Australian air conditioning manufacturer ActronAir has officially opened its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Marsden Park in Sydney’s outer north-west.
Located about 50km from Sydney’s CBD, the new facility accommodates 18,000m2 of factory floor space, 3,300m2 of office space and 2,300m2 of testing laboratories. The roof features 400kW of solar panels.
The factory was officially opened by New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Berejiklian says the story of ActronAir’s growth from its humble beginnings in the garage of founder Garry Mundy in 1984 to be a national and global company is an inspiring one.
“Garry Mundy and his family have shown guts and courage to get where they are today,” Berejiklian says. “Theirs is one of the great Australian success stories.”
Three generations of the Mundy family are involved in the ActronAir business, with Garry’s son Robert the firm’s director.
The new facility consolidates multiple buildings from several locations, including the former national headquarters located in Bellavista.
In addition to doubling previous capacity, the new Marsden Park factory greatly expands ActronAir’s laboratory testing facilities.
“There is nothing like it in the Southern Hemisphere,” Robert Mundy says of the new factory.
In a sign of the company’s optimism about its future, it has constructed a spec 6,000m2 warehouse/factory space next door. This is currently let to a furniture manufacturer.
“We are bigger but our priorities remain the same,” says ActronAir managing director Norman Windell. “The products we are producing today are 60 per cent more energy efficient than 10 years ago.”