Beijer Ref’s Australian plant completes relocation

Beijer Ref’s Australian manufacturing operation SCM REF Australia has completed its relocation into a new purpose-built facility at Bankstown, Sydney. The OEM has been set up to service the Australian refrigeration industry, with a focus on natural refrigerants. As part of the push for sustainability under the combined Beijer Ref umbrella, Kirby and Beijer Ref […]

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Beijer Ref strengthens local manufacturing capability

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 […]


Hats off to HVAC&R

Next time someone asks for an example of HVAC&R in our lives, you can now point to an Australian icon – the Akubra hat. Akubra recently installed a JetSpray humidification system from Condair to humidify its forming area. This contributes to the finish on the rabbit fur felt during the manufacturing process, and helps ensure […]


Positioning key for local HVAC&R industry

While some sectors of our economy have immediately borne the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic, for others the impact is not so straightforward. According to Refrigerants Australia executive director Greg Picker, there are mixed signals coming from the HVAC&R industry. “I have spoken to manufacturers and there is no real sense yet of any dramatic […]

Events and conferences

Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring

The University of Melbourne is collaborating with Professor Duncan McFarlane to hold a workshop called “Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring” in Melbourne on Tuesday, July 23. The workshop has been developed by McFarlane and the Institute for Manufacturing team at the University of Cambridge to develop individual digital solutions for which the total cost of development […]


Kingspan Insulation Australia earns industry plaudit

Kingspan Insulation Australia has been recognised with a 2018 Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce (IACC) award. The company, which is headquartered in Ireland, took out the “Established Business” category for its commitment to innovation, sustainable practice and the advancement of Irish manufacturing on a global scale. “At Kingspan we aim for a better built environment […]


ActronAir opens state-of-the-art new factory

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 […]