About us

1996-05-01 launch of the test lab in rented premises of Glavunion a.s.
1998 relocation into its own building near Teplice glass factory
1998 establishment of a certification body and its accreditation
1999 authorisation for conformity asssessment acc. to the Law No. 22/1997 Coll.
2000 contract with Czech Standardization Institute for sector of glass in building
2002 authorisation for security glass certification by the National Security Authority
2006 integration of chemical laboratory VÚSU into company IKATES
2006 authorisation for glass products assessment for CE marking (notification) by ÚNMZ
2008 authorisation - establishment of Center for technical standardization for glass products by ČNI
2013 authorisation for glass products assessment acc. to CPR (notification) by ÚNMZ

IKATES since its establishment cooperates closely with the laboratories of similar orientation both domestically and abroad. He regularly participates in conferences, seminars and internships with a focus on assessing the quality of the products made ​​of glass for the construction industry.  The company IKATES provides customers and the general public an opportunity learn about the properties of glass products for the construction industry, through consultancy, lectures and seminars.

Employees of the company are leaders of Center of technical standardization for glass, in the relevant technical standards committee, working in committees of the Association of the Glass and Ceramics Industry, in the  Association of Accredited and Authorized Bodies and the Association of Certification Bodies for Products. IKATES, s.r.o.  cooperating with the National Security Authority and with insurance companies in the field of security glass.

Both labs and certification body are accredited by the Czech Institute for Accreditation.  The Company is also authorized body for conformity assessment of glass for building and also notified body. IKATES are constantly trying to expand its range of services based on customer requirements, ie. glass producers, consumers and professionals.

IKATES, s.r.o. has customers in all regions of the Czech Republic, helps to domestic producers to spread the good name of Czech glass in the world. Company tests also the products from all Europe, as well as America and Asian countries. The company cooperates with universities and scientific institutions in  Czech Republic and abroad, engaged in informing the public about glass and its properties.

IKATES, s.r.o. also supports the development of intellectual abilities of youth - since 2003 sponsors the chess players of Chess Club Teplice.