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History

Eurofins ECCA is a creative and innovative laboratory: our R&D department improves, validates, and develops new test methods. In this way we are constantly working on the analyses of the future. But as a family business, we also have a rich past. Do you want to dive into our history books?

 
1980
Dr. Frank Benijts opens with ECCA one of the first private and independent labs in Flanders
1994
ECCA achieves ISO 17025 certification
1998
Our lab moves to a new, larger location in Merelbeke
2003
Because of the continuous growth we expand our research area
2006
Son Tom and daughter Eva Benijts join their father’s business
2007
Following the takeover of the respected food laboratory BIOTOX from Jabbeke, ECCA is even stronger in chemical and (micro)biological analyses
2008-2011
Acquisition of various customers
2015
ECCA achieves an ISO 14001 certification
2017
The colleagues of BIOTOX are moving from Jabbeke to the site in Merelbeke, where ECCA is taking an extra building into use. From now on, both entities will share the same location.
2019
With QLab, ECCA is implementing an online platform that makes it much easier for clients to communicate and follow up on analyses in real time.
2020
Start non-food-department
2021
After an ECCA rebranding, the entire lab - including BIOTOX - goes public under a single name
2024
ECCA integrates into the Eurofins group, the world leader in analytical laboratory services. This makes ECCA immediately the largest laboratory for food and environmental analyses in Belgium, enabling us to provide customers with the widest possible range and even better service. Quality, service, and scientific excellence are assured for the future.

Throughout the years our philosophy has remained the same