Beryl Hodson has been deeply involved with the progress of IEC as a
director and as the main force behind the renowned 'Hodson Light Box
& Optical Set'. For this amazing effort, thousands of students should
be very grateful.
SCIENCE & EDUCATION
Today, IEC is known in Australia and around the world as a designer
and manufacturer of a large range of educational equipment for the teaching
of Science, Physics and Chemistry. Using our heritage as scientific
engineers, the quality and performance of IEC equipment is our first
priority and, because our pricing has been very stable, the large range
of items provide excellent value for money. Many of our prices have
been unchanged since 1989 because of improvements in product design
Gary Spottiswoode began with IEC as a boy of 17 and he is our specialist
designer of electronic apparatus. Hundreds of circuit boards, panel
artworks and plastic moulding tools came from the artistic and technical
skills of Gary. Our R&D division is always improving current models
and developing new items to add to the range. If we are aware of a teaching
problem in the field, we will design a piece of apparatus to fix the
problem. We value feedback from teachers.
IEC has managed several large overseas projects from both the sourcing
and manufacture of the products through to packaging in kit form and
final transport to destination. We now export to about 42 countries.
TECHNOS Pty.Ltd. including JONDRE and ELITE COSMETICS
IEC is a manufacturing company and TECHNOS is a sister company managed
by Andrea Waddell. It handles the importing of plasticware and glassware,
laboratory instruments, biological models, optics and many items of
teaching apparatus that are not part of the IEC range. The products
include flasks, beakers, burettes, pipetters, dishes, balances, colony
counters, centrifuges, refractometers, oscilloscopes, pH and sound level
meters, together with many other items that overlap from schools into
JONDRE and ELITE are special divisions of TECHNOS and are managed by John Waddell.
Jondre and Elite supply the Hair and Beauty trades with cosmetic products including
Shampoos, Conditioners, Gels and Peroxides. The similarity in John's
and Andrea's names is not a coincidence.
THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
The IEC range of automatic evacuation, leak testing and filling equipment
is well known in Australia and in the Asian area. These large industrial
machines are used on vehicle assembly lines. By using high vacuum techniques,
the machines are programmed to perform the following functions: filling
of brake and clutch fluid, filling of 'dry' ABS units, filling of power
steering fluid, mixing and blending and filling engine coolant fluids,
evacuation, testing and filling Air Conditioning systems with refrigerant
gas, filling of washer bottles with detergent fluids, filling transmission
fluids, engine oils and differential oils.
IEC is deeply involved also in automotive diagnostic equipment and
special engineering for the automotive industry. Noel Pollock, our engineering foreman and draftsman is a skilled engineer and is responsible for our excellent work quality.
MASH BATHS & LABORATORIES
The Mash Bath is a special piece of accurate laboratory apparatus used
for determining the qualities of barley, malt and cereals. IEC began
working for government and private malt and barley laboratories back
in the 1960s and now the range includes the small 6, 9 or 12 head bench
models, through 20, 25 and 30 head floor mounting models. The number
of heads is the number of samples that can be processed at the one time.
IEC manufactures Hot Plates, Magnetic Stirrers and other apparatus for
Both IEC and Technos are suppliers to the trade of a large range of
apparatus. Naturally we have a repair division and we carry spares for
all our equipment regardless of age.
I personally wish to thank our many customers for their loyalty and
for providing us the opportunity to serve their needs.
Bernard L. Hodson............ Managing Director