About us

History Highlights

SPECTRUMLABS, quality control laboratories in Piraeus, Greece, started in 1967 by two PhD Chemical Engineers, Evangelos Papadopoulos and Ilias Hatzopoulos, under the name of ” PAPADOPOULOS – HATZOPOULOS “, in order to serve the demands of the expanding Greek Shipping and Marine Industry.Key milestones that shaped the trajectory of our company within the market are:       1968 – Development of the Laboratory for Chemical Analysis of Petroleum Products.1970 – Development of Non-Destructive Testing Department.1973 – Development of the Department of Destructive Testing – Chemical Analysis of Metals.1978 – Development of the Metallurgical Testing Department.1985 – Installation in privately owned offices in the heart of Piraeus Port (Private building of 800 sq. m.).

1992 – Establishment of Quality Assurance Department and certification awarded by BVQI (Bureau Veritas of France) under ISO 9001 (Quality Management System).

2002 –  Accreditation to ISO 17025 (Laboratory competence of testing) by E.SY.D (Hellenic Accreditation Council).2004 – Conversion of the company into a Societe Anonyme Company (S.A.) and change of name to SPECTRUMLABS with the entry of Nikos Hatzopoulos, son of Ilias Hatzopoulos, Chemical Engineer, into the company’s share capital.2008 – Nikos Hatzopoulos takes over the management of the laboratory.2009 – Development of Environmental Controls Department.2012 – Development of the Environmental Controls Department.2014 – Development of the Composites and Building Materials Department.2018 – Development of Software Department – Data Processing.