Sartorius reorganizes division structure

into three new segments

  • February 6, 2012
  • Sartorius reorganizes division structure
    Sartorius reorganizes division structure

As of January 1, 2012, Sartorius reorganized its division structure, which until then consisted of the two divisions Biotechnology and Mechatronics. From the first quarter of 2012 onwards, the company will report its business figures according to three segments: Bioprocess Solutions, Lab Products & Services and Industrial Weighing. The new divisions each combine their respective businesses for the same customer groups and fields of application and thus more clearly reflect, and focus on, Sartorius's major markets. Moreover, they enhance transparency for investors and increase the company’s flexibility for further development of the Sartorius Group.

The three new segments at a glance are the following:

Under the new name of Bioprocess Solutions, the Biotechnology Division will concentrate more strongly on its operating and strategic core activities, the bioprocess business for the pharmaceutical industry. The smaller laboratory business activity of the former Biotechnology Division has been a part of the new laboratory division since the outset of the year.

The new Lab Products & Services Division combines all Sartorius lab product lines into one entire offering. Its largest unit today is laboratory weighing equipment. Besides further laboratory instruments, especially the Biohit liquid handling business that Sartorius acquired in December 2011, a wide range of consumables also belongs to this division. 

Business with industrial weighing and control equipment has been conducted since January 1, 2012, by the new Industrial Weighing Division. Concerning this business, Sartorius is exploring various strategic options, including a medium-term divestiture of this division.