03.1997


We launch our first internet portal, chemie.de, as a research project at Freie Universität Berlin. We want professionals in chemistry to find specialist information faster and easier.

06.2000


Claus Schröter, Thomas Richter, Hans Benedict and Stefan Knecht set up the CHEMIE.DE Information Service GmbH in Berlin. Our mission is to revolutionize the search for information in chemistry and the related natural sciences. While the dot-com bubble is bursting around us, we enter into a successful future.

10.2001


To provide the emerging biotechnology sector and life science industry with day-to-day specialist information, we launch bionity.com.

03.2003


Together with the leading international trade fair analytica we launch the international portal analytica-world.com. We want it to deliver news from the industry to users in lab technology, analytics and biotechnology, 24/7 the whole year round – an ideal addition to the periodic analytica trade fairs.

02.2007


The success of chemie.de and bionity.com inspires us. We set up chemeurope.com as an international information resource for the chemical industry and its suppliers.

09.2008


We launch quimica.es to ensure that Spanish-speaking professionals won’t miss out on up-to-date information in chemistry. It quickly develops into the leading portal in Latin America and Spain.

12.2008


To further expand, we relocate within Berlin to premises at Mediaspree – an ideal environment for our growth ambitions.

01.2011


After 14 years, it’s time to completely redesign the portal technology we’d advanced step-by-step. We develop a new technical framework for our portals, give them a completely new design and many new features for our users.

04.2014


Together with Mettler-Toledo, we launch q-more.com. We attract internationally renowned authors who report on current research topics in an easy-to-read style – all to improve the flow of know-how between research and industry.

04.2017


We take over yumda, the B2B portal for the food and beverage industry. For the first time, we expand our portfolio to B2B markets outside the natural sciences. At the same time, we gain a dedicated team at our new location in Nuremberg.

08.2017


CHEMIE.DE Information Service GmbH becomes LUMITOS GmbH. LUMITOS – that’s far more than just a new name. LUMITOS is a new company with a set-up that’s unique in the industry. We leverage our industry knowledge, our marketing know-how and the specialist portals we run to bear a completely new range of services. We use these to lead B2B companies and their staff to success.

10.2018


LUMITOS changes its legal form and is now registered as a stock corporation (AG) in the commercial register.