Our Divisions at a Glance

Sartorius is a leading international technology partner of the biopharmaceutical industry and research laboratories, with around 7,500 employees worldwide and Group companies in more than 30 countries. We offer integrated solutions for biopharmaceutical process development and manufacture. With our bioanalytics systems, premium instruments, consumables and services, we primarily serve the needs of laboratories performing research and quality control. We report on the business development of our two divisions, Bioprocess Solutions and Lab Products & Services, starting here, and provide insights into their strategies here.

Bioprocess Solutions

Bioprocess Solutions concentrates on the bioprocessing business with pharmaceutical customers. With its extensive product portfolio, the division helps customers to manufacture biotech medications and vaccines safely and efficiently. Its major goal is to optimize pharmaceutical production processes and preliminary process development steps, primarily by increasing the deployment of single-use products and solutions and by providing innovative software applications. The division is a global leader in filtration, fermentation, cell cultivation, membrane chromatography and in fluid management.

Key Figures

€ in millions 2017 2016 Δ in %
Sales revenue 1,010.3 975.0 4.91)
Order intake 1,091.3 1,006.5 19.71)
Underlying EBITDA 282.4 273.5 3.3
as a % of sales
28.0 28.0
Employees as of Dec. 31 4,980 4,584 8.6

1) In constant currencies

Lab Products & Services

Positioned as a broad-based laboratory equipment supplier, the Lab Products & Services Division focuses on providing premium instruments, consumables and services. With its innovative solutions for bioanalytics, the division is increasingly concentrating on laboratories performing research and quality control at pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies, as well as on academic research institutes. The division serves further customers in the chemical and food industries. Its Sartorius brand laboratory products enable reliable and efficient analyses in the lab, helping to drive and accelerate scientific progress. The division is among the market leaders in laboratory balances, pipettes and lab consumables.

Key Figures

€ in millions20172016Δ in %
Sales revenue394.2325.322.01)
Order intake410.1328.125.81)
Underlying EBITDA70.851.936.3
as a % of sales
18.016.0
Employees as of Dec. 312,5212,3278.3

1) In constant currencies