Rob manufactured a range of chair raisers that you could put onto the bottom of existing chairs to raise them and make them easier to get out of. He had welded some on the bottom of a chair and found it helped him, so thought it could help others. Unfortunately, he soon discovered the market was saturated with similar products. But along the way, he met Geoff Belleville who asked if Rob would be interested in selling some wheelchairs for him in Swan Hill and Mildura. He borrowed a trailer and hit the road visiting hospitals, aged care homes and OT departments.
Country Care Group is a big business with small beginnings.
From humble beginnings, the Country Care Group history is rich in experience and grounded in community and family. Founded from realising the need for mobility support, Founder and CEO Robert Hogan, wanted to ensure assistive products and services for people living with disability and/or injury were accessible, approachable and far reaching, from metro to rural and every town in between.
The Country Care Group timeline maps the remarkable steps one company, one family and an entire team has taken to provide innovative healthcare solutions to a vast community of people.
After about 6 months, Rob moved to Mildura and set up a small shop, the first Country Care Group store.
After a few hard years of work, the business was starting to flourish. Rob’s father started with him as a travelling salesman, the same way Rob had started in the Mildura area and the business continued to grow. A few years later, Rob’s sister came on board and they opened the Bendigo store.
Country Care Group business as a whole, continued to develop and in 2004 it was successful in gaining the DVA (Department of Veterans’ Affairs) Victorian state-based contract. This was an amazing achievement. A country business located in a rural city running a state-based contract.
After establishing that Rob and his family team could successfully maintain and manage large scale contracts. Country Care Group continued to grow and receive more and more state contracts, eventually being awarded and entrusted with the national DVA contract. From one tiny little store in Mildura, Country Care Group has now grown to 11 company-owned stores and 70 member stores right around Australia. Country Care Group also has acquired multiple manufacturing businesses, bringing many Australian made products to market.
Acquiring Tubalco Manufacturing an Adelaide based business supplying standard and customised models of shower commodes, Country Care Group expands it’s ability in being able to modify products to meet the needs of the customer efficiently.
One of Australia’s largest manufacturer and importer of healthcare equipment, distributing nationally since 1975. The acquisition of K Care Healthcare Solutions enables keeping manufacturing in Australia, providing local job opportunities and immediate service and innovation of products