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.
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.