This year, HTS BIO is celebrating its 30 years. Where have we come from? Where are we now? Where are we headed?
In 1988, the HTS BIO adventure began…
“We say ‘adventure’ because nearly 30 years ago, betting on biotechnology applied to the environment was a high-risk wager.
At the time, I was managing a company that produced chemical products. A market survey prompted further exploration which led to some enlightening encounters. The end result? Clear evidence that a market need existed and that the time for a solution had come. We would be the pioneers.
It was not easy at the beginning: few had confidence in us; many thought of us as amiable eccentrics, and some even put spanners in the works.
Nearly 30 years later, we can say that our vision was justified.”
Jacques Faudin, CEO of HTS BIO Laboratories
30 years later
The current market is the reaction to changes put in motion a few decades ago. Major accounts in the industry have increasingly focused on and adopted hardline positions on subjects such as eco-design, environmental protection, and sustainable development: now, more than ever, the market needs players who offer clean and effective solutions, proving that our vision, was the right vision.
Thirty years of labor into R & D are now coming to fruition. Our know-how, now at the leading edge of technology, is increasingly in line with the demanding technical specifications required by the major accounts of today.
A turning point in history
Today, HTS BIO finds itself at a fork in the road: more and more key industry players in France and the world have put their trust in us, in particular, our professional cleaning products, but also in our agriculture and aquaculture ranges.
“We are witnessing a turning point in history,” said Alexis Balmy, HTS BIO’s CEO. The challenge: make HTS BIO Laboratories a solid structure capable of facing rapid growth. The plan: HTS BIO Laboratories must unite and ensure that all team members are firmly on board.
The road ahead
To unite all teams on board, HTS BIO Laboratories needed to first draw up a roadmap. The 2018-2020 strategic plan sets its sights on the ambitious objectives on business volume development outlined below:
- Strengthen our position in the household detergent market
- Develop our market shares in principal areas of strategic development, notably biomaterials and biotreatments for aquaculture
- Expand our global presence
The ambitious strategic plan also encompasses the internal changes to:
- Increase free-flow of communication
- Optimize the effectiveness of processes
- Streamline and rebalance our resources and skills
In the words of the famous American baseball player, Yogi Berra, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”