About the Company
Danaher Corporation is a globally diversified American conglomerate that is headquartered in Washington, D.C. It has a workforce of 60,000 employees working in its five operations located in Shanghai, Mumbai, Sunbury-on-Thomas, Washington (HQ) and New Delhi. It manufactures, designs and markets industrial, professional, medical and commercial services and products.
It has 24 companies working under it belonging to three segments - Diagnostics, Environmental & Applied Solutions and Life Sciences. The companies under Diagnostics are HemoCue, Radiometer, Cepheid, Beckman Coulter and Lecia Biosystem. Under Life Sciences it has Pall, SCIEX, Cytiva, Molecular Devices, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, Phenomenex, Integrated DNA Technologies and Leica Microsystem. Finally, in its Environmental & Applied Solutions segment, there are Esko, X-rite, Hach, ALLTEC/FOBA, Trojan Technologies, ChemTreat, McCrometer, Laetus GmbH, Pantone, Videojet and LINX.
The company was founded in 1969 as a Massachusetts real estate investment trust as DMG, its former name. After nine years from then, it changed its name to Diversified Mortgage Investors, Inc. and got reorganised. It was not until 1984 that the company adopted its current name and reincorporated itself as a Delaware Corporation. The name comes from one of South Fork Flat Head River’s tributary with the same name as the idea of creating Danaher was conceived on its bank.
From 1986 to 2020 the Danahar acquired numerous companies like Chicago Pneumatic in 1986, Easco Hand Tools Inc. in 1990, Armstrong in 1994, Hach in 1999, Australian Pathology Instrument, Tektronix, Inc. and engineering company Vision Systems Limited in 2007, Beckman Coulter in 2011, Navman Wireless in 2012, Pall in 2015, Cepheid and Phenomenex in 2016, Cytiva in 2020 etc.
It entered the Fortune 500 list in 1999, and as of 2020, is the 161st company in the list. It is also an S&P 500 as well as the S&P 100 component and trades in the New York Stock Exchange under the trading symbol DHR. Speaking of the year 2020, DHS share prices reached their highest this year in the month of November. In 2019, Forbes recognised it as one of the best employers for diversity and over the years has received numerous such acknowledgements.;
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