Since 1968 - Leaders in Laboratory Instrumentation & Support

About Us

Wirsam is a scientific instrument 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, Port Elizabeth 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 45 years of successful distinction.

ISO 9001 - Quality Policy

Wirsam Scientific & Precision Equipment (Pty) Ltd. is committed to a quality system conforming to international standards. a SABS ISO 9001:2000 quality system is therefore in use.

Wirsam will provide a total customer orientated service together with world-renowned quality instruments and consumables. We strive to employ competent, motivated and dedicated staff who will be trained at regular intervals and can hence offer the best support to customers and attend to their solutions regardless of magnitude.

We realise that commitment to quality, attention to detail and dedication to our customers and principals is the best way for Wirsam to be leaders in our field and the path to sustained growth and commercial success.


BEE - Black Economic Empowerment

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 status to B-BBEE with a certified score of 88.10%.

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