AppliChem GmbH was founded in 1992 in Gatersleben (Saxony-Anhalt). Originally, the object of the company was the production of reference standards for environmental analysis. One year later, the two chemists Dr. Markus Frasch and Dr. Johannes Oeler joined AppliChem and became managing directors. They established laboratories in Darmstadt and offered, in addition to the reference standards, services around chemical products and the custom synthesis of organic and inorganic compounds. These activities have remained the core business till today. Most of these products formed the product line 'BioChemcia'. Customers are the pharmaceutical and chemical industry, as well as other suppliers of the biotechnological research and production 'community'. Besides this OEM business, several thousand researchers at public research institutions like universitites and from biotech companies order their research chemicals directly at AppliChem.
Because of the enormous demand, the additional product line 'Chemica' was established in 1995, including basic chemicals in several grades and tailor-made solutions.
In the same year the first contacts to European distribution partners were made. Today, AppliChem runs an own office in Denmark and subsidiaries in the U.S.A. (2004).
In 2012 AppliChem joined ITW - Illinois Tool Works Inc., a diversified manufacturer of advanced industrial technology, located in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
What distinguishes AppliChem as a supplier of chemicals? Our products are carefully controlled to guarantee that our customers continuously receive the quality they require. This is documented by the certification according to ISO 9001 since July 2000. Since AppliChem is the manufacturer of many of the products listed in the catalog, the prices are very attractive, the delivery times are very short and the flexibility is very high. AppliChem offers all kind of services. These range from custom synthesis, to the preparation of powder mixtures and tailor-made solutions, to the filling and packing of chemicals, including the documentation. AppliChem is able to fulfill almost all of the customer's requirements.