Having formed Vaughan Industries Limited – a company to develop various electronic products – the brothers were approached in 1991 by Water Care Technology Ltd to develop a new kind of electronic descaling device.
With an analogue device already on the market, Water Care Technology (WCT) recognised that larger industrial facilities suffered from scale and were paying large sums of money for water treatment. With pipe sizes only set to increase, WCT looked to commission the development of a higher-powered unit.
After various attempts with limited success, WCT eventually turned to Simon and Mark at Vaughan Industries… and this led to the launch of the first, industrial digital de-scaler. The product worked well, with WCT and Vaughan Industries joining under a five-year exclusivity agreement using the Scale Ban name.