History

Established in 1830, Eschmann’s expertise and quality is trusted by medical and dental professionals worldwide.

Based in Lancing, West Sussex, England, Eschmann has been manufacturing high quality hospital and dental equipment for over 180 years.

With market leading benchtop autoclaves and a suction range, Eschmann supply both direct to medical professionals in the UK and through a network of trusted distributors worldwide.


Eschmann Timeline
Over 190 years of experience you can trust
1830
Eschmann is established in Wigmore Street, London

1884
Charles Chamberland invents the first pressure steam steriliser

1949
Eschmann relocates to the south coast of England

1950
The SES water boiler steriliser is introduced

1966
The first Little Sister benchtop autoclave is launched

1974
Merlin, the first autoclave with 134 degrees Celsius cycle enters the UK market

1985
Little Sister 2 with auto-fill technology is introduced

1986
Little Sister 2 Laboratory steriliser is launched

1989
The SES 2000 is launched for the dental sector

1994
Little Sister 3 is introduced into the medical sector

1998
Little Sister 5 with large chamber capacity is launched ​

2003
Little Sister Quickvac ‘S’ type vacuum autoclave is launched

2004
Little Sister Thermal Washer Disinfectors are introduced to meet new UK guidance for primary care decontamination

2006
SES 113B & 225B are the first of a new generation of Little Sister ‘B’ type vacuum autoclaves

2013
SES 3000B,a new platform for Little Sister autoclaves, is introduced

2016
Little Sister celebrates its 50th anniversary, becoming one of the oldest and most popular benchtop autoclaves in the world​​​​​

2018
The next generation of Little Sister non-vacuum autoclave, the SES 2020N, is launched

2019
Eschmann returns to private ownership

2020
A new future for Eschmann...