Timeline

1998

Business registered

Three friends & colleagues, Peter Wingfield, James (Jim) McIntosh & Roger Van Oosten, sharing 40 years combined industry experience, created their own business selling filtration solutions.

1998

A humble beginning

The trio setup office in one of their family homes, using the bedroom of one of their sons. When the boy left for school each day, they set up a trestle table in the room, and shared a single phone line.

1998

Initial product offering

Purely focused around project work, initial products included HVAC / HEPA filters & gaseous filtration media systems from USA filtration companies Flanders Filters Inc. & Purafil Inc.

1999

First commercial premises

Business was growing, and the trio moved into their first commercial premises – an old butchers shop in Toorak Road, Burwood Victoria.

1999

Victorian Archives

The trio won their first major project; the Victorian Archives. Purafil gaseous filtration media systems & atmospheric corrosion monitors, as well as Flanders HEPA / HVAC filters were supplied.

1999

Australian distributorship

USA air filtration companies Flanders Filters Inc. and Purafil Inc. license their exclusive Australian distribution rights to the trio. They also gain support of some major contractors as clients.

2000

Airepure Australia Pty Ltd

The business name is changed to Airepure Australia Pty Ltd.

2001

First salesperson employed

Demand for our filtration solutions was enough to hire another sales person – Kelvin (Kel) Dingwall

2002

Sydney branch opened

Airepure opened its first interstate branch in St Mary’s, Sydney – managed by Paul Zeibots

2002

New Melbourne location

Airepure’s Melbourne operation moved to larger premises in Mulgrave, with significant office and warehouse space.

2002

Silvan Dam EGS

Airepure supplied and installed a Purafil Emergency Gas (Chlorine) Scrubber at Melbourne Water’s Silvan Dam Disinfection Plant in Victoria. This was Purafil’s first international sale of a 1 tonne EGS.

2003

NSW Police Forensics

Airepure Sydney’s first major project, supplied forensic evidence drying cabinets & filtered cyanoacrylate fuming cabinets for fingerprint processing to the NSW Police forensic department.

2003

ISO 9001 accreditation

Airepure gained accreditation for operating a Quality Management System which complied with the requirements of ISO 9001:2000 for the supply of air and gas phase filtration products.

2003

Wastewater odour control

Airepure provided complete odour control systems to ActewAGL for their Weston / North Weston sewer vents. Similar systems were also provided to several Sydney Water sewerage treatment plants.

2004

ANSTO

Airepure Sydney supply various Flanders CSC bag in-bag out containment housings for nuclear medicine processes within Australia’s Nuclear Science & Technology Organistation facility.

2004

Powerclean autowash ESP

Powerclean large scale auto wash ESP systems (air cleaning systems for commercial kitchen exhaust) were introduced to the HVAC market at ARBS 2004 in Melbourne.

2004

Melbourne Harbour Town

Airepure supply and install ten Powerclean systems of various single pass configurations at Melbourne Docklands Harbour Town precinct.

2004

Adelaide branch opened

Airepure’s second interstate branch is opened in Adelaide, through purchase of the filter division of Parsons Tabo – managed by Bob Allan.

2005

Brisbane branch opened

A true national presence for Airepure was established through the opening of our Brisbane branch – managed by Roger Crook. This was a new office/warehouse based in Stapleton.

2005

Logan Eye Clinic

The first Airepure Focus 1000 was installed in Queensland at the Logan Eye Clinic.

2006

Queensland State Library

This was the first major project won for Airepure Brisbane branch, supplying various HVAC filters to the Queensland State Library.

2006

ARBS 2006, Sydney

Airepure launch Purafil corrosion control monitors at ARBS 2006 in Sydney.

2006

Queensland Bone Bank

A significant project for Airepure’s Brisbane office was the Queensland Bone Bank, supplying custom ceiling grid systems fitted with ULPA filters for the clean rooms and various HEPA modules.

2007

Investment in resources

Airepure strengthened their business infrastructure to ensure proper management during a time of market growth, employing technical sales, admin & warehouse staff.

2007

Speritex Spray Booth Media

Airepure add Speritex air filtration media rolls and custom pads to the product range, for paint spraybooths.

2008

Canberra branch opened

Airepure opened a branch in Canberra, managed by John Gojmerac

2008

Adelaide branch relocated

Airepure’s Adelaide branch relocates to a premises with larger office and warehouse space, located in Netley.

2008

In-house engineering

Airepure employed their first in-house engineer – Geoff Watson, based in Melbourne to assist in national engineered solutions & client project management.

2008

Airepure branded products

Airepure design and supply our own branded range of general air filtration products to the Australian market. Products include cardboard pleated filters, bag filters, rigid compact filters and HEPA filters.

2008

Strobic Air

Airepure enters an Australian market distribution agreement with USA company Strobic Air Corporation, who specialise in exhaust systems for laboratory & process fumes.

2008

Wastewater Projects

Many complex wastewater solutions were completed in 2008-2009, with some involving turnkey solutions with our business partners involving large projects in NSW, ACT and Victoria.

2008

Linair Technologies

Airepure enters into a supply agreement with Linair Technologies, adding Low Leakage Dampers, Air Tight Dampers, Angle Flanges, ducts & associated fittings to our product range.

2009

Airepure agents

Airepure appoint agents to distribute Airepure products – Capricorn Air in Townsville Queensland, Systemaire within Perth WA & Filters Direct within New Zealand.

2009

Mobile odour control

Airepure design & engineer a unique mobile odour control unit for the Barwon Water Board.

2009

Purafil GridBLOK

Airepure, in conjunction with Purafil rep Andy Weller gave a series of presentations across the eastern states of Australia relating to the Purafil GridBLOK.

2009

Duall USA

Airepure Australia along with Kevin D Kennard Snr of Duall USA ran a series of seminars in NSW, ACT and Victoria focusing on Hydrogen Sulphide, Wet Scrubbers, Bio-Scrubbers.

2010

Airepure rebranding

Airepure’s logo was redesigned.  The hexagonal shapes represent the unique cell structure of our HEPA filter media.

2010

Laminar air flow

Airepure add air showers and purpose built pass-through cabinets to their range of custom laminar air flow solutions.

2010

ARBS 2010 Sydney

Focus Ultra Clean Air Systems for Operating Theatres are launched to the HVAC market at ARBS 2010 in Sydney. Flanders CSC containment systems are also featured.

2010

Royal Children’s Hospital

Airepure supply various air filtration and containment systems to the redeveloped Royal Children’s Hospital in Parkville, Melbourne.

2011

ELTA Group (UK)

Airepure was purchased by the shareholders of the Fantech Group, becoming members of the Elta Group (UK) .  The trio of founding directors continue in their roles.

2011

Environmental Division

Airepure enter an Australian market distribution agreement with USA company Metpro/Duall USA & create a dedicated Environmental division with Jim McIntosh, Phil Markut & Dr Allan Heckenberg.

2012

Chemistry, ANU

Australia’s first manifolded fume exhaust system, using Strobic Tri-Stack fans, installed for multiple fume cupboards within the chemistry laboratories at Australian National University.

2012

Special Projects Team

Airepure establish a dedicated Special Projects team to look after highly developed projects such as hospitals, laboratories, and science, research or pharmaceutical facilities.

2012

Pure-V

Airepure launch a superior version of the standard V-Form panel filter – the Airepure Pure-V.

2012

ARBS 2012 Melbourne

Airepure exhibit at ARBS 2012 in Melbourne with representatives from every national Airepure office in attendance.

2012

Insect Screen

Airepure launch a 250 micron, 316 stainless steel mesh insect screen, built to OGTR guidelines and suitable for PC3/4 rated containment facilities.

2013

Canberra branch relocation

The Airepure Canberra office moved into a shared premises with ELTA Group sister company, Idealair in Fyshwick.

2013

Perth branch opens

The filter side of the Systemaire business was amalgamated with Airepure Australia Ltd. to become the Airepure WA branch.

2013

Strobic Smart Fan System

An Australian Patent was granted for the Strobic Air® Smart Fan™ Control system, which maintains safe ventilation levels while minimizing facility energy costs and carbon footprint.

2013

Peter Doherty Institute

Airepure provided custom containment solutions to the various PC3 & PC4 rated facilities at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection & Immunity.

2013

NATA accredited services

The Airepure Technical Services division is launched, headed by Bill Ballinger. Our Brisbane site becomes the first to offer in-house services of on-site HEPA testing and NATA certification.

2013

Healthcare Conference

The independent whitepaper “Operating Theatre Ventilation System Review” by consultant Andrew Sutherland was presented at the Health Facilities Design & Development Victoria Conference.

2014

Project Support

Airepure head office restructured its national estimating, engineering and project support areas to better service our state technical sales reps and clients.

2014

Larger Brisbane Premises

Airepure’s Brisbane office and warehouse move to larger premises in a new location – Geebung. This increased space allows us to better serve our clients with on-time and in-stock deliveries.

2014

ARBS 2014 Melbourne

Airepure shares a stand with ELTA Group sister companies Fantech and Air Design at the ARBS 2014 expo held in Melbourne.

2014

UNSW Science Building

Airepure supplies and overseas installation of 4 x Strobic fan units for new laboratories in the UNSW Materials Science Building.

2014

Manifolded Exhaust

Airepure and guest speaker Luke Fresconi of Strobic Air Corporation USA presented seminars detailing recent revisions to AS/NZS 2243.8:2014 and recent trends in lab exhaust systems.

2014

Improved AirePleat G4

Airepure launched a new and improved G4 rated filter media for the AirePleat range, offering greater sustained filter efficiency with a lower pressure drop for energy savings.

2014

AireFlow-CC

Airepure’s AireFlow-CC is launched – a filter that combines the low resistance V-bank design of a rigid extended surface mini pleat filter with odour and vapour removing abilities of activated carbon.

2015

Airepure Web Store

Airepure’s comprehensive range of nationally stocked air filters and accessories for commercial / industrial air conditioning systems and air handling units is launched in our web store.

2015

Airepure Website Relaunch

Our new look website is launched, complete with a new blog and events section.

2015

FOCUS UCV Systems

Airepure supplied standard & custom Focus UCV systems & custom HEPA modules to the newly built Sunshine Coast University, Wollongong, New Royal Adelaide & Perth Children’s Hospitals.

2015

Healthcare articles

Our knowledgeable Airepure staff collaborate on various technical articles that are published in the Australian IHEA Hospital Engineer Journal.

2015

Manifold Fume Exhaust

Airepure, together with Dynaflow and Phoenix Controls host a collaborative seminar series covering aspects of compliance for manifolded laboratory exhaust systems, from hood to roof.

2015

Technical Services in SA

The Airepure Technical Services division expands into SA, led by Justin Rowe.  NATA certified field service technician, Shaun Altschwager joined Airepure in 2017.

2016

Barangaroo Sydney

Airepure supply various HVAC filters to Barangaroo Tower 2 & 3, and provide Kaire Units and ESP systems for commercial kitchen exhaust in Tower 3

2016

Engineering Team

Airepure expand their Engineering team with a dedicated Product Specialist Jonathan Bunge M.Eng (Chemical), & National Projects Manager Steve Whittaker.

2016

Commercial facility articles

Our knowledgeable Airepure staff collaborate on various technical articles that are published in the Australian Hotel Engineer Journal

2016

Kaire Unit

Airepure launch the Kaire Unit – a multi-staged, combination particulate filtration system, designed and tailored to control kitchen exhaust emissions.

2016

ARBS 2016 Melbourne

Airepure exhibited at ARBS 2016 in Melbourne.  A short seminar on “Designing Kitchen Exhaust Systems to be Compliant, Safe and Right” was also presented.

2016

Airepure New Zealand

Airepure New Zealand is formed as Airepure opens its first office in New Zealand, managed by Damien Scott.

2016

VCCC

Airepure supplied a range of custom cleanroom and airborne containment filtration solutions to the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC).

2016

Captrate Solo Filters

Airepure launched a single stage hood filter that is UL 1046 rated to satisfy compliance to AS/NZS 1668.1:2015, the Captrate Solo Filter

2017

PEQ

Airepure supplied various bio-containment systems and custom HEPA exhaust housings to the AQIS PEQ facility in Mickleham Victoria

2017

Technical articles

Our knowledgable Airepure staff collaborate on various technical articles that are published in the Australian Healthcare Facilities and Hotel Engineer Journals.

2017

Mellor Laboratories

Airepure New Zealand supply a Manifolded Strobic Fume Exhaust System to the Mellor Laboratories Building, University of Otago.

2017

Airepure Group CEO

Airepure founding member & Director, Roger Van Oosten is appointed as CEO of the Airepure Group of companies, along with the additional appointment of Mark Rickard as Director.

2017

Local manufacturing

Airepure welcome local filter manufacturer FilterTech Qld to our growing group of companies.

2017

Perth branch relocation

Airepure’s new expanded offices and warehouse in Perth were opened to improve supply to the growing WA client base.

2017

Northern Territory

Airepure welcome Darwin based HVAC service company ACD Trade as a distributor of Airepure products in the Northern Territory.

2017

NZIHE Conference

Airepure New Zealand exhibited at the trade night for the New Zealand Institute of Healthcare Engineering (NZIHE) 2017 Conference.

2018

Engineering support

Airepure expands their Engineering team with dedicated Product / Project Engineer Matthew Lamb B.Eng (Hons) Mechanical.

2018

International publication

Our previously published technical article entitled “Design Considerations for Operating Theatre Ventilation Systems”, is republished in the UK Health Estate Journal.

2018

New Airepure Director

National Engineering Manager Kristian Kirwin is appointed as a Director of Airepure Australia Pty Ltd.

2018

ARBS 2018 Sydney

Airepure exhibited at ARBS 2018 in Sydney, showcasing our range of compliant and cost-effective commercial kitchen exhaust filtration systems and more.

2018

Articles published in AIRAH

Several kitchen exhaust filtration design technical articles, written by Airepure National Product Manager Jonathan Bunge is published in national AIRAH publication Ecolibrium.

2018

BLU Hybrid filters

Airepure launch a new range of rigid formed hybrid media filters, featuring a unique 3-layer filter media design, offering extremely low pressure drop for high efficiency grades.

2018

Technical Services in NSW

The Airepure Technical Services division expands into NSW, led by Chet Vouen.

2018

20 years in business

In December 2018, Airepure celebrate 20 years in business.

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