ABOUT US

MakoLab - Digital Solutions Agency - is the single point for digital transformation, delivering projects for global companies and the biggest Polish institutions. The company's offer embraces communication and sales platforms: websites, ecommerce, business systems, mobile applications, Data and Semantics services combined with creation and multimedia, user experience, e-marketing and web analytics. MakoLab’s dedicated solutions for Automotive, Real Estate and Finance and Insurance have been implemented in more than 70 countries all over the world.

THE SINGLE POINT FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

We select the best technologies available, apply our unique competences and marketing experience, as well as bringing innovation and creativity into the design of optimised Internet solutions dedicated to realising the business goals of our clients.

Where do we operate?

Our solutions are present worldwide, with direct deployments conducted by our specialists in over 80 countries. The company’s headquarters, development centre and data centre are located in global company Łódź, Poland. We have offices in Paris and London. Since 2016, we have also conducted business via our subsidiary (MakoLab USA, Inc.) in Gainseville, Florida. And since 2017, we have also been developing new technologes via our MakoLab Delivery Center in Lublin. 

For whom do we work?

We work for the biggest global corporations as well as smaller local institutions. Our solutions can be dedicated both for centralised management and adjusted to the specific needs of local sites. Our offer can be applied to any business sector; however, we are vastly experienced in the Automotive, Finance, Insurance, Commercial Real Estate and Tourism sectors. The portfolio of our clients includes such names as Renault-Nissan Alliance, Toyota Motor Europe, Immochan, Gjensidige Forsikring ASA, RCI Banque, PZU Lietuva, mBank, Nusil, Maspex and Ceramika Paradyż. 

How are we doing?

Since its founding, the company has been growing at a consistent pace. Because we are a public entity, our finances are transparent and freely accessible. Our revenue in 2017 equalled 26,4m PLN, 80% of which originated from exporting our services. We are one of Poland’s largest independent digital agencies.

What are our standards of work?

Working for globally operating companies, we can readily apply any regulatory requirements for project management or information security. MakoLab has been implementing the ISO 9001:2015 and ISO/IEC 27001:2014 standards through its everyday working practice, which is confirmed by our Integrated Management System Policy.

MakoLab SA is accredited for compliance with the information security management system as per PN-ISO/IEC 27001:2014. This means we are able to certify that we provide data processing security in all areas of our offered services and solutions.

Who works at MakoLab?

MakoLab is a group consisting of over 200 people, 85% of which are highly skilled specialists – developers, information architects, designers, visual artists, project management experts and database specialists.

With whom do we work?

We cooperate with leaders of the market and employ solutions from the most innovative IT companies. We enjoy official partner status with entities such as Microsoft, Google, Sitecore, Adobe, Kentico, OXID eSales, PrestaShop and Comarch.

We engage with

We share our knowledge and experience and take an active role in the creation, development and maintenance of the online market, both in Poland and worldwide. We are proud to be partners and participants of organisations and associations including: IAB Polska, ICT Klaster Polska Centralna, University of Łódź, Łódź University of Technology, PRCH, EDMC and the GAO (Automotive Ontology Working Group).

What are our subjects of innovation

We are among the pioneers and leaders in developing and deploying Semantic Web solutions in Poland, which continues to influence the digital market across multiple fields. Our experts, including the company’s founder Mirek Sopek, PhD , are involved in many organisations and think-tanks such as the schema.org standard, which establishes the development direction for the modern Web.

Close cooperation with Hepp Research GmbH, represented by the world-renowned Semantic Web expert, Professor Martin Hepp, resulted in the development of MakoLab’s “Car ” extension for schema.org, officially implemented in schema.org 2.0.

The following edition, schema.org 3.0 brought the implementation of fibo.schema.org extension – the financial ontology FIBO, developed by EDM Council and MakoLab – as the project leader.

The works of our laboratory of innovation have brought the launch and the development of LEI.INFO – a web application dedicated to storing and presenting the information hidden under the unique Legal Entity Identifier (LEI). The app is based on GLEIO – the ontology for entities identification, built by MakoLab and awarded by the top global expert forums.

Identification and the connected data security is also the focus of constant research and Blockchain technology development - in MakoLab applied in the area of building trusted identification systems. Constatnt research run in this field have resultetd in building a new invention - GraphChain (a blockchained Graph Database). 

MakoLab – history in a nutshell
1989
Founding of the company under the name Mako Typesetting – specialising in high-end print and publishing services.
1993
The company is renamed to MakoLab and begins sales operations in the field of scientific applications, as well as other areas of software.
1995
Development operations begin in the field of advanced scientific software. Makolab commences cooperation with HyperCube (Canada/SUA) and Fujitsu Kyushu System Engineering (Japan).
1996
Internet services enter the company’s offering. The creation of websites, including one of Poland’s first banking portals for Bank PBG is begun.
1997
Beginning of operations of the company’s own Data Centre.
1998
Commencement of cooperation with Philips; design of a website for Philips Lighting Poland and creation of MakoCRM – a system for the management of international projects and loyalty programs.
2001
Cooperation with Renault begins with the creation of Intranet and Extranet solutions for the corporation’s Polish department. In the next few years websites for Renault Polska (2002), Renault Austria and Renault Switzerland (2004) were developed.
2003
Creation of MakoLab’s original solution RSI-CMS for Renualt, deployed and continuously extended in over 60 countries around the globe. MakoLab’s first ERP-class distributed business system is created for Point-S: MegaSale/MegaManage (later known as Fractus).
2004
Commencement of cooperation with RCI-Banque in the area of financial simulators.
2005
Creation of ColDis, a system supporting the management of large shopping centres, deployed to 12 of Poland’s biggest shopping centres managed by Cefic.
2007
Makolab’s debut on the NewConnect market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange in Warsaw on December 21st, 2007.
2008
Creation of the website for Renault UK with LMT and e-commerce modules, distinguished in the Auto Trader Website Usability Study (part of the renowned Guardian Media Group) as the best website in the automotive industry.
2009
Deployment of MakoLab’s original system Fractus 2.0.
2011
Commencement of cooperation with Hepp Research GmbH in the field of the GoodRelations ontology application in e-commerce and the beginning of an extended offering including semantic functionalities.
2013
Partnership with Sitecore and the realisation of international projects in the USA (NuSil) and Lithuania (PZU Lietuva). Founding of the joint venture Chemical Semantics Inc. in Florida (USA).
2014
Commencement of cooperation with Digitas LBI in the project of a global change in the identification and online communication methods of brands belonging to Renault-Nissan.
2015
Development and publishing of MakoLab’s “Car” extension for schema.org.
2016
The development of schema.org extension for the Finance industry, based on the financial ontology FIBO – Mirek Sopek, PhD being the leader of the international team of experts.
2017
Strengthening the teams abroad and the launch of another Polish MakoLab site - Lublin Delivery Center, concentrated on R&D projects.

First projects delivered by MakoLab USA.

MakoLab becomes an ISO 27001-certified company.
2018
The invention of GraphChain - a blockchained Graph Database.