20 years celebrations

20 years hte: from start-up to global champion

HEIDELBERG [May 13, 2019]

hte – the high throughput experimentation company continues a series of events to mark its 20th anniversary: On May 6, the company celebrated its ascent from start-up to market leader for high throughput technology in chemical catalysis and process research together with the Lord Mayor of Heidelberg, Prof. Dr. Eckart Würzner, numerous councilors, and its employees.

"hte ranks among the world's leading companies in the world in the field of catalysis technology. For the Heidelberg research and science campus, hte is an asset, as it supplies research results that can provide answers to global challenges such as climate protection," said Prof. Dr. Eckart Würzner, Lord Mayor of the city of Heidelberg at the celebration.

Within two decades, the Heidelberg-based company has achieved a great deal of success: from an empty laboratory in 1999 to a company with more than 300 employees today. From a start-up to a global champion. hte has developed a technology platform that contributes to a highly efficient research environment. It enables faster and more productive research and testing of catalysts as well as the development of processes for the chemical and petrochemical sector and the oil industry. 

hte's 20th anniversary

From left to right: Prof. Dr. Eckart Würzner, city of Heidelberg; Dr. Wolfram Stichert, hte GmbH; Dr. Detlef Kratz, BASF SE

Dr. Detlef Kratz, President, Process Research & Chemical Engineering, BASF praised the subsidiary: "hte is a wonderful example of what can be achieved when science and business work together. It is this partnership which gave the development of catalysis research such a thrust and makes hte a provider of leading technology for fast and productive research and development of catalysts."

Co-founder and CEO Dr. Wolfram Stichert gave thanks to the employees above all: "The most important basis of our company's success is our employees and our team spirit, which is characterized by a mixture of enormous specialist expertise and enthusiasm. Despite our size and market leadership, we have remained young and agile with the urge to think outside the box, the passion to drive new ideas, and a can-do mentality, which have allowed us to overcome many technical challenges that initially seemed impossible."  

About hte
At hte – the high throughput experimentation company, we make R&D in the area of catalysis faster and more productive. We enable cost-effective innovations and reduced time to market for new products, thereby allowing our customers in the energy & refining, chemical & petrochemical, and environmental industry to keep ahead of the competition. Our technology and services comprise: 

  • R&D Solutions: highly efficient contract research programs at hte’s state-of-the-art laboratories in Heidelberg, Germany 
  • Technology Solutions: integrated hardware and software solutions, enabling our customers to establish high throughput workflows in their own laboratories. 

Our customers benefit from a broad technical and scientific expertise, an exceptional customer orientation, complete end-to-end solutions, and an outstanding data quality. Our close ties with BASF guarantee long-term orientation and stability. 

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