History


2015

EBOS acquires Red Seal, a leading New Zealand natural health products business in key segments including vitamins, minerals and supplements, herbal teas, non-fluoride toothpastes and functional foods including molasses and manuka honey.


2015

EBOS acquires ZEST, a leading healthcare communications business with extensive experience in medical education, digital solutions, patient services, strategic consultancy, health service development, research and evaluation.


2015

For the first time, EBOS Group revenues exceed NZ$6 billion.


2015

Onelink is awarded a 10 year contract with NSW Health to provide warehousing and distribution services for medical consumable products to all NSW public hospitals.


2014

EBOS acquires 100 per cent of Blackhawk Premium Pet Care Pty Limited, a premium pet care brand sold exclusively in Australian pet stores and veterinary clinics.


2014

Symbion Consumer Products and EBOS Healthcare (Consumer) merge to form a new business, Endeavour Consumer Health.


2014

EBOS Group attains a 25% share of Good Price Pharmacy Warehouse (GPPW), a successful discount format brand in the Australian pharmacy market.


2013

EBOS acquires Symbion, the leading pharmaceutical wholesaler in the combined pharmacy and hospital markets in Australia. As part of the acquisition EBOS also takes ownership of Lyppard, the number two veterinary wholesaler in Australia.


2012

Health Support and ProPharma Hospital merge to form Onelink, a new health supply chain provider in NZ.


2011

EBOS acquires Masterpet Corporation. Established in 1954, Masterpet is a successful animal care business in Australia and NZ. EBOS also acquires 50 per cent of the Animates pet store group.


2010

EBOS divests its portfolio of scientific businesses in NZ and Australia to the number two global scientific supply company based in the USA.


2008

EBOS Group revenues exceed $1 billion for the first time.


2007

EBOS acquires NZ pharmaceutical wholesaler ProPharma, and third party logistics provider Healthcare Logistics, from Zuellig.


2006

EBOS acquires leading NSW-based medical wholesaler Vital Medical Supplies, as well as the leading Tasmanian medical wholesaler Tasmed Pty Ltd, making EBOS the leading Australian medical wholesaler in the primary care market.


2006

EBOS Group continues to grow, attaining a Top 50 listing on the NZ Stock Exchange.


2005

EBOS takes on more scientific businesses, acquiring Global Science in New Zealand and Quantum Scientific in Australia and expanding its existing Medic Scientific business.


2002

EBOS acquires Nature’s Kiss including its hero retail brand, Anti-Flamme.


2002

EBOS completes the acquisition of Health Support Ltd (now Onelink). The business provides specialised logistics of medical consumables and pharmaceuticals for a number of NZ’s district health boards.


2000

EBOS acquires Medic Corporation – a sales and marketing organisation based in Wellington which specialises in representing medical, consumer, dental and scientific brands. The acquisition transforms EBOS into the largest independent healthcare supply company in NZ.


1999

EBOS Healthcare is formed. Representing healthcare suppliers and manufacturers, EBOS Healthcare markets and sells products across medical and retail channels in NZ.


1996

EBOS acquires the largest private medical wholesaler in NSW, Richard Thompson & Co, and enters the Australian market as a mainstream medical supplier.


1990

EBOS acquires Kempthorne Medical Supplies Ltd – NZ’s oldest medical company.


1989

EBOS commences trading in Australia as an orthopaedic specialist sales and marketing company.


1986

EBOS Group is born. EBOS Dental & Surgical Supplies Ltd officially becomes EBOS Group Ltd.


1967

Early Brothers Trading Co. Ltd and Oral Supplies merge, to provide medical and dental supplies to the New Zealand market.


1960

Early Bros Dental & Surgical Supplied Ltd is listed on the NZ Stock Exchange.


1954

The company's name is changed to Early Bros Dental & Surgical Supplies Ltd.


1922

Early Brothers Trading Co. Ltd is founded. Based in Christchurch, the company sells lamps for horse drawn carriages.