Industrial Liaison Office (ILO) was established on July 28, 2003 at Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) Laboratories Complex Lahore. The office became functional to fulfill the ISO Certification procedure and to streamline an effective, purposeful co-ordination between Industrial Sector, Private Entrepreneurs (particularly SMEs), Government and Semi Government Organizations within the Country. PCSIR Laboratories Complex Lahore achieved ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation in 2005 with Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC) after fulfilling general requirements for the competence of “Testing” and “Calibration”. PCSIR Laboratories Lahore achieved ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation proving that the Quality System of the Laboratories produce technically sound, consistent and valid results. Additionally PCSIR Laboratories obtained ISO 9001:2008 certification and later switch to ISO 9001:2015 by TUV Nord, Germany.

Main Areas Of Activities

The following are the main responsibilities/activities of ILO:

  • Testing/analytical services of raw to finished product.
  • Calibration and standardization of Laboratory and Industrial equipment.
  • Consultancy to national and multi-national companies/industries as per the requirement of the entrepreneur to improve the quality or to develop new quality product with various Centres at PCSIR.
  • Lease out of technologies and formulation of developed products.
  • Production / Processing / Manufacturing of Material.
  • Paid trainings regarding development of Quality Management System, Waste Management and Environment Monitoring Techniques, Food Safety and Security etc.
  • Paid training to SMEs with respect to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) are also provided by certified/trained Staff at LLC.
  • Testing of electrical appliances for local and well as foreign companies according to their export/import standards.
  • Designing and Fabrication of Pilot Plants
  • Preparation of Feasibility Reports
  • Fabrication & Repair of Laboratory Equipment
  • Production of raw or finished chemicals.

Services provided by various Centres at PCSIR through ILO:

  • Applied Chemistry Research Centre
    Agricultural Chemicals Industry, Petrochemical Industry, Industrial & Analytical chemical Industry,Dye & Pigment Industry, Leather Industry, Oils, Fats & Cosmetics Industry, Paper Industry, Pharmaceutical Industry, Polymer & Plastic Industry, Textile Industry (Yarn, Fabric, Garment and Textile Auxiliaries), etc.

  • Applied Physics Computers and Instrumentation Centre
    Dimensional Measurement, Volumetric Measurement, Mass & Force Measurement, Temperature Measurement, Electrical Measurement, Time Frequency Measurement, Pressure, Hydrostatic Measurement, Solution Standards Measurement and Calibration of Instruments/Equipments etc.

  • Centre of Environment Protection Studies
    Surface, Ground, Irrigation and Waste Water Analysis, Ambient Air Quality Monitoring, Measurement of Vehicular Exhaust Gases Emissions, Measurement of Stack Emissions, On-Site toxic Gases and Vapor Detection, Noise Level Measurement, Compost, Soil and Sludge Analysis, Metal Testing at ppb&ppt levels, Organic Compound Assay, Organic Compound Assay, etc.

  • Centre for Development of Laboratory Equipment
    Equipment manufacturing including Furnace, Water Bath, Centrifuge, Drying Oven, Heating Mantle, Heavy Duty Hot Plate, Shaking Water Bath, Digital Magnetic Stirrer Hot Plate, Melting Point Apparatus, Over Head Stirrer, Rotamantle, Soxhlet, Thermostatic Dry Bath, Vortex Mixer etc. for details please visit

  • Electrical Measurement and Test Laboratory
    Electrical Fan, Washing Machine, Electrical Room Heater, Electric Storage Water Heater, Electric Water Coolers, Room Air Cooler, Compact Fluorescent Lamps, Tubular Fluorescent Lamps, Tungsten Filament Lamps, High Pressure Discharge Lamps, Magnetic and Electronics Ballasts, Cables & Conductors, Switches, Sockets & Plugs, Electrical Conduits, Rubber Insulating Gloves, Lamp Holders,Hot & Cold Cyclic Test, Damp Heat Cyclic Test, IP Code verification of Enclosures, Cold Bend Test on Cables, Tensile Test, Cold Elongation Test, Ball Pressure Test, Fire Retardance Test, Glow Wire, Needle Flame and Tracking Test, Spring Hammer Test, Salt Spray Test, Dust Proof Test etc.

  • Engineering Services Centre
    The Centre provide services of CNC machining, Turning Centres, Surface Finishing, Rolling Machine, Shearing Machine, Bending Machine, Argon Welding, Hydraulic Press etc.

  • Food and Biotechnology Research Centre
    Microbiology (Food, Feed, Milk and Water, etc.), Nutritional Analysis (Food and Food related items), Mineral and Metal Estimation (Food, Feed and Water), Vitamins Analysis (Food & Food Products), Aflatoxins &OchratoxinAnalysis, Food Grade Color Analysis, Preservatives, Physical Analysis etc.

  • Glass and Ceramics Research Centre
    Glass Industry, Ceramic Industry, Building Materials, Refractory Industry etc.

  • Minerals Processing Research Centre
    Chemical analysis of ores, minerals, rocks, products and natural material, Mineral Composition of Mineral Raw Materials, Preparation of Specific Size Fractions according to ASTM C-33 and ASTM C-260. Grinding upto 325 #. Size analysis of ground material, grindibility test (Bond Work Index). Potential Alkali reactivity of aggregates (ASTM C-289), Coal Testing, Washibility / cleaning, chemical evaluation, calorific value of coal, diesel and furnace oil, rice husk, waste sludge wheat straw and related fuels etc.

  • Pakistan Institute of Technology for Minerals and Advanced Engineering Materials
    Industrial Coatings, Foundry Technology, Nano Coating & Powders, Industrial / Advanced Composites Manufacturing Facilities, Heat Treatment and Rolling Facilities, Complete Facilities of Powder Metallurgy, Complete Facilities of Nano Destructive Evaluation, Complete Facilities for Assaying and Hallmarking of Jewelry and Gem Testing, Optical Emission Spectrometer for Fe, Cu, Al, Zn, Ni base with 41 channels analysis, Carbon Sulfur Determination in metal, Ores, Ceramics and other Inorganic Materials, X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer for metal alloy application, Radiographic Testing, X-ray are used for detection of subsurface defects upto 75mm of steel and equivalent, Ultrasonic Flaw Detector, Eddy Current Testing, Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge, Magnetic Particle Inspection, Dye Penetrant Testing, Plasma Spray Coating, Electric Wire are Spray Coating, Thermo Powder Spray Coating, Thermal Wire Spray Coating, Tensile Testing Machine 1KN to 5KN, Electro-Hydraulic Universal (100 ton) Testing Machine for Metallic and Non-metallic Materials for Tension, Compression, Flexure Bending and Shearing Stress, Charpy Impact Testing Machine, Fatigue Testing Machine, Hardness Tester (Rockwell, Brinell, Micro Vickers and Portable).

  • Activities of Industrial Liaison Office (ILO) in the Month of September, 2023:


    Director General,
    PCSIR Laboratories Complex, Lahore
    Direct Line: 42-99230697
    PBAX No: 99230688-95 Ext: 203

    DR. M. IRFAN
    Head ILO,
    Direct Line: 42-99230574
    Ext: 216;217;218;363