Metrohm – from start-up to global player

Metrohm is one of the world’s most trusted manufacturers of high-precision instruments for chemical analysis. Metrohm was founded in 1943 by engineer Bertold Suhner in Herisau, Switzerland.

Today, we are present in more than 80 countries with our own subsidiaries and exclusive distributors.

Headquartered in Herisau, Switzerland, the Metrohm Group also includes Metrohm Applikon and Metrohm Autolab, manufacturers of online analyzers and instruments for electrochemical research, respectively.

Comprehensive solutions for chemical analysis

Metrohm systems for chemical analysis

We are the global market leader in analytical instruments for titration.

Instruments for ion chromatography, voltammetry, conductivity, and stability measurement make our portfolio for ion analysis complete. Near-infrared and Raman spectroscopy is another, strongly growing segment of our portfolio.

We cater to both: the laboratory and the production floor

Metrohm Process Analytics for industrial analysis, process analysis, and process monitoring

The techniques and methods for laboratory analysis are also available for automated in-process analysis. Metrohm Applikon has created a wide range of solutions covering any needs in a variety of industries.

The Metrohm Process Analytics brand embodies Metrohm’s expertise in lab chemistry and Metrohm Applikon’s decades of know-how in process analysis.

Analyzers for electrochemical research 

Metrohm Autolab PGSTAT 128N potentiostat/galvanostat for electrochemical research

Electrochemistry plays an important role in groundbreaking technologies such as battery research, fuel cells, and photovoltaics.

Metrohm’s electrochemistry portfolio covers everything from potentiostats/galvanostats to accessories and software.

Our two subsidiaries specializing in electrochemistry, Metrohm Autolab, based in Utrecht, Netherlands, and Metrohm DropSens, based in Asturias, Spain, develop and produce a comprehensive portfolio of electrochemistry equipment.

Raman spectroscopy

Lab technician analyzing solvents through amber bottles with Raman spectroscopy analyzer

Metrohm Raman, based in Laramie, Wyoming (USA), develops and produces handheld Raman spectrometers. A full line of handheld and portable Raman systems are developed and produced by B&W Tek, based in Newark, Delaware (USA).

These latest additions to the Metrohm family expand the Metrohm product portfolio to include a full range of Raman instrumentation featuring portable and handheld instruments that can be used across industries and include specialized handheld instruments for material identification and verification.

We are closer to you

Metrohm service engineer in the lab talking to Metrohm instrument users

If there was a phrase to put our philosophy in a nutshell, it would be «closer to you» – in a very comprehensive sense of the phrase.

Our instruments and services are not available from dealers. It is always you and your local Metrohm sales representative, service engineer, or application specialist. They speak your language, they are professionals like you, and more likely than not, you may have known them for years.

Unparalleled expertise and application know-how

Metrohm - Unparalleled expertise and application know-how

We have always kept a focus on the practical application of our instruments.

If you are facing a particular analytical challenge, you are likely to find a solution among our thousands of applications documented in our databases. If you cannot find it there, we are happy to develop it for you.

Sustainability, compliance, quality – Our commitment

We excel in analytical chemistry for a better world!

We have made it our mission to deliver pioneering and sustainable solutions to our customers.

As a globally active enterprise, we are aware of our economic, social, and environmental responsibilities – and we act accordingly.
  • We have been awarded Silver Recognition Level by EcoVadis, a group that assesses the quality of companies as suppliers, placing us in the top 30% of companies with regard to sustainability and CSR practices.
  • Our strong commitment to environmental transparency is confirmed by CDP, a not-for-profit charity co-funded by the European Union that runs a global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states, and regions.


The world is our customer

Metrohm products worldwide

As the specific properties of virtually all substances and materials are ultimately determined by their chemical composition, our instruments and know-how can be found in the laboratories of almost all industries, research institutes, and official bodies.

Our most important markets are the chemical, the petrochemical, and the pharmaceutical industry followed by the food industry, the power industry, and many others.

The Metrohm Foundation

Berthold Suhner - Founder of Metrohm

In today’s fast-moving global economy, companies and brands are bought and sold on short notice – with unpredictable consequences for customers as well as employees. This cannot happen to Metrohm.

We have been owned by the Metrohm Foundation since 1982. The Metrohm Foundation, which does not have any influence on the company’s business operations, sponsors students in the natural sciences, supports charitable and philanthropic purposes and, above all, safeguards the independence of the Metrohm company.

Bertold Suhner (1910–1988), founder of Metrohm AG.