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Our History

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Founded in 1989 to offer a local alternative to expensive imported laboratory chemicals, ChemSupply Australia has grown through our commitment to quality — both in product consistency, and in service excellence.

Our founders
Geoff Goss (founding Director) and Steve Morgan, both long term major shareholders, are still actively involved in the business today.

Across the next three decades, we expanded our capacity to manufacture and supply an ever-wider range of chemicals to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse mix of client applications.

More recently, we have also invested in the acquisition of well-renowned businesses manufacturing specialist products.

It’s a strategy that has helped us to broaden our offer and allow us to continue our growth. It’s also enabled us to add ISO22000 Food Safety Management and ISO13485 Medical Device Manufacturing standards to our ISO9001 Quality Management System accreditation.

The formation of our business units in 2020 represents the next phase of our development as we position ChemSupply Australia for further future success.

Our history timeline

1989
Chem-Supply founded
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1992
First Education Distributor appointed
1993
First official supplier Agency signed (now over 15 global brands represented)
1995
First Laboratory Distributor appointed
1996
Business Segmented into dedicated Laboratory” and Specialty” Divisions
1998
Relocated to Gillman site of 26,500 sqm, enabling significant capacity for growth
1998
Chem-Supply achieved ISO 9001 quality management standard
2002
New Chem-Supply logo
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2009
Chem-Supply logo evolution
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2011
First Vision & Values created
2015
Kinetik acquired [est. 1987]
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2015
Royal Park Calsol operation transitioned from CHR Hansen [est. 1982]
2016
ACR acquired [Roache Analysts est. 1949, ACR brand introduced 1989]
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2017
New Kinetik logo
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2018
Australian Biostain acquired [est. 1988]
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2018
Amber Scientific acquired [est. 1992]
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2020
New corporate and business unit branding
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2020
New Australian Biostain branding
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