Friday, 28 August 2015

ACS Boston 2015 - Beantown and the Home of the Red Sox


The American Chemical Society serves more than 158,000 members globally, providing educational and career development programs, products, and services. The Fall ACS venue was located in Boston. With much to do around the city, whether attending the well renowned Boston Red Sox Fenway Park or touring the streets grabbing a favorite beverage or enjoying the plentiful food choices that Boston has to offer, the convention hall was waiting for us to begin our Quest.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Al at Achema





A 5 day show... long days, short nights

As we enter day 5 of 5 at the Achema show in Frankfurt, the size and range of industries is amazing, but equally great is the chance to see some familiar faces and also some names i have only known in emails - a wonderful opportunity to connect and a pleasure to meet and talk.

Monday, 18 May 2015

3 Hectic Weeks

Pittcon, New Orleans (9th - 12th March)    Check

ACS, Denver (22nd - 24th March)              Check

Arablab, Dubai (23rd - 26th March)            Check

Every year, around budget time, the discussion of Trade Shows comes up. Which ones should we display at, visit and ignore completely? What benefit are trade shows full stop.
The team at Pittcon 2015

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Why Choose Specac?

Specac has a long history of manufacturing high quality, innovative products for the spectroscopic industry.

Research & Industrial Instruments (1954 - 1970)

Started in 1954, Research & Industrial Instruments originally made instruments for the sample handling industry. The company grew quickly and was bought by Beckman Instruments in 1968, however in 1970 Beckman Instruments relocated their operations to Scotland.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

New Orleans - the city of hurricanes (cocktail's), gumbo and jambalaya

A few members of the Specac team travelled to New Orleans mid-March, ostensibly for the Pittcon Show, or to give its full title - The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy. Around 15,000 chemists, spectroscopists, engineers from all over the world take part in the show and there are also technical seminars, courses and posters to enjoy as well as visiting the 4,000 plus stands to see what exciting giveaways there are...

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Bob Sirpak Retires

Members of the Specac team flew to Atlanta to take Bob and his wife Helen out for a well deserved retirement meal.

Bob has worked for Specac Inc. for around 20 years and has been a tremendous asset - he will be greatly missed by colleagues and customers alike. Bob was a very diligent member of staff and often worked late into the night to accommodate the time zones of all the America's.

Specac Inc. sales grew in abundance over the last few years when Bob worked alone in Atlanta and although he had daily contact with Orpington, we know this wasn't an easy time.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Mumbai Madness

In early December three members of the Specac team visited Mumbai, India for two weeks, this visit had a dual purpose of customer visits alongside our established partners and to exhibit at the PMEC show which runs for three days every year.

India is a country of huge contrasts where one moment you’re passing 5 star hotels and designer shops and the next you’re driving past a slum or people living under a flyover. The traffic in the cities is also something to behold with auto-rickshaws vying for space with taxis, cars, buses, lorries and of course the occasional cow, lanes are for guidance only and at traffic lights every space must be filled.