HISTORY

HISTORY COMPANY

Laboratorium DermaPharm originated as a result of dreams, enthusiasm and knowledge of the graduates and lecturers of the Faculty of Chemistry at the Warsaw University of Technology. From modest beginnings, the company quickly grew, with market interest and constantly growing sales of products. For over 26 years now, the company has obtained a portfolio consisting of over 180 products developed by top scientists and specialists in the field of treatment, behaviourism and animal nutrition.

From the very beginning, employees of Laboratorium DermaPharm constituted its most important resource. With their skills, openness and commitment, the efficient organisation was created. In addition to the production and commercial activities, the company, under the auspices of the Dr Seidel Foundation, is involved in pet skin and behavioural studies to further improve its product portfolio. In the coming years, Laboratorium DermaPharm intends to put more emphasis on introducing new technologies in the manufacture of preparations for pets.

The company’s Management Board is composed of the following:

- Tomasz Rajza, President of the Management Board.
Graduate of the Faculty of Chemistry at the Warsaw University of Technology. He completed postgraduate studies in the field of Social Psychology in Managing Organisation Development at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warszawa. For many years, he was a member of the Polish Society of Cosmetologists.

- Dariusz Łuka, Member of the Management Board.
Graduate of the Faculty of Chemistry at the Warsaw University of Technology. He completed the Master of Business Administration for Engineers at the Koźmiński University in Warszawa. Currently, he performs the functions of the Manager of the Production Department.

- Dr Jacek Arct, Member of the Management Board.
Graduate of the Faculty of Chemistry at the Warsaw University of Technology where he also defended his doctoral thesis. Until 2009, he worked as a researcher at the Faculty of Chemistry at the Warsaw University of Technology. He is one of the founders and has been the long-term President of the Polish Society of Cosmetologists. Currently, he performs the function of the Vice-President. Since 2008, he has been the chief editor of the Polish edition of SOFW Journal. He is the President of the Curriculum Board of the Dr Seidel Foundation. He is one of the founders of the Academy of Cosmetics and Health Care (WSZKiPZ). In 2000–2007, he held the position of the Vice-Chancellor for Didactics, and since 2007, he has been the Chancellor of WSZKiPZ. He has rich scientific achievements in the field of cosmetic chemistry.

Timeline

1993
October 1

17 FEBRUARY

The company was established under the name: Laboratorium kosmetyczno-farmaceutyczne DermaPharm sp. z o.o.
Founders: Dr Jacek Arct, Dariusz Łuka, Maria Pieniążek, Tomasz Rajza and Marek Rajza. First President: Marek Rajza
1995
October 1

The first animal brand was created.

The first animal brand “Z laboratorium dr Seidla” [From Dr Seidel’s Laboratory] was created and the first animal product, iodophor shampoo, was launched.
1996
January 7

A new President was appointed.

Tomasz Rajza took up the position of the President of Management Board and still holds it.

Dr Seidel attractants and repellents were launched.
1997
January 7

First sales representatives were employed

First sales representatives were employed in Warszawa, Łódź and Kraków.
1998
January 7

Sabunol shampoo for dogs was launched.

Sabunol anti-flea and anti-tick shampoo for dogs was launched to pave the way to the entire Sabunol brand. Sale of the Dermavet dog shampoo line was initiated.
1999
January 7

The growth of the professional sales department was promoted.

The professional sales department with a network of 7 sales representatives operating throughout Poland was developed.

The company changed its location and leased chemical premises of Zakłady Mechaniczne PZL WOLA in Warszawa.

2003
January 7

Sales of a series of Flawitol dietary supplements for dogs and cats was commenced.

2004
January 7

The Sabunol brand was expanded.

The Sabunol brand was expanded into anti-flea and anti-tick drops for dogs which stand out on the market due to an innovative combination of three active ingredients.

Professional cosmetics under the Champion brand were released.

2009
January 7

The company’s office changed its location to ul. Sowińskiego in Warszawa.

2011
January 7

The extrusion process was initiated.

The extrusion process was initiated and the offer was extended with the functional food, i.e. Dr Seidel healthy snacks for dogs and cats.
2012
January 7

Mr. Smell preparations were released.

Mr. Smell line of bioenzyme preparations for removing pet urine odour was launched.
2013
January 7

The company’s office changed its location.

The company’s office changed its location to ul. Połczyńska in Warszawa. Modern production and storage facility in Nasielsk was opened.
2016
January 7

Dr Seidel line of adaptation preparations was released

Dr Seidel line of adaptation preparations (collars, sprays, vaporisers) based on substances influencing animal behaviour similarly to pheromones was launched.

Sabunol was awarded the Golden Consumer’s Laurel which proved consumer confidence in the brand.

2017
January 7

New Sabunol packaging was introduced.

The Sabunol brand underwent makeover as its products were put in characteristic gold packaging.
2018
January 7

Obtained ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 22000:2005 certificates. The Champion’s brand underwent makeover.

The company obtained ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 22000:2005 certificates.

The Champion’s brand underwent makeover to gain a new name “Champ-Richer” and a new burgundy colour pattern.

Sabunol collars for cats and longer lasting Sabunol Plus collars for dogs were launched.

Mr. Smell line was extended with a launch of bioenzyme washing liquid.

2019
January 7

The company received honourable mention.

The company was awarded the certificate “Top Innowacja Rynku Zoologicznego” [Animal Market
Top Innovation] for Mr. Smell bioenzyme fabric softener.
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