It all starts at the Danulat home with a solid vision and innovative ideas
The first instrument (Model 110/AF10) successfully controls a centrifugal separator
Six motivated employees join the team at our first 200qm (2,200 sq ft) facility in Essen, Germany
optek GmbH rents a larger facility with 1000qm (10,800 sq ft)
The optek X12 and X52 system series are well received by industry
Branch operations open in The Netherlands and the United States. First focus given to the biotech industry
System series X16 and X56 are developed in our EMC laboratory
New platform, Control 4000 is released to handle multiple sensors
optek builds its own facilities, 2700qm (29,100 sq ft) in Essen, Germany for future development
U.S. team expands into their own building in Germantown, Wisconsin
optek introduces new product lines including the electrochemical analyzer series C200 with pH and conductivity sensors. New optek ASD probes are released along with the Fermenter Control Converter
New Haze Control converter with DTF16 released.
Branch operation opens in Singapore. C4000 and Haze Control Converters upgraded to next generation
Fermenter Control Converter and the Laboratory System DT9011 upgraded to next generation. optek calibration laboratory in Germany officially opened
Numerous optek instruments upgraded with Profibus® PA capabilities
optek's global expansion continues with the opening of our Chinese branch in Shanghai
Over 60 countries served by our distributor network. C8000 series launched combining photometric and electrochemical sensors
optek introduces an optional FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus Interface for the C4000, C8000 and Haze control converters. New products introduced include the ASD12 probes together with a software upgrade of the C4000 and C8000 converter, which allows the connection of ASD probes. Additionally for disposable biotech systems the Single Use Cell (S.U.C.) is released.
Production and development move into the new building. Improved facilities and processes continue to ensure our high quality and capability for continuous growth.
We continue to grow! Expansion of worldwide activities and product developments in focus!