Our History

30 years of pioneering possibility

Since 1992, Device Technologies has remained committed to providing Australian healthcare professionals with access to innovative, high-quality medical devices and solutions from around the world.

This year, we look back on three decades of growth and success, while focusing on a future of continuing to provide industry-leading innovation and service.

our History

From Humble Beginnings in 1990...

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 30 years, and Device Technologies has grown into one of the leading medical supply companies in the healthcare sector - with over 200 brands and 850 staff across Australia and New Zealand.



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


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


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


Device Technologies New Zealand commences operation.


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


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


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


Device Technologies acquires Healthcorp, Biomedex and Saniwaste.


Device Technologies performs the first STERIS Digital Theatre Install.


Device Technologies celebrates 20th anniversary.


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


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


Device Technologies acquires Reid Healthcare, Haines Medical and AHC Solutions.


Device Technologies acquires Pyramed and Westcoast Surgical and Medical Supplies.


Device Technologies is acquired by Navis Capital Partners.

Device Technologies acquires Matrix Surgical, HospEquip, DLC and Mentone Educational.


Device Technologies provides critical support during COVID-19 pandemic, across the ANZ region.

Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam offices opened.


Device Online, our digital product catalogue, and ecommerce platform is launched.

Philippines office opened.


Device Technologies turns 30.

Hong Kong office opened.