GBA Group Successfully Enters Polish Market – JARS SA Becomes Part of the GBA Group

With the acquisition of JARS SA (JARS), the GBA Group continues its international expansion and extends its network toward Eastern Europe. This transaction marks a successful entry into the Polish market, which is not only a large market in the European Union, but is also growing strongly. Due to this, there are great opportunities for the GBA Group to further expand in Eastern Europe. Moreover, it helps confirm that the GBA Group is indeed developing into one Europe’s leading providers of analytical services in the fields of food, environment, and pharmaceuticals.

JARS was founded in Lajska, near Warsaw, in the year 2000 as a consulting firm in the field of food safety. Over the course of its growth in the following years, it has continually expanded its portfolio with accredited laboratory services in the fields of chemical and biological analysis. Today JARS has a strong national presence in Poland with over 250 employees across 8 locations throughout the country and has developed to become one of the leading providers of laboratory analyses in the fields of food, environment, and cosmetics.

Steffen Walter, CEO of the GBA Group: “With JARS joining the network of the GBA Group, it is an important milestone on our way to becoming one of the leading companies in the field of Testing/Inspection/Certification (TIC) in Europe. Together with our colleagues from JARS, who we warmly welcome to the GBA Group network, we will continue our growth in Poland and begin further business activities in Eastern Europe. In addition to that, JARS expands the service portfolio of the GBA Group by providing laboratory services for the cosmetic industry.”

Marta Rudzinska, majority shareholder of JARS: “We have deliberately decided on an enterprising future within the medium-sized network of the GBA Group. This provides JARS with the best prospects for building upon the successful growth we have had in recent years. The cooperation with the colleagues from the GBA Group will strengthen our foundation in all aspects of our business and will enable us to reach new markets and new groups of customers. We are looking forward to this new phase in our development.”


The GBA Group, founded in 1989, brings together a network of dynamic companies providing laboratory analysis and related services to customers in three major sectors: food, environment, and pharmaceuticals. Our focus is on applying our scientific and technical expertise to provide solutions that fully satisfy the needs of our customers. Our expert employees maintain a strong emphasis on providing high-quality service by communicating with our customers intensively.

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