Hardware for think tanks
Process engineering systems on the laboratory and pilot plant scale by ILS-Integrated Lab Solutions
When chemical companies want to transform their Holy Grail into hardware, they turn to ILS-Integrated Lab Solutions GmbH in the Adlershof Technology Park. This company manufactures process engineering systems on the laboratory and pilot plant scale.
The chemists and chemical engineers at ILS supervise all steps in the development cycle of systems from the concept to complete chemical commissioning. The systems are fully automated and integrate the entire analytics for developing. ILS customers are companies and academic research institutes in the fields of catalyst production, automotive engineering, petro- and fine chemicals, and industrial pharmaceuticals. ILS laboratories provide support, for instance, in the development of catalysts, adsorbents, synthetics, corrosion inhibitors, membranes, and low emission combustion technologies. Also the TU Berlin and the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society put their trust in the tailored laboratories of ILS.
Every systems is unique
“Every one of our systems is unique,” claimed Managing Director Anton Joseph Nagy. Before setting up ILS in 2004, the native born US chemist formed his first contacts with Berlin during his doctorate at the Fritz Haber Institute. In June this year, Integrated Lab Solutions moved into new laboratories at the Centre for Materials and Microsystems. The company can now test its systems on a laboratory floor space of 220 square metres at the Adlershof location before delivering them to customers. „The testing facilities allow the highest product standards and make us stand out clearly from other system manufacturers,” explained Nagy. The laboratories also allow the company to conduct contract research.
With eighteen employees, ILS is continuing on its course of growth. Only a few weeks after the relocation, the company moved into offices and leased 500 m² of production space at the Centre for Renewable Energies and Photovoltaics. Now it can engineer its systems in Adlershof as well. Moreover, Nagy intends to take on five new employees by the end of the year.
By Manuel Berkel for Adlershof Special