About Us

Our story started in 1985, when a group of young researchers who wanted to take a multidisciplinary approach to environmental sampling and food testing founded a company named Centro Studi Ambientali Soc. coop. a.r.l..

Due to increasing demand in the market, two new companies – C.S.A. Sistemi S.r.l. and C.S.A. Ricerche S.r.l. – were created in 2000 and 2001.

These companies were merged together in 2004 to form Gruppo C.S.A, a private Research Institute currently occupying 3,500 sqm and employing over 100 highly qualified lab technicians.

Our Values and Mission

We firmly believe in technological innovation, which is why we rely on cutting-edge lab equipment and testing devices that allow us to provide a wide range of testing services using accredited techniques in line with the highest quality standards.

Research and development are at the heart and soul of what we do. We work in close partnership with Universities and Research Institutes, both public and private, to develop innovative and modern lab testing techniques.

What We Do

Our Technical and Production Department consists of three Departments: Sampling, Laboratories, Research and Innovation. The Sampling Department is in charge of:

Water sampling

Air sampling

Soil sampling

Waste sampling

Landfill gas sampling

Our Laboratories are divided into different units:


Sample Preparation


Organic Analysis


Inorganic Analysis



Last but not least, the Research and Innovation Department boasts a team of highly qualified engineers with extensive expertise in environmental and food testing.

Our Certifications

Gruppo C.S.A. S.p.a. is an Accredia-accredited laboratory (Reg. No. 0181L) that performs all testing in compliance with UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17025. A full list of tests we are accredited for may be found at our laboratory or on the Accredia website (www.accredia.it).

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Our Laboratory is included in:

List of Accredited Fertiliser Testing Laboratories;

List of Emilia-Romagna Laboratories that provide testing for the food industry (Laboratory No. 008/RN/002);

List of the Industrial Research Laboratories in the Emilia-Romagna High Technology Network (Laboratory No. 33/L);

List of Laboratories that are accredited to carry out asbestos testing pursuant to Ministerial Decree 14/05/96 Programme 2021-2022, Emilia-Romagna region;

Eni Laboratories;

Exxon Mobil Laboratories;

National Research Registry Office of the Ministry of Education, University and Research (No. 000037-IMPR).