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03/28/2014

Schmidt+Haensch gets 150 years

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On the 25th of April Schmidt + Haensch will celebrate its 150th anniversary in Berlin. By merging the independent activities of Franz Schmidt and Hermann Haensch, the company was founded in 1864. Schmidt + Haensch is one of the oldest companies in the field of optical measurement technologies, which successfully sustains its position in the market.

We are proud of having participated in scientific breakthroughs by supplying the respective measurement instruments. The company is managed in 5th family-generation by Mathis Kuchejda and still is 100% family owned. At the moment S+H employs has round about 50 employees in Berlin. 80% of the exclusively in Germany produced instruments are exported to countries all over the world.

Today the product portfolio comprises especially polarimeters, refractometers, photometers and process analyzing systems for the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industry. About 15% of the annual revenue is reinvested into research and development of new instruments and methods. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary a new generation of density meters will be launched. Herewith we complete our instrument range for liquid analysis in a perfect way.

The staff of Schmidt + Haensch stands for personal and individual customer advice and application support. We realize ambitious measuring tasks and applications that have not been realized so far. It is important for us to solve the measuring tasks precisely and technically neat. As an ISO-certified company it is of great significance for us to produce traceable and verifiable measurement results comprehensible for the customer.
Beside the classical opto-electronic laboratory instruments we increasingly develop "In-Line" process refractometers. We cooperate with plant construction companies which use the "In-Line" sensors for surveillance and regulation. Thus a system for dealcoholization, based on one of our process refractometers from the iPR series, was released recently. Besides the known applications in food (sugar) and pharmaceutical industry there are interesting applications in the semiconductor industry, in machine construction and the photovoltaic industry. By expanding our product range and due to the increasing number of applications, we count on a yearly growth of 10%. Therefore Schmidt+Haensch looks optimistic into the future.

Source: Schmidt + Haensch GmbH & Co.