GBC Scientific Equipment Pty Ltd commenced operations in 1978. GBC designs, manufactures and markets a range of scientific instruments. GBC is a major manufacturer of analytical instruments including Absorption Spectrometer (AAS), Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES), UV-Visible Spectrophotometers (UV-Vis), Inductively Coupled Plasma Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer (ICP-oTOFMS), High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and X-ray Diffractometer (XRD).
Endorsed by the international quality standard, ISO 9001, the company prides itself on developing products, which exceed market expectations. GBC has been the recipient of many international export awards, acknowledging the superior standard and world acceptance of both the organisation and the products.
The company’s head office is based in Melbourne, Australia with a manufacturing and training facility in Melbourne, Australia and Penang, Malaysia. Worldwide, GBC is represented by one of the largest distribution networks, in over 100 countries. 41 years after it’s inception, GBC is renowned in the elemental analysis field as a result of its successful portfolio. The company is now leading the world in instrument development.
GBC customers benefit from our efficient and effective global organisation. Access to information, applications support and technical service is never more than a phone call or email away.
Our Mission Statement
GBC Scientific Equipment Pty Ltd will design, manufacture, sell and service high quality innovative analytical instruments to the world.
We will achieve this by –
- Delivering value to customers and providing outstanding levels of customer service and support.
- Continuous improvement and an open mind to new technologies.
- By striving for market leadership.
- Making quality key in all we do.
Our Global Vision
GBC Scientific Equipment Pty Ltd will advance people’s knowledge and their capacity to enhance the quality of life for all humankind.
GBC Scientific Equipment Pty Ltd has won many awards for business achievement:
- Australian Export Awards for Outstanding Export Achievement.
- The Age, Dun and Bradstreet, Victorian Business Award – Manufacturing Category.
- 100 Award (USA) – GBC OptiMass 8000 ICP-TOFMS.
- Australia’s Best Manufacturers Awards – Overall Achievement in Manufacturing Excellence.
- Australian Engineering Excellence Award – The Institute of Engineers Australia.
- Clunies Ross Award “For Excellence in the application of science and technology” received by Ron Grey Managing Director of GBC.
- Inducted into the Victorian Hall of Fame.
Process, Technology and Facilities
The production and testing of analytical instrumentation involves the integration of a number of diverse manufacturing activities. GBC has consciously chosen to retain key production capabilities in-house to maintain flexibility and guarantee quality.
The manufacturing plant incorporates:
Metal fabrication and machine shop
Metal fabrication and machine shop produces high quality sheet metal components and cabinetry as well as high precision machined components in metals, alloy and engineering plastics.
Paint shop and screen-printing facility
Paint shop and screen-printing facility for the metal pre-treatment, painting and screen-printing on components and cabinetry employing spray paint booths, a chromate bath system, gas convection oven and a quartz infra red oven.
Electronic assembly and test
Electronic assembly and test production of printed circuit assemblies and wiring harnesses (looms). Printed circuit assemblies and looms are subject to stringent in process quality controls and testing.
Optical coating and assembly
Coating of optical components and preparation of optical sub-assemblies ready for inclusion into the final instrument.
Labour intensive, manual build processes are required for assembly of instruments and accessories by operators skilled to instrument maker level.
Final test and inspection
Complete testing and inspection of all manufactured and OEM products to all customer-operating conditions.
High Quality Standard
GBC Scientific Equipment Pty Ltd has a mature quality management system, which was originally certified to ISO9001 in October 1993. GBC contracts Lloyds Register Quality Assurance, which are recognised around the world to assess the quality system.
This certification is your assurance that the procedures and processes used to produce the goods and services, which GBC provides, comply with the relevant International Standard, and demonstrates our commitment to meeting the needs and expectations of our customers.