Sartorius AG

Sartorius AG

Sartorius is one of the world`s leading providers of laboratory and process technologies and equipment. Our innovative products and high-quality services help customers around the globe implement complex and quality-critical processes in biopharmaceutical production and laboratory environments in a time- and cost-efficient way. Our key customers are from the biotech, pharma and food industries, as well as from public research institutes and laboratories. Sartorius operates its own production facilities in Europe, Asia and America, and also has sales offices and local representatives in more than 110 countries.

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Otto-Brenner-Straße 20 , Goettingen , 37079 Germany


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Business Type:
Industry Type:
Laboratory Equipment
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Over 1000
100,000,000 - 1,000,000,000 €

Sartorius is a leading international partner for the biopharma sector. Our solutions are supporting our customers to develop and produce drugs safely, timely and economically. The Group has been annually growing by double digits on average and has been regularly expanding its portfolio by acquisitions of complementary technologies.

Seven reasons to invest

  • Clear focus on the attractive biopharma sector
  • Long-term growth drivers and significant market entrance barriers
  • Market leading position in key technologies and recognized brand
  • High share of recurring revenue as well as diversified earnings base
  • Strong presence in growth regions
  • Proven track record with alliances and acquisitions
  • High continuity with respect to customer base, employees and management

Sartorius is a leading international laboratory and pharmaceutical equipment provider covering the segments of Bioprocess Solutions, Lab Products & Services and Industrial Weighing. With our innovative products, solutions and services, we help our customers in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries all over the globe to implement complex and quality-critical laboratory and production processes in a time- and cost-efficient way. Sartorius products and technologies are among the best in their fields of specialty and already market leaders in many areas.

Founded in 1870 in Goettingen, Germany, Sartorius today is a joint stock company with production facilities, sales subsidiaries and local commercial agencies in more than 110 countries. Sartorius currently employs around 5,500 people globally, of which around 2,300 are based in Germany. In fiscal 2012, the Sartorius Group earned sales revenue of 845.7 million euros. Sartorius has been listed in the TecDax technology index since 2012.

We have retained what is important to us throughout all these years: close cooperation with our customers and the global scientific community, cosmopolitan outlook, regional roots and a people-focused corporate culture.

With its 5,500 employees, Sartorius is represented in 110 countries worldwide. Sartorius generates more than 85% of its sales outside of Germany.

The company was already internationally aligned even shortly after it was founded. In many international locations, such as Puerto Rico, India or China, Sartorius has been present for decades. Our employees hail from a diversity of cultures with different traditions, working styles and languages. Nevertheless, the one thing that unites all Sartorians worldwide is a common vision, mutual goals and our corporate values.

The international Sartorius network shapes everyday work life. Many departments transcend locations and borders, project teams are often recruited internationally. International careers within the corporation are not only possible, but Sartorius also promotes them.

Sartorius has evolved from a small workshop for mechanical instruments into an international group of high-tech companies with around 5,500 employees. Yet our multinational corporation has retained the essence of what defines us as a group: close cooperation with our customers and alliance partners, our cosmopolitan outlook, regional roots and a people-focused corporate culture.

Sartorius works for sectors that are required to meet high quality and safety standards. Close relationships with customers as our partners are therefore the foundation of our business. Such bonds built upon trust are more important to us than short-term profits. By collaborating closely with scientific institutes and universities, Sartorius remains at the forefront of the latest developments and, as a technology leader, sets the standards in many market segments. In fact, ever since it was founded, our company has always fostered open exchange with the scientific community, helping it to move forward.

Long-term relationships, enjoyment shared while working together, exchange of ideas as equals – all this is also part of everyday work inside Sartorius. It is no surprise that the strong identification of Sartorians with their company is a common thread woven throughout its history. In Germany, for instance employees stay with us around 14 years on average.

SUSTAINABILITY | OPENNESS | ENJOYMENT - these corporate values are the foundation for innovation and competitive strength at Sartorius. Our values connect us with our customers and business partners just as they do with our investors and society at large - worldwide. They provide guidance and show the direction in which we are heading in our drive to move forward.

Sustainability is one of the core values firmly anchored in Sartorius’s corporate culture. Ever since the company was founded in 1870, sustainable development has been its overriding mission. It is our primary entrepreneurial responsibility to offer our customers attractive products and solutions. Innovation as well as strategic and operating excellence are the keys to accomplishing this mission. To us, sustainability means that we pursue our corporate objectives from a long-term perspective while clearly addressing social and ecological concerns. We believe that proactive administration of our social and ecological duties is not a means to compensate for our economic actions, but rather is one of the key drivers of our success.

Sartorius concentrates its social outreach activities on areas that relate to its core business. This is why promoting research and education and sponsoring scientific conferences are at the forefront of these activities. At its other larger Group sites, Sartorius additionally supports a variety of cultural and sports events. By demonstrating its commitment to such targeted activities, Sartorius is making positive contributions at its local sites, while ensuring the success of the company.

A Legacy of Innovation and Technological Excellence

Our corporate philosophy of “turning science into solutions“ stands for what Sartorius has been accomplishing for over 140 years day in, day out: Utilizing the latest scientific expertise to manufacture innovative products. It all started at the University of Goettingen when former “university mechanician” Florenz Sartorius laid the cornerstone for the company. In 1870, Sartorius went into business by setting up his precision mechanical workshop, 'Feinmechanische Werkstatt F. Sartorius.' His pioneering invention – the short-beam analytical balance – revolutionized work in research labs. In 1927, together with the chemistry Nobel Prize Laureate Richard Zsigmondy, Sartorius established the limited liability company “Membranfiltergesellschaft mbH”. The membranes invented by Zsigmondy were the basis for the development of membrane filtration – and for today’s bioprocess business at Sartorius. Even to this day, weighing and filtration are the core technologies within Sartorius’s wide product array.