Late 2017 British company Sheen Instruments was acquired by TQC BV of The Netherlands.
Sheen Instruments has a history of over 70 years being manufacturers of laboratory equipment for the paint industry. TQC is a Dutch manufacturer of paint test equipment renowned for their innovative approach and ground breaking developments.
New TQC Sheen label
Both companies are joining forces now and the two brands are being merged in the new TQC Sheen label.
The new label represents perhaps the most extensive range of paint test equipment varying from a vast range of viscosity meters, automatic film applicators, scrub and scratch testers to gloss & colour meters, thickness gauges, drying time testers etc..
TQC Sheen group
TQC Sheen is headquartered in The Netherlands where the company’s production, logistics, application lab and R&D centre are housed near the city of Rotterdam. The TQC Sheen group has sales offices in Germany, the UK, Norway, USA, Italy, Singapore and South Korea and a network of dedicated distributors around the globe.
For special applications TQC Sheen has established the ‘special products service’. The close cooperation between the Technical Sales Department and the Research and Development department makes it possible to develop special products according to customer specification.
The paint and coatings market is the main playing field of TQC Sheen and their agents. TQC Sheen therefore feels obliged to contribute to the market with its expertise. TQC Sheen is an active member of ISO, NEN, DIN and ASTM. Together with representatives from other major market players. TQC Sheen tries to assist in keeping the paint related standards up to date, relevant and objective. In many occasions TQC Sheen plays a leading role. Mr Nico Frankhuizen for example is chairman of the Dutch ISO-Paint and Varnishes group (NEN).