About Us

Cole-Parmer Vernon Hills HQ

Since 1955, Cole-Parmer has been a leading global source of laboratory and industrial fluid handling products, instrumentation, equipment, and supplies. We are proven experts in the fields of temperature measurement and control, electrochemistry, and fluid handling. Our products are sold throughout the world through company-owned customer channel outlets and a strong network of international dealers.

In addition to our portfolio of industry-leading brands and private-label products, Cole-Parmer is renowned for offering exceptional service and technical support. Along with our highly responsive customer service, Cole-Parmer features an ISO-17025-accredited metrology lab for instrument calibration and repair and the BioConnect® program for single-use custom assemblies.

Customers also rely on our team of trained and experienced application specialists for help in selecting the right product for their application, troubleshooting existing equipment, and solving regulatory compliance issues.

It all adds up to a promise Cole-Parmer works to fulfill every day: delivering solutions you trust.


Life at Cole-Parmer USA

Who is Cole-Parmer?  We have been around for over 60 years, but our environment is akin to a start up. We are a rapidly growing family of businesses with high performing teams who strive to exceed our customers’ expectations every day.  Cole-Parmer is evolving as we continue to grow and expand the business globally.  Just like each of us, each department and location has their own personality, but we are One Company, One Team.  Here is how we flow: (get it?!?)

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Customer Focused:  It doesn’t matter if you work in our distribution center, manufacturing or in product development, the customer is at the heart of all we do at Cole-Parmer.

Passionate:  We want people who are passionate about their profession.  You spend a lot of time at work and should enjoy what you do and who you work with.  People who love their work also go the extra mile for customers and their co-workers.

Connected:  We work hard to stay connected to our customers and each other.  It is important to keep the lines of communication open and assume good intent with our co-workers when things maybe don’t go as planned.

Potential:  Everyone has something to contribute. At Cole-Parmer, you are going to work very hard.  If you only want to punch the clock, then this is not the right environment for you.  If you want to be challenged and stretched to learn new things, have an impact on the customer and maximize your potential, then Cole-Parmer is the right place for you.

Collaborative:  It takes many minds working together to exceed our customers’ needs.  You can’t do it alone and we can’t work in silos.  We collaborate to understand what the issue is, who the right people to engage are and what the best way to solve the problem is.

Participation:  Are you a fitness fanatic?  Join our Wellness Committee.  Is it important for you to give back to the community we live in? See what the Community Outreach Team is doing.  Do you want to positively impact the work environment?  Check out the Culture Club.  There are many more ways to be engaged and participate at Cole-Parmer.