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Christeyns is a prominent B2B player active in the international chemicals and detergents market. The company was established in 1946 in Ghent, where its headquarters are still located. With its extensive product range, Christeyns serves customers in the industrial, laundry, lodging, food retail, food processing and health care sectors. Partly thanks to its sustained focus on service and partnership, the company developed into a leading group, with offices in over 30 countries. In total, Christeyns employs more than 900 people worldwide. Over the past decade, the turnover has increased by an average of 17 percent annually, reaching a consolidated total of 320 million Euros.
NewLab, established in 2012, is one of the newest Copan business units, with the mission to provide technologically advanced automated solutions for industrial microbiology. The NewLab innovative approach enables companies and laboratories to benefit from an efficient sample processing that guarantees solid quality performance.
Specifically designed in compliance with ISO standards for microbiological quality control in food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries, Cyclone™ is our automated walk-away system which increases results accuracy and reproducibility while decreasing time and operational costs. PharmaLab™, our new platform capable of digital plate incubation and reading for environmental monitoring, offers reliable results though any audit trail.
We possess the broad-minded professionalism common to all the branches of Copan’s group, to deal with new requests and to tailor our products to your specific needs in today’s fast-paced technological scene. Considered as a strategic technological partner, Copan NewLab supports any of your complex projects.
Who we are
We started out in 1760 as a marine classification society. Today, we’re one of the world’s leading providers of professional services for engineering and technology – improving safety and increasing the performance of critical infrastructures for clients in over 75 countries worldwide.
The profits we generate fund the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a charity which supports engineering-related research, education and public engagement around everything we do. All of this helps us stand by the purpose that drives us every single day: Working together for a safer world.
In a world of increasing complexity – overloaded with data and opinion – we know that our clients need more than technology to succeed. They need an experienced hand. A partner to listen, cut through the noise and focus on what really matters to them and their customers. Our engineers and technical experts are dedicated to assurance. That means a commitment to embracing new technology and a deep rooted desire to drive better performance. So we consider our customer’s needs with diligence and empathy, then use our expertise and over 250 years’ experience to deliver the smart solution for everyone.
After all, there are some things technology can’t replace.
What makes us unique
Deep technical and industry knowledge
We’re expert in not only understanding the potential in cutting-edge ideas, but applying this pragmatically in ways which guarantee impact today and in the long-term.
Dedication to assurance
We explore every problem thoroughly with exact, analytical precision. We leave no stone unturned and no questions unanswered, to draw accurate conclusions.
We’re committed to doing things the right way to reach the highest standards and best outcomes for all, giving our clients confidence in our decisions every time.
Understanding and empathy
We take time to understand the needs and unique circumstances of our clients and their businesses, to act with judgement, sensitivity and care.
We have evolved into the 21st century model for social business – not only funding the Foundation through our profits, but also discharging some of the Foundation’s charitable objectives through our work in assuring the safety of critical infrastructure worldwide.
SightCall is the world’s leading augmented-reality powered video cloud platform, delivering live, remote interactions between business and customers on every continent around the globe. In a connected, mobile-first world, businesses leveraging SightCall have the ability to see what their customers see and guide them remotely. With over 10 years of experience in remote video assistance, SightCall helps businesses transform their customer service and field service with the power of augmented reality and live video.
For 60 years, Testo has stood for innovative measuring solutions made in Germany. As a world market leader in portable and stationary measurement technology, we support our customers in saving time and resources, protecting the environment and the health of humans, and increasing the value of goods and services. 2,700 employees work in research, development, production and marketing for the high-tech company in 32 subsidiaries all around the world. Testo convinces over 1 million worldwide customers with highly precise measuring instruments and innovative solutions for the measurement data management of tomorrow.
TraceGains delivers cloud-based supplier compliance and quality management solutions for the food, beverage, and supplement industries. At the heart of TraceGains is an advanced network platform that digitizes documentation, automates workflows, and streamlines processes. With instant information sharing and visibility throughout the supply chain, companies can grow their business without adding resources. TraceGains Network immediately connects manufacturers and brand owners with suppliers globally to safely bring new products to market faster. Thousands of supplier locations are available to source and qualify new vendors, procure ingredients, build recipes, negotiate specifications, and automatically collect supporting documentation.
Founded in 2007, Veeva NYSE (VEEV), is a global provider of cloud-based software solutions. We help quality, regulatory and commercial teams in the cosmetics, consumer goods, and chemical industries unify disconnected processes, documents and data. In doing so, we help our customers eliminate inefficiencies so they can bring innovative, high quality products to market faster without compromising compliance. Veeva is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
Virobuster have been established in 2002 and initially developed successfully the medical market before entering the food production industry in 2008
The food industry is extremely creative, but new trends are shaping its future by means of consumers demanding an absolute transparency, safe & healthy products and development of clean labels
The importance of air quality in the food industry is often underestimated. A Virobuster Steritube purifies the air in(to) a production facility, freeing it from moulds, spores and bacteria. The air can no longer contaminate the products.
The fact that consumers want more and more light-, bio- and less salted products, means a steady decline in natural preservatives like fats, sugars, salt and chemical preservatives. Of course, this has far-reaching implications for production, logistics and shelf life of a product.
An improvement in air quality can affect shelf life, product safety, flavour , colour, and thus the profitability of the products.
For the food industry, clean air is very important because it is used for cooling down, drying, flushing and packaging. Especially when the products get clean out of an oven, boiling vessel or a fryer, it is unnecessary to post-contaminate the product by contaminated factory air.
Xpectrum uses NIR spectroscopy to increase safety, quality and authenticity in food and retail.
Today, we know that most products are not verified regularly for a number of reasons. It’s too expensive, too time consuming, it takes too long to get your results or we assume that the instance before us in the food chain has done all verifications. Given the large amount of food products traded every day, it is impossible to increase the quality checks in a scalable manner with the current approaches.
We want to provide the tools to verify incoming goods at low cost, with an immediate result, even on a daily basis.
Xpectrum uses spectroscopy to achieve these goals. Our hardware independent application is very intuitive. Typically, blue collar workers use it during reception of incoming goods.
Thanks to the Xpectrum dashboard, the quality department can easily follow up on all the scans that have been done, view the results and pinpoint potential products at risk. They can even create new business cases and assign them to employees via the user management module.
Our cloud stored models are always available. If you scan from 1 or multiple location, the latest model is always within reach!