.
We are engaged in the well-being of our employees and take responsibility for our environment and the conservation of nature. Our social responsibility is reflected in our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.
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!
KNAUER won numerous awards for innovations and entrepreneurial excellence.
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.
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 aged 11 to 14*. 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)!
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.
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.
KNAUER has the product certification to facilitate access to US and Canadian markets.
KNAUER has the authorized economic operator certification.
Excellent solvency confirmed by business information service Creditreform
KNAUER products follow the LCA - life cycle assessment
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.
The UN Global Compact is the world's largest and most important initiative for responsible corporate governance, involving more than 12,800 companies and organizations from more than 160 countries, 454 of them from Germany.Read more
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.Read more
KNAUER is a member of the SPECTARIS industry association for optics, photonics, analytical and medical technologyMore information
The cooperation with scientific institutions is partially supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research's Innovation Initiative, an innovation-oriented regional alliance.More information
Knauer is a member of the company network "Success Factor Family" and is committed to a family-oriented personnel policy and contributes to making family awareness a trademark of the German economy.More information
The cooperation with scientific institutions is partially supported by the Central Innovation Program ZIM - a development funding program of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.More information
The cooperation with scientific institutions is partially supported by the European Union funding for regional development.More information
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