The Institutes Dr. Schrader were founded in 1973 by Dr. Karlheinz Schrader in Holzminden. The History of the Institutes began with the constitution of the Beratungslabor for development of cosmetic products. Shortly afterwards a research institute, the Creachem GmbH, was founded. At the beginning of the 1980s an independent institute for skin- and hair-physiological testing was initiated. In the course of further company expansion an analytical department followed in the 1990s.
The company looks back on more than 45 years of successful work.
An overview of the history of our successful research projects you can find here.
01 July 1973 founding of consulting laboratory Beratungslabor Dr. Schrader and research company Creachem GmbH with first business premises in Holzminden, Sylbecker Berg
Inauguration of the Test Salon for applied hair care cosmetics
Founding of a test institute for applied skin physiology Institut Dr. Schrader Hautphysiologie for testing of skin care products
Removal to the first own business premises – a former car showroom – Max-Planck-Straße, Holzminden
First building extension to the Institutes in Holzminden – technical centre
Second stage of construction - building of diverse air-conditioned laboratories and further offices
Spin-off of the analytical department as an independent institute: Institut Dr. Schrader Ancopharm
Third stage of construction – extension of further research and testing premises
25 years of Institutes Dr. Schrader
Company founder Dr. Karlheinz Schrader passes on the Institutes to his son Dr. Andreas Schrader
Founding of joint venture with the Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine (CAIQ) in Beijing/PR China
Opening of Institute in Beijing: Beijing Sino-German Union Cosmetic Institute Co., Ltd.
Certification by TÜV Nord according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000
Opening of the 4th research building extension
75th birthday of the company’s founder Dr. Karlheinz Schrader
40 years Institutes Dr. Schrader in Holzminden
Certification by TÜV Nord according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015
2017 Opening satellite lab in Kassel at the Königsplatz