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Wirsam is a Scientific Instrumentation Supply Company

Wirsam Scientific was established in 1968 by Non-Executive Director Peter Wirsam. Throughout its proud history, Wirsam has entrenched itself as one of the continents leading suppliers of laboratory instrumentation.

The company is categorised into Microscopy, Analytical, Material Testing, Petrochemical Sample Preparation, Analytical X-Ray, Material Testing and General Laboratory Instrumentation divisions. To complement the holistic product range, Wirsam has fully equipped workshops providing complete sales and service capabilities via the head office (Johannesburg) and across South Africa’s major business centres (Cape Town, Durban and Vanderbijlpark).

Wirsam’s success comes from an excellent relationship with its principal suppliers who are all world leading manufacturers within their sectors. The company has over the years gained these manufacturers confidence and respect, thereby allowing Wirsam to trade locally as an extension of their international network. Wirsam strives to provide the discipline and stability of a large corporation, combined with the personal touch and responsiveness of a small enterprise. This is achieved by the quality of the company’s employees. Wirsam aims to employ motivated and dedicated individuals who appreciate that only service with distinction will keep the organisation strides ahead.

Wirsam has succeeded in blending outstanding products with excellent service to ensure customers receive the experience they demand. This combination ensures clients the best possible partnership for their business requirements. Wirsam endeavours to deliver a reliable and professional service to both the start-up entrepreneur through to the largest listed companies across all industries. To this extent, it is a SABS ISO 9001 listed company, with the emphasis being on service delivery.

Wirsam Scientific and Precision Equipment’s approach of a caring professional, combined with outstanding, internationally leading products is the cornerstone of a fruitful relationship between our customers, principals and ourselves. A legacy enriched in over 50 years of successful distinction.

ISO 9001 – Quality Policy

Wirsam Scientific is still committed to ISO9001 systems and procedures, but have made the decision to no longer continue with the certification.

We are committed to continuing and to maintain our quality management system internally but will not have it certified. Please note that all of our suppliers are ISO9001 certified!

We also believe that not having the ISO9001 certification, will in no way affect the quality of our service and sales offering, and we will continue to strive towards excellence as we have done for over the past 50 years.

BEE – Black Economic Empowerment

B-BBEE Level

Wirsam Scientific has always been committed to promoting empowerment and ascribes to the principles of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE). We believe that B-BBEE is key to realising our full potential as a company and an imperative of doing business in South Africa.

Our commitment to transformation in the scientific sector and broader South African economy has once again been evidenced by our excellent achievements against the Department of Trade and Industry’s (dti) gazetted Codes of Good Practice.

Wirsam Scientific has achieved a Level 4 Contributor B-BBEE Status.

This figure represents Wirsam Scientific’s total score against the seven pillars of B-BBEE and has been externally verified. This is another positive development for Wirsam Scientific on the road to true empowerment and transformation.

To download our BBBEE certificate please click hereWirsam Scientific BBBEE Certificate

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+27 11 482-1060
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+27 21 386-9020
+27 31 709-0199
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