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  • 1884 - First Kjeldahl unit - developed by Gerhardt

  • 1910 - Re-named "C. Gerhardt, Fabrik und Lager chem. Apparate"

  • 1939 - Business suspended due to 2nd World War. Amazingly, the buildings in Bonn remain intact.

  • 1945 - In May, work starts again. Much of the old stock is made available to hospitals.

  • 1960 - Dr. Wolfgang Macke - son of the expressionist painter, August Macke - takes over.

  • 1975 - Dr. Til Macke takes over the management and successfully guides the company into the 21st century.

  • 1976 - The trading business is sold to concentrate on equipment construction. Construction of the first VAPODEST, the rapid steam distillation equipment series, which is still successfully sold today.

  • 1987 - Gerhardt UK founded as direct subsidiaries.

  • 1992 - Gerhardt France founded as direct subsidiaries.

  • 2003 - Company moves from the old premises in Bonn to the Oberdollendorf district of Königswinter.

  • 2004 - Jan and Tom Macke take over all management actvities

  • 2009 - Jan and Tom Macke take over the company from their father, Dr. Til Macke

  • 2010 -Completion of the world´s first fully automatic hydrolysis system HYDROTHERM

  • 2011 - Foundation of several international CG subsidiaries in Asia

  • 2015 - Release of the new and world´s best steam distillation systems VAPODEST®

  • 2018 - Start of the large extension building in Königswinter with planned completion in 2020