1960-1969: Tom Cottle, Jack Ayers, Ron Guest , Lindsay Gibson, Ben Ford, Graeme Sharpe and Roger Gale worked at Sample Electronics and had agency agreements with prominent Test and Measurement company’s such as Hewlett Packard, John Fluke, Keithley, Systron Donner, Nuclear Chicago, ESI and others
1970-1979: In August 1970, Tom Cottle, Jack Ayers, Ron Guest, Lindsay Gibson, Ben Ford, Graeme Sharpe and Roger Gale started Scientific Devices Australia and opened the Head Office in Vautier St., Elwood, Victoria. Roger Gale opened SA office and Graeme Sharpe opened NSW office.
1980-1989: Scientific Devices employed their first Apprentice, Mark Lotter. In early 1981 moved to 2 Jacks Rd South Oakleigh, VIC, expanding there sales and technical service staff. Hamish Clarke was employed in 1982 to develop an IEEE-488 Controller and support technical advancement in Test Equipment automation. Our NATA Certified Calibration Laboratory was established.
1990-1999: Computer age with advancement in Test Equipment Automation and the replacement of Typewriters to Word Processor PC’s and Telex to Fax Machines.
Early 1997 Hawker Richardson bought Scientific Devices Australia and in the same year Austrim/Nylex took over the group.
2001-2010: In 2001, Hamish Clark and Mark Lotter organized a Management buyout to regain a Test and Measurement focus. They are the current owners and manage the company to this day. Year 2010 they celebrated 40 Years in Test and Measurement as an Australian company backed by a wonderful team of employees that have stood by them for many years.