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ASKION GmbH was founded in 2005 by MBO from AGFA-Gevaert and since then has been developed to a high-performance OEM partner in development and production of complex fine mechanical-optical and opto-electronical assemblies.

Our OEM range of services reaches from the idea of the assembly to serial production, including technical device approval. Thereby we are focused on Bioanalytics, Medical Devices as well as Optoelectronics and optical sensorics.

With the development of our business unit cryotechnology in 2009 we offer with our ASKION C-line® system a modular and fully automatable system solution for cryo-/biobanks for control rate freezing and storage of biological samples at -130°C.


  • 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. 75 highly qualified employees (35 in development dep., 25 in production dep, 15 in administration)
  • DIN EN ISO 9001 and 13485; FDA approved production facility for medical devices


Foundation of ASKION International LLC2020
Market launch and first installation of the automated high capacity storage modules ASKION C-line® hermetic storage M and L2017
First installation of ASKION C-line® system in China2016
Installation of the first fully automated biobank2013

Market launch second generation of ASKION C-line® system solution for biobanking

ASKION passed FDA audit to become a manufacture for medical devices2009
Market launch of ASKION C-line® systems for cryo storage2009

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

Certification according EN ISO 9001 and EN ISO 134852006
Launch ASKION as MBO, 56 employees, start as OEM partner in the sector medical application, bio-analytic and opto electronics2005

Mr. Lutz Doms (Managing Director), Mr. Martin Druse (Head of Production), Mr. Dr. Egon Pfeifer (Head of Marketing & Sales)