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High performance
December 30, 2023
The Thomas Dixon Centre has been home to Queensland Ballet for over 30 years. A recent multi-million dollar refurbishment has transformed the heritage-listed building into a world-class...
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Sydney’s stunning stadium
January 13, 2023
Located on the site of its predecessor at Moore Park, the new Sydney Football Stadium opened in late August 2022 and is now home to the Sydney Roosters, the New South Wales Waratahs and Sydney FC....
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High on the hill
August 30, 2022
A new six-level Mercure hotel above a two-level Bunnings Warehouse store would seem an unusual pairing, but a new mixed-use development in Melbourne has done just that. Built in line with...
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Come and see us at #afac22!
August 19, 2022
As a market leader in ventilation and air management solutions, Fantech distributes new and innovative products to the commercial and industrial markets. To help achieve a safer working environment for Australian...
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Vale Glen Harries - Loved and respected by all that knew him
April 13, 2022
It is with great sadness that Fantech announces the passing away of Fantech Co-Founder Glen Harries on Thursday April 7th 2022. Glen and great mate Jack Pirie founded Air & Noise Equipment (later changed to...
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Scott Street Liverpool
January 8, 2022
Considered Sydney’s third CBD, Liverpool, in the rapidly growing greater south west region, is undergoing a significant transformation. The completion of a new 4 star Green Star commercial office building is representative of this change as...
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Kerry Dumicich FMA-ANZ Chairman
August 6, 2020
Elta Group Engineering Director, Kerry Dumicich, has now been Chairman of the Fan Manufacturers’ Association of Australia and New Zealand (FMA-ANZ) since late 2019. Formed in 2009, the FMA-ANZ represents residential, commercial and industrial fan...
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Tina Jordan celebrates 30 years with Fantech
May 1, 2020
Tina recalls her early days at Fantech involving manual administration, from inputting sales orders from hand-written dockets to invoicing, faxing and mailing out paperwork. Today, Tina is a Despatch Clerk at Fantech NSW and spends her time...
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Selecting the Correct HVLS Fan
February 18, 2020
To assist with selecting the most effective Hunter HVLS fans for your specific application, Fantech have developed a step-by-step easy to use web-based selection tool. Not all HVLS fans are the same. Whether you...
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White Rabbit sets sail
August 19, 2019
Taking over 700,000 man-hours to complete, the world’s largest tri-hull superyacht has been delivered by Perth-based builder, Echo Yachts. Designed by Sorgiovanni Design and One2Three Naval Architecture, White Rabbit is a 100% custom-designed...
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Supaflo - The low profile duct
October 5, 2018
Increasingly, architects and builders of residential apartments, hotels and commercial properties are seeking ways to lower construction costs by reducing the size of ceiling voids and therefore minimise the overall building...
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HVLS Selection Tool
June 5, 2018
To assist with selecting the most effective Gorilla X HVLS fan for your specific application, Fantech have developed a step by step easy to use web based selection tool. Once on the HVLS page, simply enter the width, length, and height of the area,...
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Fremantle’s heirloom
March 2, 2018
As one of the largest heritage renewal projects to be undertaken in Western Australia, an iconic wool store in Fremantle has been transformed into industrial-style apartments that reflect the rich history of the site. Located in the...
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Christmas donation - Starlight burns bright
December 14, 2017
This Christmas, Fantech will donate funds that would otherwise be used to purchase Christmas cards to the Starlight Children’s Foundation. For almost 30 years, the Starlight Children’s Foundation has sought to “brighten the lives of seriously...
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New development brings life to Sydney wharves
September 26, 2017
Sydney CBD’s western shoreline has been revitalised and returned to the people in the city’s largest urban renewal project since the 2000 Olympic Games. The 22-hectare site had been used as a wharf since the 1820s, but was abandoned in the late...
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Simon Pollard – celebrates 30 years with Fantech
July 18, 2017
Fantech founders Glen Harries and Jack Pirie would often call on Glen’s neighbour Simon, a self-employed electrician, for electrical advice before persuading him to join the company in 1986. Simon was aged 45 when he joined Fantech, has retired...
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Collaboration the key to improved cancer care
March 31, 2017
The search for better cancer treatments and cures is a step closer with the opening of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC), a purpose-built centre-of-excellence for cancer research, treatment, education and care located in Melbourne’s...
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Changing of the guard
February 10, 2017
After an impressive six years at the helm as Chief Executive Officer of Elta Group Asia region, Peter Wingfield’s role will change, focusing on the development of the Airepure business. Peter founded Airepure Australia with friends Jim...
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Fantech attenuators. Now available within 10 days or less *
October 3, 2016
For over 25 years Fantech have continuously invested in research, development and testing to deliver the highest quality range of acoustic attenuators with the most accurate and dependable data. The range has been installed in some of the most...
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Aquanation leads the way with a wave of new technology
July 12, 2016
It’s been over three years since the Ringwood Aquatic Centre closed, but its replacement has been well worth the wait for Maroondah residents in outer Melbourne. Aquanation, a state-of-the-art aquatic and leisure centre...
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Taking the extra step to bring Smith Street to life
March 10, 2016
A new development at 132-172 Smith Street Collingwood, an inner suburb of Melbourne, is restoring the character of the old neighbourhood. Known as Smith&Co, the multipurpose site contains a mix of 238 apartments spread over two buildings,...
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A business school for future captains of industry
October 8, 2015
A new building at University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) has everyone talking Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect. Frank Gehry, the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building is part of the university’s $1.2 billion City Campus Master Plan to...
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ZOO - a smarter approach to animal comfort and sustainability
June 10, 2015
A new environmental management plan at Adelaide Zoo is paying dividends with less waste going to landfill, reductions in water use and better conditions for the animals. Reductions in energy consumption are also being achieved with the help of...
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BladeTec fans cause a stir in the NT
March 5, 2015
The Northern Territory building industry has been given a boost with a new office and Skills Centre for the Housing Industry Association (HIA) Located in the new Berrimah Corporate Park, the new building includes administration offices, a workshop...
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Hospital redevelopment a major win for River Murray Community
November 15, 2014
The opening of Stage 1 of Echuca Regional Health’s redevelopment was a major milestone in the hospital’s 130-year history of delivering care to communities along the Murray River, bordering NSW & Victoria. The public hospital has been...
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Medical research comes to the fore in Adelaide
October 9, 2014
As the heart of a new medical precinct on Adelaide’s North Terrace, the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) is a beacon of innovation and collaboration. The purpose-built facility is home to more than 600...
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Vale Jack Pirie, a legacy to be proud of
August 11, 2014
Jack Pirie touched a lot of lives as a mentor, an adviser and most importantly a great friend With his passing on 15 July, 2014, Australia’s HVAC industry has lost one of its great leaders and innovators. Jack and friend Glen Harries began...
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Sydney goes wild about new water park
June 30, 2014
The final touches are being applied to Australia’s newest and biggest water theme park. Wet’n’Wild Sydney in the western suburb of Prospect is the second water park built in Australia by Village Roadshow. Situated on a 25-hectare site the...
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Redeveloped Adelaide Oval hosts 2nd Ashes Test
January 10, 2014
South Australian sports fans will return to a bigger and better stadium this summer as the new Southern Stand at Adelaide oval is unveiled. The $535 million redevelopment began in late 2011 and includes two new grandstands, a new...
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New space, a hub of success
October 22, 2013
Students and staff of the University of Adelaide are enjoying the results of a multi-level all weather learning hub they helped design. Located in the heart of the University’s North Terrace campus, Hub Central is an initial point of...
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Sunshine retail given a lift
September 3, 2013
The Sunshine Coast has received a retail boost with a substantial new investment by Harvey Norman, Known as the Maroochydore Homemaker Centre, it is the first new major bulky goods complex to be built in South East Queensland since...
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Ride to Conquer Cancer
July 1, 2013
More than 1,600 cyclists took to the hills in a 200km journey to conquer cancer, the fundraising event raised more than $6 million in Victoria for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia’s only public hospital solely dedicated to...
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Major Air - a Fantech Agent for 25 years
April 24, 2013
A visit to the Fantech factory in Melbourne as a 17 year old remains a career highlight for Rhys Bennett. “Fantech founders Jack Pirie and Glen Harries were my hosts and I was blown away that two directors would spend time...
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Fantech brings wax exhibit to life
March 21, 2013
Fantech’s TD Silent fans are helping to breathe life into Madame Tussaud’s in Sydney. The permanent exhibition of over 70 wax figures is the 14th of its kind, and is an extension of the famous Madame Tussaud’s wax museum in London. Each...
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Fantech founder Lightens his workload
February 16, 2013
After almost 40 years Jack Pirie is stepping down from his leading role in Fantech. August saw Jack relinquish his chairmanship and directorship, but he’s not ready to completely walk away from the company he founded with mate Glen Harries back in...
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Systemaire Celebrates 25 years of operation
November 21, 2012
Systemaire has chalked up another milestone with 25 years of operation, Tony Fego began the company in October 1987 with partners Terry Gallagher and Norm Steketee. Focusing on fans, filters and other air conditioning products, they introduced a...
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Fantech wins at ARBS
August 22, 2012
The HVAC industry’s Product Excellence and Young Achiever prizes have been awarded to Fantech, making ARBS 2012 their most successful yet. Fantech’s JetVent EC range won the Product Excellence category and its designer, Fantech Market...
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Faster fan selections are here
August 12, 2012
Faster fan and silencer selection is now possible thanks to the new version of the Fans by Fantech Product Selection Program. The new program was launched at ARBS 2012 and was very well received said Fantech’s Information Systems...
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Faster Fan & Silencer Selections will soon be here
May 30, 2012
The new Fantech Product Selection Program has been redesigned to make fan and silencer selection faster and more efficient, saving you precious time in an ever busy day. - A more user-friendly interface - easier to find what you need...
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Fantech inducted into The Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame
May 16, 2012
Through its commitment to customer service, product development, technical expertise and the highest quality product range, Fantech has been inducted into the 2012 Victorian Manufacturers Hall of Fame. This is an absolute honor and is...
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IKEA & Harvey Norman Supersize
February 27, 2012
Victoria’s largest bulky goods development is now open to the public. Located on a busy intersection in Melbourne’s southeast, the Springvale Homemaker Centre features Swedish furniture sensation IKEA and Australian retail giant Harvey Norman....
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Fans inspire fun design for kids
January 30, 2012
Nine uniquely painted Fantech roof ventilators brought an element of fun to the newly renovated Infants’ building at John Colet School in Belrose, New South Wales. Demetrius Condos from Templum Design Architects said he originally planned...
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Christmas boost for kids with cancer research
December 13, 2011
As has become the tradition at Christmas, the Fantech Group will donate money to another worthwhile charity. This year’s Christmas charity donation will contribute to valuable research funds for The Kids’ Cancer Project (formerly known as...
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Marketplace central to Pakenham growth
November 14, 2011
As one of five growth areas designated by the Victorian Government under the Melbourne 2030 policy, Pakenham will benefit from a new 20,000 square-metre retail development. The Cardinia shire is reported to be growing by an average of five...
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New Ice Rink for Melbourne
October 10, 2011
Melbournians have the opportunity to skate to the top of winter sports with a new world-class ice sports facility developed by ING Real Estate in Docklands. Medibank Icehouse is the only dual-rink facility in Australia and features two...
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Fantech Auckland is moving to a new building
October 5, 2011
From December 13th 2011, Fantech Auckland will be located at 7 Lovell Court, Rosedale, 0632 Auckland, New Zealand. The phone and facsimile numbers are unchanged.
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35mm flanges a quick and a neat fit
August 15, 2011
Installing a fan to duct has just got a lot easier with the change of 25mm flanges to 35mm on Fantech products. Fantech Engineering Manager Kerry Dumicich said changing to the new size of flange was the outcome of market research into...
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Securing water for South Australia
June 30, 2011
Designed to deliver up to 100 billion litres (100 gigalitres) of water each year, South Australia’s desalination plant at Port Stanvac, 25km southwest of Adelaide, is part of the state’s Water for Good plan to secure water for the...
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A business school for future captains of industry
June 10, 2011
A new building at University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) has everyone talking Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry, the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building is part of the university’s $1.2 billion City Campus Master Plan to enhance...
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Want to improve your FAN KNOWLEDGE?
May 30, 2011
Join us for a one day Fantech “Fan Training Program” which has been designed for engineers working for consultants and contractors. Fantech’s technical experts give presentations on key concepts that are crucial for anyone wanting to expand...
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Fantech wins business award
March 31, 2011
Fantech has just released a practical guide on the selection and implementation of impulse ventilation in car parks. This handy reference for developers, builders and mechanical engineers, is more than a simple brochure. It contains...
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Fantech products now Revit models
March 8, 2011
Fantech customers can now access all Fantech products as 3-D Revit models, suitable for use in Building Information Modelling (BIM) packages such as Autodesk Revit MEP. Fantech Engineering Manager, Kerry Dumicich, said the Revit models...
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Engineering students take to the fast lane
February 8, 2011
Swinburne University of Technology engineering students are teaming together to compete in the Formula SAE Australasian competition in December. Formula SAE began in 1978 in the United States as a student design competition organized by the...
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Engineer’s training program goes national
December 8, 2010
Developed initially in Melbourne, the training program provides a unique opportunity for engineers currently employed in the HVAC industry to gain knowledge and a better understanding of fan types, fan laws and best practise application....
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Ark leads the way to the future
October 19, 2010
A new commercial office tower at 40 Mount Street in North Sydney is leading the way in sustainable, yet stunning design. The Ark is the first high rise building in New South Wales to be certified Six Star Green Star for Office Design V2 and...
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Helping to rebuild lives
September 13, 2010
Through the generosity of companies like AE Smith, in conjunction with Baulderstone and Brookfield Multiplex, the survivors of the Black Saturday bushfires are beginning to rebuild their lives. These companies have supported the...
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Jack Pirie joins ARBS Hall of Fame
July 19, 2010
Fantech’s Chairman Jack Pirie is one of nine men to be inducted into the ARBS Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame recognises outstanding service, contribution and commitment to the HVAC & R industry. Inductees were announced at the ARBS Gala...
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Frail Crusaders take Oxfam’s Trailwalker challenge
June 19, 2010
After 30 hours and 100 kilometres Team 52 representing Fantech proudly hobbled across the finish line in Oxfam’s Trailwalker. The event challenge teams of four to walk (or run) the 100km trail through Australian bush in less than 48 hours and...
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Fantech wins the Premier Regional Business Awards
May 13, 2010
The 2009 Premier Regional Business Awards was held at a Gala Dinner attended by over 350 people in mid March this year. The evening was very successful for Fantech, as it won the Employment Award and the overall Premier Regional Business...
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Visit Fantech at ARBS 2010
March 30, 2010
ARBS 2010 will bring together over 230 exhibits and more than 10,000 visitors from the HVAC and building services industries. Fantech Marketing Services Manager Frank Cosentino said: “ARBS is a fantastic opportunity to see the latest...
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Splashing around the bay for Variety
March 12, 2010
Fantech have again helped make a splash for a great cause. Held from February 25th to 27th, the 2010 Variety Splash was all about having fun around Port Phillip Bay while raising funds to make a positive difference to the quality of life of...
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Zoo panders to new guests
February 12, 2010
Two Giant Pandas will soon be on display at Adelaide Zoo.Three year old Wang Wang and his two year old mate Funi left China in late November, bound for a 10 year stay at Adelaide Zoo. To accommodate its new guests Adelaide Zoo has undergone...
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Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
December 22, 2009
The newly completed Melbourne Convention Centre has been fully integrated with the Melbourne Exhibition Centre to create a modern, user-friendly and versatile environment that makes an architectural statement on the banks of the Yarra...
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New dock to float WA economy
November 18, 2009
A new floating dry dock, commissioned by Western Australia’s land and infrastructure developer LandCorp, is to become operational at the Australian Marine Complex (AMC) at Henderson, 23 kilometres south of Perth, in late 2009 and is expected...
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TSI Wave Rock
October 17, 2009
A landmark development due to be completed in the third quarter of 2009 in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of Hyderabad, India, is helping to lure big companies to the capital. American real estate company Tishman Speyer and ICICI...
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JetVent Impulse Ventilation
September 17, 2009
Upgrading the Victor Trumper Stand at the Sydney Cricket Ground was an enormous task, made a little easier by Austral Air Conditioning’s decision to utilise JetVent impulse ventilation technology in the loading dock and road access tunnel. The...
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Perth gets first 6 star green rating for design
August 17, 2009
The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) awarded property developers Stockland six green stars for the design of Durack 2, a commercial office building in Perth’s CBD. Durack 2 is the first West Australian property to receive six...
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3 day ventilation training program at Fantech
July 14, 2009
Fantech is offering a practical 3 day ventilation-training program structured to appeal to Engineers working for consultants and contractors. Fantech’s technical experts give presentations on various key concepts that are crucial for anyone...
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Fresh green start for TAC
May 29, 2009
The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) in Victoria has relocated to purpose-built offices in the heart of provincial city Geelong, 80 km south west of Melbourne. The move is part of the Victorian Government’s pledge to build...
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A step forward in rehabilitation
March 30, 2009
Officially opened on 11 September, 2008, the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) is the new prison and remand centre at Hume in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). It differs to other prisons in Australia because it is the first to be...
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Fun and mayhem for children’s charity
February 17, 2009
Fundraising starts with fun and is the best approach to competing in this year’s Variety Bashes. These annual motoring events aim to raise money for Variety, a children’s charity dedicated to transforming the lives of sick, disadvantaged and...
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Tugun Bypass flows freely
December 10, 2008
A new road project linking Queensland and New South Wales has reduced traffic congestion and slashed travel times for interstate travellers. The Tugun Bypass is a seven kilometre road link between Currumbin on the Gold Coast and Tweed Heads...
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Fantech moves to bigger things
October 10, 2008
After 22 years at its Mulgrave location, Fantech Melbourne is on the move! From its original 3400 sq m premises, over the years the business expanded next door, providing a total of approximately 6500 sq m, along with stock holding in other...
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New catalogue now available!
May 1, 2008
Fantech has officially unwrapped its latest version of the highly informative Fans By Fantech catalogue at Melbourne’s 2008 ARBS exhibition. This catalogue will supersede the 2004 version, and marks 15 years since the first version was launched in...
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Fantech opens new office in NT
April 1, 2008
The prospect of new challenges, warmer weather, and bigger fish on the end of his hook has lured Sales Engineer, Ray Werrett, to head up Fantech’s new operation in Darwin, due to open in May. With 17 years of sales engineering experience with...
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