Labtex distributes the highest quality specialist laboratory equipment, sourced from the very best designers and manufacturers in the world. Many of these manufacturers are market leaders in their chosen fields, providing innovative solutions to clients in research and industry. Multi-award winning German company Huber is the perfect example.
Based in Offenburg, at the ‘Tango Factory’, Huber manufactures high performance thermoregulation systems for temperature control from -125°C and +425°C. The company’s product range includes immersion coolers, heated and/or refrigerated baths and circulators, as well as Unistat hydraulically sealed circulators and chillers. The scale up from research to production is easily accommodated with more than 500 models in the range with cooling and heating capabilities from 100 watts, up to 130kw.
Huber is dedicated to the continued development of innovative solutions; a fact demonstrated by its many awards. The company has been recognised as amongst the Top 100 Innovators in the prestigious and competitive German small and medium enterprises category four years running. In 2015, it was awarded the corporate seal of ‘The Best of German Mittelstand’ at the Ambassadors’ Conference and selected as a finalist in the ‘Grand Prix of Small and Medium Enterprises’; a significant achievement, as there were more than 4,000 nominees in this category.
Loosely translated as small and medium enterprises (SMEs), Mittelstand, is very important in Germany, as more than 99% of all the country’s companies are SMEs, totalling approximately 3.6 million businesses, which provide 60% of Germany’s jobs. Although Mittelstand mainly incorporates companies that have fewer than 500 employees, it also includes some larger companies that are run in the same spirit as the SMEs, with the owner taking personal responsibility for the business, employees and decisions, as well as an emphasis placed on building lasting relationships with customers, suppliers and other businesses. As many businesses in the Mittelstand are innovators and technology-driven, to be recognised as an innovator in this category is praise indeed.
Established in 1968 by Peter Huber the company employs approximately 250 people at its German headquarters. It also has a solid foundation for support and services around the world through its international subsidiaries, trading partners and distributors, including Labtex in the UK. Globally there are more than 140,000 Huber temperature control products in use in science, research and industrial applications.
Greg Smith, founder and managing director of Huddersfield-based Labtex, commented; “We have always had an excellent working relationship with Huber. Their products are the highest quality of German design and manufacturing and our team can recommend any product from their range with absolute confidence. Made in Germany is a powerful brand, which is trusted around the world epitomising reliability and quality.”
Greg added; “Here at Labtex, we pride ourselves on our accurate, well-informed advice and attention to detail. Our customers get what they want, when they want it and one of the ways we achieve this is by understanding their requirements and matching those with the products that we supply. This is all made possible thanks to the strong working relationships we have with our excellent suppliers.”