Precision and Vision – Made in Graubünden


It is not uncommon for success stories like that of Hamilton to derive from ideas born in garages.

Hamilton has enjoyed lightning growth to become a life science and medtech group with more than 2,000 employees and operating on an international scale. But it all started with production in a humble garage. The decisive stroke of genius came to the American chemical engineer Clark Hamilton in 1947, with the invention of the microliter syringe. Nowadays there is hardly a hospital or research laboratory that does not benefit from this invention. This simple idea, which allowed precision measurement and pipetting in the microliter range, spread rapidly around the world.

Teamwork Makes It to the Top

Since the foundation stone was laid in Graubünden in 1960, a technology leader has arisen with a workforce of around 900 people in Switzerland at the sites Bonaduz and Malans. Worldwide, there are more than 2,000 employees working in the Headquarters in Reno (Nevada), Franklin (Massachusetts) and Bonaduz as well as in subsidiaries around the globe.

Today, scientists and engineers account for around one-third of all positions at the company. There are always opportunities for proven experts with definite team spirit, from all disciplines, to convert leading-edge technology into market-ready products.

Family Firm

Among the products developed by Hamilton are sensors for biotechnical production of medicines, food manufacture, and wastewater treatment. Hamilton also provides intelligent Respiration solution for all patients – from neonates to adults – and for the ICU, emergency room, MRI room and for emergency transport. Hamilton remains a family firm, now under the management of the second and third generation.