Cole-Parmer Milestones

From its inception in 1955, Jerry Cole and John Parmer sought to establish a scientific supply company that served customers with excellence. Building on their early success, Cole-Parmer has evolved along with science to be able to continue to support the scientific industry. We are a leading global manufacturer of proprietary products for fluidics, environmental, analytics, lab essentials, and critical research and process equipment for life sciences and proven experts in the fields of fluid handling, environmental testing, cold chain monitoring, sample preparation and handling, and chromatography. Our instruments and components are used extensively in the biopharma, pharmaceutical, life sciences, environmental, and food and beverage industries. Here are the milestones that have helped us get to where we are today:

2021 Cole-Parmer renamed Antylia Scientific
2020
  • Acquired ZeptoMetrix
Acquired ZeptoMetrix
2019 Acquired SPEX
2017 Acquired Argos Technologies
Acquired Kinesis
2015 Acquired Environmental Express
Acquired Ismatec
2014 Launched expanded line of Digi-Sense
2007
  • Acquired Davis Instruments
Acquired Davis Instruments
2006
  • Cole-Parmer established office in Mumbai, India
  • BioConnect® program established in May, offering single-use custom assemblies
established India office
2005
  • Cole-Parmer China established in Shanghai, China
Established Shanghai, China
2002 InnoCal launched
2001
  • Fisher™ accumet™ product management moves to Cole-Parmer; manufacturing moves to Eutech in Singapore
 
1999
  • e-Commerce division established in April
ecommerce devision established
1996 Opened in England
1996
  • Acquired Manostat Pumps
  • Cole-Parmer acquires Eutech Instruments, Singapore
Acquired Manostat Pumps and Eutech Instruments, Singapore
1995
  • Moved to our present, 269,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Vernon Hills, IL
Vernon Hills state of the art warehouse
1991 Acquired Gilmont Instruments
1989
  • Opened Labcor in Montreal, Canada later named Cole-Parmer Canada
  • Opened service center in Bejing, China
Opened in Canada and China
1985 Wholesale department established
1975
  • Published and direct-mailed the first 4-color color catalog in the industry
 
1972
  • International Division established
International Division Established
1968
  • Acquired Barnant Company - Masterflex® pumps
  • Moved to 7425 N. Oak Park Ave., Niles, IL 47,000-square-foot building, three acres of land with 38 associates. Before company moved again, the building was expanded three times and additional warehouse and office space was leased.
Acquired Barnant company. Moved to Niles
1960
  • Moved to 7330 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL, 12,000-square-foot facility
Moved to Chicago facility
1957
  • Publication of first nationally direct-mailed catalog
first catalog- nationally direct-mailed
1955
  • Cole-Parmer Instrument Company established.
    224 W. Illinois Street, Chicago, IL.
    In a 1,200-square-foot loft
    Owners — Mr. Jerome Cole and Mr. John Parmer
  • Hired first employee, Alberta Pinson- 3/5/55
Mr.Cole and Mr.Parmer