VOS instruments was founded in 1983 by Rob Vos as a wholesaler of laboratory products. Devices and consumables were soon supplied to breweries and the petrochemical industry. But exports also took off. For example, VOS supplies instruments to Heineken laboratories all over the world. In the following years, the company grew rapidly, mainly due to a high level of service and reliability.
A second activity was started in 1991. In that year, VOS instruments took over the school activities of Griffin in England. In one fell swoop, VOS placed instruments on the map of leading suppliers of lab supplies for Biology, Physics and Chemistry.
In 2003 a new activity was started in the field of laboratory furniture for schools and laboratory furniture for industry. Together with the Dutch producer Vinitex, a reputation of a reliable supplier of high-quality laboratory furniture was built up under the name “VOS furniture” in a very short time.
VOS instruments develops, produces and supplies various own products under the VOS label. Various products are being developed especially for the beer industry, such as the “Hazemeter” for measuring brightness and the “Flask shaker” for the bitterness test.
In 2014, collaborations were started with manufacturers in the fields of electronics, laboratory equipment and educational materials. This enables VOS instruments to supply equipment and laboratory supplies under its own name, with its own specifications and at a high quality level. More than 400 VOC products were thus launched in 2015. With the scoop of a 3-year warranty. This strategy of high-quality own products will be rolled out further in the coming years.
In 2016, VOS instruments – in addition to VOS furniture – introduced a new laboratory furniture line. Very competitively priced and very high quality. The theme is “color your lab”.
In 2018, the VOC product line has grown to over 800 products.
In 2019, an intensive collaboration will be started with the South Korean JeioTech. This is the birth of a new product line: VOS Pro. This line offers the highest possible quality at a friendly price. The line includes circulation baths, coolers, water baths, stoves, incubators, shaking equipment, Life Science devices, autoclaves and laminar flow cabinets.