What’s the story behind H.E.L Group?

2022
New Director of Research
New Director of Research

After over 30 years at H.E.L Mark Appleton becomes Director of Product Research.  He will lead the design and development of the Company’s innovative products and services.

New Director of Global Service
New Director of Global Service

Alan Lockley joins H.E.L as Director of Global Service to enhance the customer experience with our solutions.

New Director of Product Development
New Director of Product Development

An experienced scientific and technical product development leader, Ed Quinn, joins the H.E.L management team.

iso-BTC+ Launch
iso-BTC+

Following demand from customers, H.E.L Group released the iso-BTC+ calorimeter for isothermal battery performance testing. The iso-BTC+ enables the testing and characterization of larger and higher-powered batteries than other solutions in the BTC portfolio.

labCONSOL launched
labCONSOL on a laptop

labCONSOL introduces new features that enable scientists to improve laboratory efficiency and boost productivity, building on the success of the WinISO software. Built by in-house software engineers in collaboration with scientists, it enables researchers to track more accurately how an experiment is proceeding.

H.E.L India is born
India Flag over India on a Map

In response to India’s growing biotech and pharmaceutical markets, a new subsidiary was formed in India in February 2022, led by Rajeev Kumria. This was to enable a better customer experience and support for our customers in this region.

2021
US team expansion

Operations in North America are expanded, with the establishment of a West Coast hub in California and a Central Region hub in Missouri. The new hub locations encompass not only sales but also technical and field application support, and instrument servicing. This helps to strengthen H.E.L’s presence in New Jersey and better serve customers on the Western Coast.

ISO 14001 certification
ISO Certification

H.E.L gets ISO 14001 : 2015 accreditation for its Environmental Management System.

2020
Kevin O’Donovan appointed as Chair
Kevin O'Donovan

Appointed to the Chair of the H.E.L Board of Directors, Kevin’s appointment aims to help it deliver sustainable growth while continuing to help customers solve complex scientific challenges.

Technology moving forwards

A new product development process was implemented within H.E.L to move the product offering forwards and enable it to better serve customers and their testing requirements.

China subsidiary is born!
China flag overlaid on the country

Established in 2020, led by Qing (Steven) Chen, a subsidiary is established in Shanghai and Beijing to help support customers in China more effectively.

Rebranding
Blue and yellow logo

Under the brand new management team, H.E.L developed a new look, with new branding and a new website.

2018
The beginning of the new H.E.L era
Louise Madden – Chief Executive Officer.

New investment is secured from Connection Capital, and a new management team headed up by Louise Madden is formed.

2014
H.E.L begins to serve bio-technology markets
Old BioXplore Brochure

After acquiring the company Magellan, H.E.L start to develop BioXplorers for bio-process development.

2010
The very first BTC

The very first product for our battery technology testing market was launched in 2010. Designed for hazard screening and safety testing, the BTC portfolio began.

The first FlowCAT

Launched in 2010, the FlowCAT was designed for the development of high-pressure continuous flow chemical processes

2009
H.E.L lands in China
China Flag

New agent offices were established in Beijing and Shanghai to serve the growing customer demand.

2007
CAT Block was first launched

Allowing high-throughput catalyst screening the CAT block was designed to allow high-pressure screening.

2005
The first PolyBLOCK was born
Old PolyBLOCK

The PolyBLOCK, a compact, multi-reactor platform, enables multiple reactions to take place simultaneously.

2004
The first CrystalSCAN

The CrystalSCAN was launched to enable the monitoring of crystallization in reactions.

2003
Hazard Evaluation Laboratories became known as H.E.L
Old H.E.L Logo

Everyone referred to the company as H.E.L, so in 2003, it was decided that the company would be officially renamed H.E.L.

2001
The first TSu was launched

Designed to complement the existing process safety portfolio, the TSu was designed to allow for rapid screening of thermal and pressure hazards during the scale-up process.

The first High Pressure ChemSCAN launched
Original HP ChemSCAN

The very first ChemSCAN was launched to allow the rapid screening of high-pressure reactions and catalysts.

1999
The first AutoMATE was launched
Original Automate

The AutoMATE I was designed to allow automated, parallel reactions to take place to improve efficiency and productivity in R&D and process development.

1996
First subsidiary established
America Flag overlaid on country

Set up in Princeton, New Jersey, H.E.L’s first subsidiary was born to enable us to better serve our US customers.

1993
The first Simular was launched

With the aim of building the process safety solution portfolio, the very first Simular was developed to give fundamental data for safe Process Development.

1990
First hazard testing instrument developed
Original Phi-TEC I

The very first Phi-TEC II was developed. This was the start of product development that would enable customers to conduct their own hazard screening.

1987
H.E.L was founded
H.E.L was founded

Dr Jasbir Singh founded H.E.L, formally known as Hazard Evaluation Laboratories. He founded the company with the aim of carrying out hazard testing on behalf of customers.