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).

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.

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

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.