Today, the AGROLAB GROUP has branch offices all across Europe, offering customers highly dependable, timely analytical results with very good value for money.

1986

  • AGROLAB Labor für landwirtschaftliche Untersuchungen GmbH in 85416 Oberhummel founded by five associates, with Dr Paul Wimmer as chief executive from the outset.

1992

  • Foundation of AGROLAB Boden- und Pflanzenberatungsdienst GmbH, Oberdorla (Thuringia)

1993

  • Appointment of two sales representatives covering northern and western Germany

1995

  • Acquisition of the laboratory for water and pollutant analysis Dr.Blasy - Dr.Busse GmbH in Eching am Ammersee (Bavaria), including the Dr.Blasy - Dr.Busse GmbH laboratory in Chemnitz.
  • Since 1995, the holding company of AGROLAB Gesellschaft für Dienstleistungen in Landwirtschaft und Umwelt GmbH (agricultural and environmental services) has coordinated the individual, independent lab sites, presenting customers with a harmonised AGROLAB image.

1996

  • Establishment of ZfD (Zentrum für Dioxinanalytik GmbH) in Bayreuth; a joint laboratory of AGROLAB, Fresenius and Ökometrik
  • Reorientation of the Dr.Blasy & Dr. Busse lab for service and performance leadership in Bavaria, expansion of AGROLAB LIMS to the environmental sector.

1999

  • Acquisition of the Bodenuntersuchungsinstitut Koldingen GmbH (soil analysis) in Burgwedel near Hanover
  • Complete overhaul of the soil analysis institute in Koldingen with the latest technology and process management systems

2001

  • Acquisition of the Austrian environmental lab, Dr. Axel Begert GmbH
  • Acquisition of the environmental lab, Analytik für Wasserchemie Vogtland GmbH (AWV) in Plauen (Saxony)
  • Incorporation of AllChem GmbH, Magdeburg, into the Koldingen institute
  • Acquisition of LUFA-ITL GmbH in Kiel
  • Expansion of AGROLAB LIMS to the food/feed sector, extension of AGROLAB sales to the whole of Germany

2002

  • Incorporation of the city lab in Kiel into the LUFA-ITL site, Kiel

2004

  • Shareholding in Tauw-Laboratory C.V. (contract and contaminated waste laboratory, Netherlands)
  • Incorporation of the FULA GmbH lab in Emstek into LUFA-ITL GmbH in Kiel

2005

  • Acquisition and change in name of Tauw-Laboratory C.V. to AL-West B.V., introduction of complete process management using AGROLAB LIMS, introduction of computer-assisted communications
  • Foundation of the Agrolab branch office in Dijon, France; sales activities in France, Belgium, Holland and Spain
  • Acquisition of the Stuttgart lab of wave GmbH by Agrolab Labor GmbH

2006

  • LUFA-ITL GmbH relocated from Gutenbergstraße 75-77 to Dr.-Hell-Str. 6 in the Kiel district of Suchsdorf
  • AGROLAB Labor GmbH and AGROLAB GmbH relocated from Oberhummel to new premises in Bruckberg
  • Institut Koldingen GmbH relocated from Burgwedel to Sarstedt
  • Acquisition of site for AGROLAB Ltd in Turkey by purchasing the Tetralab laboratory in Istanbul
  • Incorporation of the Innolab laboratory, Harburg into Agrolab Labor GmbH in Bruckberg
  • Cooperation with the Spanish laboratory VIDAL in Tarragona
  • Incorporation of the Orgalab laboratory, Zirndorf into Agrolab Labor GmbH in Bruckberg

2007

  • Acquisition of the Polish EUROCONTROL lab in Warsaw/Deblin, development of a sales organisation in Poland

2008

  • Acquisition of the Spanish lab group, Laboratorios Vidal
  • Foundation of the AL-North branch office in Tommerup, Denmark

2009

  • Award - AGROLAB receives the Bayern's Best 50 award
  • Incorporation of the GEOCHEM laboratory, Karlsruhe into Agrolab Labor GmbH in Bruckberg
  • Incorporation of the Belgian laboratory, Labo van Vooren, Zelzate, into ALWest in Deventer
  • AGROLAB customer portal (ALOORA) first launched

2010

  • AGROLAB receives the Bayern's Best 50 award for the second time
  • Award MSG Top 100

2011

  • Award - AGROLAB receives the Europe's 500 award
  • Acquisition of the Dr. Verwey lab in Rotterdam
  • Award MSG Top 100

2012

  • AGROLAB receives the Bayern's Best 50 award for the third time and so is no longer eligible for the competition in the future
  • Construction of the Dr. Begert GmbH laboratory, relocation from Bachmanning to Meggenhofen and change in name to AGROLAB Austria GmbH
  • Acquisition of the analytical division of UTC Umweltlabor GmbH, Pischelsdorf in Styria and incorporation into AGROLAB Austria GmbH
  • Construction of new AL-West laboratory in Deventer
  • Reconstruction of "Blasy-Busse" lab in Eching
  • Award MSG Top 100

2013

  • Opening of the new laboratory AL-West
  • Award: Finalist - EY Entrepreneur Of the Year: Award of growth, innovation and social engagement
  • Award MSG Top 100

2014

  • Purchase of the R&C Lab in Italy
  • Expansion Bruckberg: Therefore Bruckberg with a production and adminstration area of 7500m2 becomes Germans largest environmental laboratory
  • Best Business Award: Award for Sustainable Corporate Management
  • Gazelle 2014: AL-North receives award for huge growth
  • Award MSG Top 100: The AGROLAB GROUP is in the TOP 100 for the fifth time

2015

  • Institut Koldingen is now called AGROLAB Agrar und Umwelt
  • EUROCONTROL under new name: AGROLAB Polska
  • New training center for laboratory assistant at LUFA-ITL
  • Completed expansion and relocation to the new premises in Bruckberg
  • Award: AGROLAB receives the Bayern‘s Best 50 award for the 4th time

2016

  • Commissioning AGROLAB Agrar und Umwelt GmbH in Kiel: Separation of the matrices food and environment
  • Expansion Deblin (Poland) and Altavilla Vicentina (Italy)
  • Construction of the new agricultural centre in Leinefelde
  • Award: MSG TOP 100
  • Award: Finalist - EY Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Award: Grand Prix of the middle class

2017

  • Opening of the laboratory "AGROLAB Agrarzentrum GmbH" in Leinefelde. Incorporation of the sites Oberhummel, Oberdorla and Gillersheim into the new laboratory
  • Acquisition of the Austrian environmental laboratory "GfA - Gesellschaft für Analytische Chemie GmbH" and incorporation into AGROLAB Austria GmbH
  • Takeover of the laboratory work of "Watrix"
  • Award: Finalist Entrepreneur of the Year by EY
  • Award: Germany's best jobs with a future (Deutschlands beste Jobs mit Zukunft) - Focus distinguishes AGROLAB

 

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