Arthur Warner (1863 - 1918) appears to have been the managing partner during the firm's early years. Mr Warner was also president of the St Kilda Sports Club five times. He represented Victoria in a number of interstate bowls competitions, both at home and on tour.
As well as being a founder of our company, George Webster (1865 - 1951) was a pastoralist who lived at Portarlington. He was a Bellarine Shire Councillor, representing Paywit Riding between 1989 and 1906. Cr Webster also served as Shire President from 1901 to 1903.
|2018||Warner & Webster is acquired by EBOS Group Ltd, the largest and most diversified Australasian marketer, wholesaler and distributor of healthcare, medical and pharmaceutical products.|
|2017||Warner & Webster continues to expand in the aged care market, with the acquisition of Health Care at Home, a consumer aged care supplier supporting clients across Melbourne.|
|2016||Warner & Webster and Gildana Health Care's continuing expansion lead both brands to come together and establish a new 5,000m² warehouse located in Hamilton Street, Oakleigh.|
|2015||Warner & Webster enters the aged care market following the acquisition of Gildana Health Care, an established wholesaler serving aged care facilities across Melbourne and Victoria.|
|2014||Our South Australian expansion gathers pace, as Warner & Webster's Adelaide office relocates to the new SA warehouse in Beverley.|
|2013||Warner & Webster begins a targeted expansion into the South Australian market, establishing our first Adelaide office.|
|2005||Warner & Webster move to Chapel Street, St Kilda.|
|1995||Gildana Health Care first begins operation.|
|1994||Health Care at Home first begins operation.|
|1989||Warner & Webster is acquired by Ian Ross and his uncle retires.|
|1980||Warner & Webster move to Inkerman Street, St Kilda.|
|1965||Warner & Webster is acquired by post-war Polish migrant George Ross, who folds his own medical supply company into the business.|
|1961||Warner & Webster is incorporated as a proprietary limited company.|
|1951||George Webster passes away, aged 86.|
Arthur Warner passes away, aged 55.
His son, Samuel Arthur Warner, continues the family's partnership with George Webster.
|1905||Warner & Webster has begun producing electrical devices, and are manufacturing x-ray machines, making batteries to order, and producing other electrical equipment for the modern surgeon.|
|1903||Now trading from Swanston Street, Warner & Webster has expanded the business to include the manufacture of artificial limbs, support trusses, and wheelchairs.|
Earliest discovered evidence of the business.
Messrs Warner & Webster are already a well-established manufacturer and importer of surgical instruments, trading from Little Collins Street, Melbourne.
|The late 1800s||We currently believe that Arthur Warner and George Webster began their partnership sometime between 1885 and 1899.|