Experiments for the classroom, practicals and demonstrations for more than 160 years

For generations our training and educational systems have made a significant contribution to knowledge transfer in the natural sciences and engineering.

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1850
Ernst Leybold founded a trading company in Cologne

1868
First in-house production of physics apparatuses

1906
Initial entry into vacuum technology (groundbreaking inventions and developments)

1967
Ernst Leybold’s successors and Heraeus merge into LEYBOLD HERAEUS GmbH

1987
LEYBOLD AG, a wholly owned subsidiary of DEGUSSA AG

1988
Leybold Didactic GmbH is formed as a subsidiary of LEYBOLD AG, headquarters in Hürth near Cologne.

2000
Leybold Didactic GmbH is sold to private investors.

2001
Production site set up in Nordhausen/Urbach in Thuringia.
Shares purchased in Grote GmbH Einrichtungssystem in Nörten-Hardenberg (Lower Saxony) to expand the strategic business segment of "school furnishings".

2002
French and English sales companies formed.

2003
Integration of Grote GmbH and re-incorporation as LD Mobiliar GmbH

2005
Reincorporation of Leybold Didactic GmbH into LD Didactic GmbH

2008
Restructuring of LD Didactic GmbH

2009
Aurelius Industry Holding takes over the LD Group on 21 January 2009.

2012
Acquisition of Feedback Instruments Limited, manufacturer of engineering teaching equipment.

2013
Acquisition of the ELWE Technik product portfolio.