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Gallay is a leading supplier of both laboratory equipment & medical equipment with over 2,000 customers throughout Australia & New Zealand. Our quality management systems have been certified to ISO 9001:2015, providing our customers with peace of mind their equipment is supplied from a well established company.
Gallay’s origin stems from the family owned company established in 1965 by Mr Jan Vat initially based in North Melbourne when he imported the first Fully Automatic Laboratory Glassware Washing Machine from Switzerland. These laboratory glassware washers formed the early basis of the cleaning efficacy of instrumentation and glassware in wide ranging fields of application from hospitals, universities and other diverse industries.
Throughout the 70’s and 80’s Gallay expanded into importing other scientific instrumentation and also became a supplier of water treatment products & ductless fume cabinets in Australia. One type of air filtration system was the Endo Workstation; this system provided nurses with protection from the disinfectants used to manually clean the endoscopes.
In 1989 Peter Vat became Managing Director and the introduction of innovative products continued. The Gallay product offering was growing and to support this so was the service and support services of Gallay.
1995 saw the introduction of the Soluscope Endoscope reprocessor. This product changed the manner of disinfecting Endoscopes from a manual process to a fully automatic process of cleaning and high level disinfection.
Gallay’s products are in operation throughout Australia and New Zealand. This has necessitated the establishment of offices and service personnel in major cities such as Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in Australia, and Auckland and Christchurch in New Zealand. Our Head Office is located centrally in one of Melbourne's business districts with easy access to freeways thus enabling prompt service and distribution of goods.
Nowadays many Nursing Unit Managers in Endoscopy suites rely on the Gallay supplied Soluscope Reprocessors to sterilize their Endoscopes. CSSD Managers rely on the Gallay supplied Belimed Washers and Sterilizers giving them assurance that all the instrumentation is ready for use for the next operation. Many Laboratory managers will be reliant on Gallay supplied equipment such as Osmometers, Laboratory Autoclaves & Biological Safety Cabinets and many hospitals are now relying on the Gallay supplied surgical tracking system for thorough and comprehensive instrument management.
Gallay’s focus is to continue introducing the latest technology whilst providing high quality products to our Australian & New Zealand customers. We aim to build on our reputation for quality equipment with a ‘customer first’ approach.