Our History

Over 100 Years of Quality, Safety and Reliability

Over 100 Years of Quality, Safety and Reliability

The Andreas Hettich success story began in 1904 with the manufacturing of medical instruments. Through continuous discovery in product development and market research, the first centrifuges were developed. Received with great success, the company then dedicated its efforts exclusively to the manufacturing and development of centrifuges customized to the users needs.

Over a span of close to 50 years, between 1956 and 2005, Günter Eberle led the company’s development. With his entrepreneurial vision, he was able to tailor technological advancements in its products to fulfill end-user needs. The more than 200 patents held by Hettich are examples of these innovations.

Today, the company is one of the leading manufacturers of laboratory centrifuges worldwide. With pioneering and innovative business management and consistent quality assurance, Klaus-Günter Eberle looks after the consolidation and continuous expansion of Hettich’s market position.

Hettich centrifuges are known for their quality, safety, reliability and quiet operation. At Hettich, all departments are involved in new product development. The open exchange of ideas and suggestions not only promotes team spirit, it breeds productivity. The motivation and commitment on the part of the entire team, clearly reflects the trendsetting product quality. Impressive examples of this include the presentation of the first microprocessor-controlled centrifuges at ACHEMA 1976, and the development of the first robot-operated centrifuges with PC-control and rotor positioning in the nineties.

Real customer benefits are always in the forefront of product development. Individual customer needs, which are not directly covered by the current product range, are addressed with customized solutions. A 25-person sales and support team across Germany ensures service, maintenance, and specialized consulting and advice on location. Via its subsidiaries abroad, Andreas Hettich GmbH & Co.KG distributes its products in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden and the USA. Centrifuges from Hettich, however, are used all over the world. In several countries and on all continents, Hettich works closely with authorized distributors to ensure the highest quality of local service and support.