About Us

Company Overview

Scitek was established in 1989 as Balzers Australia – a subsidiary of Balzer (Lichtenstein) – to supply, install and support Balzer technologies including high-end thin film deposition systems and Pfeiffer Vacuum products.

With almost 30 years experience, Scitek is your leading provider of hand-selected technologies in:

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  • leak detection
  • electron microscopy
  • surface characterisation
  • microanalysis
  • high energy physics
  • quantum physics
  • thin film deposition
  • nanotechnology
  • chemistry
  • analytical instrumentation
  • life science

We exclusively represent top brands, which have been picked for outstanding product features and demonstrated product quality.

Scitek’s focus is on providing honest instrument selection advice, combined with benchmark service. Unlike the vast majority of laboratory instrumentation providers, our team has more service engineers and application scientists than salespeople.

Our key staff members are experts with many years experience and extensive training. Every technical team member undergoes annual overseas training in our factories or at scientific events.

We operate from our service centers in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as offices in Brisbane and Perth. Our team offers many unique services such as:

  • Scientific application support for electron microscopy, surface microanalysis, and nanofabrication techniques
  • Freeze drying product characterisation utilising technologies including freeze-drying microscopes and differential scanning calorimetry
  • 12 month warranty on turbo pump service (pumps are tested in a Pfeiffer factory test rig)

To reduce your investment risk, many of our products can be trailed before purchase and/or reference samples can be processed in our factories. To give you peace of mind, we offer a range of preventative maintenance agreements and fixed cost extended warranties.

From Scitek you can expect professional, honest service at all times. Our team is always keen to assist.

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 following a management buy out from Balzers
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 As the first Pfeiffer Vacuum distributor globally Scitek commissions a factory turbo pump vibration test system and implements free vibration test of all Pfeiffer turbopumps services
2014 Scitek is appointed as exclusive Premium Distributor for Heidolph Instruments, which significantly strengthens our market position in chemistry
2015 As the secondary 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
2016 Scitek commences NIST traceable mass flow calibration services
2017 Scitek partners with Gatan to boost their application and technology coverage in Electron Microscopy and Surface Science
2020 We open a sales office in Adelaide, South Australia