Rubber and Plastics Test Equipment
Wallace Instruments began as general engineers in 1901 working for local Croydon companies and successfully developed a range of machines for the confectionery and food canning industries.
In the late 1930's Wallace Instruments became involved in joint development programmes with the Rubber and Plastics Research Association and undertook the design, manufacture and sales of test equipment to evaluate the physical properties of rubber and other polymeric materials.
In the early 1950's Wallace Instruments began looking for export markets for its test equipment particularly in the rubber growing regions and in industrialised countries where rubber processing takes place. Since then, export business grew rapidly and now accounts for nearly 80% of their product output (65-70% of turnover) which is sold to over 60 countries worldwide.
Wallace Instruments is a brand of Elektron Technology.