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Institut Kuhlmann – a renowned medium-sized company specialising in state-of-the-art service analysis in the pharmaceutical, food and environmental sectors.

Ever since the establishment of the company in 1970 by Dr. Fritz Kuhlmann as an independent service laboratory, we have offered our customers high-quality, customized analytics. To accomplish this, we have continuously expanded the know-how in our company.

We are a family business located in the center of the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region and have an excellent reputation both with our regional customers and public authorities and with our international customers.

Our independence is very important to us; hence, no other company or institution is invested in our company.


  • Dr. rer. nat.
    Bernd Kuhlmann
    General manager
    State-certified food chemist

  • Dörte Gräßer
    General manager
    Certified food chemist

Our team consists of 60 employees, including 7 scientists with a PhD, and 22 academics.

Our strength is solving customer-specific analytical issues using sophisticated analytical methodology. We constantly develop and validate new or adapt existing analytical methods to meet specific customer requirements.

You are more than welcome to visit our laboratory premises.






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„1,450 m² with the latest analytical measurement technology and high-performance computing and communication technologies“

In 2003, the analytics center was relocated to Hedwig-Laudien-Ring 3 in the industrial park south of Ludwigshafen-Oggersheim.

Analyses in the pharmaceutical, food, and environmental fields have been the focus of our work for more than 50 years!

Thanks to our state-of-the-art equipment we offer a wide range of analytical services whether it is the testing of pharmaceutical raw materials according to the pharmacopeia or your individual specifications, or the analysis of amino acids, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and other ingredients, or the analysis of drinking water.

In addition to analytics, we can also assist you in the development of product-specific methods and structure elucidation of unknown compounds such as impurities.


The focus of our work is to get down to the essentials. To analyze precisely and correctly. And to orient our range of services to the needs and wishes of our customers.

For our customers, we are not just a provider of robust analysis results, but also a partner that can be consulted for complex scientific and strategic questions.

„We don’t just do analyses. We advise, develop, and validate customer-specific analytical methods.“