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About Hichrom

Leaders in liquid chromatography

Hichrom is an expanding company, working at the cutting edge of separation science. Founded in 1978, we are one of the world's leading manufacturers and distributors of ultra high performance and high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC & HPLC) columns and accessories.

Hichrom’s products are used at the frontiers of science, medicine and forensics – for example, to analyse the content of new drugs, to batch test pharmaceuticals, and to identify any contaminants in substances including blood, urine and water.

Based in Theale, Berkshire, we sell over 95% of the world’s leading brands of HPLC columns, supplying to more than 100 countries, through our network of distributors. 

Our customers include many leading companies in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical, food, oil and plastic industries as well as numerous hospitals and universities.

Throughout the world, we are known for our quality, excellence and technical expertise and we pride ourselves on our commitment to Research  Development and our ongoing success as a UK manufacturer and exporter.

I’m impressed by the range, quality and performance of the columns – and they’re also competitively priced”

Professor Alan Bassindale - organosilicon chemist

Our pledge

Hichrom has thrived by offering an exemplary service to our customers.

  • High quality products
  • Competitive prices
  • Fast delivery
  • Expert technical support
  • Excellent after-sales care

Your service has been great and I am very satisfied with the columns I have previously bought ..........Don’t go away”

Catherine Orton -  University of Nottingham


Our technical experts provide world-class support and advice and can guide you through the wide range of services and training that Hichrom can provide.

We are committed to keeping up to date with the latest developments in the industry, so that you can make the most of the evolving technology.

The laboratories at Hichrom are equipped with state-of-the-art chromatographic facilities. This enables the scientists to understand the potential of new and novel chromatographic products. Hichrom ensure that their customers are kept well informed of chromatographic developments and can fully realise the potential of the new products."

says Professor Mel Euerby.


Our laboratories operate under ISO 9001:2008 quality standards, and ISO 14001:2004 environmental standards,

Our Quality and Environmental certificates are available on this website

We are so confident of our quality standards that if any Hichrom manufactured column fails to meet your expectations, then we will replace it free of charge – and you can keep the original column.


We offer training workshops in the latest high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and ultra  high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) techniques and developments.

Further information is available in our training area.


We are an exciting company to work for and constantly expanding, so employment opportunities regularly arise in our laboratories and offices.

We publicise all our vacancies on this site. If you are experienced and qualified in your field, then we would love to hear from you, even if you do not see a suitable vacancy on the list.

Graduate development prograamme

We run a popular graduate development programme and recruit throughout the year. More information is available on our Graduate Programme page.