Pacesetter for an entire industry
Time and time again since more than 65 years!
From Germany to the whole world
We strive to make the world a better place. ERWEKA’s “Made in Germany” equipment improves the quality of medicines, with products such as MultiCheck and RoboDis contributing to more efficiency in quality control of tablet and other medicine forms across the world.
Our network of internationally well-reputed researchers and pharmaceutical customers, nurtured over decades, feeds us with new ideas for product engineering and design. And our distinct innovative spirit repeatedly brings out the very best in us and our products.
Our track record of innovations lead us to leading technologies - again and again.
Setting standards - staying innovative
In 1982 we developed the first multi-functional hardness tester measuring the weight, thickness, length, width and hardness of tablets. In 2012 we were the first ones to launch a 100% USP-compliant, fully automated dissolution testing system, the RoboDis II, who can analyze with UV-Vis and HPLC automatically.
Our latest MulitCheck 6 with its patented "Oblong Navigator" is THE leading product in hardness combination testing.
Innovations like these provide access to safe medicines around the world. We are driven by the motivation to continue this for generations to come.
ERWEKA was founded in 1951 by the company founders ERwin, WErner and KArl. The first product was the predecessor of the AR 403 (seen in the photo), the AR 400. The goal was to supply every pharmacy in Germany wiht a versatile piece of equipment that enables the pharmacist to create salves, powders and more directly in their local shop.
After introducing their first disintegration tester in the late 1950s, by the end of the 1960s ERWEKA introduced their first Dissolution Tester to the world of newly developing dissolution testing. The field was still young, and ERWEKA was there to help develop it.
In 1977, Mr. Werner G. Müller bought the company from the original founders. At this time, ERWEKA was already based in Heusenstamm and employed about 30 people.
In 1990, ERWEKA introduced the first fully automated tablet hardness tester - the MultiCheck. It was the first multi-parameter tester for testing of the physical parameters of a tablet.
In 2008 we launched our fist fully automated dissolution systems, the RoboDis I. The complete software controlled system with a 360° Stäubli robot arm was developed with and for our customer Bayer. It laid the foundation for the RoboDis II, which was about to come in 2012.
In 2010, ERWEKA introduced it's modern white design series for all product categories. With clear focus on the task at hand, no distracting colours and a white paint designed to mimic the clean working environments of modern pharmaceutical laboratories, this visual language is still at the core of our design language.
In 2012 the fully automated, parallel working, software controlled RoboDis II fully automated disslution system was introduced. With 10 batches, (later even up to 40 batches), it handels all of the necessary dissolution tasks automatically and precisely identical due to robot precision by a Festo robot hand.
It is our most versatile system and can be configured to almost any customer requirement, and offers several ways to integrate UV-Vis and/or HPLC-analytics.
The MultiCheck 6 hardness tester was introduced in 2015 with the patented Oblong Navigator. The fully automated 5-parameter tablet tester is top of its class, and thanks to its Oblong Navigator it can be configured to quickly align each tablet correctly.
The end of an era, and the beginning of a new. After 40 years as the head of the company, Mr. Werner Müller (74) passed on the torch as CEO to his wife, Mrs. Claudia Müller (51).
"With her extensive knowledge, my wife will lead ERWEKA into the digital age, ensuring the companys future and it's business success!", Mr. Müller stated in the ceremony in July 2017.
After a combined planning and construction time of over 3 years, ERWEKA finally moved into its new headquarter in Langen, Germany in March 2019. The new building is the cornerstone of ERWEKAs future, combining administration, research & development and manufacturing in one state-of-the-art building.
With more than double the space than before, modern and communicative office spaces, new connected machinery and a vast training area the building facilitates everything we need to further grow in the future and expand more .