ISTEC is a private company whose main activity is the development
and production of measuring equipment for chemical and industrial laboratories.
The Company provides comprehensive services in the field of capillary viscosimetry.
It supplies total viscosity measurement systems as well as individual components.
History of the Company and current status
he Company was established in 1986 as a consortium of physical
persons and later, in 1989, became registered as a private company. The founders
of the Company and their partners drew on considerable previous experience in this
field which they had gained as research workers of the Czechoslovak Academy of
Sciences. The Company first focused on the development of laboratory equipment made
to order, later it started specializing in the development and production of equipment
for capillary measurement of viscosity. Advances in PC technology allowed the gradual
introduction of computer technology support for the automation of measurement and
evaluation of measured data. The measurement systems are based on a patented design
of glass apparatuses.
, sales manager, responsible for sales activities, client
relations, servicing and systems certification.
, technical manager responsible for the development
and production of electronic units, development and production of software equipment
and documention supplied with the equipment.
, manager of information systems and automation
, external adviser, assistant lecturer at the
department of physical chemistry of Charles University.
, external adviser, research worker of the Institute
of Macromolecular Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
Important suppliers and partners
he Company has contracts with a number of Czech companies
- production of glass components
- production of mechanical components
- production of electronic units
- development of software support
Certification is carried out by the tribotechnical laboratory of the CKD Research
Functional tests are carried out during the instruction of students at the department
of physical chemistry at Charles University.Top
Results and expected development
hroughout its existence the Company has been able to respond
to the demand of its clients for technical support by high standard viscosity
measurement. The features most appreciated by clients were:
- the reliability of the electronic systems
- the self-containing nature of the equipment
- services provided in support of systems operations
The continuous enhancement of the user friendliness of the supplied equipment and
the maintenance of favourable price terms is reason to expect an increased interest
in VISTEC products.
he Company is constantly developing and improving all
components of viscometric systems. PC linked systems are revised periodically
and their management programs improved.
rinciples of future development:
to produce viable products
- of high quality
- at lower cost
- in shorter time
- within a defined (increasing) volume
to optimalize product range
- to develop and supply competitive products
- to be competitive in product range
- to ensure income stability also if client requirements change
In view of the limited market in the Czech Republic the Company is planning expansion
of its activities abroad. The main target countries are Slovakia and Germany where
the Company has long-term contacts. Due to its experience with laboratory equipment
production, the Company is planning to launch the development of equipment for several
other fields of chemical laboratory measurements.
Competitiveness of the Company
ISTEC is the leading company in the sale of viscosity measuring
equipment in the Czech Republic judged by the number of delivered systems. Success
is due mainly to the well balanced price and utility value of the supplied systems.
There is also the important role of the traditionally good, long-term contacts with
centres in the Czech Lands, Slovakia and Germany where equipment has been supplied
to various institutions on the territory of the former German Democratic Republic.
A part of system development is continuous innovation inspired by the practical
experience of our leading chemical companies. The competitiveness of the Company
leans on the original solution of the actual design of both the glass and electronic
parts of the system.Top