About two years ago, Eppendorf acquired New Brunswick Scientific (NBS). Known for shakers, fermentors, bioreactors, incubators, and freezers, NBS continues to operate under its own name, and the staff and management have remained largely intact.
“The merger converted NBS from a mid-size, publicly held company to a large private one, with greater resources to design, sell, and support our broad range of life science equipment,” says Jim Orcutt, president and CEO at NBS.
Eppendorf and NBS share similar corporate cultures. Both started in the 1940s as small family businesses that grew into corporations with a legacy of innovative products, Orcutt says. By merging, the two companies continue to manufacture laboratory equipment and supplies, based on Eppendorf’s expertise in designing and manufacturing plastics and NBS’ knowledge of cell culture and bioprocess controls.
“Our merger with New Brunswick has been successful because our companies share a common vision of providing customers with top-quality equipment and backing it with unparalleled customer support,” adds Klaus Fink, CEO at Eppendorf.