As of 21 August 2019, “Ośrodek Badań i Kontroli Środowiska Sp. z o.o.” (OBiKŚ) based in Katowice has become part of international network of laboratories Eurofins Scientific. Eurofins Scientific is an international natural science company that offers a unique range of laboratory tests to clients from many industries. Eurofins is considered a world leader in its field. The Group has a portfolio of over 150,000 recognized analytical methods, including assessments of safety, identity, authenticity, origin, tracking and purity of biological substances and products. Eurofins works based on the latest achievements in field of biotechnology and analytical chemistry. Eurofins Scientific employs 45,000 employees in 650 laboratories in 45 countries around the world.
Both Eurofins Scientific and “Ośrodek Badań i Kontroli Środowiska” are characterized by a long-term presence on laboratory market.
Eurofins Scientific was founded in 1987 by four specialists in order to sell SNIF-NMR ™ technology, a patented analytical method used to verify the origin and purity of several types of food and drink, to identify food counterfeiting that cannot be detected by other methods. Over the years, Eurofins has developed many new analytical research methods and has participated in several research and development projects to create innovative methods for analysing food, environment and pharmaceutical products.
1958 is the beginning of “OŚRODKA BADAŃ I KONTROLI ŚRODOWISKA” activity in Poland, then at existing at that time Water Protection Inspection Department of Water Management Department of the Provincial National Council a laboratory was established in Katowice. Its purpose was to determine the quality of surface water in the voivodship and to support inspections in the field of laboratory work. Constant development through purchase of modern equipment, as well as continuous increase in quality standards in the field of analysis methodologies, distribution and customer service, has allowed the company to provide high quality services while optimizing research costs.
Currently Eurofins OBiKŚ Polska Sp. z o.o. is a recognized and leading company that provides comprehensive services in the field of environmental protection and laboratory tests.