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From Humblie Beginnings in 1990...

our History

The Device Technologies story began between four close friends with a united vision – to make a difference in the medical technology and supplies arena.

With big dreams, and extensive experience in their respective fields, it was to be their greatest challenge, but the foursome was determined to make it a success. With their wives playing instrumental roles in the company’s early days, it was unanimously voted that Peter Ord would fill the role of CEO and that Kevin Ryan, Bill Walker and John McQuillan would combine to create the small yet highly experienced sales force.

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With no investors, Kevin and Bill put their family homes on the line to fund the project, while the third bedroom of Bill’s family home in Leichhardt was used as their office, with the garage serving as their warehouse.

In their second year, their product range showed promising growth and the newly named Device Technologies Australia was spawned. Now an ever-expanding corporation, this was the humble beginning of Device Technologies Australia.

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Fast forward 27 years, and Device Technologies has grown into one of the leading medical supply companies in the healthcare sector - with over 100 brands and 600 staff across Australia and New Zealand.

A TIME LINE OF ACHIEVEMENTS

1992

Device Technologies four founders established as an orthopaedic joint replacement specialist company.

1993

Device Technologies gains exclusive distribution rights to the new sterilisation system, STERIS SYSTEM 1®.

1994

Device Technologies becomes the exclusive distributor of Arthrex® - arthroscopic orthopaedic surgical instruments and implants.

1996

Device Technologies develops a full time Tech/Regulatory Affairs team and now contributes to the industry forums on changing legislation and protocols.

2000

Device Technologies New Zealand commences operation.

2003

Device Technologies acquires the surgical and diagnostic business, OPSM Instruments.

2004

Device Technologies is appointed exclusive distributor in Australia and New Zealand for the revolutionary da Vinci® Robotic Surgical system from Intuitive Surgical.

2006

Device Technologies announces a strategic investment in the highly regarded Optical Manufacturers (OMF).

2008

Device Technologies acquires Healthcorp, Biomedex and Saniwaste.

2010

Device Technologies is behind the world’s first complete artificial heart implant.

2011

Device Technologies performs the first STERIS Digital Theatre Install.

2012

Device Technologies celebrates 20th anniversary.

2015

Device Technologies wins largest tender of $45 million with Queensland Ambulance Corpuls Defibrillator deal.

2016

Over 50 da Vinci® Surgical Systems are installed across Australia and New Zealand.

2017

Device Technologies acquires Reid Healthcare and Haines Medical.