About Us

LabVac and Angus Willis

My experience in the field of vacuum engineering, and in particular the laboratory disciplines of chemistry and life science, charts a progression during which I have formed, developed and sold two companies and built well respected brands. I have worked in sales, marketing, service and new product development, both as an employee and as owner and managing director.

Vacuum and Industrial Products (Creative Group)

I began working in the field of vacuum engineering in 1992, with V&IP, an official agent for BOC Edwards. This provided my formal training at the Edwards School of Vacuum in Crawley.

Ultimate Vacuum Ltd.

I formed UVL in 1996, introducing product lines imported from Europe, most notably Saskia Hochvakuum of Ilmenau, Germany, and their brand name Ilmvac.

Ilmvac (UK) Ltd.

In 1999 Saskia changed it's name to Ilmvac with a view to better exploit export markets. I formed the first export company in the UK in this year. This led to the expansion of sales to OEM and dealer channels, making Ilmvac a recognized brand in laboratory products, as well as the manufacturing power behind Fisherbrand and VWR private label vacuum pump ranges.

Gardner Denver Inc.

Following a decade of rapid growth and now comprising the German and UK operations, plus companies in China and USA, Ilmvac was sold to Gardner Denver Inc. in 2010. As a $2 billion public corporation, GDI required me to develop an additional skill set, working in the global management team for the newly formed Welch-Ilmvac. I spent three years with Gardner Denver, consolidating the marketing of both lines into the major laboratories and dealers in Europe.

Laboratory Vacuum Services Ltd.

LabVac represents a return to my core activities, bringing together the unique experience I have gained through the stages of my career to date. At the core of LabVac lies my own desire to provide excellent service, backed by first rate application and product knowledge, to the mutual benefit of the customer and the company. Openness and honesty are the basis of my business practices, and my own desire to continue learning through experience make LabVac the obvious choice for me.

LabVac has grown and developed, remaining focused on Chemistry and Life Science laboratories in the University and Pharma sectors.

2017 Expansion

In 2017 LabVac relocated to new 300 square metre facility to enable further expansion of the business. We also add additional vehicles which ensure we can safely transport pumps for service.

2021 Expansion

Despite the difficult conditions which we all face during this period, Labvac continues to expand, adding new tooling for parts cleaning and preparation as well as additional space for spares and storage. Through these constant improvements to our facilities we maintain our commitment as a leading service centre for laboratory vacuum equipment.


Business privacy policy

This privacy policy sets out how Laboratory Vacuum Services Ltd uses and protects any information that you give Laboratory Vacuum Services Ltd when you use this website.

Laboratory Vacuum Services Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website,

then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Laboratory Vacuum Services Ltd may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

This policy is effective from 17/03/2014.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

· name and job title

· contact information including email address

· demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests

· other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

· information required to transact payments for goods and services

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

· Internal record keeping.

· We may use the information to improve our products and services.

· We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have


· From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to

customise the website according to your interests.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures

to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website.

Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.

You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

· whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing


· if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at info@labvac.net

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you

promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on

you please write to [address].

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information

found to be incorrect.