BINDER GmbH Celebrates its 30th Anniversary
08 Apr 2013

BINDER GmbH is looking back at its 30 years of success. Raised in a family of entrepreneurs, the course of the company founder Peter Michael Binder was set from early on. From a grandfather's shoe factory once run by the Binder brothers, an aspiring company has emerged 120 years later with the potential of becoming the world leader in its field. The success story of BINDER GmbH has never looked back with the founding WTB Binder Labortechnik GmbH in 1983.

When Peter M. Binder looks back today at the early days of the company, three important factors for the success of the company stand out for him. "We had the technical know-how, a high-growth market and the little bit of luck." Peter M. Binder could have never dreamed at the time that the 5-man innovation hub with a sales volume of DM 2.1 million would soon become a global player with 350 employees and annual sales of nearly EUR 60 million. The areas of application in which the company is now involved is exciting and enormously varied. Peter M. Binder can rightly claim that his simulation chambers contribute to improving the health and safety of people. BINDER units play an important role in cell and tissue cultivation, as well as in working with microorganisms or in elementary stability testing. And the area of industrial applications should not be ignored. BINDER products are also used here, contributing to improved process flows and essential quality testing.

BINDER has forged its own path from the start. The company distinguishes itself from the competition by its unique technical solutions. BINDER not only develops products – entirely unique product personalities emerge. So it is not surprising that the core continues to be the Research & Development Department. 9% of revenues are invested back into R&D annually to assure BINDER's core technical competence. Numerous technologies ultimately have their origin from this investment. Whether APT.lineTM preheating chamber technology for homogeneous temperature conditions, an accelerated drying process thanks to the BINDER cross-flow principle in vacuum drying ovens or the sophisticated BINDER PermadryTM system for optimal specimen protection in CO2 incubators, they all testify of the high-level, precise engineering work at BINDER GmbH.

Despite the rapid growth of BINDER GmbH, Peter M. Binder has always remained well-grounded. He knows only too well that healthy growth primarily depends on the people who are behind it. They rise to new challenges, develop solutions and promote the company through their personal commitment every day. Short distances and direct contact with employees are an important part of the corporate culture for him. Under these conditions, Peter M. Binder sees a very exciting and promising future for himself and his employees. He looks forward to keeping BINDER GmbH on the track to success in the coming years.

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