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History

1949

Founding of Kuhner AG in Riehen Basel, Switzerland by Mr Adolf Kühner

Adolf Kühner AG
Adolf Kühner AG

1963

1st series of shakers with the parallelogram


1970

1st series of Large Capacity Incubator Shakers (IRC-1)

Inkubations-Schüttelmaschine IRC-1-T

1973

1st series of shakers with AC-Linear-Motors (Direct drive)

Lab-Shaker Kuhner
Lab-Shaker Kuhner
Lab-Shaker Kuhner
Pilot-Shake Kuhner
Pilot-Shake Kuhner

1975

Installation of the first computer with a "Teletype" as human interface


1976

Delivery of 1st series of own microprocessor boards


1978

Additional factory purchased in Birsfelden. Production of big shakers moved to the location

Adolf Kühner AG, Birsfelden

1978

1st series of 20-l-Apparatus (dust explosion testing)


1980

1st series of shakers with DC-Linear-Motors (Direct drive)

Direktantrieb DC-Linearmotor

1981

1st series of shaker Cabinets ISF-4


1985

Adolf Kuhner AG moved into premises in Birsfelden, which were rented by Ciba Geigy


1985

Markus Kühner and Christoph Cesana took over the management of the company

Portfolio 1988

Kuhner shaker Portfolio 1988

1989

1st series of Stackable Incubator Shakers ISF-1

stapelbare Inkubations-Schüttelmaschinen, ISF-1-W

1991

1st series of Rack-Shaker Systems

Rack-System SBM, SS-V

1992

1st series of MIE equipment Mike 3 (3rd generation)


1995

ISO 9001 certification

ISO 9001

1995

Purchase of the Ciba Geigy premises in Birsfelden and acquisition of the enclosed production hall

Adolf Kühner AG, Birsfelden

1998

1st series of Large Capacity Shakers with Direct drive


1999

First “Applied Shaking Technology Symposion” in Basel, led together with Prof. Büchs


2000

1st series of Incubator Shakers with CO2-control


2001

2nd“Applied Shaking Technology Symposion” in New York


2003

High-performance shakers with a pull-out tray option

Ausziehtisch Schüttelmaschinen Kuhner

2006

Introduction of the new shaking machine series X

ES-X Lab-Shaker
LS-X Lab-Shaker
LT-X Inkubations-Schüttelmaschine
ISF1-X Inkubations-Schüttelmaschine
ISF4-X Inkubations-Schüttelmaschine

2008

Opening of a new subsidiary in the United Kingdom


2010

Opening of a new subsidiary in Spain


2011

Product range extension through the Large capacity (200L) disposable shaken bioreactor

SB200-X Bioreaktor

2011

Opening of a new subsidiary in the United States


2014

Completion of the scale up line with the SB10-X bioreactor

SB10-X Bioreaktor

2015

Opening of the Mas Boada Science Resort in Girona, Spain

Mas Boada Science Resort Seminar
Mas Boada Science Resort Pool
Mas Boada Science Resort Labor
Mas Boada Science Resort

2015

Opening of a new subsidiary in Germany


2016

1st incubator shaker with O2-control


2017

Opening of a new subsidiary in France and Benelux


2018

Adolf Kuhner AG moved into a new production facility in Birsfelden

Produktionshalle

2020

Production and sales of Kuhner TOM (Online measurement of OTR, CTR and RQ)



Kuhner TOM

2020

Launch of the new shaking machine series Z

LS-Z
ISF1-Z

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