A Short History of the SP Bel-Art brand
Bel-Art Products founder Kurt Landsberger and his wife Anny with little more than a sewing machine and strong work ethic set up shop, manufacturing household aprons and tablecloths from their home in northern New Jersey. Anny designed and sewed, Kurt went out on the road to gather sales for the fledgling business. The Landsbergers soon discovered that the plastic coated fabric that they were using to make these items was chemically resistant, and they began marketing their products to laboratory and medical supply houses pioneering the use of plastic equipment in the laboratory.
Subsequent manufacturing expansions along with company and product acquisitions in plastics, wire and coatings expanded Bel-Art’s offerings to the scientific community, and Bel-Art Products soon became a recognized leader and relied upon in scientific, industrial and healthcare laboratories worldwide.
A subsidiary company Maddak, Inc. was formed to make and develop ADL (aids for daily living) products for people who were striving to lead more independent lives while facing the challenges of permanent and temporary disabilities and aging.
Bel-Art Products acquires H-B Instrument a recognized market leader in temperature, density and time with a 110+ year history of manufacturing in the Philadelphia, PA area. H-B Instrument continues to be an important family brand in the SP Bel-Art family.
Bel-Art Products enters a new era and becomes part of SP joining a strong offering of pharmaceutical and life sciences brands including SP Wilmad-LabGlass specialty and scientific glassware.
SP Industries launches new branding to emphasize the overall value of their collective branded house and commitment to utilizing our expertise to provide a wide range of innovative, high quality scientific products and solutions used in research and production that improves people’s lives. Today SP products include BioPhama Processing Equipment, Life Sciences Benchtop Equipment, Labware & Glassware. 85% of SP Bel-Art brand products including H-B Instrument continue to be manufactured in the U.S.A at Bel-Art Products/SP facilities in Wayne, NJ, Trappe, PA, and Pocomoke City, MD.
Our success in foreign markets has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce, with the Presidential “E” Award for excellence in export sales.
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