Powerful Partnerships,
Inspiring Insights.

The Chemetrix Story

Chemetrix, and in its predecessor companies, has been a supplier of Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies’ Analytical instrumentation for over 45 years and has taken with it the legacy and values of the Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies companies on its journey. Chemetrix prides itself on its expertise, dedicated services and uncompromising integrity.

Chemetrix, together with Agilent’s and other partners’ market leading support and resources, regards you as a collaborative partner, working with you to address your analytical measurement challenges emphasising the provision of solutions to your needs from sample preparation to data interpretation and management.

Chemetrix has a team of 72 dedicated employees, 63 of whom are highly qualified to provide technical sales, support and application expertise with tertiary qualifications in the natural, life and applied sciences. Chemetrix has four branches located in Midrand, Cape Town, Durban and Nairobi.

Chemetrix is playing its part in the transformation in South Africa and is committed to making a difference with its Socio-Economic Development, Skills Development and Enterprise and Supplier Development contributions to BBBEE in South Africa.

1965

1969

1989

1989

1997

1997

1999

1999

2010

2014

2017

2019

1965

Hewlett Packard purchases F&M Scientific, a leader in the new analytical instrumentation technique, Gas Chromatography, and HP’s Analytical Group was born!

1969

Hewlett-Packard invests in South Africa.

1989

Hewlett-Packard sold its South African sales subsidiary to Siltek Ltd., a South African manufacturer and distributor of computer products.

1989

The Analytical business was a management buy-out and the company Hi-Performance Systems was formed.

1997

Part of Hewlett Packard returned to South Africa as HP South Africa and Hi Performance Systems was disbanded.

1997

Chemetrix (Pty) Ltd was formed to become the distributor of Chemical Analysis and remained a company within and wholly owned by the Siltek Group.

1999

Hewlett-Packard announces a strategic realignment and the creation of a separate company – to be named Agilent Technologies Inc., consisting of HP’s test and measurement, semiconductor and chemical analysis businesses.

1999

Chemetrix became the authorised distributor of Agilent Technologies for Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry and Spectroscopy products in Southern and East Africa.

2010

Agilent acquires VARIAN whilst Chemetrix continues to supply Chromatography products.

2014

SMM Instruments was purchased by Chemetrix (Pty) Limited acquiring the Agilent Spectroscopy product line, focussing on supplying industrial analytical products to the market . This gave Chemetrix the full portfolio of Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry and Spectroscopy products for Southern and East Africa.

2017

Acquisition of GE Water & Process Technologies by SUEZ.

2019

Chemetrix became an official distributor for SUEZ and OHAUS.

Our suppliers:

Upcoming Events

Stay abreast of the latest industry developments by enjoying the latest news articles, delve into thought leadership with featured podcasts, explore new innovations with our series of webinars or see innovation in action in our thoughtfully curated collection of videos.

Join our next webinar:

High-throughput LC-MS Analysis to Systematically Map Gut Microbiome Drug Metabolism

Individuals vary widely in their drug responses, which can be dangerous and expensive due to significant treatment delays and adverse…

Reserve your spot
Join our next webinar:

Rapid QC Tablet Testing with Transmission Raman Spectroscopy

The Agilent TRS100 Raman system is ideal for fast assay of tablets, capsules, and other dosage forms. Transmission Raman technology…

Reserve your spot
Join our next webinar:

Microplastics in the Environment Virtual Symposium

Agilent’s expertise provides a range of analytical solutions to both identify and quantify microplastics in the environment. In our Microplastics…

Reserve your spot

Featured Article

Stay informed,
stay involved.

Make sure you stay up to date with the latest exclusive products, solutions, support, training and webinars.





    Expand your Knowledge

    Well-trained lab personnel can drive efficiency and productivity. Stay on the leading edge of protocols with these educational resources that unlock your full potential with training that builds knowledge and confidence.

    Chemetrix Academy

    We know the importance of well-trained lab personnel—not only for lab efficiency and productivity, but also for your career success. At the Chemetrix Academy, we’re dedicated to providing you flexible, cost-effective training options to help you reach your goals.

    Select any of the courses on
    the right to learn more.

    View our video channel

    How can we assist you?

    Frequently asked
    questions

    Troubleshooting

    Talk to an expert