Since 1976 ILSA has made major investments in research, a mission that was further confirmed in 2005 with the foundation of the C.R.A (Centro Ricerca Aziendale - Company Research Centre). ILSA is currently one of the few Italian companies with its own accredited internal laboratory and the only one in the fertilisers/bio-stimulants sector. An ILSA product must pass 12 phases, beginning with research, before being placed on the market.