In 1960 Ernst Singer decided to open a European factory to cover the Rest of the World and as he had contacts at Glenfield & Kennedy in Motherwell an initial production line was set up.
The Pressure Switch Division then transferred to our present Rochford site and a smaller site was opened in Southend on Sea to manufacture Water Samplers. These two sites were then amalgamated at one site in Rochford.
The Pressure Switch Division initially supplied to the Shipbuilding Industry and its clients were Swan Hunter, Cammell Laird and Harland & Wolff. They then branched out into the Process Control Industry and successfully supplied Chemical, Foodstuffs, Dyestuffs companies. Then came the boom in the Oil and Gas Industry and the companies products were being fitted to Oil and Gas Terminals and Rigs on a worldwide basis.
We are proud to be associated with the MOD, Rolls Royce and BAE and the supply of Instruments for their Submarine programmes, where Sirco is considered a Prime Supplier of First Level equipment.
The Sampler Division has earned a World Wide reputation for supplying quality Portable and Fixed Site Samplers to a wide spectrum of Industries, mainly the Water Authorities, then Sugar Refining, Nuclear waste, Sewage, Beer ,Pulp and Paper Plants.
Sirco supply not only standard materials, but also Titanium, PVDF and PTFE where corrosion and contamination could be a problem.
These Samplers are installed in countries as diverse as Macau, Saudi Arabia and Iran.