History Of Company

  • 1989

    SEM has been established in 1989 by 5 friends as partners in İstanbul. Founders were very well trained and experienced on the sophisticated laboratory instruments technically with a very strong background in marketing and sales. Chromatography instruments, as being the exclusive agent of Agilent Life Science & Chemical Analysis Group (formerly Hewlett-Packard) for Turkey since 1989.

  • 1990

    SEM LAB appointed Agilent (HP) distributor for Turkey.

  • 1997

    Altium established to participate in Turkish Government tenders.

    Ege Analiz established to provide contract laboratory services.

  • 2000

    HPST established to replace former Agilent subsidiary covering Czech Republic.

  • 2002

    Perlan established to replace former Agilent subsidiary covering Poland.

  • 2005

    The company SEM ENDUSTRI CIHAZLARI was established as a new company for General Laboratory Instruments

  • 2006

    The companies DEMETER and POMONA were established in 2006 as the agricultural companies within SEM Group. Together, the companies do have lands in Söke, Izmir where 500 tons of cherries are produced annually from 32.600 trees.

  • 2008

    SEM AZ is established to distribute Agilent products in Azerbaijan.

  • 2009

    AlphaChrom established to replace failing former distributor covering Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Kosovo.

  • 2012

    Agilent Technologies acquired Dako in 2012.

  • 2013

    Jasem A.S. is established for Food and Clinical Analysis Kit Development.

  • 2014

    Labicom a Czech Republic company acquired

    Labstore Poland, Labstore Turkey has been established  

    SEM ENERGY was established in 2014. The company produces renewable energy.

    SEM TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT & CONSULTING was established in 2014. The company acts as a venture capital firm focuses highly on new tech firms and investments.

    Asolutic was established as a new company for General Laboratory Instruments business in Croatia.

  • 2015

    ECS Lab is established for growth in General Laboratory Instruments & Chemistry business in İzmir, Turkey.

    SEM Endustry company name has been changed to SEM BIO.

  • 2016


    The foundations of a building were laid in 2012, headquarter of complete the construction by the 1st Quarter of 2016. Sem Group operates from our new building in Atasehir.

  • 2017

    Extend operation in Romania.

  • 2022

    Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia joined DSP Chromatography Scientific Group companies operating as Agilent Distributor

  • 2023

    SEM is member of a ALTIUM Group

    SEM, HPST, Agilrom, DSP, AlphaChrom, Perlan companies have merged under the roof of ALTIUM.

    Our justified pride is that SEM, which is the starting point of all these companies, has evolved into a new structure with nearly 500 employees in 11 countries as of today. As Altium Group Companies, we continue our global journey with firm steps.

  • NOW!!!

    We have changed our company’s name from Sem Laboratuvar Cihazları A.Ş. to Altium International Laboratuvar Cihazları A.Ş.

    Our new company name, Altium International Laboratuvar Cihazlar A.Ş.., reflects our vision for the future. It represents our commitment to innovation, excellence, and customer satisfaction. We believe that this change will further strengthen our position in the market while preserving the core values of “Trust, Respect, Development, and Sharing” that form the foundation of our company. We are confident that we will continue to progress in line with our goals while maintaining our commitment to growth.