C.R. Kennedy is Australia's foremost importer and distributor of photographic, medical, CCTV and survey equipment.
Our head office and main warehouse is located in Melbourne, with branch offices and warehouses in Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane.
C.R. Kennedy (NZ) Ltd. is based in Auckland and offers full representation throughout New Zealand.
Through this network, C.R. Kennedy provides full distribution and representation throughout the Australasian region.
Founded in 1934 by Clement Robertson Kennedy, the company began by importing a variety of photographic and optical lines from Germany and Italy.
Our close and enduring relationship with Pentax began in 1954 when we became the distributors for Asahi Pentax. In fact, we are the first and oldest distributors in the world for Pentax. Around the same time, we also became distributors for Elmo. LPL came soon after.
We have over fifty years of unbroken trading relationships with some of our Japanese trading partners and we are now entering into the third generation with many of our family company suppliers.
In 1969, we entered the surveying market when we were appointed to handle the Fuji agency (which later became Pentax). Our survey division handles equipment such as levels, theodolites, and electronic distance measuring equipment, and has steadily grown to achieve dominance in the survey market in Australia.
In 1975 our founder's son, Malcolm Kennedy, became Chairman and Managing Director.
Our Medical Division was established in 1981 selling a complete range of Pentax Flexible Fibreoptic and Video Endoscopes.