Scienta Scientific / Group History
  • 1962

    VACUUM GENERATORS 

    Vacuum Generators Established

    In 1964 the Vacuum Generators company was formed in East Grinstead, England by Dr Bernard Eastwell. 

  • 1981

    SCIENTA 

    Kai Siegbahn co-founder of Scienta wins Nobel Prize 

    Kai Siegbahn wins the Nobel Prize in Physics for developing the method of Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis. 

  • 1982

    VACUUM GENERATORS

    New Factory in Hastings

    Sales and the product line had grown rapidly and the company moved to new manufacturing premises in Hastings on the south coast in the UK. 

  • 1983

    SCIENTA

    Co-Founded by Kai Siegbahn

    Nobel Prize winning achievements of Professor Kai Siegbahn Co-founds Scienta. 

  • 1984

    OMICRON

    Omicron Vacuumphysik is founded

    Rapidly becoming the world's leading supplier of analytical instrumentation solutions in nanotechnology research and development

  • 2001

    OMICRON

    Renamed Omicron Nanotechnology

    The company name is changed to reflect the focus on emergent nanotechnology research.

  • 2004

    SAUNA

    First installation at Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)

    SAUNA II developed in collaboration with The Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) installed. 

  • 2005

    VACUUM GENERATORS

    Acquired by Scienta Owners

    With Scienta technology based around ultra high vacuum systems, the group strategically invests in the worlds leading UHV manufacturer

  • 2007

    VACUUM GENERATORS + SCIENTA

    Merger to create VG Scienta

    Vacuum Generators and Scienta merge to create VG Scienta. 

  • 2008

    SAUNA

    Sauna Systems Established

    The second SAUNA II installed. Development of the SAUNA II Mobile system and the SAUNA II Labsystem.

  • 2010

    VG SCIENTA + SAUNA

    Formation of Scienta Scientific Group

    Sauna and VG Scienta merge to form the Scienta Scientific group. Scienta Scientific is an established world leader in our areas of operaion, serving customers across the globe. 

  • 2011

    OMICRON

    Acquired by Oxford Instruments

    Omicron is bought by Oxford Instruments to further build upon their own technology based market.

  • 2015

    SCIENTA SCIENTIFIC

    Hastings site renamed VACGEN

    In December 2015 VG Scienta Hastings site is renamed to VACGEN. 

  • 2015

    SCIENTA SCIENTIFIC + OMICRON

    Scienta Scientific merges with Omicron

    Scienta Scientific and Omicron merge together to form Scienta Omicron. 

  • 2015

    SCIENTA SCIENTIFIC

    VACGEN acquires CNC Vacuum Processes

    VACGEN acquires specialist heat treatment company for high technology manufacturing.

  • 2016

    VACGEN

    VACGEN moves into new UHV Manufacturing facility

    A custom manufacturing facility is built in the UK, designed around LEAN principles and best practice quality operations.

  • 2016

    SAUNA Systems

    SAUNA Systems changes its name to Scienta Sensor Systems

    SAUNA changes its name to better reflect the nature of its business.

  • 2016

    SCIENTA OMICRON

    Nobel Prize

    Nobel Prize for Physics 2016, awarded to David Thouless,F.Duncan Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz for Theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and phases of matter, verfied on Scienta Omicron R4000 ARPES analysis system.

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