Lactec is one of the largest sciences and technology centers in the country, a reference in innovative solutions for the second sector – such as companies, industries and energy concessionaires. It has five units in the city of Curitiba (PR) and one in Salvador (BA), where it offers technological services, laboratory tests and analysis, research, development and innovation (RD&I) projects, consulting and technical training – with short term courses and professional master’s degrees.
Its history begins in 1959, with the creation of the Professor Parigot de Souza Hydraulic and Hydrology Center. From this Center is born the recognized competence in projects for large hydroelectric works. An activity that was added later on to the tradition of the Central Laboratory of Research and Development, in 1982, and the Laboratory of Materials and Structures, in 1994. The fusion of all these units at the end of the 1990s, and the creation of the Laboratory of Mechanics and Vehicular Emissions in 2000, gave origin to Lactec, a private, non-profit, self-sustaining organization.
Innovation is in our DNA and we apply our knowledge in technology to transform people’s lives and add value to our customers and society. Our results are capable of raising the quality of life.
In our laboratories, we analyze and test products to find out more about them, because our intention is always improvement. With this, we contribute to reliable solutions that positively impact everyone’s daily life. We connect companies and people. We know that those who choose us want the best for their consumers.
We provide technological services to ensure quality and, therefore, we are always up to date to develop and apply the best techniques. Thus, everyone can enjoy safe experiences.
We are bold, committed, and feel a constant concern to seek innovative and sustainable solutions with excellence. We use our creativity to overcome obstacles and find alternatives, with respect for people and the environment.
Our vision is to be a reference in technological development to leave a legacy to the next generations.