Ritter, part of Avantor, manufactures high-quality robotic and liquid handling consumables, including conductive pipette tips designed to the highest standards.
The system-relevant consumables are used in a variety of molecular screening and diagnostic applications, including real-time PCR, non-molecular assays such as immunoassays, in vitro diagnostic (IVD) technologies, including next generation sequencing (NGS), as well as applications in drug development and pharmaceutical and biotech clinical trials.
Plastic products of impeccable quality are the core competence of Ritter GmbH. The company specializes in complete solutions and perfectly coordinates the individual components. Ritter works closely with its customers, focusing on their needs and the requirements of each specific application. With success: Ritter supplies cartridges for sealants and adhesives, highly sensitive instruments for clinical and laboratory applications, and fasteners for exterior surfaces to a worldwide market.
The key to the success of the company, which was founded in 1965 and is based in Schwabmünchen, Bavaria, is innovation. With high-precision products, flexibility and high cost-effectiveness, Ritter is constantly redefining the business of plastic injection molding. The company holds numerous patents.
On 25,000 m2, more than 500 employees meet consistently high quality standards with high-quality plastic products.
Ritter GmbH is certified according to the currently valid standards of ISO 9001 / EN ISO 13485 / ISO 50001.
Range of services
Ritter stands for perfection in series production. Efficient and reliable, Ritter delivers consistently high quality. The company is also distinguished by its expertise in development and project work: Ritter's experts put their experience and know-how at the service of their customers and develop individual, application-specific products in professional exchange and close cooperation. The company's own toolmaking department, state-of-the-art production technology and know-how result in the highest precision.
Just-in-time at any time
Efficient logistics concepts and just-in-time solutions speed up processes and meet customers' needs for low inventories and short delivery cycles. Cross-company cooperation avoids "bull-whip" effects and reduces storage and administration costs.
For an unmistakable profile
Ritter was the first manufacturer to introduce digital printing on cartridges. This high-resolution process is ideally suited for precise, photo-realistic, individual and personalized decorations. Unlike screen printing, there is no need for printing screens, so the choice of decors and flexibility are almost infinite. A process that is ideally suited for small delivery batches. Ritter supports its customers with an in-house graphics department.
The pleasing side effect: small quantities in line with demand make a significant contribution to protecting the environment. Ritter thus follows its sustainability claim.
Ritter in the name of the environment
Economical, efficient production processes go hand in hand with environmental awareness. Ritter lives this conviction in many ways:
Ritter uses only tested and pollutant-free plastics, using only materials that can be returned to the circular economy. In addition to recyclable and reusable plastics, Ritter also uses bio-based, biodegradable and compostable materials.
The company's own production waste is processed and reused.
Ritter is working on a consistent weight reduction of its products in order to reduce the general consumption of plastic.
The new Ritter production building has an energy control system covering all components. It controls and regulates light, ventilation and heat fully automatically and ensures maximum energy savings. The Lechwerke awarded this innovation with the LEW Innovation Prize 2013.
Ritter generates its own electricity partly via a 700kWp photovoltaic system and cools and heats together with a 2mW combined heat and power plant, the waste heat from which is used with an absorption refrigeration system to cool the production processes. Closed cooling circuits avoid waste water.