History

The 2010s

2015 – Baxter Australia cited as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality from the Australian Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).

Baxter and Gambro integration concludes.

2012 - Baxter Australia awarded ‘Employer of Choice for Women’ citation by the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency.

Baxter’s new ANZ Headquarters officially opened at Toongabbie, NSW.

Baxter’s Pharmacy in Coorparoo, QLD, officially opened after upgrade and refurbishment.

2011 - Baxter’s Pharmacy in Brunswick, VIC, officially opened after upgrade and refurbishment.

Baxter officially opened new dedicated solutions preparation facility at Toongabbie, NSW.

2010 - Baxter Pharmacy Services opens in Christchurch, NZ.

The 2000s

2009 - Baxter Pharmacy Services opens in South Australia.

2005 - Baxter Pharmacy Services opens in Canningvale, WA.

2003 - Baxter Therapy Services dialysis centre opens in Kew, VIC.

Baxter Therapy Services dialysis centre opens in Greenslopes, QLD.

Sales and marketing office established in Baulkham Hills, NSW.

2002 - Baxter Therapy Services dialysis centre opens in Payneham, SA.

Warehousing facility opens in Wetherill Park, NSW.

2000 - Baxter Pharmacy Services in Brunswick, Melbourne, opens.

Baxter Australia opens the first Baxter Therapy Services Centre in Midland, WA.

NZ Pharmacy Business wins a Baxter Quality Award.

The 1990s

1999 - Baxter Pharmacy Services opens in Coorparoo, QLD.

Melbourne depot opens in Brunswick.

Baxter relocates its New Zealand head office in Auckland to a purpose built building at Vestey Drive, Mt Wellington and build a new pharmacy.

Sales, Marketing and Technical Services relocate to South Street, Rydalmere. Homecare and Customer Service rejoin team at Toongabbie.

1998 - Technical Services, Customer Service, Homecare and Sales relocate from the Toongabbie offices to new facility at St James Place, Seven Hills.

1997 - Baxter Australia wins third Baxter Quality Award.

Baxter Pharmacy Services opens at St Vincent’s Hospital, NSW.

Baxter Pharmacy Services opens in Waikato, NZ.

New Sales office and distribution centre opens in Canningvale, WA.

1996 - Brisbane sales and distribution facility opens.

Adelaide sales, customer service and distribution facility opens.

1993 - Baxter opens a sales office and distribution centre in Christchurch, New Zealand.

1992 - Baxter Australia wins second Baxter Quality Award for 1992/1993.

1991 - Baxter Australia wins Australian Quality Award and Baxter Quality Award.

Perth distribution facility opens.

The 1980s

1989 - New Zealand business stops production of sets and I.V solutions and relocates to Allright Place, Mt Wellington. The company continues with Pharmacy operations at this new facility.

1987 - Company name changes from Travenol to Baxter Healthcare Pty Ltd.

1986 - Travenol merges facilities nationally, relocating manufacturing from Balgowlah, NSW and administration/distribution from North Rocks, NSW to an expanded Toongabbie facility.

1983 - Toongabbie pharmacy opens in New South Wales.

1982 - First commercial Aseptic Compounding Unit opens in Auckland.

Also in 1982, Homecare, then known as Travacare is established as a support service for customers in the home.

1980 - New Zealand company is purchased by Travenol.

The 1970s

1973 - Operation for Travenol is moved to a modern production and administration complex at Old Toongabbie, New South Wales.

The 1960s

1969 - Baxter Australia purchases DHA and operates in its own right as Travenol Australia.

1965 - New Zealand expands product range to produce solution in glass ampoules.

1963 - Baxter Australia commences operations – a joint venture with Drug Houses of Australia (DHA), with a small range of quality products manufactured and serviced from several locations.

1962 - New Zealand company becomes McGaw Ethicals Ltd after joining with US company McGaw and relocates to Glen Innes, Auckland with over 160 staff.

Also in 1962 we begin making plastic sets in New Zealand.

1960 - Baxter New Zealand commences operations as Ethicals Ltd at O’Rouke Road, Penrose and begin making sterile intravenous solutions.