About Us

In 2009, the Company became Chemcare Group Ltd to better reflect its current structure.

Through previous companies, Chemcare can trace its origins back as far as 1910. For many years, Chemcare’s core business was in retail/wholesale Pharmaceuticals; however in 2008 Chemcare added the high profile brands of Andersons Foodland, Fredi's Famili Stoa, and Rabtrad to its portfolio, giving the Company great exposure to the retail and wholesale dry goods and fresh food sectors throughout the country. In 2016 Fredi's Famili Stoa rebranded to become Andersons Express and Printfast was added to the Group. In 2017 Morobe Bakery was added.

For specific information relating to the history of the company, please contact us via the Contact Us page.

In memory of Kerry McDonough – Managing Director, Chemcare Group Ltd

Kerry McDonough graduated in December 1968 from the University of Queensland, with a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree. He registered as a Pharmacist in Queensland in December 1969 and started his career in Brisbane before taking a management role at a Pharmacy on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, where he remained until 1974.  In August of that year, Kerry moved with his wife and their two daughters to Madang, where he managed Madang Pharmacy.

It was in 1980 that Kerry became a shareholder and Director of Morobe Pharmacies Pty Ltd, now Chemcare Group Ltd.  

During his time spent in Lae, Kerry had been very active within the Community as a former Member of Bulae International School Board, a former Member of the Huon Club Board, including Past President and Life Membership. Kerry was Co-Instigator and Inaugural President and long time Board Member of SCRUM (Supporters Club of Rugby Union in Morobe), and an Inaugural Member of the Pharmacy Board of PNG, where he represented the Private Sector for 10 years. Kerry was awarded a PNG Silver Jubilee Medal.

Kerry enjoyed spending down time with his friends at the Huon Club and had a keen interest in his grandchildren, rugby and horse racing. He Unfortunately passed away suddenly in his Brisbane home in 2020.