ASKION GmbH is a medium-sized company based in Gera, which is located in the federal state of Thuringia, the so-called “Green heart of Germany”. In 2005, ASKION GmbH was founded by completing a management buyout, and started with 56 employees.

Since then, we have been able to increase the number of employees, and to continually extend our knowledge and skills. Due to the establishment and expansion of several business segments and fields of expertise, we represent a successful and dynamically growing company.

Our aim is to support our OEM partners, in particular, in the fields of bioanalysis, medical engineering, and optoelectronics with the implementation of new ideas for devices and the transition to series production.

As a leading provider, with our ASKION C-line® system, we offer a modular and fully automatable system solution for cryo/biobanks in order to enable a controlled freezing and storing of biological samples.

Our Headquarter

  • Owner of business premises in Gera/industrial estate Gewerbepark Keplerstraße (former premises of Carl Zeiss company)
  • Area of ca. 3,000 m² plus additional 1,300 m² of storage area controlled by ERP
  • approx. 70 highly qualified employees
    (30 in development dep., 26 in production dep, 14 in administration)
  • DIN EN ISO 9001 and 13485; FDA approved production facility for medical devices

Our history with the most important milestones

Launch ASKION US Inc.2018
First installation of ASKION C-line® hermetic storage M2017
Market launch of ASKION C-line® hermetic storage M und L2017
First installation of ASKION C-line® system in China2016
First installation of ASKION C-line® system in Japan2015
Installation of the first fully automated biobank2013

Market launch second generation of ASKION C-line® system

ASKION passed FDA audit to become a manufacture for medical devices2009
First sale of ASKION C-line® systems for Biobanking 2009

Development start of biobank equipment for controlled rate freezing and storage of biological samples

Certification according EN ISO 9001 and EN ISO 13485 2006
Launch ASKION as MBO, 56 employees, start as OEM partner in the sector medical application, bio-analytic and opto electronics2005




Mr. Doms, Mr. Druse, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Dr. Pfeifer (from left to right)