1951

Founding of Gerhard Menzel GmbH in Braunschweig 

1952

First slides (cut plain) and cover slips are manufactured for local hospitals

1955

Company (30 employees) moved to current location

1960

First grinding machines are installed

1985

Erie Scientific in Portsmouth, New Hampshire USA (a Sybron Company) incorporates Menzel into its enterprise.

2000

Sybron spins off the Laboratory Products Devision to form Apogent Technologies 

2004

Apogent Technologies and Fisher Scientific International  merge 

2006

Fisher Scientific and Thermo Electron merge to form Thermo Fisher Scientific