About Us

Scientek Hospital & Laboratory Equipment
" ...... Simply Built Better"

Scientek Hospital and Laboratory Equipment is a proud member of the CSI Family of high value companies (www.chalmersgroup.com). Our factory, located on the south side of Vancouver (Delta, BC) began as Terminal Sheet Metal, in 1913. The founders of the company earned a strong reputation for building high quality custom metal fixtures for many types of industries. They produced hotel kitchens, ship's galleys, and hospital equipment, amongst other things. In fact, one of our company's original owners, Jack McDonnell, designed and built an early version of a steam-heated autoclave in the late 1930's.

Our work in the hospital and research field became more focused in the early 1980's with the introduction of the Scientek brand name to the North American and European markets. We continued to add to our product range throughout the 1980's by building operating room fixtures such as scrub sinks, warming cabinets, instrument cabinets, O.R. carts, storage consoles, writing desks and pass through cabinets. All of these items are built using the finest materials and craftsmanship.

A significant increase in our product range came in 1987 with the addition of our washer line. There were some very interesting developments that brought us into this field. Through a process of company acquisition and subsequent factory shutdown, the very well respected "Better Built " line of scientific washers, was lost to the research & healthcare community. This was a great disappointment to those who truly appreciated the excellent wash and dependable performance that this equipment provided. Soon after this occurred, Scientek began a program to build washers very much in the "Better Built" style, but with improvements and with component up-dates in mind. Many of these improvements were the result of direct customer input.

Our company now offers a complete line of washers and dryers for the processing of surgical instruments and utensils, O. R. carts, and laboratory glassware. We also build a series of cabinet washers, tunnel washers and rack washers to thoroughly clean and sanitize animal cages and water bottles in research facilities.

Our long history and continuing effort to add to and improve on our product range makes us one of the most well respected firms in our field. Scientek's reputation is spreading throughout the world as a provider to leading facilities in the healthcare and research industry.

Should you choose Scientek equipment, we know that your facility will be pleased with the high quality, thoughtful design and durability, which our products provide. Once again, thank you for your interest; all of us at Scientek look forward to helping you in the future.