Our History

50 Years of Airefrig

In 1970 Bill and Waverley Treby established Airefrig Supplies in Western Australia. The business began in a garage at their house in Lennard Street, Dianella.

Airefrig Supplies quickly grew and shifted to The Strand in Dianella Western Australia after their first year in business, out growing this premises in the next 12 months they purchased a new premises at 75 Beechboro Rd, Bayswater where the business still operates from today. In the past fifty years the operations in Bayswater have grown in size and the current block is 4500m2 in area and houses Head Office, Bayswater Sales Branch and the new Enthalpy Assembly Building.

The late seventies saw Bill & Waverley Treby start to travel globally to source the latest technology in products for the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. In 1978 Airefrig Supplies became the exclusive Australian distributor for the Aeroflex product and they still are 42 years later.

The growth of Airefrig Supplies continued in to the 1980's and early 1990's with the opening of two more branches in Western Australia located in O'Connor (1980) and Wangara (1995).

With the companies established success in Western Australia, Bill and Waverley Treby decided to expand the business nationally and in 1998 opened Airefrig Supplies in Mulgrave, Victoria. Within a year, the Rocklea (now Willawong) branch in Queensland was opened.

In keeping with the company's national expansion, the name of Airefrig Supplies was changed to Airefrig Australia PTY LTD in 1999.

 

The success in Melbourne continued with the opening of Thomastown Victoria in 2001 and in the years that followed branches were opened in NSW (Newington 2002, Padstow 2009 & Alexandria 2012) and South Australia (Regency Park 2003).

With the branch network expanding Airefrig Australia has become distributors for many global manufacturers over the years. In 2004 the first designed and assembled Enthalpy condensing unit by Airefrig Australia was sold in to the Australian market. Seven years later the range and demand for the product had increased. Due to this demand Airefrig has designed a purpose built assembly building at the Bayswater premises to keep up with continued supply of Enthalpy units. This building was opened at the start of 2012.

The rapid national expansion of Airefrig Australia was due to the overwhelming acceptance of this proud Australian family owned company throughout the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. The key values of the company since it started in 1970 have always been customer service, technical back up and large stock holdings at a competitive price.

In line with the key values of the company, Airefrig undertook branch relocations and expansions in some of their key locations in Australia. Mulgrave in Victoria was relocated into larger premises in April 2016. Following on later that year in August the new Wangara branch was opened in Western Australia. Most recently the Airefrig South Australian operations were relocated to Wingfield in April 2018 becoming the largest refrigeration and air conditioning showroom and warehouse in the state.

Airefrig Australia currently has 11 branches across Australia and employs over 100 staff nationally.

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