50 years of protecting laboratory personnel

Erlab reaches a milestone this year, celebrating 50 years of inventing, engineering and manufacturing chemical filtration products to protect laboratory personnel from breathing harmful chemicals

Erlab headquarters in Val de Reuil, France

Safety was the motivation and founding spirt of Francois P Hauville in 1968 when he invented and introduced the first ductless filtering fume hood to the industry. Now, 50 years later, Erlab has manufacturing and sales locations around the globe with sales reaching over $20 million in 2018. To celebrate, Erlab invited employees, customers and business partners to the company’s headquarters in Val de Reuil, France for a hands-on experience of memories through the decades, a tour of the manufacturing facility and gala dinner at the historic Chateau D’Ageronne in Normandy, France.

We have come a long way since the business was started in 1968 and are very excited about our future

“It is my pleasure to join Erlab employees, clients and business partners in celebrating the company's 50th anniversary. We have come a long way since the business was started in 1968 and are very excited about our future as the company continues to innovate, engineer and manufacture safety devices to protect laboratory personnel from breathing dangerous chemical fumes", said Stephane Hauville, CEO when discussing the celebration.

The Erlab philosophy is to always focus on the safety of the chemist and we are passionate about innovating chemical filtration products that are used in analytical, education, medical and research labs around the globe. Erlab’s ability to continuously innovate and deliver new products to the industry has helped the company to continually grow over the past 50 years, and a promising future over the next 50 years.

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