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LABCO always informs you about current dates and news concerning our company via this page. Get a deep insight into our activities and stay up to date on upcoming events and happenings with LABCO. General information about us and our company can be found here.

23 January 2024 – Virtual 360° tour through the laboratory of LABCO BTC

We are opening our doors to the general public with the introduction of a 360° virtual tour of the state-of-the-art Battery Test Centre – LABCO BTC.

From now on, website visitors can experience an insight into the testing technology that tests the safety, reliability and performance of energy storage systems on a daily basis.

The virtual tour offers an insight into the equipment and performance of the LABCO BTC test systems as well as the layout of the approx. 1,200 m² laboratory area. Accordingly, visitors also get an impression of the various testing possibilities and combinations.

The virtual tour can be taken on the website of the LABCO BTC Battery Test Centre: https://www.labco.de/battery-test-center-en/?lang=en


14 December 2023 – Article about LABCO BTC in the Nordwest-Zeitung

On 14 December 2023, the Nordwest Zeitung (Nordwest Mediengruppe) published an article with insights into the wide range of testing activities at our battery test laboratory LABCO BTC. The article entitled “New test centre near Cuxhaven – batteries undergoing endurance testing: Why knowing how they age is key” underlines the importance of testing laboratories such as LABCO BTC in the sustainable and future-oriented battery industry.

The article not only highlights the innovative power and commitment of LABCO BTC, but also demonstrates the general relevance of being up to date with the latest technology in the battery industry. The topic of recycling in particular is becoming increasingly important. We would like to thank the editor Svenja Fleig for her visit, the interesting exchange and the article. The publication in the Nordwest Zeitung enables LABCO BTC to combine national interest in its activities with pride in the family business and the impressive commitment of its employees.

The article is available online at: Batteries undergoing endurance testing: Why knowing how they age is key


29 September 2023 – AVL TechDay Battery on 19 October 2023

On 19 October 2023, the managing director, Dr.-Ing. Marios Constantinou, and the head of the department for vibration and battery testing, Stephan Schrader, will give a presentation at the AVL TechDay Battery. This year, the event will focus on the topic of “Testing and Validating Batteries”. We are happy to be an active part of the event and thank AVL for the great cooperation.
You can register for the AVL TechDay Battery at the following link: https://www.avl.com/en/events/avl-techday-battery


15 September 2023 – Annual meeting of the Loxstedt Business Regulars’ Table

Yesterday we welcomed the mayor Detlef Wellbrock, first councillor Holger Rasch as well as local entrepreneurs from the municipality of Loxstedt to our annual business regulars’ table.
After a guided tour of our laboratories and insights into our testing activities, more interesting discussions took place over a shared meal. At LABCO, we believe that local partnerships promote sustainable success and therefore appreciate the annual exchange at the business regulars’ table. We are proud to be an active part of our community and look forward to future get-togethers.

21 August 2023 – A look back at our unforgettable 20th anniversary celebration

We look back to 08 July 2023: the date of our 20th anniversary celebration. Employees, their families and close friends gathered to celebrate the milestone “20 years of LABCO” in a suitable way.
As we look to the future, we are full of anticipation for more exciting years with LABCO. The past 20 years have only been the beginning of our journey and we are determined to reach and celebrate many more milestones.
We would like to thank everyone for their great work and support.

We hope you enjoy our video : Our 20th Anniversary Celebration.


01 July 2023 – We celebrate our 20th anniversary

Our 20th anniversary is an important milestone in our company’s history and we would like to take this opportunity to thank our exceptional employees, our valued customers, reliable partners and loyal suppliers from the very beginning. Without their support, commitment and cooperation, this success would not have been possible.

Our employees are the backbone of our company and we would like to thank them for their great commitment, teamwork and dedication. Their engagement has contributed to the growth of LABCO into a company that stands for quality and progress, and that has mastered the challenges of the last two decades and achieve its own goals.

Special thanks also go to our valued customers who have placed their trust in us. We are grateful for the many years of cooperation and the opportunity to meet your expectations.    We are thankful for the long-standing cooperation, their support as well as the feedback, which have helped us to continuously improve and customise our services to their requirements.

Their reliability and their commitment have helped us to provide our customers with first-class accredited and non-accredited tests for electrical automotive components and batteries.

The 20th anniversary is an occasion for us to look back at our successes, but also at the future opportunities that lie ahead. We will continue to work to successfully shape the next decades of testing together.

You can watch our anniversary video on youtube: LABCO celebrates 20th anniversary


09 June 2023 – LABCO boosts online presence with new Instagram channel

We are pleased to announce that we now officially have an Instagram channel with the account @labco_gmbh.

LABCO’s Instagram profile serves as a platform to provide insights into the working world of LABCO and LABCO BTC. We firmly believe that building an open and connected corporate culture is of great importance, and Instagram offers us the perfect opportunity to achieve this goal.

We appreciate and thank our social media community for their engagement on Linkedin and Facebook and hope that our Instagram channel will also experience high interest and reach. We want to build an active and vivid community in which exchange plays a major role.



24 May 2023 – Visit of the Battery Show Europe 2023 in Stuttgart

We are excited to inform you that Dr.-Ing. Marios Constantinou (Managing Director at LABCO) and Mr. Stephan Schrader (Department Manager for Battery and Vibration Testing at LABCO) will visit the Battery Show Europe 2023 in Stuttgart this year on 24.05.2023.

They will be presenting our battery test centre LABCO BTC and will be more than happy to explain more about our extensive laboratory equipment and numerous testing options.

Year after year, Battery Show Europe attracts professionals, experts and decision makers from around the world who are shaping the future of battery technology. It is an opportunity to network with leading companies, research institutions and other experts to share best practices, discuss current challenges and explore innovative solutions.

For more information, please visit: https://www.thebatteryshow.eu/en/home.html


03 May 2023 – LABCO welcomes the ‘Wirtschaftsjunioren Cuxhaven”

This week we welcomed the members of the Wirtschaftsjunioren Cuxhaven as guests.

Marios Constantinou, himself a member of the network, and Costakis Constantinou, gave the Wirtschaftsjunioren (“junior entrepreneurs”) a direct and enlightening insight into the LABCO and LABCO BTC testing laboratories and shared the values and vision of the family business.

The meeting was a great success and interesting discussions were held. We would like to thank all the Wirtschaftsjunioren Cuxhaven for their participation and look forward to further successful meetings and activities.


22 March 2023 – LABCO presents new homepage design

We would like to reveal the result of our latest project: the new homepage www.labco.de. Thanks to the advanced technology and know-how of its employees, LABCO proudly presents its qualified professionals through images and photos on the website.
The new website offers visitors a clear presentation of our extensive test portfolio. This includes not only electrical, mechanical and individual tests, but also radio frequency tests, vibration tests and environmental simulations. Visitors can also view the parameters of the four different shakers and battery test systems.
With this relaunch, the old website www.labcobtc.de was also shut down in order to integrate it into the new homepage. Our goal is for visitors to see the sister companies LABCO and LABCO BTC as a strong USP for customers.
With the addition of the Battery Test Centre to LABCO, components such as connectors, battery packs, modules or cells, cables and protection systems or other components can be tested in a variety of ways, even if they have “somewhat larger dimensions”.
Contacting us is made as easy as possible on the new website. Visitors can use the contact form or continue to call or email LABCO.
We would also like to thank all the agencies and partners who helped with the relaunch of the website. The new homepage demonstrates the company’s commitment to the continuous improvement of its services and its pursuit of excellence in the testing laboratory industry.


20 March 2023 – We say thank you: More than 500 follower on Linkedin

We are thrilled to announce that we have over 500 followers on our company LinkedIn page since last week!
We are very proud and we want thank everyone who has supported us on this platform. Your engagement, comments and feedback have helped us to better understand your needs and preferences. We are committed to providing you with valuable information about our testing services, our new equipment and many more updates about our company . We are looking forward to continuing our growing journey with all of our present and future followers on LinkedIn and we want to thank all our employees for supporting our company’s social media channels with creative ideas and progressive feedback.
For our followers and all interested linkedin-users, we are striving to keep providing you with important, informative and also entertaining content about LABCO and LABCO BTC.


07 October 2022 – LABCO as exhibitor at the IZB 2022

From 11.10.2022 – 13.10.2022 LABCO will participate as an exhibitor at the International Suppliers Fair (IZB). After a break of several years, the trade fair will once again take place in Wolfsburg at the Allerpark exhibition centre. The IZB is Europe’s leading trade fair for automotive suppliers, as it is geared exclusively to the trade public as a target group, fully represents the automotive value chain and is a marketplace for forward-looking innovation.
This year we are once again pleased to be sharing a stand with our long-standing partner
WKM Wärmeprozess- und Klimaprüftechnik Michel GmbH & Co.KG (Hall 2, Stand 2407). In keeping with the trade fair, we will not only be presenting our new stand design and our new mugs, ballpoint pens, etc., but also our LABCO and LABCO BTC brochures in the new design. You can download these in advance as PDF files under this article. We look forward to answering your questions about our companies LABCO and LABCO BTC as well as our services, to interesting discussions and to your visit at our stand.
You can find more information about the IZB here: www.izb-online.com

LABCO Company information

LABCO BTC company information


24 June 2022 – Interview for the skilled workers blog #besserhier

In the blog of the “besserhier – Skilled workers marketing for the Hamburg Metropolitan Region ” project, our colleague and employee Mr Dennis Hoppen gives insights into why he chose to live on the coast and what makes working at LABCO so special. The project is being implemented by Süderelbe AG in cooperation with various districts in the surrounding area and region of Hamburg. It is also funded by Lower Saxony’s European Social Fund. We would like to thank our employee and colleague as well as #besserhier for the article.

You can read the whole article here (Only available in German): At home by the North Sea – Dennis, LABCO


15 March 2022 – Meeting of the local company managers of the Loxpark

Last week, a meeting of all local company managers of the “Loxpark” business park was organised.
The central topic of this meeting was the exchange of ideas for future cooperations in the Loxpark. Afterwards, further Get-Togethers were already planned, as every participant discovered much potential for collaborative plans and developments in the discussions.
We thank you and look forward to further successful meetings with LEHN Paletten GmbH, ERICH NONNE GmbH, Weser Shipstores GmbH, mh² offshore GmbHand Autohaus Klinke GmbH.


14 Febuary 2022 – The presentation of our LABCO BTC Homepage

We are very pleased to announce our next big milestone, the launch of the official homepage of our Battery Test Centre LABCO BTC.

www.labcobtc.de

On the website, we introduce LABCO BTC as a company and provide first insights about our modern equipment park, which is currently under construction, as well as our wide and flexible service portfolio, which offers tests on batteries and their peripherals. Furthermore, the site contains a construction diary and a link to our companies’ news and current vacancies which we update regularly, just like the entire LABCO BTC Homepage.
The website is also available in english.
We would like to thank our partners TIRA GMBH, AVL List GmbH, WKM Michel GmbH & Co. KG and CTS GmbH for providing pictures and information about the equipment.


01 December 2021 – Visit to the fair “The Battery Show 2021”

Mr Dr.-Ing. Marios Constantinou (Member of the Management Board) and Mr Marc Rutz (Head of Departement – Sales and Marketing) will be visiting the fair “The Battery Show 2021” in Stuttgart tomorrow. They will be presenting our new sister company, the battery testing centre LABCO BTC, and will be happy to explain more about our future service portfolio. Furthermore, we are looking forward to an informative exchange about the development of the battery technology and industry!

The Battery Show 2021


26 November 2021 – LABCO GmbH in the podcast “Bei uns in Loxstedt (With us in Loxstedt)”

Radiohost Lars Cohrs interviews people from the community of Loxstedt and presents their stories – every month an episode of the podcast series “Bei uns in Loxstedt” is published. Our management was invited by Mr Cohrs for an interview to present our company LABCO. We met with him and told him a little about us. A big thankyou to the municipality of Loxstedt and of course to Mr Lars Cohrs for the entertaining and pleasant interview. You can find the link below the post. The episode can also be listened to via any portal that plays podcasts. We hope you enjoy listening!

8th Episode “Bei uns in Loxstedt (With us in Loxstedt)”


03 November 2021 – Lectures at conferences

On 04.11.2021, the “INDUSTRIE DIGITAL für Niedersachsen 2021” conference of NiedersachsenMetall will take place in Hannover. Costakis Constantinou, Managing Director of LABCO GmbH, will give a presentation on the topic of artificial intelligence at this event.
In addition, Marios Constantinou, member of the management board, will also give a talk on the subject of infrared welding of plastics at the TECHNOMER online plastics conference at TU Chemnitz on the same date.
We are looking forward to the events and all participants.
You can find more information in the links below.

INDUSTRIE DIGITAL für Niedersachsen 2021
27. TECHNOMER


10 September 2021 – Symbolic groundbreaking of LABCO BTC GmbH

Yesterday, 09 September 2021, LABCO GmbH celebrated the symbolic groundbreaking of the new sister company LABCO BTC GmbH. The celebration was accompanied by various representatives of the press, who received the first, exclusive information about the plan to open the new company LABCO BTC GmbH. From the 3rd quarter of 2022, we will start operating LABCO BTC GmbH as a future accredited, globally recognised battery test centre. This will enable us to assess the safety, performance and reliability of batteries before their first use in series production. The construction of the building and the purchase of the testing equipment are partly supported by a funding programme of the NBank, as the state of Lower Saxony also believes in the considerably positive effects of an opening, such as the creation of jobs or clearly noticeable economic growth.
The link below contains the German newspaper-article of the Nordsee-Zeitung, which can be viewed and downloaded as a PDF.

LABCO_Spatenstich


02 September 2021 – Information letter regarding data changes of LABCO GmbH

We would like to inform you that the tax number, VAT identification number (USt-IdNr.) and registry court number (HRB number) of LABCO GmbH will change with immediate effect. The link below contains a PDF with this information for further use. Please read carefully

Information letter regarding data changes of LABCO GmbH


August 2021 – LABCO goes social media

Since 28 July 2021, LABCO GmbH is represented on various social media channels. On these pages, you will find interesting and up-to-date information about our modern family business as well as interdisciplinary news.

You can find our Facebook and LinkedIn-pages at:

https://www.facebook.com/LABCOGmbH
https://www.linkedin.com/company/labco-gmbh/about/

We are happy about every visitor and subscriber and hope you enjoy our channels!


July 2021 – Our contribution to the energy transition

From 01 January 2022, LABCO GmbH will henceforth be supplied exclusively with certified green electricity, provided by EWE Vertrieb GmbH. This means, among other things, that the electricity consists of 100 % renewable energy of which the source is clearly identifiable. In this way, we are contributing to the expansion of this type of energy supply, and all of this is done in a CO2-neutral manner – through compensated upstream emissions.

Climate Certificate

July 2018 – 15 year LABCO

LABCO GmbH celebrates its 15th anniversary on 1 July 2018. High-quality various accredited tests, excellent machine equipment, engineers from different fields and international projects, especially in the field of automotive wiring system components, make LABCO GmbH a company with a secure future.


Summer 2018 – Extention finished

The constantly extended testing possibilities, the continuously growing machinery and the resulting larger number of employees are the reason for an urgently needed extension. In 2017, the management decided to expand the office and laboratory space by a further 720 m². A further 2,500 m² plot of land was purchased in the southern section. The extension will be completed in summer 2018. Just in time for the 15th anniversary.


August 2017 – 3D Profilometer

With our new 3D profilometer we can perform fast and high-precision 3D measurements. The 3D surface measurement enables large-area observations (200 mm x 100 mm) of shape, flatness and roughness. The entire surface is measured instead of individual points, thus the analysis is possible in the entire form: profile measurement, measurement of the height difference, volume and surface calculation, roughness measurement on lines and surfaces and of course 2D measurements.


January 2017 – four new climatic chambers

By purchasing four more climatic chambers, we were able to further advance our testing capacities in this area. With more than 25 climatic chambers of different sizes, we were able to further optimize the test procedures and test duration.


December 2016 – Second shaker

For testing individual components or entire assemblies for vibration resistance since December 2016 we have a second electrodynamic oscillator generator (Shaker) in action. In combination with our new climate chamber, tests under controlled environmental conditions are possible. Mr. Dr. Schmidt will be happy to answer your questions.


October 2016 – New four quadrant voltage current amplifier

Since October 2016 we have been using a four quadrant voltage-current amplifier for tests according to LV 124. This allows tests to be carried out which require rapidly changing signals with high power. The power amplifiers ensure the required test conditions for a wide load range.


April 2016 – Upgrade of testing facilities

To further expand our testing capabilities our equipment has been supplemented by a power supply with an output of up to 30 000 watt. The new DC power source supplies an output current of 3000 A at a maximum voltage of 10 V and is suitable for tests with an increased current consumption, such as overcurrent tests, derating tests or short-circuit tests.


February 2016 – Upgrade of testing facilities

To further expand our testing capabilities our equipment has been supplemented by a power supply with an output of up to 30 000 watt. The new DC power source supplies an output current of 3000 A at a maximum voltage of 10 V and is suitable for tests with an increased current consumption, such as overcurrent tests, derating tests or short-circuit tests.


May 2015 – Extension of the accreditation

The reaccreditation by the DAkkS according to DIN EN ISO 17025 that has to be performed at regular intervals has been completed successfully. The so-called flexible accreditation was granted to some divisions. This makes it possible not only to test according to defined specifications, but also allows modifying them if needed. The updated certificate and its annex will be placed here for download as soon as it is available.


April 2015 – Cooperation of LABCO and VDE in Asia

On April 9, the VDE Global Services GmbH and the LABCO GmbH established a new joint venture for testing of automotive cables and components in Suzhou/China. Since many carmakers have directed their focus on the Asian market, this decision was made in order to offer our customers in Asia a direct local service. The range of services offered includes the test of automotive cables, connectors, protection systems, etc. for obtaining a homologation or for the analysis faulty parts.


March 2015 – Upgrade of testing facilities

With the purchase of three additional climate cabinets, we have further improved our laboratory testing capacity. We expect this to further optimize the test processes and thus lead to a shortening of test durations.


February 2015 – Extension of the capabilities in the RF laboratory

Our new  Agilent/Keysight  E5061B offers versatile network analysis in the broad frequency range from 5 Hz to 3 GHz. A significantly improved dynamic range in the low frequency range allows the precise determination of the surface transfer impedance of cable screenings. Furthermore the capability for the measurement of passive components was extended up to 30 MHz.


September 2014 – Two new testing services

Our test equipment has recently been extended by an additional climatic cabinet.
Newly listed is a corrosion test cabinet for testing the corrosion characteristics of materials to corrosive gases for tests according to IEC 60068-2-60, 60068-2-42/43 as well as ISO 21207 and more.


July 2014 – The new website is online

After unfortunately neglecting our website over the past years, it is now entirely updated and modernised. We hope this will provide you with a better overview of the tests we are able to perform at our new site. You’ll also be able to locate right contact partner for your project right away.


June 2014 – We are looking for two new employees

We urgently need more personnel. We are looking for two new employees for our test lab. You can find out more under the Career tab.


April 2014 – Two new testing options

We’ve added a Keyence VHX-700FD digital microscope to our equipment line-up, enabling the capture of images with extreme definition.
We also have a new salt spray tank – ca. 1000 litre – among other things for performing tests in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9227 (DIN 50 021), NSS, AASS, CASS, DIN EN ISO 60068-2-11, VDA 621-415, VW PV 1210 (DIN EN ISO 554/23/50), DIN EN 60068-2-52.


March 2014 – We’ve moved

Made it! The entire testing has moved from Brake to Stotel, on the other side of the Weser River. We are especially excited that our entire staff have remained with us and joined us in the move to the new site.


June 2013 – New test lab in Stotel

The old lab in Brake has reached its capacity for enhancement. After much consideration, we want to make a new start in the community Loxstedt. A 7400-square-meter property was acquired in Stotel’s Loxpark Industrial Zone. The construction work for two highly modern lab buildings totalling 1700 m².

Get in touch with us!

Do you have any questions regarding our testing offer?
We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have about which tests we can perform for your components.

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LABCO GmbH
Alfred-Nobel-Str. 15
27612 Loxstedt-Stotel
GERMANY

Contact
Tel.: +49 4744 913930
Mail: info@labco.de

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