Scitek Australia – Company Overview
Scitek Australia Pty Ltd was originally founded as Balzers Australia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Balzers Lichtenstein.
The name was changed to Scitek Australia in 2001 following a management buyout resulting from Balzers’ merger with Leybold and the subsequent separation of Pfeiffer Vacuum. Scitek continues to represent a number of divisions from the former Balzers organisation including Pfeiffer Vacuum.
Today Scitek Australia is a wholly Australian owned family business.
We provide high-end vacuum and vacuum-related solutions to the scientific and industrial community in Australia, New Zealand and the Islands of the South West Pacific.
All Scitek staff are experts in their field. Our team undergoes regular overseas training by our suppliers to ensure competence in the products and technologies we represent.
Through longstanding commitments and honest service to our customers we have built an enviable reputation for quality and reliability.
We are subsequently appointed exclusive distributor for the combined Pfeiffer and Adixen product range Our new and three times bigger facility most importantly allows a significant increase in service capacity. This completes our vacuum pump offering with the best brand of diaphragm pumps on the market. Vacuubrand products are used in physics, chemistry and life science applications.
|1989||Balzers Australia Pty Ltd established in Sydney as wholly owned subsidiary of Balzers AG Liechtenstein to service the Australian and New Zealand markets|
|1995||Balzers AG merged with Leybold GmbH and formed Balzers & Leybold|
|1996||Pfeiffer Vacuum GmbH is established as an independent company and listed on New York and Euro Stock exchanges as a result of the 1995 merger of Balzers and Leybold|
|1998||Balzers Australia is given an opportunity to operate as an independent company|
|2000||Balzers Australia changes its name to Balzers Scitek Australia Pty Ltd.|
|2001||In continuation of the name change we are now called Scitek Australia Pty Ltd and are a wholly Australian owned company|
|2007||Scitek restructures the management board with new vision for the future|
|2010||Our main supplier Pfeiffer Vacuum AG purchases Adixen (Alcatel Vacuum) and forms the world’s second largest vacuum technology manufacturer|
|2011||Scitek is reinforced with new management and service expertise.|
|2011||Scitek enters partnerships with a number of world-leading suppliers such as Gamma Vacuum, Cambridge Nanotech, Semicore and MBraun|
|2011||Scitek relocates to Lane Cove.|
|2012||New vacuum related laboratory technologies are added to Scitek’s product portfolio including freeze drying and rotary evaporation.|
|2012||Scitek launches a refreshed corporate identity and invests into a high end ERP (enterprise resource management system) to further improve our service.|
|2012||Scitek joins the Science Industry Australia Association and, for the first time, exhibits at the National Lab Manager Conference.|
|2012||We open a sales office in Brisbane.|
|2013||Scitek opens sales offices in Melbourne and Perth.|
|2013||As the first Pfeiffer Vacuum distributor globally Scitek commissions a factory turbo pump vibration test system and implements free vibration tests of all Pfeiffer turbo pumps serviced.|
|2013||Scitek wins tenders for the supply of two Scanning Auger Nanoprobes – the first installations of such instruments in Australia in well over 20 years.|
|2014||Scitek is appointed as the exclusive Premium Distributor for Heidolph Instruments which significantly strengthens our market position in chemistry|
|2015||As the second distributor globally, Scitek achieves Service Centre qualification from Pfeiffer Vacuum which demonstrates our strong commitment to unmatched service competence.|
|2015||Scitek is appointed as Vacuubrand distributor.|
|2015||Scitek obtains ISO9001:2008 certification. With this certification you can be assured that Scitek maintains the highest standards in all aspects of our business.|
|2015||Scitek Australia launches online store|
|2016||Scitek opens their first purpose built interstate service facility in Melbourne to ensure class leading after sales service in Victoria|
Scitek commences NIST traceable mass flow calibration services (October 2016)
|2016||Scitek continues to expand. We move into a 40% larger Sydney facility – Scitek has Moved!|