The Unilab Story

We have become the trusted partner of many leading domestic and overseas companies among our 300 clients in 60 nations. 

The Timeline

  • 1979

    Ing. Fucile developed the pilot calculation software for finned packed heat exchangers

  • 1987

    01Unilab was established
    Enhanced COILS 2.0, Unilab’s calculation software for coils heat exchangers (the first pilot was developed by Ing. Fucile in 1979).
    Unilab served HVAC companies, by providing combined solutions (hardware and software)
    Focus on domestic market
    Core staff: 3 people

  • 1990s

    Design and rating of the single component (suitable for coil, shell&tube, plate and brazed, coaxial, tube in tube and electrical heat exchangers)

    Launched COILS 4.0 (suitable for MS-DOS)

    Estimation of the whole unit (specific for air handling units). AHU officially created

    02bDelta Technics get Eurovent Certification by using COILS software

    Increased focus on International market

  • 2000s

    04Focus on the development of calculation software only (no longer hardware)
    Sales personnel visited the most important overseas trade exhibitions
    Major enhancement: COILS 5.0, the pilot project developed for Windows O.S.
    Friterm get Eurovent Certification by using COILS 5.5
    Core staff: 6 people

  • 2005s

    Step forward: launched COILS 6.0, available in three editions (Light, Standard, Professional)
    Developed Shark Suite (simulation software and electronical catalogue for Sales Teams)
    Developed the first selection software for fan-coil units (Fancoil Selector) and ventilated units (Units Selector)

  • 2008

    05Unilab exhibited at MCE & CHILLVENTA international trade fairs
    Major enhancement: revamp software for Electric heat exchangers
    Core staff: 8 people
    Began collaboration with Indian Sales Representative
    Step forward: launched COILS 6.3 Enterprise edition (with integrated Refprof 8)
    Held conference “COILS 6.3 ENTERPRISE at NH Hotel Mantegna, Padua (Italy), an event focusing on the changes and new features in version 6.3

  • 2010

    Attended CHILLVENTA trade fairs
    Major enhancement: revamp of software for Shell&Tube heat exchangers
    Unilab business premises extended to over 300m2, including new Conference Room

  • 2011

    Exhibited at Acrex India
    Sales personnel visited Climatizacion

  • 2012

    06Attended ISK SODEX Turkey, CHILLVENTA Germany

  • 2013


    08Exhibited CHILLVENTA ROSSJIA, CLIMATE WORLD Russia

    Held meeting at Unilab Headquarters to illustrate new features available in SHARK 2.5

    CAD 3D studies implemented in the selection software for air handling units

    Developed customized software for pillow plate heat exchangers (BMC, PILLOW, PCOIL), indirect electrical heaters (REIND)

    Major enhancement: created Unisuite Platform (Shell, Phe, Coax, Tube in Tube)

    Developed specific software for dehumidifier heat pumps, microchannel condensers, minichannel, plate&fin, cold storage, 3D view of the coil (CAD module), selection software for ducts

    Launched hour packages for engineering/new implementation service available on demand

    Developed Psychro App (Mollier Diagram), Cold Storage App

    Core staff: 10 people

  • 2014

    2014Held HVAC Japan, Climate World Russia, CHINA Refrigeration, CHILLVENTA
    Sales personnel visited MCE

  • 2015

    2015Attended ACHEMA – Frankfurt

    Sales personnel visited Climatizacion

    Developed EASY, the independent application for automatic circuits in coil heat exchangers

    Major enhancement: revamp of Unit Selector with pre-composed modules in .NET

    2015bHeld conference “COILS 8.0 and new refrigerants” at NH Hotel Mantegna, Padua (Italy). The event was focused on the changes in version 8.0 and included a preview. Held interesting workshops where clients and potential clients could interact with the Unilab Technical Staff

    Offered engineering services on demand, for the calculation of special heat exchangers

    Attended “GRETh” Conference in Aix Les Bains (France)

  • 2016

    Major enhancement: launched COILS 8.0 with the inclusion of new refrigerants
    Began collaboration with Taiwanese Sales Representative
    Core staff: 12 people

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Unilab was established

in the eighties, in January 1987 to be precise. However, our passion for heat transfer has much earlier origins; the year 1979 when Ing. Fucile first developed pilot calculation software for finned packed heat exchangers.

Since 1987, Unilab has been

putting customers’ needs at the centre of our mission. Since our earliest days, we have experienced constant growth in terms of Product Catalogue and Expertise. Initially, we focused mainly on the domestic market.

We have continued to

offer advanced software solutions for the design and rating of the single component (originally coil, shell, plate, coaxial, tube in tube and electrical heat exchangers) and the estimation of the whole unit (i.e. air handling units).

  • From the mid-nineties to the early 2000s, Unilab rose through the ranks, by consolidating our international customer portfolio, visiting the most important trade exhibitions, and developing customized software solutions.

We have gradually

developed a customized electronic catalogue for the selection of the whole unit (e.g. liquid chillers, industrial heat pumps, air conditioners, fan-coil units, and ventilated units).

  • In 2008, Unilab exhibited at two major International Trade Fairs for the first time: MCE and CHILLVENTA.

Little by little,

we have increased our international presence, which has led to interesting and successful business ventures in locations such as Russia, India, Turkey, Germany, China, Japan, and Spain, through our participation in events such as Chillventa Rossjia, Acrex India, ISK Sodex, ISH Frankfurth, China Refrigeration, HVAC Japan, MCE and Climatizacion.

We have met many key players in the sector, either when they visited our booth at trade fairs, or while visiting such events ourselves, enabling us to get to know them and discover new business opportunities.

We have extended our boundaries by enhancing our top-selling software (Electric Suite, Smart Air, Coils) to embrace the latest technologies, in order to create new cutting-edge software solutions.

This innovation was the key to the development of new software (i.e. for microchannel condensers, indirect electrical heaters, dehumidifier heat pipes, and for batch processing equipment, such as pillow plate heat exchangers).

  • In 2015, Unilab thought outside the box, by attending ACHEMA – an International Trade Fair which focuses on the Chemical Engineering and Processing Industries. It proved to be a successful strategy, helping us forge links with many potential clients.

In Unilab,

In Unilab, you will find a well-qualified business partner who understands your requirements and objectives. We share your goals and speak the universal “heat transfer” language.

Thanks to our solid experience, we can offer you advanced software solutions for the design and rating of the single component (any typology of heat exchangers) or the simulation of the whole unit (i.e. liquid chillers, ventilated units, or air handling units).

Our reliable and accurate

Our reliable and accurate software makes the designer’s work much easier. Our technical and scientific experience are especially valued by our customers. We analyse and decipher their needs, and shape our findings to create tangible software solutions. We are the ideal partner when it comes to the development of customized software solutions and engineering design services.

Despite being a relatively small company (a team of 12), Unilab is capable of overcoming new challenges in order to help our clients become leaders in the new ‘niche’ markets.

We have become the trusted partner of many leading domestic and overseas companies among our 300 clients in 60 nations. Work with us and become part of the Unilab success story.

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