History of Stiko
In the early 1960’s, all industrial dial thermometers are mercury-filled.
Widespread mercury use poses a threat to the environment and the need arises for a better and environmental-friendly alternative.
Mr. A. Stiller and Mr. J.G. van der Kolk, two engineers employed in a local instrumentation manufacturer, join forces and
fulfill their dream of developing such an alternative.
Stiller & van der Kolk
Mr. A. Stiller and Mr. J.G. van der Kolk succeed in building their first-ever gas-filled thermometer. They decide to start a new venture, which they baptize N.V. STIKO.
They patent their product, which allows them to grow a very successful and multinational business. Several renowned instrument manufacturers outsource their thermometer production to STIKO.
STIKO moves to its current place and starts in a brand new building.
STIKO starts with the production of circular chart recorders for temperature. This becomes a very successful product line.
STIKO registers the brand name Secutherm ® for gas-filled thermometers.
Mr. Stiller and Mr. van der Kolk sell the company and retire. The company name is changed to STIKO Meetapparatenfabriek B.V.
A local manufacturer of pressure gauges is taken over. This marks the start of production of pressure instrumentation by STIKO.
Differential pressure gauges
STIKO starts to design and manufacture differential pressure gauges.
STIKO becomes ISO-9001 certified and has retained this certification since then.
STIKO expands its product range with high-level calibration equipment.
From basic comparison test pumps to high-end deadweight testers, STIKO acquires the knowledge to manufacture calibration equipment of the highest standard.
A large reconstruction of the STIKO factory takes place to enlarge the production by 1000m². Offices are also renovated.
STIKO is ATEX-certified for mechanical gauges as well as for contact gauges.
A further reconstruction of the site is undertaken to expand the warehouse, enlarge one production hall and add parking space to the site.
STIKO adapts a renewed company branding & style and launches a brand new website.
Over the years, STIKO has steadily grown into the global player it is today. As of the mid 2010’s, STIKO is one of the world’s largest manufacturer of high quality gas-filled thermometers, a versatile force in custom-made pressure gauges (high pressure, subsea gauges, differential gauges, ATEX certification and/or chemical seal), a leading manufacturer of chart recorders for temperature and/or pressure, and a specialist in the area of pressure calibration equipment.
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