How it started

CAPP is a manufacturer of laboratory equipment and benchtop equipment for professional laboratories. CAPP is well known for providing high quality products worldwide due to their focus on producing innovative and user-friendly fluid handling equipment.

CAPP’s history goes back to 1984, where the founder Jørgen Cappelen developed the first fully autoclavable pipette for the laboratory technicians at the University of Southern Denmark. This was a milestone in the history that came to mark the beginning of CAPP.

CAPP Single Channel Pipettes

The expansion of CAPP

The innovative and efficient products quickly became a success in many countries outside Denmark. In the 1990s, CAPP expanded its markets to include Canada, the UK and the Netherlands. In 1997, CAPP introduced its CAPPAero product line – a cutting-edge pipette with innovative design and ergonomic features.

Expanding the range in the 2000s resulted in an expansion of CAPP’s business in more than 80 countries. Today CAPP is owned by the German company AHN Biotechnology and is headquartered in Germany. In addition, CAPP has sales and service offices in the US, Brazil, China and India.

Produced and tested individually

The design of each CAPP pipette has a common history; a tale of the hands that gave it a form of carefully selected materials, of dedicated care and patience. Each pipette is individually produced and tested by a very skilled craftsman.

CAPP’s mission is to continue to provide a full range of liquid handling instruments and laboratory equipment with the same robust design and accuracy that has made CAPP the preferred choice in many laboratories worldwide.


Sustainable laboratory production is such a fundamental aspect of the manufacturing approach at CAPP and AHN Biotechnologie that it is considered part of their DNA. Sustainable production of plastic laboratory articles is brought into all parts of the production flow, and this is reflected in all CAPP plastic products.

Watch the film in the box on the left and follow along below to see the positive changes at AHN that have been implemented over the years so that they can produce sustainable laboratory products today.

Savings means cheaper products

AHN’s production facility is completely based on electric injection molding. Electric injection molding uses up to 40% less power compared to the often used older hydraulic machines. AHN uses the latest electrical technologies for injection molding of pipette tips, it provides faster production and thus sustainable laboratory consumables of very high quality.

The savings in electricity and the faster production help to reduce the fixed costs. It allows CAPP to supply premium sustainable consumables to the laboratory at very favorable prices.

All packaging can be recycled

AHN is certified with ‘Green Dot’ or ‘Der Grüne Punkt’, which is a European system that recovers, sorts and reuses packaging from consumer goods.

As part of the Green Dot scheme, changes have been made so that 100% of CAPP’s product packaging is now sustainable packaging. This means that customers can easily recycle or sort their packaging for recycling through nationwide recycling options.

AHN also recycles. In 2021 alone, AHN recycled 11.3 million pipette tips, all of which were used to manufacture new black racks.

CAPP's efforts for a better environment

% less electricity consumed
% green energy used for production
% saved plastic
with refill tips
% space saved on shipping refill tips
% recycled plastic used for boxes etc.

Watch more videos about CAPP products

CAPP has produced a number of videos about many of their products.
Watch videos about product skills, service check on pipettes and much more.

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