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Fluidra expands capabilities at Melbourne manufacturing facility

Fluidra expands capabilities at Melbourne manufacturing facility
November 19, 2021

Fluidra Australia has unveiled the latest additions to its modern manufacturing and warehouse facility in the Melbourne suburb of Keysborough.

The expansion of the facility has been undertaken over the past 12 months during the COVID-19 Victorian lockdowns and includes a new 250m2 Fluidra Pro Centre, which was relocated from the Dandenong premises in August, a Training Academy and a new Development Centre for the APAC region. This includes a new laboratory and test facilities, state-of-the-art test equipment, design and simulation tools and office space to accommodate the growing design team.

The Fluidra pro centre relocated from Dandenong to Keysborough facility in August.

As part of the integration of Fabtronics which was acquired by Fluidra in February 2020, a purpose built and environmentally controlled electronics assembly area is being constructed and will be opened in early 2022.

The developments meant that Fluidra trade customers will be welcomed to the new Training Academy on site for ‘in person’ product training sessions in 2022 with access to industry experts and hands-on instruction.

Fluidra's new training academy and innovation showroom for ‘in person’ product training.

The Innovation Showroom adjoining the Training Academy also showcases the latest AstralPool and Zodiac residential and commercial products.

The Keysborough facility has also been rated six stars for energy efficiency by Green Star when it opened in July 2016 and Fluidra continues to invest in making the facility even more environmentally-friendly by expanding its rooftop solar and water recycling capabilities.

The new development centre including offices to accommodate expanding team of technology & design experts following acquisition of Fabtronics in 2020.

Fluidra Australia Director of Operations, Brendan Butler explains “going green provides Fluidra an opportunity to change the way we look at the products we design, the machines and processes we use, the utilities we consume and the waste we generate.

“We are actively pursuing a variety of initiatives around waste management, recycling and energy consumption that will help to lower our carbon footprint. Along with this, Fluidra continues to invest heavily in local R&D to help deliver new products that will be greener to manufacture and that will reduce pool owners water consumption, electricity and also require less chemicals.”

Committed to support manufacturing in Australia, the facility currently employs over 131 permanent staff including a manufacturing team operating three shifts, five days a week as well as warehouse, administration, sales and customer service teams. Fluidra Australia employs over 350 staff in total.

Fluidra Australia supports local manufacturing and employs 131 staff at the keysborough manufacturing facility and over 350 staff in total nationally.

Clinton Alley, Fluidra Australia’s Commercial Director, who is based at the Keysborough Facility, adds “we are very excited and look forward to having customers from Victoria and interstate visit our Keysborough facility as COVID-19 restrictions ease.

“We are very proud of the new additions and the ability to service our customers on a more personal level from the very place we design and manufacture our products.”

Click here to contact Fluidra Australia through their Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory listing.

Main image: Fluidra Australia's new Keysborough facility has a six star green energy rating.

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