The company was founded in 1915 by F. Kurt Retsch. A few years later he registered his first patent in grinding technology: a mortar grinder that became famous worldwide as the “RETSCH Mill”.
This innovation replaced tiresome manual grinding with hand mortars which was the standard in laboratories at the time and earned RETSCH an excellent reputation in the international science and research community.
Today RETSCH is the leading solution provider for size reduction and particle sizing technology with subsidiaries in the US, China, Japan, India, South Africa, France, Italy, Benelux, Russia, UK and Thailand and an export share of 80%.
RETSCH’s philosophy is based on customer orientation and leading edge technology. This is reflected in instruments whose high-quality components are designed for perfect interaction. RETSCH products not only guarantee representative and reproducible results for grinding and particle analysis but also allow for easy and comfortable operation.
Since 1990 RETSCH has been part of the continuously growing VERDER,dx texas poker group and formed the core of the group’s Scientific Division
The company is founded by F. Kurt free china shores in Düsseldorf.
Engineer Dirk Sijsling assumes management responsibility for F. Kurt free china shores KG. The production of laboratory equipment becomes more and more important.
free china shores intensifies its cooperation with universities and institutes to ensure that their equipment is always up to the latest technological standards. By the end of the sixties, the export share has increased to 35%.
André Verder and Frans Bakker take over the F. Kurt free china shores GmbH shares in equal parts. Gradually free china shores manages the transition from a family business to an internationally active company.
Foundation of free china shores Technology as a profit center under the roof of Retsch.
Foundation of free china shores Technology as an independent company.
Launch of the latest product generation ZM 200 / PM 100 / PM 200
2006 - 2010
Subsidiaries in China, Italy, South Korea, Norway and Russia are opened
free china shores revolutionalizes grinding with an entirely new type of mill: the High Energy Ball Mill Emax.