About Orthopaedic Suppliers
More About Us:
Orthopaedic Suppliers has grown steadily over the years to become a premier Orthotic and Prosthetic Wholesale Facility in Southern Africa. We are a founder member of A.O.P.P.P. (Association of Orthotic and Prosthetic Private Practitioners), now South African Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (S.A.O.P.A.), and a member of the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce.
There Are Three Main Parts To Our Company:
Our Wholesale Division is responsible for the marketing of our imported and locally produced products.
Our Product Development team is always involved in designing, improving and perfecting products for distribution. Quality control and cost-effective products are as important to us as they are to our customers.
The History Of Orthopaedic Suppliers:
Orthopaedic Suppliers was started in 1965 by Mr. Aldo Bachetti. To date, Orthopaedic Suppliers is the longest surviving Orthotic and Prosthetic company still trading under it’s original name.
In 1967 Messrs Frank Dreyer and Mark Hancock purchased Orthopaedic Suppliers (Pty) Ltd. from Mr. Bachetti. In 1969 after a visit from Mr. Ted Greene, son of the owner of United States Manufacturing Company – USMC, it was arranged that Orthopaedic Suppliers would represent USMC in South Africa and this started the wholesale side of Orthopaedic Suppliers.
In 1972, Mr. Hancock sold his share of Orthopaedic Suppliers to Mr. Dreyer.
In 1987 Mr. Dreyer sold his interest to a consortium of six Orthotic and Prosthetic practitioners managed by Mr. Errol Lishman.
Over the years, all the consortium members were bought out leaving Mr. Lishman as managing member and Mr. Giel Bezuidenhout as managing financial officer.
In 1989 the existing patient-care facility was sold off and Orthopaedic Suppliers became a pure Orthotic and Prosthetic wholesale company. Mr. Lishman and his team added many other quality agencies to the portfolio of companies represented.
Orthopaedic Suppliers Today
In 2003, Mr. Lishman bought Mr. Bezuidenhout out and the company was owned by Mr. Errol Lishman (managing), Mrs. Ann Lishman (administration), Mrs. Carla Potgieter (marketing) and Mrs. Antoinette Singh (Stock Control).
In November 2003 Mr. Lishman left Orthopaedic Suppliers to pursue a yachting career leaving Mrs. Ann Lishman as Managing Member.