Leechem Laboratories


Entrepreneur Raymond Melouney founded Lee-Chem Laboratories in 1962. Born in Australia in 1924, Raymond joined the Australian Air Force and was stationed in Canada and Nassau during World War 2.

After the war, he moved to South Africa to marry and settled his new family in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. There he embarked on a journey that has become the very essence of his life – he started a company that distributed beauty aides and gift items.

This small company soon evolved into a well-respected depilatory specialist supplying the whole of South Africa and many other countries around the globe.

At 83 years of age, Raymond is still actively and enthusiastically involved at Lee-Chem Laboratories. His seven children have a great commitment to the company and help to maintain the strict ethos of superior quality and service excellence, the good, traditional values upon which the company was originally founded.


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