More than 20 years ago Australia – the country down under on the other side of the planet – experienced the founding of SICK Australia. I doubt very much whether at that time all Australians were aware of this event, as one would now call it. What can not be doubted is that the SICK branch on the fifth continent has made a kangaroo-sized leap from just another supplier to the market leader for industrial sensors, and the effects of this are now being felt by ever-increasing number of Australians and New Zealanders. SICK sensors ensure that chocolate Father Christmases are packed correctly and that gas concentrations are monitored in Sydney’s road tunnels.
SICK products safeguard people from accidents at machines; control luggage conveyor systems at Australia's airports; and are constituents ofmachines that are exported to the United States. SICK has thus become part of Australia’s environment and, for those who are involved in automation in its broadest sense, their awareness. SICK is now no longer one of, but THE source of sensors and solutions – which applies to many parts of the world, but particularly for Australia and New Zealand.
Sick Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sick AG Germany. Established in September 1982 by the present General Manager/Director Mr. Peter Horman. The New Zealand Sales Office was established in March 1998.
Peter Horman – Australia
Claus Melder – Germany
Peter Horman is also a Board Member of the following Asian Subsidiaries:
SICK Optic-Electronic Co.Ltd., Guangzhou (GCN)
SICK Optic-Electronic Co.Ltd., Hong Kong (GHK)
SICK Optic-Electronic Pte.Ltd., Singapore (GSG)
SICK Optic-Electronic Co.Ltd., Taipei (GRC)
More people better service
A staff of more than 50 employees throughout Australasia make SICK the most specialised company in our field. The demands of modern industry call for ever increasing numbers of reliable non-contract sensors to automate a vast number of processes. Competitive pricing across the whole range is supplemented by low-cost versions for high volume users.
Our experience in solving applications is simply ‘second to none’. The Source for Sensors is a unique combination of world leading sensor manufacturers who have a vast wealth of technical and application experience. With Australia’s largest team of sensor specialists, the optimal solution is found using the most suitable sensor technology.
Service, Support and Reliable Back-up
A fully equipped workshop facility with factory trained service and technical engineers provides fast and reliable service and custom-built solutions for special applications. With around $4 million of sensors and accessories at our central warehouse facility, Australia-wide delivery on standard products is usually within 24 hours. Special weekly air deliveries from overseas ensure dependable and reliable support for our customers.
Sick Pty Ltd is a Member of the following Institutions:
- ADCA Automatic Data Capture Association
- AIG Australian Industry Group
- AMTIL Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited
- ASEIA Australian Safety Equipment Industry Association
- CASANZ Clean Air Society of Australia & New Zealand
- EAN Australia
- EDAV Electrical Development Association of Victoria
- German Chamber of Commerce
- SIA Safety Institute of Australia