Three friends & colleagues, Peter Wingfield, James (Jim) McIntosh & Roger Van Oosten, sharing 40 years combined industry experience, created their own business selling filtration solutions.
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.
Purely focused around project work, initial products included HVAC / HEPA filters & gaseous filtration media systems from USA filtration companies Flanders Filters Inc. & Purafil Inc.
Business was growing, and the trio moved into their first commercial premises – an old butchers shop in Toorak Road, Burwood Victoria.
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.
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.
The business name is changed to Airepure Australia Pty Ltd.
Demand for our filtration solutions was enough to hire another sales person – Kelvin (Kel) Dingwall
Airepure opened its first interstate branch in St Mary’s, Sydney – managed by Paul Zeibots
Airepure’s Melbourne operation moved to larger premises in Mulgrave, with significant office and warehouse space.
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.
Airepure Sydney’s first major project, supplied forensic evidence drying cabinets & filtered cyanoacrylate fuming cabinets for fingerprint processing to the NSW Police forensic department.
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.
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.
Airepure Sydney supply various Flanders CSC bag in-bag out containment housings for nuclear medicine processes within Australia’s Nuclear Science & Technology Organistation facility.
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.
Airepure supply and install ten Powerclean systems of various single pass configurations at Melbourne Docklands Harbour Town precinct.
Airepure’s second interstate branch is opened in Adelaide, through purchase of the filter division of Parsons Tabo – managed by Bob Allan.
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.
The first Airepure Focus 1000 was installed in Queensland at the Logan Eye Clinic.
This was the first major project won for Airepure Brisbane branch, supplying various HVAC filters to the Queensland State Library.
Airepure launch Purafil corrosion control monitors at ARBS 2006 in Sydney.
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.
Airepure strengthened their business infrastructure to ensure proper management during a time of market growth, employing technical sales, admin & warehouse staff.
Airepure add Speritex air filtration media rolls and custom pads to the product range, for paint spraybooths.
Airepure opened a branch in Canberra, managed by John Gojmerac
Airepure’s Adelaide branch relocates to a premises with larger office and warehouse space, located in Netley.
Airepure employed their first in-house engineer – Geoff Watson, based in Melbourne to assist in national engineered solutions & client project management.
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.
Airepure enters an Australian market distribution agreement with USA company Strobic Air Corporation, who specialise in exhaust systems for laboratory & process fumes.
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.
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.
Airepure appoint agents to distribute Airepure products – Capricorn Air in Townsville Queensland, Systemaire within Perth WA & Filters Direct within New Zealand.
Airepure design & engineer a unique mobile odour control unit for the Barwon Water Board.
Airepure, in conjunction with Purafil rep Andy Weller gave a series of presentations across the eastern states of Australia relating to the Purafil GridBLOK.
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.
Airepure’s logo was redesigned. The hexagonal shapes represent the unique cell structure of our HEPA filter media.
Airepure add air showers and purpose built pass-through cabinets to their range of custom laminar air flow solutions.
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.
Airepure supply various air filtration and containment systems to the redeveloped Royal Children’s Hospital in Parkville, Melbourne.
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.
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.
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.
Airepure establish a dedicated Special Projects team to look after highly developed projects such as hospitals, laboratories, and science, research or pharmaceutical facilities.
Airepure launch a superior version of the standard V-Form panel filter – the Airepure Pure-V.
Airepure exhibit at ARBS 2012 in Melbourne with representatives from every national Airepure office in attendance.
Airepure launch a 250 micron, 316 stainless steel mesh insect screen, built to OGTR guidelines and suitable for PC3/4 rated containment facilities.
The Airepure Canberra office moved into a shared premises with ELTA Group sister company, Idealair in Fyshwick.
The filter side of the Systemaire business was amalgamated with Airepure Australia Ltd. to become the Airepure WA branch.
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.
Airepure provided custom containment solutions to the various PC3 & PC4 rated facilities at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection & Immunity.
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.
The independent whitepaper “Operating Theatre Ventilation System Review” by consultant Andrew Sutherland was presented at the Health Facilities Design & Development Victoria Conference.
Airepure head office restructured its national estimating, engineering and project support areas to better service our state technical sales reps and clients.
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.
Airepure shares a stand with ELTA Group sister companies Fantech and Air Design at the ARBS 2014 expo held in Melbourne.
Airepure supplies and overseas installation of 4 x Strobic fan units for new laboratories in the UNSW Materials Science Building.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our new look website is launched, complete with a new blog and events section.
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.
Our knowledgeable Airepure staff collaborate on various technical articles that are published in the Australian IHEA Hospital Engineer Journal.
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.
The Airepure Technical Services division expands into SA, led by Justin Rowe. NATA certified field service technician, Shaun Altschwager joined Airepure in 2017.
Airepure supply various HVAC filters to Barangaroo Tower 2 & 3, and provide Kaire Units and ESP systems for commercial kitchen exhaust in Tower 3
Airepure expand their Engineering team with a dedicated Product Specialist Jonathan Bunge M.Eng (Chemical), & National Projects Manager Steve Whittaker.
Our knowledgeable Airepure staff collaborate on various technical articles that are published in the Australian Hotel Engineer Journal
Airepure launch the Kaire Unit – a multi-staged, combination particulate filtration system, designed and tailored to control kitchen exhaust emissions.
Airepure exhibited at ARBS 2016 in Melbourne. A short seminar on “Designing Kitchen Exhaust Systems to be Compliant, Safe and Right” was also presented.
Airepure New Zealand is formed as Airepure opens its first office in New Zealand, managed by Damien Scott.
Airepure supplied a range of custom cleanroom and airborne containment filtration solutions to the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC).
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
Airepure supplied various bio-containment systems and custom HEPA exhaust housings to the AQIS PEQ facility in Mickleham Victoria
Our knowledgable Airepure staff collaborate on various technical articles that are published in the Australian Healthcare Facilities and Hotel Engineer Journals.
Airepure New Zealand supply a Manifolded Strobic Fume Exhaust System to the Mellor Laboratories Building, University of Otago.
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.
Airepure welcome local filter manufacturer FilterTech Qld to our growing group of companies.
Airepure’s new expanded offices and warehouse in Perth were opened to improve supply to the growing WA client base.
Airepure welcome Darwin based HVAC service company ACD Trade as a distributor of Airepure products in the Northern Territory.
Airepure New Zealand exhibited at the trade night for the New Zealand Institute of Healthcare Engineering (NZIHE) 2017 Conference.
Airepure expands their Engineering team with dedicated Product / Project Engineer Matthew Lamb B.Eng (Hons) Mechanical.
Our previously published technical article entitled “Design Considerations for Operating Theatre Ventilation Systems”, is republished in the UK Health Estate Journal.
National Engineering Manager Kristian Kirwin is appointed as a Director of Airepure Australia Pty Ltd.
Airepure exhibited at ARBS 2018 in Sydney, showcasing our range of compliant and cost-effective commercial kitchen exhaust filtration systems and more.
Several kitchen exhaust filtration design technical articles, written by Airepure National Product Manager Jonathan Bunge is published in national AIRAH publication Ecolibrium.
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.
The Airepure Technical Services division expands into NSW, led by Chet Vouen. NATA certified field service technician Pe Voraboud joined Airepure in 2019.
In December 2018, Airepure celebrate 20 years in business.