LAUDA DR. R. WOBSER GMBH & CO. KG acquires GFL Gesellschaft für Labortechnik mbH

Friday, February 1, 2019

Traditional company with more than 50 years of experience

GFL is a German premium manufacturer and currently employs around 50 employees. With this strategically important acquisition, LAUDA has increased its sales to around EUR 90 million and its workforce to 500 employees.

GFL has been known as a manufacturer of laboratory equipment for more than 50 years and is active in over 150 countries. The portfolio of the company, headquartered in Burgwedel in the northeast of Hanover, includes deep-freeze appliances, water baths, shaking water baths, water distillers, incubators and shakers. Users can be found in research, routine and special laboratories in medicine, science and industry. All of GSL’s devices are developed and produced in Germany. The two managing partners of the company, Ulrike Mischel and Dieter Bubel, will remain with the company until mid-2019 to ensure a smooth transition and successful integration. All GFL employees should be taken on by LAUDA.

With the acquisition of GFL, LAUDA aims to expand its existing product range as the world market leader for temperature control units and systems and to expand LAUDA's product technology capabilities in sheet metal processing, for example. GFL, for its part, will benefit from LAUDA's strong international distribution network.