History

1931 – 1970

1933 1945

As part of its chronicle project, Sartorius is currently having its role during National Socialism in Germany scientifically analyzed and evaluated by an external institute.

1947

In 1947, Erich Sartorius (right) died. He had been in a leading position within the company for 41 years. His son, Horst Sartorius, takes over the management of the company.

1948

At the recommendation of Otto Hahn (chemist and Nobel Prize winner in 1944 and President of the Max-Planck Institute in Goettingen), Sartorius commences industrial-scale manufacture of hydrodynamic bearings (photo).

1954

Sartorius’ first electromagnetic forcecompensating (EMC) balance, the Elektrono 1, enters commercial production.

1955

The first microbalance for weighing under normal atmospheric conditions is introduced.

1958

The analytical balance with production no. 100,000 is completed (photo).

1960

Sartorius uses the first machine for automatic manufacture of synthetic membrane filters. As part of its global expansion, Sartorius establishes a growing number of international subsidiaries and sales offices.

1963

The cellulose acetate membrane is introduced as a carrier matrix for electrophoresis.

1964

The first laboratory balances with an analog output debut.

1967

The publically-traded Sartorius-AG is converted to a GmbH (a limited liability company).

1969

The first plate-and-frame crossflow ultrafiltration system for relatively large volumes premieres. This technology opens up new strategies for molecular biology and the separation of small hazardous molecules such as viruses from pharmaceutical products.

1970

Sartorius builds the first electronic precision and analytical balances (photo). The resulting boom in orders leads to the founding of numerous foreign subsidiaries, and contributes decisively to the significance of the Sartorius Group today.

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