About Eppendorf

Eppendorf is a leading life science company that develops and sells instruments, consumables, and services for liquid-, sample-, and cell handling in laboratories worldwide. Its product range includes pipettes and automated pipetting systems, dispensers, centrifuges, mixers, spectrometers, and DNA amplification equipment as well as ultra-low temperature freezers, fermentors, bioreactors, CO2 incubators, shakers, and cell manipulation systems. Consumables such as pipette tips, test tubes, microtiter plates, and single-use bioreactor vessels complement the range of highest-quality premium products.

Eppendorf products are most broadly used in academic and commercial research laboratories, e.g., in companies from the pharmaceutical and biotechnological as well as the chemical and food industries. They are also aimed at clinical and environmental analysis laboratories, forensics, and at industrial laboratories performing process analysis, production, and quality assurance.

Accuracy, reliability, experience, innovation — characteristics that customers all over the world associate with Eppendorf.

Eppendorf was founded in Hamburg, Germany in 1945 and has more than 3,100 employees worldwide. The company has subsidiaries in 26 countries and is represented in all other markets by distributors.

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Eppendorf contributes to improving human living conditions

The Experience and Competence to Handle Your Needs

Quality, reliability, experience, innovation — these are words that people worldwide associate with Eppendorf. We believe this highly regarded reputation is the result of our 65-year history and commitment to deliver the best solutions for handling your most precious samples.
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Eppendorf’s broad product range covers three competence areas:

Our commitment to people and the environment

Annual Report 2017

Eppendorf can look back at 2017 as a very satisfactory business year. The company increased its Group sales by 7.9% (at constant exchange rates), with accelerated growth in the second half of the year. That means Eppendorf’s development was better than the global market's, which grew by approximately 5%. The growth Eppendorf experienced was broadly based, with all market regions and all major product groups contributing to the positive development. As expected, our operating profit (EBIT) increased at a lower rate than sales, since Eppendorf invested heavily in the further development of the company throughout the reporting year. The investments focused mainly on research and development as well as on new business models and processes in the modernization of our infrastructure and in additional human resources. ... read more

Annual Report 2017

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Management & Supervisory Board

Philipp von Loeper


    Prof. Dr. Elmar Hinz

    Vice Chairman

      William A. Linton

      Vice Chairman

        Thomas Heydler

        Member of the Supervisory Board

          Dirk Höft

          Labour Representative

            Marlis Kripke

            Labour Representative

              Code of Conduct

              It is our common understanding that we do not just wish to comply with legal and regulatory requirements. We feel committed to high ethical standards and principles. In order to prevent any - however unintentional - reputational damage, clear rules of conduct for all members of the Executive Board and all employees are required. In order to make our views of an integral corporate conduct transparent, we have defined and laid them down in a binding Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct for all employees and members of the Executive Board of Eppendorf AG and its German and international subsidiaries provides guidance for legally impeccable behavior based on ethical principles. The rules mark the commitment of both Eppendorf and its business partners to attach the utmost importance to the quality of business, advice and dealings with each other within their cooperation. The Code of Conduct also contains a procedure for reporting violations to help employees respond immediately to any wrongdoing they may encounter.

              Code of Conduct

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