The Atherton family.

World leaders in
sterilization &
infection control.

Innovation that improves lives.

Our History

Atherton is a world leader in sterilization equipment and infection control products for the hospital, medical and scientific industries.

With the experience of more than 130 years of innovation and technological design, our complete range of products for the healthcare industry are built to the highest quality standards and made for ease of use.

Founded in 1889 in Melbourne by Fred Atherton, A.E. Atherton & Sons Pty Ltd (Atherton) was initially established as a plumbing firm. In the early 1900s, the company expanded to include mechanical services like heating and ventilation, hot water systems and boiling water sterilizers.

With innovation always at our heart, by the mid-fifties, Atherton had entered the domain of stainless steel fabrication. Combining this with our knowledge of traditional plumbing along with our mechanical services capabilities, we were able to bring modern air-conditioning systems, commercial food service fit outs, laboratory and mortuary benching, autopsy tables, down draught benches and scrub sinks into our range of specialist products.

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It was our dedication to continuous improvement that saw Atherton design and manufacture an extensive range of hospital and institutional pressure steam sterilizers as well as a wide range of allied health care industry products like drying, warming and storage cabinets and steam generators.

Today, we continue to be a global leader in bringing the latest infection control products to the hospital, medical and scientific industries. Our market coverage has extended from Melbourne to include the rest of Australia and Asia with established agents in New Zealand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei and the Phillipines.

We’re Australia’s only manufacturer of medium to large infection control equipment and have maintained our standard of excellence by achieving ISO-9001 and ISO-13485 accreditations for quality. And we’re still proudly owned and operated by the fifth generation of the Atherton family.

Why Atherton?

What it means when you choose Atherton?


Australian Innovation

Innovation that improves lives is at the centre of everything we do. We are Australia’s only manufacturer of medium to large infection control equipment and committed to remaining at the forefront of product and service development by applying the latest technology in our field. We’re proudly Australian designed, manufactured and privately owned since 1889.



Our customer service delivery and ongoing maintenance support is second to none. And with support centres throughout Australia, you’ll have access to after-sales maintenance and technical support whenever and wherever you need it, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Atherton’s experienced team of support and service technicians will help you keep your equipment working how it should, leave it gleaming and provide a full service history report so you’ll always now how your equipment is performing.

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We understand how important it is that our products and service delivery are of the highest standards. We’ve built a reputation for quality and reliability and that’s because while our technology is at the cutting edge of innovation, we don’t cut corners when it comes to performance.

We offer a range of sizes, specifications and customisable features to meet a huge variety of needs and our industry leading standards are backed by the ISO-9001 accreditation for quality.

Who we are

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