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IKA - Award-winning laboratory equipment

Award-winning laboratory equipment

IKA's outstanding contributions are noticed and honored in regular intervals. Our innovative strength, design quality, global sense of responsibility and regional commitment are highlighted repeatedly. We are proud that entrepreneurial courage, dynamic processes and a willingness to communicate pay off time and again!

Making the complex simple - HABITAT research

In 2023, the HABITAT research bioreactor won the iF Design Award amongst the almost 11,000 products submitted. The HABITAT research bioreactor convinced the 133-member jury of the iF International Forum Design GmbH, the world’s oldest independent design institution, that it is possible to work easily and enjoyably even with highly complex devices. As the first laboratory bioreactor with a lid stand, it saves users a lot of handling, ensures ergonomic working and a tidy laboratory.

Newly designed and already awarded - IKA TWISTER

Flat, lightweight, with a glassy shine, and controllable without buttons: IKA TWISTER is a completely rethought and redesigned mixing professional. It can stir as well as shake. Just in time for the product launch, it received the Red Dot Award 2022 in the category of Product Design. Its design impresses with a high-quality appearance, combined with innovative and high-quality technology. Intuitive operation, a small footprint, a robust glass surface and a powerful motor make IKA TWISTER a "must-have" in the laboratory.

Innovative power and economic success

Studies by the University of St. Gallen have placed IKA in the World Market Leader Index for years already. The corresponding seal of WirtschaftsWoche may again be carried by our company in 2022. IKA has also been repeatedly recognized for its innovative spirit. In 2021, IKA was again among the most innovative companies in Germany, honored by the TOP 100 panel and mentor Ranga Yogeshwar for the fifth time. In 2015, IKA even made it to second place in the class of companies with more than 250 employees. And at the ACHEMA Innovation Award in Frankfurt am Main, IKA was also shortlisted with ElectraSyn 2.0, the pioneering product in electrochemistry.

Design strength and user-friendliness

The fact that an appealing and convenient design plays a central role for IKA in product development is regularly honored. Whether the reddot design award or the German Design Award: products from IKA convince over and over again with their particularly successful user-friendly design. This is also the case with the MATRIX Orbital Delta Plus thermal shaker, which received the German Design Award in 2021 for its outstanding design quality in the category "Excellent Product Design - Industry". With its choice, the German Design Council underlines that design and manufacturing quality go hand in hand.
The two magnetic stirrers with glass surface, C-MAG HS 7 control and RCT digital, received awards in the same category in 2018. The Ministar 80 control stirrer even received the award with a "Special Mention". In the same year, the high-performance disperser T 25 easy clean ULTRA-TURRAX® was honored with the German Design Award as a technical world first. And in 2020, the IKA PETTE was honored with the award for outstanding design quality.

Entrepreneurial responsibility

In 2021, IKA was once again honored as "socially committed" within the framework of the medium-sized company award for social responsibility of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. Already in 2013, IKA received this award for its special commitment to the aid project HANDS FOR CHILDREN. In the same year, the Oskar Patzelt Foundation awarded IKA the "Großer Preis des Mittelstandes": IKA took first place in the industry category of the Baden-Württemberg state competition.

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