LR Instruments | About LR Instruments - A subsidiary of the Paragon Care Group
LR Instruments are an Australian supplier of medical products and surgical instruments. LR Instruments source the highest quality medical products and surgical instruments from respected suppliers.
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ABOUT LR INSTRUMENTS

LR Instruments, Richards Medical, Liberty Health and Unikits are now part of the Paragon Care Group.

 

LR Instruments are continuing to operate with the same level of service that has been the basis of this business for the past 32+ years, under the name Paragon Care Group Pty Ltd trading as LR Instruments.

 

LR Instruments brand is constantly seeking new and improved products suitable to the Australian and overseas markets and continue to expand both our product range (now well over 27000 lines) and customer base which at present is in excess of 1700 Australia wide and includes the Asia Pacific region. We also strive to maintain a high level of customer service and product satisfaction which has been adopted by the Paragon Care Group.

 

As a result, we endeavour to dispatch all consignments within one working day of receiving an order (depending on stock availability) and offer an unconditional guarantee on all product lines against faulty materials and workmanship.

 

Paragon Care continues to build it’s strong representation within the following healthcare markets:

  • Acute Care
  • Aged Care
  • Community Care
  • Primary Care
  • Materials Handling
  • Specialised Manufacturing
  • Consumables

 

For further information about Paragon Care Group Pty Ltd, please refer to the corporate website at paragoncare.com.au.

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Visit the Paragon Care website for a more intensive selection of devices, consumables and services that are now offered.

PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE

Our extensive knowledge and skill base have enabled us to become leaders in our field supplying healthcare providers, medical practices and the general public with medical equipment completed with minimal delay.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

As a quality assured organisation to ISO 9001, we undertake work to Australian Standards as well as manufacturers recommendations and policies. We have invested considerable resources in order to maintain a continuous high level of service within the ISO guidelines.

INCREASED RESOURCES

Being a major part of the Paragon Care Group will allow us to grow and better serve our partners and customers into the future, with increased resources and access to new skills, technologies and products.

HISTORY OF LR INSTRUMENTS

In July 1982, Lionel Richards decided to set up a medical supply company to supply surgical and medical equipment to the trade at a competitive price. Our beginnings were humble with a chair, a kitchen table, two Visacards at $1,000.00 each and a rusted out Falcon car. First years turnover was $66,258.00.

 

We moved into our first warehouse at 651 Waterdale Road Heidelberg in 1984 and then onto Korong Road in 1986. From 1982 to 1990 we shared the warehouses with transport companies owned by Lionel’s brothers. L.R. Instruments was only in a small corner of their warehouses.

 

In 1990 L.R. Instruments moved into its first warehouse on its own in Ringwood. At this time we had 3 employees including Lionel Richards. Over the next few years, the company grew at an annual rate of 27%, going from a very small company into a medium size one. By 2000, there were 8 staff working, 6 in Melbourne, 1 in Sydney and 1 in Queensland.

 

In 2004, due to the rapid expansion of the company, we had to move out of Unit 2-160 New Street into a larger warehouse at Unit 7-100 New Street Ringwood. We moved from a 300 sq metre warehouse into a 1,600 sq metre warehouse. This was a great move for us, as it gave us room to expand.

 

In 2006 L.R. Instruments Pty Ltd established its first office in New Zealand and employed 2 staff in this office. L.R. Instruments Pty Ltd at the time of sale employed 20 people in Australia and New Zealand.

 

In January 2014 LR Instruments were acquired by Paragon Care Group and in November 2016 moved to the new Head Office set up at Scoresby combining the Group’s businesses of Axis Health, Iona Medial, GM Medical, Rapini, LR Instruments and Richards Medical.

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