Beijer Ref in Australia has announced the formation of SCM REF Australia, a Sydney-based OEM to service the Australian refrigeration industry.
It is believed the move will support the company’s focus on sustainability and the development of environmentally friendly and natural refrigerant technology.
“The investment is a significant injection into the Australian refrigeration industry and allows us to strengthen our manufacturing capability, including our natural refrigerants offer to local customers,” says Wayne Ferguson, managing director for Beijer Ref in Australia.
A sales team led by Inderpal Saund and supported in the field by Douglas Herkess, Jason Pearce, Affil.AIRAH, and Andrew Galliano, Affil.AIRAH, will continue to build on the natural refrigerant system work already done within the local retail sector and apply an increased focus on the broader commercial and industrial refrigeration markets.
Beijer Ref says the business remains committed to locally manufactured customised solutions, with SCM REF Australia able to assist customers meet their unique project requirements.
“Continuity of the Kirby and Patton equipment brands will remain, as will the breadth of compressor selections,” says Ferguson. “Our customers will continue to receive best in class, precision equipment, designed and manufactured by our highly skilled engineers and production technicians.”
The SCM REF Australia manufacturing operations will be located at the new Australian Beijer Ref headquarters at Bankstown Airport, Sydney and will be headed by director of operations, Paul Campbell. The facility will be operational Q1, 2021.