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Company milestones

Dr. Brill + Partner was founded more than 25 years ago by Dr. Holger Brill and has since developed into a leading company in the industry. With a lot of passion and commitment, the team of Dr. Brill + Partner has mastered numerous challenges and developed continuously. Today, we are proud to offer a wide range of services to help our clients achieve their goals. Join us as we look back at the exciting milestones that have shaped our company’s history.

Dr. Brill + Partner - Family and History
In this video we tell you all about the beginnings and history of the company

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February 2024

Foundation of Dr. Brill Regulatory Services GmbH

January 2024

Acquisition of Hydrotox GmbH by the Dr Brill Institutes Group

February 2022

Foundation of Dr. Brill + Prof. Bockmühl GmbH Institute for Applied Hygiene

August 2021

Accreditation as the first institute for antifouling testing

July 2020

GLP certification

June 2020

25th anniversary of the Dr. Brill + Partner GmbH Institute for Hygiene and Microbiology

October 2018

Continuation of the laboratory of Dr. Reinhold Hilpert and acquisition of the associated know how of the test method "microbiological challenging test for air conditioning evaporator".

January 2018

Merger with Dr. T. Watermann / LimnoMar, Norderney - New Institute for Antifouling and Biocorrosion

January 2017

Expansion of laboratory capacities at the location in Hamburg by additional 250 m². Employees: 58.

November 2016

Acquisition of the biofilm and biocorrosive laboratory of the Biofilmcenter of the University of Duisburg-Essen.

October 2016

Second re-accreditation by the DAkkS according to DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025 as well as first extension of the recognition as a medical product testing laboratory at ZLG. Combination of the accreditation in Hamburg and Bremen as well as the flexibilization of the entire possible test spectrum. Our certificates: https://www.brillhygiene.com/en/company/certificates.

January 2016

Expansion of the office and laboratory capacities at the location in Bremen by additional 340 m².

January 2015

Expansion of office and laboratory capacities at the location in Hamburg by additional 240 m². Employees: 39.

January 2014

Foundation of our first subsidiary abroad in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The subsidiary Dr. Brill & Partners Institute for Hygiene and Microbiology FZ LLC received its trade license.

January 2014

Merger of Dr. Brill + Partner GmbH with MikroLab GmbH. The continuance of the respective core competencies in Bremen and Hamburg is ensured under its managing director Dr. Florian H. H. Brill.

December 2010

Move to Hamburg-Hummelsbüttel and extension of business premises to 500 m². Employees: 10.

May 2010

Handover of the family business to the new generation to Dr. rer. nat. Florian H. H. Brill.

January 2010

Reaccreditation according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 including extension of its scope for examination of medical devices as well as recognition by the ZLG.

January 2008

Initial accreditation of MikroLab GmbH according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025.

January 2007

Extension of the accreditation for microbiological examination of drinking water and acceptance as laboratory for the analysis of drinking water by Hamburg local health authority.

January 2006

Initial accreditation of Dr. Brill + Partner GmbH according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025.

January 2000

Foundation of MikroLab GmbH Labor für Angewandte Mikrobiologie in Bremen, Germany, by Dr. rer. nat. Dipl.-Biol. Jochen Steinmann.

January 1998

Move to Hamburg-Groß Borstel and extension of business premises.

January 1995

Foundation of the company by Dr. rer. nat. Dipl.-Biol. Holger Brill.