Events That Defined Us
Stephen Jones joins Obex as Product Specialist in Anaesthesia/Critical Care. AMS becomes one of our supply partners and annual sales hit $1m for the first time. Obex sponsors the inaugural CRISP (Cardiology, Radiology, Interventional, Special Procedure Nurses) Nurses Meeting is held.
Bill and Gayle Cook who founded Cook Medical visit New Zealand to meet New Zealand customers
Greenlane purchases first tissue valve from Obex. Obex part of the investigation team lead by Sir Brian Barratt Boyes for Medtronic Intact Heart Valve clinical trial. First Medtronic heart valve sold.
Obex sponsors the inaugural Tongariro Cardiac Surgery meeting.
Obex sponsors the inaugural Vascular Society meeting in Wairakei with Key Guest Speaker Dr Colin Strachan, Brighton, UK.
Obex celebrates first 10 years.
Obex moves to new premises at 303 Manukau Road,, Epsom. Salzmann Medico joins the Obex family with introduction of Venosan Medical Compression Stockings.
Obex support first Endoluminal procedure at Auckland Hospital with Cook technology.
Obex celebrates achieving annual revenue sales of $10m for the first time.
Obex becomes a foundation member of the Independent Medical Distributors (IMD) Group.
Obex partners with Given Imaging from Israel to introduce Pillcam to the NZ market and the first capsule endoscopy case takes place.
Obex celebrates 20 years.
Obex is awarded 3rd Place in the JRA Best Places To Work in New Zealand Survey and employs 25 staff.
Pieter Wijnhoud is appointed as first CEO for Obex Medical
Obex celebrates 25 years. A separate Obex Logistics Centre is opened at Boston Road, Mt Eden.
Obex Conference and Education Centre is opened. Obex is awarded the JRA Best Workplaces Five-Year League Award for consistently ranking as one of New Zealand’s Best Workplaces.
Cook Group Founder William A Cook dies at 80.
Obex opens purpose built Warehouse and Logistics facility in Great South Road, Penrose.
Obex celebrates 30 Years.
The Growth Fund partners with Obex’s Founders and management team to pursue the opportunities available to the business both in New Zealand and Australia.
Obex acquires Pacific Surgical Ltd.
Obex Sales & Marketing Conference, celebrating 35 years.
Obex acquires Surgico Medical & Surgical Ltd.
Obex acquires Downs Distributors Ltd.
Obex and Downs Distributors first joint sales and marketing meeting.
Obex moves to Bupa House, Carlton Gore Road, Newmarket.
Bunzl Group acquires Obex Medical
Bunzl plc, Obex’s parent company acquires Toomac Holdings Ltd.
Obex celebrates 40 years.
Pieter Wijnhoud (MD, Obex) with Frank van Zanten (CEO, Bunzl plc).