Hach History 

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Lange Founded
Dr. Bruno Lange GmbH founded in Berlin, Germany
Old Hach

Hach Founded Clifford and Kathryn "Kitty" Hach found Hach Company, in Ames, Iowa

                                    Clifford and Kitty celebrating 1 Million Sales                                                             Acquired American Sigma Pacific Scientific Added Pacific Scientific Instruments to the Hach family Acquired by Danaher Corporation

Radiometer Analytical Radiometer Analytical was purchased

ETS Environmental Test Strips joined Hach
Lachat Instruments Lachat Instruments becomes the latest Hach acquisition

Purchased Polymetron
Anatel Anatel becomes a part of Hach Hydrolab is acquired

GLI Purchase of GLI International
Orbisphere joins Hach
OTT acquired     Marsh McBirney Marsh McBirney is now a member of the Hach family Zullig Zullig is the latest addition to the Hach portfolio of brands IQ Scientific Instruments

Ops Systems acquired Ops Systems acquired so Hach can enter the water data management industry
Water EyeWater Eye is now a part of Hach
Product       First Kit First Hardness test kit produced


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        Colorimeter Medico colorimeter introduced     Turbidimeter Continuous reading turbidimeter pioneered Cuvette tests         AWWA 1962                       COD testing Pre-packaged COD testing for non-chemists                 Nitrate Analyzer Analyzer to continuously measure nitrate without chemistry

Toxicity Test Introduced biological toxicity test with luminous bacteria using a method that requires simple handling
          PermaChem® PermaChem® Sealed unit-dose powder pillows that are simple, convenient, and offer outstanding price-per-test value   Bar-code controlled cuvette                       Hach LDO®Hach LDO® Luminescent Dissolved Oxygen for wastewater monitoring     GuardianBlue® GuardianBlue certified as an approved product for Homeland Security TNTplus™TNTplus Test 'N Tube vials contain premeasured reagent, and allow sample reaction and reading in a closed container Particle CountersISO 21501 compliant particle counters  
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