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 about 4,500 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 75-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 2019

Fiscal year 2019 was a strong year for the global life science market, and Eppendorf was able to take advantage of the positive dynamic growth in this sector. Overall, the Eppendorf Group’s business development was very good. The company was once again able to participate in the global growth trend in the life science and diagnostics industry, and in many places even managed to exceed the market trend by a wide margin and thus gain additional market share. Nearly all of the Group’s divisions and all regions developed positively, generating total sales of €803.9 million (prior year: €729.2 million). In comparison with the same period last year, this corresponds to an increase of 10.2% (prior year: 5.6%).  
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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

          Marlis Kripke

          Labour Representative

            Peter Schmidt

            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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              Celebrating 75 Years of Supporting Scientists



              After 75 years, the mission of the company is just as valid and relevant as it ever was: “Eppendorf contributes to improving human living conditions.”


              Since 1945. And tomorrow as well. Join us in celebrating this jubilee and immerse yourself in the big questions of TOMORROW LAB since 1945.