Our History

Y180716_HISTORY-TIMELINE-MAP-01 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 2000 1990 1970 1900
1918 - Formation of the Country Hospital Association (’CHA’)
1920 - Formation of the Metropolitan Hospitals Association (’MHA’)
1938 - Registration of the Victorian Hospitals Association (’VHA’) with equal number of CHA & VHA members appointed to board
1978 - Formation of Clifford Hallam Pharmaceuticals (’CHP’) by Chevel Coonan and Clifford Skiller
1974 -Amalgamation of the VHA, MHA and CHA
1998 - VHA changes its name to the Victorian Healthcare Association. In the same year, Hospital Supplies Australia ('HSA') is established
1997 - Spotless acquires CHP
2001 - Acquisition of HSA by API
2005 - API forms a joint venture with ABN AMRO to acquire HSA and CHP, renaming the combined business - 'Clifford Hallam Healthcare'
2008 - CH2 acquires Cottman Australia. Allegro Funds takes over management of ABN AMRO’s portfolio
2009 -RHC and CH2 partner on the supply and distribution of pharmaceuticals & medical consumables
2010 - CH2 acquires Intouch Direct to expand offering into the growing Aged Care & Community sector
2014 - CH2 acquires Elders Vet Suppliers to strengthen its offering into the Veterinary sector 2014 - RHC and CH2 renew their partnership
2015 - Long term shareholders David Collins and Peter Lacaze increase their ownership to 100% of the business.
2016 - CH2 acquires TCS to expand the growing Private Label Business
2017 - Granted CSODistribution.
2018 - Full Line SupplyRetail Pharmacy