Today it’s a special day for us: we are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Unilab! In this brief article, we’ll summarize Unilab’s history and success cases.
Our adventure started officially January the 16th of 1987 when Eng. Fucile founded Unilab Srl in Padova, Italy. Initially, Unilab’s personnel was made of 3 people only. Unilab served HVAC companies by providing combined solutions including both hardware & software designed specifically to solve HVAC calculation problems. Unilab focused on domestic market only, with two cutting-edge applications: COILS 2.0 & AHU 2.0, both designed for MS-DOS only. With the natural evolution of PC technologies, both software has been upgraded within the years, and we developed other applications too like PHE (plate heat exchangers), EHE (electric heat exchangers), SHELL, etc.
In 2000, Unilab’s brand became very popular in the heat transfer field. Gradually, our figures changed: number of customers, supported languages, products, services and personnel rapidly increased. We also adopted a different marketing strategy, focusing on selling software only and migrating all Unilab software to the latest Windows Operating Systems. Furthermore, we implemented smart electronic catalogs to help our customers sell better and faster. We also started offering qualified engineering consultancies like the support for Eurovent/Ahri certification and the development of customized mathematical models to simulate complex heat exchangers.
Since then, we have been thinking “globally”, by establishing strong partnerships with relevant foreign customers. We visited & exhibited in the most important trade exhibitions overseas (CHILLVENTA, ACREX, CLIMATIZACION, CLIMATE WORLD, CHINA REFRIGERATION, ISH, and SODEX) and in the Italian Mostra Convegno Expoconfort. We also arranged interesting symposiums regarding heat transfer topics like the new refrigerants.
In the last “30 years” Unilab evolved in many ways, but we have never lost our focus: our customer-first approach, listening to the market’s trends, and individually our clients to lead efficiently their business. Our diverse background is a solid warranty for our worldwide customers. Our permanent staff includes experienced engineers and qualified programmers, a brilliant, well-motivated staff.
Unilab’s relationship with its customers is considered essential. It’s always a pleasant time when we meet customers during our trips or while attending trade exhibitions, and it’s nice to see how they take advantage of our software.
As our motto says “We have become the trusted partner of many leading domestic and overseas companies” and our current customers portfolio includes more than 300 customers in 60 different countries.
What about the future of Unilab? We have great plans for 2017. The customer is and remains the key-factor in our daily tasks. We will keep extending our borders to satisfy more and more HVAC leaders worldwide, offering “spectacular software” and services in other interesting segments.
Unilab’s 30th Anniversary is an important milestone in our long-term goals. We will continue serving with passion and perseverance our old and new customers.
So, stay tuned, stay connected, with Unilab!