Mediquip Early 2024 Events
See Mediquip at an upcoming event…
24–28: Ottawa 21st Conference on the Assessment of Competence in Medicine and the Healthcare Professions, Melbourne VIC
1−3: SONIC 2024 Conference by Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Group EMUG, Terrigal NSW
21−23: ADX Sydney, Booth 72, Sydney NSW
10−12: APHA 41st National Congress, Australian Private Hospitals Association, Gold Coast Qld
3−7: ANZCA ASM, Brisbane Qld
Mediquip Acquires Medical Plus ANZ
Mediquip has acquired the Australia and New Zealand businesses of leading veterinary imaging provider Medical Plus. Mediquip CEO Daniel Berndt said Medical Plus’ holistic approach including sales, installation and ongoing service and technical support provides terrific synergies with Mediquip’s veterinary business MQ Vet.
“Welcoming Medical Plus Australia and New Zealand as part of Mediquip not only provides existing Medical Plus customers with a stronger support network, but also will help make world-leading veterinary imaging solutions more accessible to local vets.”
Medical Plus Group owner Andreas Winterhalter said becoming part of Mediquip across ANZ with access to Mediquip’s resources opens great opportunity to scale the local business and enhance services for veterinary professionals.
“Over the past couple of decades, Medical Plus has been delivering the latest in diagnostic imaging technology to make veterinary care and diagnosis a simpler process for vets with a range of ultrasound, x-ray, fluoroscopy, CT and MRI systems from some of the world’s leading manufacturers.
“Veterinary hospitals are enhancing their in-house advanced diagnostics with our fluoroscope, CT and MRI systems to assist with a range of applications including orthopaedic, lung, brain, spinal and trauma cases.”
Medical Plus ANZ will now operate as part of Mediquip, which launched in 1983 providing servicing of medical equipment. Mediquip’s technical team and field service engineers remain core to its position today as a diversified medical business across sales and service, with offices around Australia and support into New Zealand.
Mediquip’s veterinary business MQ Vet has built a strong reputation over several decades, particularly in oxygen generation, medical gas, anaesthesia, sterilisation, fit out and project management.
Andreas said he and his team look forward to continuing to grow Medical Plus ANZ as part of Mediquip, and will continue supporting invaluable veterinary imaging workshops.
Medical Plus entities in countries outside of Australia and New Zealand are not part of the Mediquip acquisition, and remain under Medical Plus Group.
Medical Plus ANZ day to day operations and contact details remain the same:
Australia: T 03 9399 4987, 1/60 Lillee Crescent Tullamarine, Victoria 3043
New Zealand: T 64 9275 8205, Level 1, 76 Montgomerie Rd, Airport Oaks Mangere
Mediquip Still Scaling Up After 40 Years
Since starting as a service business for medical gas and resuscitation equipment in 1983, Mediquip’s service backbone has provided strong foundations for its growth into a diversified medical business across service, equipment and consumables. From a one-man band with a passion for great customer service and technical excellence, as Mediquip marks its 40th anniversary it has over 90 team members around Australia working across healthcare, simulation, service, dental – and its veterinary business MQ Vet.
Top L: Kurt Hogan with his Dad’s company vehicle early 80s. Top R: Founder Mike Hogan with business partners Glen Raines and Kurt Hogan. Below: Around a third of the current Mediquip team.
Kurt Hogan – who was the company’s first full-time employee working for his dad Mike, the founder – said he believes the team’s commitment to providing great solutions for customers and making sure they’re left satisfied is what’s allowed Mediquip’s solid consistent growth over the decades.
“From the early days servicing south-east Queensland small businesses, we acquired service businesses around Australia and opened offices in other states, and now have field service engineers within two hours drive of 90% of Australia’s population,” Kurt said.
Glen Raines became a partner in Mediquip in 2004, bringing his wealth of experience in technical servicing, expanding the business into biomedical and growing its product portfolio in healthcare, simulation and veterinary.
“There were a lot of companies importing medical equipment but they didn’t know how to service and maintain it. So around 2007 we started securing our own agencies for leading manufacturers from around the world.
“With our service base came sales – people trust people who service their equipment and they look to them for advice. And Mediquip is there for follow up, committed to sorting out issues and for support and advice,” Glen said.
Mediquip now has a very diverse portfolio, with particular strengths in CSSD / sterilisation, medical gas equipment and consumables, gas control and engineering, nitrous oxide sedation, medical lighting and simulation.
CEO Daniel Berndt, who joined Mediquip around 18 months ago, said as the company looks forward to accelerated growth, it will continue to be known for authenticity and as a solutions provider.
“As we grow our team and introduce more technology-led products, we’re committed to prioritising relationship and technical support,” said Dan.
“We’ll be scaling our business to support more customers with more solutions and are motivated to help support our healthcare partners to achieve greater efficiencies and better clinical outcomes, and to provide excellent after-sales support.”