About GBC

 Company Profile

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 the 5th Generation Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS), 4th Generation Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES), 3rd Generation UV-Visible spectrophotometers, 2nd Generation ICP-oTOFMS, HPLC, XRD and Rheometer systems.

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 organization and the products.

The company’s head office is based in Melbourne, Australia. Worldwide, GBC is represented by one of the largest distribution networks, in over 100 countries. 30 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 organization. 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. pic_04

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.


Business Awards

GBC Scientific Equipment Pty Ltd has won many awards for business achievement:

1984 Australian Export Awards 25th Anniversary – Honoured for Export Achievement.
Governor of Victoria Export Award Commendation for Export Endeavour.
1987 Australian Export Awards 25th Anniversary – Honoured for Export Achievement.
1988 Australian Bicentennial Export Award for Outstanding Export Performance.
Governor of Victoria Export Award Commendation for Significant Export Achievement.
1990 Australian Export Award for Significant Business Achievement.
1992 Australian Export Awards – Finalist Small/Medium Business Category.
Governor of Victoria Export Award – Joint winner.
1995 The Age, Dun and Bradstreet, Victorian Business Award – Manufacturing Category.
1998 R&D 100 Award (USA) – GBC Optimass 8000 ICP TOF MS.
1999 Australia’s Best Manufacturers Awards – Overall Achievement in Manufacturing Excellence.
2001 Australian Engineering Excellence Award 2001 – The Institute of Engineers Australia.
2003 Clunies Ross Award “For Excellence in the application of science and technology” received by Ron Grey Managing Director of GBC.

Process, Technology & Facilities

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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.

Final assembly
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

Lloyds Register Quality AssuranceGBC 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.

GBC Scientific Equipment Pty Ltd has also implemented an auditable Safety, Health and Environment management system.