About us

Our Company

We are a distribution company that cares not just about the products we sell but about the lives of the people who use them;

The people who work to provide them to our customers, shoppers and consumers as well as those in the communities in which we operate our businesses.

As a result, we commit ourselves to selling only products or services that we will personally use for our own families – it’s not always about profit.

We realize that our business can be a force for good in making people’s lives a little bit better and we take that responsibility very seriously.
This has shaped our corporate priorities and values, influencing every aspect of our commercial operations.
We believe that our job is not just to meet the needs of our stakeholders, but to provide them with such exceptional service that they are left in amazement at the quality of the experience.

Our Vision

We are a distribution company that cares not just about the products we sell but about the lives of the people who use them;

The people who work to provide them to our customers, shoppers and consumers as well as those in the communities in which we operate our businesses.

As a result, we commit ourselves to selling only products or services that we will personally use for our own families – it’s not always about profit.

We realize that our business can be a force for good in making people’s lives a little bit better and we take that responsibility very seriously.
This has shaped our corporate priorities and values, influencing every aspect of our commercial operations.
We believe that our job is not just to meet the needs of our stakeholders, but to provide them with such exceptional service that they are left in amazement at the quality of the experience.

Our Capability

We can accommodate up to 150,000 sq ft of warehousing and distribution capacity.

We can:
1. Handle up to 10 containers per day for both export and import
2. Guarantee turnaround time of 2 hours from order to delivery
3. Process emergency deliveries 24/7 and hospital specific emergency orders in 3 hours
4. Handle a large volume of chilled and frozen
5. Provide sales and distribution data using state of the art warehousing/ accounting system to provide Real time

  • Inventory and supply chain management,
  • Directed picking, replenishment and put away.
  • Expiry and lot number control reporting
  • Sales and distribution information for any lot number sold.

Our History -Serving Since 1948

AA LAQUIS (AAL) is a diverse, multi-sector Healthcare Distribution company based in Trinidad and with separate distribution centres in both Barbados and Jamaica. We are the largest medical supply company in the English speaking Caribbean, providing Medical and Hospital equipment and supplies to Healthcare institutions and Governments in these territories.

Started in 1948, AAL represents some of the leading global Medical, Dental, HSSE and Consumer Healthcare brands that together support the company’s thrust to bring World-class Healthcare to the Caribbean.

The most visible presence of AA LAQUIS is our nationwide chain of retail stores, aptly named HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS.

At AA LAQUIS HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS stores, we provide all your Home Healthcare needs for Bathroom Safety, Wound Care, Respiratory Therapy, Blood glucose and blood pressure monitoring supplies, Compression and Orthopedic supports, Mobility aids such as walkers, canes, wheelchairs, Pillows for support and nursing, as well as convalescent patient beds and supplies. Come see us at any of our 6 locations in Trinidad and Tobago and our experienced, helpful Healthcare Advisors will be delighted to help you LIVE WELL WITH AA LAQUIS! At AA LAQUIS, we take our motto very seriously – ‘ It’s More than Products, it’s People’s Lives.’ 

Taking Good Care Of Caribbean People
Has Always Been at the forefront of the AA LAQUIS business.

We are one of the largest indigenous companies that enhance the quality of lives within our regional community. Started in 1948 as a haberdashery store by Anthony Abraham Laquis Snr, it was later expanded by his eldest son Abraham A. Laquis.

The organization is now managed by the third generation of the Laquis family and has since evolved into a diversified business model encompassing several companies in the Medical, Food and Consumer, Pharmaceutical, Emergency, as well as Retail sectors.

Our strong heritage over the last 67 years has been rooted in traditional family values, providing a solid foundation built on stability, integrity and reliability.

“More than products, its people’s lives” is more than just a tagline for us, these words form the bedrock upon which our company was built and still operates.

Whether we are working with suppliers, doctors, pharmacists, supermarkets or consumers, we believe that we are making a contribution to creating a better life for current and future generations.

Come join us on this journey towards enriching the lives of Caribbean people.

Our History

Started as a haberdashery store by Founder Anthony Abraham Laquis Snr

  • Began supplying hospitals with raw cotton from China.
  • Expanded business with hospitals into multiple categories.
  • Grew to become the largest medical supplier in the Caribbean.
  • Mr. Abraham A. Laquis on a trip to China with delegates of the Trinidad & Tobago Government in 1973.
  • Diversified into multiple divisions Medical, Consumer, Retail, Emergency vehicles and supplies
  • Coverage of Caribbean through operating companies and trading partners
  • Managed by third generation Laquis family with 200 management and staff
  • Acquired Johnson & Johnson facility in 2012 to expand headquarters to 100,000 sq ft of warehouse and office space

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