LR Instruments | About LR Instruments - A brand of Axis Health
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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LR Instruments, Richards Medical and Unikits are now part of Axis Health.


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 Axis Health.


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.


Axis Health 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 Axis Health, please refer to the corporate website at


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


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.


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.


Being a major part of Axis Health allows us to grow and better serve our partners and customers into the future, with increased resources and access to new skills, technologies and products.


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 was acquired by Paragon Care Group and in November 2016.


In June 2019, LR Instruments was acquired by Axis Health, Axis Health, a multidisciplinary medical supplies business offering surgical instruments, diagnostic equipment, air management and an extensive range of consumable medical products. The head office for LR Instruments was established in Mount Waverley, Victoria.




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