On October 6th 2017, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of eco-scan at our facilities at Hooglede, together with our partners, staff, customers, suppliers and also government representatives.
OLFASCAN got the official recognition as laboratory in the discipline air for VLAREL part L18: Determination of odour dispersion by means of field panel measurements.
The name farMER changed into eco-scan
In May 2011, a full management buyout was made and the shares of the Odournet Group were bought back by the Flemish shareholders. The company continues under the name OLFASCAN nv and follows its own course.
In 2008, an industrial facility was purchased, located along the industrial zone near the R4 at Wondelgem. Here OLFASCAN installed its own stat-of-the-art laboratory which was appointed in April 2009 performing GC-MS and GC-Sniffing analysis with a very low detection limit.
Together with DLV Belgium the subsidiary farMER bvba was founded in March 2007. This company focused in the beginning mainly on the market of environmental impact assessments and decrees environmental audits for intensive livestock installations.
For the recognition of the other companies in the Odournet group, Project Research Ghent changed into PRG Odournet nv in May 2005.
Due to the continuous growth of the company, the offices were soon moved to a modern offci building at Brugsesteenweg in Mariakerke
In May 1999 Project Research Gent nv was launched with four dedicated employees, led by Toon Van Elst. This young consulting company was the continuation of services to the industry that took place within the association Alitech. The association Alitech was active until early 1999 within the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Ghent.