At QCL we develop methods and operating procedures, ensuring our customers can develop the accurate and efficient testing routines they need. Equipment and methodology is supported by first class technical staff, supplying advice and providing training courses designed to improve and maintain knowledge of agreed testing procedures.
We pride ourselves on our expertise and excellent customer service. Through our investment in people, training, information technology, and quality procedures, we are continually improving our service to customers.
QCL was established in 1981 with the goal of becoming the leading supplier of laboratory equipment in the South-East of England. QCL began as the South-East of England distributor for Fisher Scientific (formerly Fisons), supplying instrumentation, equipment and consumables to laboratories in many industries. We soon built up a loyal customer base and a reputation for excellent applications support and customer service.
In response to the demands of an expanding marketplace, QCL diversified into analytical instrumentation for the dairy, food, water, chemical and pharmaceutical industries and established our Service Centre based in Coalville, Leicestershire.
We identified a requirement for high quality freezing point standards manufactured in the UK. We developed our own standards and soon had the majority of the market in the UK. The Advanced Instruments agency followed shortly after, allowing us to provide high quality instrumentation, standards and advice.
Advanced Instruments remains a core part of our business. The Fluorophos ALP test for pasteurisation verification is the choice of all of the major dairy groups in the UK as well as many small to medium sized dairies. Our range of products has expanded to include compositional analysers, rapid microbiological testing instruments, Cryoscopes and Titrators.
QCL has always recognised the importance of quality. In addition to formal quality procedures, we regularly carry out customer surveys in order to update procedures and services in line with customer requests.