About Us

Lonestar came into existence as a result of the demand that existed locally from various industries for a high-tech, multi-disciplinary testing and investigation facility that delivers on-time testing services and meet international standards.

Lonestar Technical Services LLC was established in 1992 in the Emirate of Dubai in United Arab Emirates. In the following years, the need to extend the testing and laboratory services to the emirate of Abu Dhabi - UAE, which resulted in the establishment of our laboratories in Abu Dhabi.

Lonestar Dubai & Lonestar Abu Dhabi are both ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accredited Testing Laboratories by Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC). Lonestar Dubai is also accredited by GCC Accreditation Center (GAC) and International Accreditation Service (IAS), while Lonestar Abu Dhabi Lab is accredited by Emirates National Accreditation System (ENAS) as per ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standards. The scopes of accreditation are available on the websites of the respective accreditation bodies. Lonestar Dubai & Lonestar Abu Dhabi are certified by TUV as per ISO 9001:2015, 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018.

Lonestar is registered and licensed as a laboratory with Dubai Municipality, the regulatory authority of the Emirate.

As of 1st January 2024, Lonestar Laboratory is pleased to announce its acquisition by the Apave Group.

Apave is an international group with over 150 years of experience in technical, human, environmental and digital risk management. An independent company with a turnover of €1.2 billion in 2023, Apave operates in the TIC industry, providing inspection, testing, certification, training, and consulting services. The group currently has 14,000 employees, 130 branches in France, 170 training sites in France and abroad and 18 test centres. Apave has an international presence in more than 55 countries.

The alliance of Apave and Lonestar's extensive expertise, reputation and signifies a new chapter of enhanced capabilities. This synergy will enable Lonestar to adeptly address the evolving needs and intricacies of its clientele, delivering unparalleled efficiency and efficacy in risk management.

Ethics values

Lonestar prioritizes ethical conduct in all our operations. We adhere to Apave Group’s Code of Ethics, Anti-corruption Code and Disclosure Procedure, reflecting these principles throughout our global network.

Our commitment to the codes underscores our dedication to maintaining the highest standards of integrity, transparency, professionalism, and ethical decision making.

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  • Code of Ethics
  • Anti-corruption Code
  • Disclosure Procedure
  • Quality Training

    Lonestar has strong in-house quality training program. Continuous training is imparted to all the staff in their respective fields to meet the growing need of customers and international standards. Our quality-training program is based on the principle of continuous improvement.

    Our staff are trained in various disciplines and special training is provided for specific projects, when required.

    Quality Assurance and Quality Control - QAQC

    For any test result to be valid and reliable, careful monitoring and implementation of QA/QC procedures are required. One key element of successful quality assurance is regular participation of a laboratory in a national and/or international Proficiency Testing Program (PTP) program. Lonestar Dubai and Lonestar Abu Dhabi participates regularly in national and international PTP with most results exceeding the minimum requirements of acceptance. The strength of our QA/QC program encompass the following areas:

    Organization and Responsibility

    Sampling Procedures Calibration Checks and Frequencies
    Analytical Procedures, Revisions and Validations Reporting
    Internal Quality Control Checks Internal performance and system audits
    Internal Training Programs Assessment of Precision and Accuracy
    Corrective Action Reports (CARs) Non-Conformance Reports (NCRs)
    Management Review Meeting (MRM) Internal Quality Audit (IQA)

    Lonestar major diversified divisions/Testing Facilities

    Analytical Chemistry Division Environmental Testing Division
    Food Testing Division Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Division
    Industrial Hygiene (IH) Division Clean Room Validation
    Mechanical/Material Testing Division Metallurgical Failure Investigation Division
    Corrosion Testing Salt Spray Testing Facility
    Full Ring/Coating Test Facility Civil/Construction Material Testing Division
    Geotechnical Engineering Division Topographic Survey