In 1982 there was a significant change in the Institute’s structure and its financing. Up to this point IKM worked solely for members of the Federal Association of the German Lime Industry and was financed through membership dues. Then IKM changed to an institute that operated on the market and was financed by fees. This involved providing services to all types of customers including dry mortar manufacturers, engineering companies and surveyors. In the following years, IKM continually expanded its customer base in Germany and Europe. At the same time, employees at many of the national and European committees collaborated on the first generation of European standards. This is when IKM developed fundamental testing procedures for lime and mortar standards.
As part of a reorientation in 1996, IKM’s testing, monitoring and certification activity was reorganised. The Institute became purely a testing institute; monitoring and certification of construction materials was transferred to GG Cert. In 2004 IKM received its first successful accreditation according to ISO 17025, confirming IKM’s competence and independence.
For over 65 years the Institute for Lime and Mortar Research has been working for you. Our team of experienced professionals examine, investigate and offer advice in a comprehensive and knowledgeable manner. We look forward to future challenges and we will continue to strive to keep the Institute up to date both organisationally and technically in order to meet your requirements.