Vacutec began primarily as a supplier of high vacuum and ultra high vacuum products to laboratories, throughout South Africa – hence the name Vacutec (est. 1988).

1998 saw the establishment of a sister company, now based in New York. This company continues to provide expertise and products for the expansion of Vacutec.
Vacutec expanded its portfolio in its Vacuum Division by commencing a program of custom manufacturing high vacuum and ultra-high vacuum systems. This saw the addition of ION TOF time of flight mass spectrometers and establishment of a systems division in Vacutec to handle TOF-SIMS plus the custom designed high vacuum systems. This year was particularly successful as it achieved Vacutec’s first million dollar system installation at the CSIR!

We are proud agents of Kratos XPS systems, MKS Instruments (gas control and mass spectrometers) and Fisher Scientific.
We are also distributors of Baygene electrophoresis products as well as Syngene Gel Documentation and Chemiluminescence systems

Vacutec also has office in Kampala, Uganda to handle our increasing sales throughout East Africa.

Today Vacutec is a leader in the supply of Equipment, Apparatus and Consumables for research fields in Chemistry, Physics, Life Sciences, Vacuum and general Scientific Laboratories

Our Mission

  1. Service

    We provide world class, local service for all of our product lines, providing your lab with on-site assistance and minimal down time.

  2. Products

    It is our goal to manufacture and supply the scientific industry with the highest quality products on the market at competitive prices.

  3. Partners

    We are proud partners and/or agents of many leading global scientific brands such as:

    Agilent Technologies
    Fisher Scientific
    MKS Instruments
    Kratos Analytical

Our TeamWho’s behind the scenes?

Richard Holton
Technical Director
More than 40 years experience in the field, both locally and internationally
Jenny Holton
Financial Director
Cash flow, accounts, and financial transactions
Angela Simon
Sales Director
Vacuum and Chemistry sales and lead mentor of Vacutec's team of sales representatives
Natalie Quinn
Administration Director
Oversees the support operations of Vacutec and ensures the effective information flow and efficient resource implementation.
David Malindi
Service Manager
System production, installation, maintenance and repairs.
Dianne De Beer
Proficient in the organizing of all Vacutec's stock, storage and distribution of orders and equipment
Gordon Mac Kinnon
Field Service Engineer
Experienced Senior Field Service Engineer (Analytical equipment) skilled in Technical Support, Medical Devices, Scanning Electron Microscopy and XCT scanners (Zeiss)
Madelaine Bailey
Reconciliation of debtors accounts, resolution of queries with debtors statements and ensures the collection of customer accounts in a courteous manner.

TestimonialsWhat Our Clients Have To Say

MilestonesBrief History of Our Company


Vacutec is established


Vacutec Sister Company established in California, U.S.A.


U.S. based Sister Company is moved to New York, U.S.A.


Establishment of the Systems Division of Vacutec to provide a platform for TOF-SIMS and the demand for High-end, Custom Built, Vacuum Systems


Kratos XPS systems appoints Vacutec their local agent


Vacutec is appointed as the local agents for MKS Instruments (gas control and mass spectrometers)


Vacutec becomes an industry pioneer by providing the first in VIVO Xray/bioluminescence/flourescence systems in Southern Africa, being installed in Cape Town


We become local distributors for Baygene electrophoresis products, adding to the already highly successful life science portfolio, which includes Syngene gel documentation and Chemiluminescence systems, the market leaders in South Africa.


Milestone in the sale of 15 Cirrus spectrometers reached since becoming MKS agents.


Vacutec opens a new division to concentrate on export sales into Sub Saharan Africa


Vacutec becomes Agents for Fisher Scientific, who are one of the world’s largest suppliers of laboratory equipment and instrumentation.


Kampala, Uganda Office opened to handle the increase in sales throughout East Africa.


Substantial increase in export sales recoreded with significant growth in our Life Sciences Division