Ekolabos is a laboratory dealing with environmental research, which operates in the Wrocław Technology Park. Its offer includes, among others testing of water, food, cosmetics and products intended for disinfection. The company was founded in 2010 and has been associated with WPT from the very beginning.
– The idea to set up Ekolabos, as is the case with most small Polish companies, came from passion. During my studies in environmental protection, I dreamed of running my own water and soil laboratory. Although it seemed unrealistic at first, I gradually began to gain professional experience that led me to decide to start my own business. It was a big challenge as the industry related to laboratory research was, and still is, very competitive, largely dominated by international corporations. I have heard many times that my idea is doomed to failure, but thanks to the enormous amount of work and determination, we managed to build a well-functioning, constantly developing company – says Piotr Bezłada, president of Ekolabos.
Ekolabos started its market activity by conducting water tests, which are still one of the core activities of the company. It examines, among others, drinking water, technological water, boiler water, cooling water. Over time, the company expanded its offer to include research on cosmetics, food, dietary supplements as well as research and registration of biocidal products.
– From the beginning of our existence, we have been operating in the Wrocław Technology Park. The start of Ekolabos was possible thanks to the laboratory facilities of the WPT. Our own laboratory equipment would require a multi-million investment right from the start of the project. A beginner company does not have such capital, therefore the use of the WPT infrastructure, including modern, high-quality equipment, allowed us to start and develop our offer – comments president of Ekolabos.
Quality as a differentiator
The founder of Ekolabos has been looking for new areas of development from the beginning of the company’s operation. A natural step was to turn to the beauty industry, which has a high demand and is focused on high quality.
– Smaller companies like us often offer their clients higher quality in both research and service. We have made it our distinguishing feature to which our clients are attached. They are sure of the reliability of our services and research, which keeps them with us for many years.
We can be proud of our long-term cooperations that lasts for years. It is a confirmation for us that the quality policy we have adopted is right – says Piotr Bezłada.
Each of the new areas of research that Ekolabos introduced to its offer was a milestone in its development and involved a huge amount of work – including laboratory preparation and validation of research methods. Both extending the offer to include cosmetic research and food research required a lot of effort and commitment of the entire team. The next significant step was the introduction of biocidal product research to the company’s portfolio. During the coronavirus pandemic, these studies became a solid basis for the company’s operations.
– The implementation of this type of research is a long and complicated, but profitable process. We conduct research on hand and surface disinfectants, surgical disinfectants for hospitals and various biocides for the veterinary, food and medical markets. We not only check them, but also register them at the office at the request of our clients – comments president of the company.
It is worth adding that Ekolabos also provides consulting services for introducing products to the market for the needs of the cosmetics industry, where it is a particularly long and complicated process.