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1989 Astell advert

Astell Retrospective – 1989 Swiftlock autoclave advert

History repeats itself in this humorous sterilizer advert from the late nineteen eighties.

The Astell Retrospective series of articles celebrates the company’s rich history and enforces our claim to being the ‘Leaders in sterilization since 1884’. On the evidence of the advert example below, Astell has promoted its century-long heritage in previous marketing campaigns. Dated from 1989, the advert features our large capacity front loading autoclave – also called ‘Swiftlock’ in reference to its unique fast-action door closure. This circular chamber range of sterilizers is currently available in capacities from 120 litres up to 344 litres and benefits from a further 28 years of improvements!

Whilst we no longer produce items such as Ovens, Incubators, Test Chambers or Bedpan Washers we do continue to offer market leading sterilizer technology – as reflected in current features such as our colour touchscreen controller and the addition of a USB data port as standard fitment across the range.

The advert strapline states “Astell Scientific. Traditional values of quality and excellence.” A statement that remains true today and is underpinned by compliance with important industry standards including, Pressure Equipment Directive (PED 2014/68/EU), Medical Devices Directive (93/42/EC), ISO 13485:2012 and ISO 9001:2008 to name just a few.

Astell has now been manufacturing autoclaves of various shapes and sizes for over 130 years. It is possible to read what our recent customers have to say about our products on the testimonials page.

For more information on the front loading autoclave range, please visit the ‘Swiftlock’ sterilizer page or Contact us to receive a quotation.

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