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About DWK Life Sciences

Our point of view, begins with you.

From scientific research and technical applications to storage and packaging solutions, the world’s laboratories rely on DWK Life Sciences for the most comprehensive range of precision labware available. Our catalog of glassware and specialty products reflects our commitment to premium quality and ongoing innovation, all to meet your highest expectations and help advance today’s scientific research. The experience we’ve gained over our 130+ year history has created the unparalleled levels of expertise trusted by our customers and distributors worldwide.

Partnering with DWK Life Sciences you’ll discover how our collaborative mindset sets us apart from others and consistently demonstrates that we’re here for you. We have combined the strength of three global leading brands, DURAN®, WHEATON®, and KIMBLE®, with a single aim: to help you achieve excellence in your field. We want to assure you that DWK Life Sciences understands the challenges you face — from demands for accuracy to pressures around to speed-to-market — and that we strive to ensure that you get the right product, where you need it and when you need it.

Our History

1887

Otto Schott invents borosilicate glass in Jena, Germany.

Otto Schott.

1888

Dr Theodore Corson Wheaton founds T.C. Wheaton Co. to produce glass products for medical and scientific applications.

Dr Theodore Corson Wheaton

1901

Evan Kimble founded Kimble Glass in 1901 in a borrowed Chicago loft.

1901

2005

SCHOTT sold its laboratory and industrial glass division. Reorganization under DURAN Group.

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2011

Acquisition of UK based Scilabware.

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2015

Acquisition of US based WHEATON Industries.

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2016

Acquisition of US based Kimble Chase Group.

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2017

Global realignment of the group under the corporate name DWK Life Sciences and its brands DURAN®, WHEATON® and KIMBLE®.

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2020

DWK Life Sciences (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. starts its operations in Shanghai, China.

2020

SciLabware becomes DWK Life Sciences Ltd.

2020

Acquisition of the German-based Pharma vials manufacturer Müller + Müller.

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From scientific research and technical applications to storage and packaging solutions, the world’s laboratories rely on DWK Life Sciences for the most comprehensive range of precision labware available. Our catalog of glassware and specialty products reflects our commitment to premium quality and ongoing innovation, all to meet your highest expectations and help advance today’s scientific research. The experience we’ve gained over our 130+ year history has created the unparalleled levels of expertise trusted by our customers and distributors worldwide.

Partnering with DWK Life Sciences you’ll discover how our collaborative mindset sets us apart from others and consistently demonstrates that we’re here for you. We have combined the strength of three global leading brands, DURAN®, WHEATON®, and KIMBLE®, with a single aim: to help you achieve excellence in your field. We want to assure you that DWK Life Sciences understands the challenges you face — from demands for accuracy to pressures around to speed-to-market — and that we strive to ensure that you get the right product, where you need it and when you need it.

Our Vision

We will be present in every laboratory and production environment around the world and will accelerate scientific progress by providing a full range of products and solutions for customers in drug discovery, life science and industrial markets.

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Our Mission

We earn the trust of our customers by facilitating improvements in their processes and enabling better results.

We encourage creativity and innovation so we can offer our customers new and better solutions for their needs.

We empower our people to pursue ambitious goals by constantly improving our products and processes.

We strive for excellence in everything we do.

Our Values

Our four corporate values give us orientation and form the basis of our daily activities

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Passion

We are ambitious and motivated to achieve the best results.

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Precision

We create high quality products that are precise and error-free.

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Creativity

We seek to find innovative solutions for our customers.

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Trust

We always behave as trustworthy and reliable partners.

We’re never satisfied until you are.

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Sites worldwide

1,700

Full time employees

30,000

Products

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