The Baker Company

For 60 years The Baker Company has been at the forefront of engineering, testing and production of reliable laboratory contamination control equipment. Recognized as the industry pioneer, The Baker Company maintains an unparalleled passion for helping our customers advance science, discovery, and clinical care. The people of Baker have built that reputation by taking no chances with customers’ safety and making no compromises when it comes to protecting the success of your research. Baker`s laboratory products are built to order with precision craftsmanship and designed expressly for your unique application need. Our rigorous testing protocols go above and beyond what the average user would ever encounter and our quality control measures exceed industry standards. Our commitment to sustainable business practices and the development of a new generation of energy efficient products ensures that you — and your budget — will be pleased.

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175 Gatehouse Road , Sanford , Maine 04073 USA

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Industry Type:
Monitoring and Testing - Laboratory Equipment
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Globally (various continents)

No minimum anything.

Our global headquarters in Sanford, Maine houses our core operations: manufacturing, engineering and design, research, testing, quality control, technical support and customer service. This centralized, built-to-order approach helps ensure the highest standards, optimum efficiency, and most importantly, the greatest attention to detail on design and engineering. We believe this is not only the most innovative way to meet our customers’ needs, but also the way to assure the highest level of safety.

No shortcuts.

With any Baker Company product, you are guaranteed the most thorough engineering and meticulous craftsmanship. The construction of Baker laboratory equipment is marked by a focus on function, user comfort, durability - and always safety. Testing is rigorous, setting us apart in the industry. We were the first company to establish performance envelopes for every type of biological safety cabinet.  We are the only manufacturer to routinely subject its own equipment to extensive microbiological aerosol testing. We test in the most challenging conditions—above and beyond what the average user would ever encounter. We are always driven to exceed the minimum standards.

We take it personally.

Baker thrives on helping scientists and researchers achieve their mission in almost every kind of endeavor and a wide variety of industries, including biotech, pharmacy, government, clinical and medical education research. Our employees, from our engineers to our customer service representatives, are motivated by the trust our customers have placed in us to protect life — your life, the life of your research, and ultimately the lives you save through discovery and healing. Every unit comes backed by a team of leading experts who thrive on problem solving for customers, offer industry-leading training and support, and place the protection of people, products and environment above all else. This unique approach ultimately provides you — our customer — with the highest level of safety possible and peace of mind that the product you’ve selected is the best choice to support your life’s work.

Make the world a better place.

In research and clinical care, you are dedicated to making the world a better place. We not only share your passion for your work, but the wider mission of dedication to principles of sustainability and responsibility. Learn more about our commitments.

A passion for real value.

Baker products have earned a reputation for maximum return on investment through lower life cycle costs and more years of trouble-free operation than those of any other manufacturer.

We are growing to serve you.

Baker expanded its headquarters in 2007, building a second biological testing laboratory and expanded cabinet testing facilities, doubling Baker’s microbiological testing capacity. These additional testing facilities not only insure the performance of Baker products, but also allows us to accelerate testing of new product designs.

In 2011, Baker acquired South Wales-based Ruskinn Technology Ltd., a leading manufacturer of anaerobic and modified-atmosphere workstations. Ruskinn is renowned for its closed cell culture expertise, which Baker combines with its own aseptic processing and containment technologies to evolve tools for applications requiring precise environmental control, including technologies for cell science and oxygen regulation.

Most recently, in 2014, Baker launched a refreshed brand identity that defines a new era of technologies designed to go beyond 'Creating Immaculate Atmospheres' to creating optimal 'Environments for Science.' The new brand communicates the full range of solutions that Baker has to offer.

Making the world a better place

In research and clinical care, you are dedicated to making the world a better place. We not only share your passion for your work, but the wider mission of dedication to principles of sustainability and responsibility.


Baker is committed to the efficient use of our natural resources. That's why we offer the safest, best performing products for you and your work, while also developing technologies to increase efficiency.

Our Products: Exclusive Energy-Efficient Features Save Time and Money

Beginning in 2008, Baker began introducing its Energy Efficient Engineered (e3) line of industry-leading Class II biological safety cabinets and animal research products. The e3 line utilizes revolutionary fractional horsepower VFD motor technology to deliver significant, quantifiable energy savings, less noise and vibration. Our exclusive FlexAIR® canopy exhaust connection further reduces the use of conditioned air - the primary source of operational cost - by up to 30%. Across all product lines, Baker products provide the longest filter life in the industry, reducing the use of toxic chemicals needed for decontamination.

Our Company: Committed to Ongoing Sustainability and Process Improvement

Baker is proud of its use of sustainable business practices. Low-energy light fixtures installed throughout our factory offer brighter light while using 50% less energy. Painting operations were overhauled from solvent-based to the more environmentally-friendly powder-based paints, practically eliminating harmful VOC emissions and toxic waste. Ongoing migration of all internal documentation into a paperless approach and expanding the product information available on our website is part of our commitment to preserving natural resources too.

Giving Back

One of Baker's core philosophies is that we all have a responsibility to the community where we live and work. That’s why Baker is a proud supporter of the annual United Way workplace campaign. Every year, Baker employees contribute to the United Way of York County through voluntary payroll deductions that are matched by Baker. We are proud to be recognized with a Gold Participation Award year after year.

Employee giving also spreads to other areas in the community. Efforts include a yearly food drive for the York County homeless shelter, and also for the animal shelter in nearby Kennebunk. And, during the winter holidays, Baker supports a “Christmas Angels” effort for the Salvation Army, granting children's holiday wishes by purchasing clothes and toys.

Promoting Lab Safety and Environmental Protection

Baker also has a history of supporting our wider scientific community. Baker contributed significantly to the entire laboratory field around the globe through the founding of The Eagleson Institute, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to promoting the principles and practices of laboratory safety through seminars, videotapes, interactive CD-ROMs, scholarships, lectures and a worldwide referral service.