Official Data Specac Ltd, Orpington
- Official Name
- SPECAC LIMITED
- Reg. office address
- RIVER HOUSE, 97 CRAY AVENUE, BR5 4HE, ORPINGTON, Greater London England
- Company Number
- Previous Names
- GRASEBY SPECAC LIMITED
- SIC Code
- 26511 - Manufacture of electronic measuring, testing etc. equipment, not for industrial process control
- Date of Incorporation
- 22 Apr 1971
- Company Type
- Private Limited Company
Description Specac Ltd, Orpington
HistoryAt Specac, we are justifiably proud of our pedigree in providing accurate and reliable IR and FTIR sample handling accessories to academic, industrial and research institutions worldwide. S.
At Specac, we are justifiably proud of our pedigree in providing accurate and reliable IR and FTIR sample handling accessories to academic, industrial and research institutions worldwide. Spectroscopists around the globe have depended continually upon Specac for innovative products that keep pace with the changing needs of their markets. The driving force behind our expansion and change over the years has been our commitment to achieving total customer satisfaction. Our leading edge solutions for infrared spectroscopy have continued to deliver results in the fast changing environments of both the laboratory and process plant. History Research & Industrial Instruments was founded in 1954 by Dr. Tadion to serve the market for sample handling devices.
In 1955 he joined forces with Terry Horsley, Harry Merralls, and Stan Ranson, and the company continued growing quickly. In 1965 Bernard Hawker also joined them in their enterprises. In 1968 Research & Industrial Instruments was acquired by Beckman Instruments, but in 1970, Beckman relocated to Scotland. In January 1971 Bernard Hawker and Stan Ranson started their own company, ‘Spectroscopic Accessories’, manufacturing graphite disks. In March 1971 Terry Horsley and Harry Merralls were invited to join this new company, to strengthen the optics manufacturing element of the business, and Analytical Accessories Ltd was formed.
The range of products grew and they soon provided infrared accessories, optical components and mounts, HPLC valves, and far infrared instruments. The name ‘SPECAC’ originated from a shipping agent deciding that “Spectroscopic Accessories Company” was too long. By December 1984, Specac had built up a reliable worldwide network, and became a member of the Defence and Instrumentation Division of Cambridge Electronics Industries (which later changed its name to Graseby plc). 1990 saw the development of a strategic plan to develop the company into a leading edge FTIR sample handling accessory manufacturer.
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