• 1975
    ivm founded as Institute VerpackungsMarktforschung in Braunschweig which was a division of Schmalbach.
  • 1978
    estructure and takeover of the division by Dr. Horst Antonischki.
  • 1979
    First edition of section 28 of the German drug law for the requirement of child resistant packaging came into force.
  • 1989
    ISO 8317 became applicable for re-closeable child resistant packaging.
  • 1998
    ivm was accredited as a certification body under DIN EN 45011.
  • 1999
    Directive 1999/45/EC (Dangerous Preparations Directive) came into force.
  • 2003
    Dr. Rolf Abelmann joined as a head of testing for ivm.
  • 2005
    Publication of “Kindergesicherte und seniorengerechte Verpackungen”, written by D. Horst Antonischki was released.
  • 2006
    ivm became a GmbH (a limited company). Managing Directors were Dr. Horst Antonischki and Dr. Rolf Abelmann
  • 2007
    ivm changed location to Friedrich-Seele-Str. 20, 38122 Braunschweig, Germany
  • since 2010
    testing and of lighters for child resistance (EN13869)
  • since 2011
    testing of senior-friendly packaging (CEN/TS 15945 and ISO 17480)
  • since 2018
    ivm ‘works in compliance with ISO/IEC 17025 (2018)