Milestones in the Corporate Development
1990 – 1991: Starting at Zero
Klaus Berka and Jens Adomat founded Analytik Jena as a distribution company for analytical measuring instruments.
With the commercial register number 27 Analytik Jena was among the first company founders to be established in the final months of the GDR.
1992 – 1995: Start-Up with a Future
New environmental legislation and the catching-up process in laboratory analysis brought about a huge selling market for analytical instruments in Germany's new Federal states. Starting with tentative business premises — partly without telephone — the foundation for own company buildings is laid. takes in the first partner company IDC are acquired and pave the way for own products.
1996 – 1998: Decided for Growth
With the acquisition of Carl Zeiss Jena’s lab analysis technology operations at the end of 1995, products, patents, employees and their know-how are taken over and the foundation for the "Analytical Instrumentation" business unit is laid. Considerable enlargement of production sites and possibility of own analytical systems due to the acquisition of Docter-Optic Eisfeld GmbH 1997, Expansion by a new business segment of optical consumer products (Optics). The basis for "Made in Germany" has been established
1999 – 2000: Growth Euphoria for Shareholders
The company’s legal form is changed from a GmbH into an AG.
The IPO 2000 generates EUR 24 m cash which secures the further expansion of sales activity and the vigorous advancement of research and development.
2001 – 2004: Innovations conquer New Markets
The continuous expansion of the sales network is the first priority: Eastern and Western Europe, the United States and later particularly Asia, are the emerging markets for AJ. Company acquisitions determine the first years of the new millennium and extend the product portfolio by new business segments. The contrAA® is presented on the market and revolutionizes the Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy.
Analytik Jena has achieved the market breakthrough and is perceived worldwide as a serious player.
2005 – 2008: Analytik Jena in the Fast Lane
Analytik Jena positions itself from a consolidated market position with an own business unit now also on the Life Science market. The strong demand in Asia for Analytik Jena products contributes to the distinct growth of the company. Acquisitions and distinct research and development investments in the Life Science area extend the product portfolio and the sales network in this emerging market.
2009 – 2010: With Growth into the Future
With Biometra GmbH and CyBio AG global players are integrated in the segment Life Science.