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Scitek Australia – Company Overview

Scitek Australia Pty Ltd was originally founded as Balzers Australia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Balzers Lichtenstein.

Scitek Employee at desk

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.


Company History

Year Event
1989 Balzers Australia Pty Ltd established in Sydney as wholly owned subsidiary of Balzers AG Liechtenstein to service the Australian and New Zealand markets
2001 Our name is changed to Scitek Australia following a management buy out from Balzers
2011 Scitek is reinforced with new management and service expertise
2011 Scitek relocates to Lane Cove
2012 Scitek launches a refreshed corporate identity and invests into a high end ERP (enterprise resource management system) to further improve our service
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 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

2016 Scitek continues to expand. We move into a 40% larger Sydney facility
2017 We partner with Gatan to boost our application and technology coverage in Electron Microscopy and Surface Science