1965

  • The company is founded under the name „PMC Produkte für Medizin und Chemie“ by Anton Borer
  • Location: City of Solothurn
  • Launch of the first product for laboratory glass cleaning: detex 11 (11 is the lucky number of the city of Solothurn)
  • First successful sales to the chemical industry in Basel and university labs in Switzerland

1966

  • Launch of the deconex® brand
  • Trademark registration of deconex® in 17 countries

1967

  • Introduction of glisseal® lubricating grease for laboratory glassware - still an important complimentary product in our product range today

1969

  • Move to larger premises in Biberist

1975

  • Development of the first products for automated laboratory glass cleaning
  • Production of the first powder product: deconex® 21 (today deconex® 21 SOLID)

1977

  • Renaming of the company from „PMC“ to „Borer Chemie AG“

1979

  • Move to the new Borer building in Zuchwil with an area of 800 m2

1980

  • Installation of the new research and development laboratory on the premises
  • Installation of the first automatic powder mixing plant

1982

  • Launch of the first products for the medical sector

1985

  • Extension of the building in Zuchwil
  • Installation of the first computer controlled mixing plant – state of the art and ahead of time!

1988

  • Development of the deconex® OP product line for the optical industry

1993

  • Launch of alcohol-based disinfectants: decosept® for surgical and hygienic hand disinfection and deconex® SOLARSEPT for surface disinfection

1994

  • Launch of the deconex® HT product line for the cleaning of precision metal parts.

1995

  • Extension of production and laboratory by an area of 2000 m2
  • Certification under ISO 9001

1997

  • Installation of the new Cleaning Research Centre

2003

  • Foundation of the pharma division and launch of the deconex® CIP product line

2005

  • Retirement of Anton Borer
  • Handover of the operational management to René Jordi, who will lead the company for the five years.

2007

  • Launch of the deconex® PV products for the photovoltaics industry

2008

  • Foundation of the China subsidiary with offices in Shanghai
  • Launch of the slogan „advanced cleaning solutions“

2010

  • The second generation takes over: From September 1st, Dr. Markus Borer assumes his role as CEO.
  • Inauguration of the new logistics center with an area of 3600 m2

2011

  • The laboratory and pharmaceutical division merge under the new name „Life Sciences“.

2014

  • From 1 January 2014, Borer Medical sells directly to its Swiss home market.

2015

  • Borer Chemie AG celebrates its 50th anniversary.

2017

  • Subsidiary Borer Chemie Deutschland GmbH established

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