In those days, Dr. Dr. Döllefeld ran a practice for laboratory medicine in Harburg. Due to the changing demands, he decided to separate the chemical analysis part from the medical analysis practice in order to meet the market demands for this field as well. The spectrum of analyses comprised the fields of food and environmental testing. This was later expanded to include consumer goods and pharmaceutical analysis. Having begun with seven employees and 450 sq.m. of laboratory space, the business continued to develop over the years.
"Today we can proudly view a group of companies that has demonstrated healthy development within the last two and half decades, with approximately 15,000 sq.m. of laboratory space and about 400 employees," said Manfred Giesecke, Managing Director and stakeholder. Over 25 years, one small laboratory has turned into 9 sites throughout Germany. Although there have also been a few hurdles to jump over along the way, Dr. Dr. Döllefeld and Mr. Giesecke both agree on their motivation: "We have always followed our vision, have believed we could succeed, we took advantage of opportunities, and together with our employees we have worked hard to come to this point."
We would like to share our success with other people, and we have decided not to do that in the form of a big celebration. As was the case on several occasions in the past, the GBA Laboratory Group would like to use its anniversary as an opportunity to highlight its philanthropy. That's why we donated the total sum of € 15,000 to the Open Kitchen Foodshare of Hamburg, Munich, Gelsenkirchen, and Hannover. The Open Kitchen Foodshare of those cities collect food donations of contributors and sponsors and share them out to people or social institutions with food distributions. "With this initiative, we would like to make people happy," said Manfred Giesecke "who, because of different fatalities, are dependent on others’ help." "Social responsibility was always a major issue at GBA,” explained Dr. Dr. Döllefeld “and we are delighted if we can help as many people in this way. That way they might participate a little bit as part of our success the past 25 years."
Last but not least, the successful development of the GBA Laboratory Group is due to the many clients who we have had the privilege of working together with over so many years. At this point, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your trust and loyalty. In the future, we will continue to make it our goal to be a competent and dependable partner for all of your analytical service needs and inquiries, so that we may celebrate many more anniversaries together in the future.