About us

KNAUER – Science with Passion

Made in Germany

We separate molecules and unite people
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 and other experts 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.

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KNAUER employee on an analytical AZURA HPLC system

More than 7000 products

Based in Berlin, Germany

Since 1962


About 190 employees

We love HPLC Logo

At KNAUER "We love HPLC" and we work for
"Science with Passion" ...

... and we are an established partner in science.
Today and in the future.

“To provide simpler solutions than our competitors – that was a success factor at the beginning.“
Dr.-Ing. Herbert Knauer, Founder

Signature of the founder Herbert Knauer

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, and on April 1, 2021, the previous head of worldwide sales, Carsten Losch, was appointed as a second managing director. Today, KNAUER is an established company with about 190 employees that successfully develops, manufactures and markets chromatography instruments worldwide.



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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.


KNAUER Device assembly

Our vision until 2025

  1. We provide tools that enable science to gain knowledge and contribute to the health and well-being of humanity and the planet.

  2. We are pioneers for sustainability and work together in a trustful and result-oriented way.

  3. 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.

  4. Our customers from various industries are at the center of everything we do. We develop, produce and adapt solutions in best quality.

German Innovation Award 2022
Made in Germany for the whole world

Corporate Social Responsibility

Responsibility in the first place
Reliability, stability, respect and quality are part of our values. You can trust that these values are the foundation of our thinking and acting. With our motivated staff, lots of curiosity and creativity, we evaluate opportunities and risks to make good decisions. Our social responsibility is reflected in our annual CSR activities (Corporate Social Responsibility) towards our employees and our social and ecological environment.

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.


The KNAUER human resources department with the certificate

 Innovation is recognized

KNAUER won numerous awards for innovations and entrepreneurial excellence.



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