AppliChem GmbH was founded in Gatersleben, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
Target: the manufacture of reference substances for environmental analysis.
Dr. M. Frasch and Dr. J. Oeler took over management of the company, establishing a second facility in Heidelberg, Germany.
Additional services: synthesis of organic and inorganic chemicals for the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, and for providers to biotechnical research and production facilities. This laid the foundation for the product line BioChemica.
First catalog of biochemicals released including some 120 products.
A sales office in Heidelberg was set up.
New laboratories in Darmstadt were launched.
A second catalog of laboratory chemicals and biochemicals was published including some 270 products.
The move to larger business premises in Darmstadt, merging production and sales was organized.
Initial contacts to distribution partners in other European countries were made.
We moved to a newly constructed office and laboratory building. We expanded storage capacity.
We implemented a 24 hour service.
BioChemica and Chemica product lines became available in German and English versions of the catalogs, each including some 1,000 products.
We became established in markets worldwide.
In this year we planned and achieved the following goals:
the expansion of our production facilities, laboratories, and storage.
the increase in production by a factor of 6.
the certification of DIN EN ISO 9001.
We presented the first English version of the General catalog .
The number of employees rose to 29 by end of the year.
A General catalog in German was published.
We moved into additional lab and office space of about 1500 m2.
We set up a completely new website.
AppliChem Scandinavia was established.
AppliChem has 50 employees.
Again, we moved into an additional stock room (750 m2).
Formation of AppliChem, Inc. in New Haven, CT, U.S.A.
Introduction of a barcode system
Introduction of maxXBond
Establishment of a subsidiary in Singapore: AppliChem Asia Pte. Ltd. Introduction of DNA-ExitusPlus™: THE nucleic acid decontamination reagent
AppliChem thrives and prospers: More than 100 employees
AppliChem GmbH enlarges its product family of biochemicals (BioChemica) with cytokines / growth factors and products for gel filtration based on dextran.
AppliChem has a total number of 120 employees.
AppliChem becomes part of ITW Illinois Tool Works Inc.
AppliChem premises are again enlarged by a further office and stock building in Ottoweg.