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Down South: A Weekend Getaway in Tamil Nadu

I have to admit that I’m not a fan of India’s big cities. For my taste, there are too many people, traffic is too dense and it’s too loud and too polluted. Chennai (formerly Madras), where Metrohm’s main office is located, was no exception. So I was glad that our Metrohm colleagues had made a […]

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The History of Metrohm China

Metrohm China started in 2001. Many actors involved in the company founding are still around, most importantly Managing Director Joseph Tse. While I was visiting the Hong Kong office, where Joseph is based, he told me the story of Metrohm China and talked about his contribution to the company and its success. Seventeen people work […]

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Beijing: From Empire to People’s Republic

Beijing is the capital and one of the important economic centers of the People’s Republic of China. The masses of people, busy traffic, and heavy pollution triggered my flight instinct. But, at the same time, the clash of the modern Beijing lifestyle and ancient history is a fascinating mix that demands to be explored. In […]

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Life in South Korea

In only 3 days, I explored South Korea from the demilitarized zone at its northern border to the city of Busan on its south coast. The short time was barely enough to get a glimpse of the multifaceted culture of the country. Here are observations, from Gangnam nightlife in the capital Seoul to seafood so […]

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Metrohm and the Milk Revolution in India

This story goes back to India in 1946, coincidentally around the time Metrohm was being born far, far away in Herisau, Switzerland. More than seven decades ago, the life of a farmer in India was not easy. The income came almost entirely from seasonal, rain-dependent crops and the poorer lot faced starvation during off-season. The […]

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The Turkish Challenge: Part 1

No, my visit to Turkey wasn’t marked by hardship —Istanbul was amazing. The title of this blog post refers to the motto that Metrohm Turkey gave to my visit. Every day, our colleagues gave me new challenges to master to get to know Istanbul and Turkish culture. They ranged from quizzes about what we’d seen, […]

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A Brief History of Metrohm Autolab

I’ve told you about my visits at Metrohm Applikon and Metrohm Nederland. But that’s not it yet. We have a third subsidiary in the Netherlands: Metrohm Autolab. This is where Metrohm’s electrochemistry product line is developed and produced. The company was born as a spin-off of Utrecht University in 1986 and is still located in […]

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A Nobel Prize for Heyrovský

Prague is the birthplace of one of the analysis techniques in Metrohm’s portfolio: polarography. During my stay in the Czech Republic, together with Peter Barath, CEO of our Czech subsidiary, I followed the roots of polarography from its invention to its use today, e.g., in biology research. Polarography is an electrochemical analysis technique that enables […]

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A Brief History of Lyon

Lyon is one stage of Stephanie’s Metrohm «Tour de France». But who knows Lyon, outside our French borders? This article is here to help you understand why we have chosen this city for Stephanie’s world tour and why it was elected «Best European weekend destination» in the World Travel Awards 2016. Once Upon a Time… […]

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