From humble beginnings in their parents’ garage…
The Podetti brothers created their first company, AIR-ON Installations.
1,600 sq. ft. factory Ladbroke Street, Milperra, NSW, Australia
AIR-ON Installations started operating a small sheetmetal workshop and began importing a small range of grilles and diffusers for their own use.
The Podetti brothers
In October 2000. Quality Air Equipment was established to support HVAC distributors.
From 2000-2002 both AIR-ON Installations and QAE experienced rapid growth and a decision was made to sell the installation business and concentrate solely on expanding the operations of QAE.
QAE 6,500 sq. ft. factory Beaconsfield Street, Milperra, NSW, Australia
Requests for custom made grilles and diffusers were increasing rapidly. As a result, the brothers decided to establish a new company, Pro-Grilles Australia.
Pro-Grilles 5,000 sq. ft. factory, Ladbroke Street, Milperra, NSW, Australia
QAE 2 x 5,800 sq. ft. factory units (Total = 11,600 sq. ft.) Alfred Road, Chipping Norton, NSW, Australia
From 1998 through to 2005, the rapid growth in their business resulted in the need to move to increasingly larger premises four times.
QAE and Pro-Grilles Australia 60,000 sq. ft. factory Governor Macquarie Drive, Chipping Norton, NSW, Australia
At this point, the product range had increased to keep up with the demands of the re-sellers and QAE decided to purchase their first free standing building.
Stephen at “Big 5 Show”
Supported by the Australian Government, QAE decided to increase their exposure by exhibiting their products at the “Big 5 Show” in Dubai, resulting in their first export order to the UK.
Paul disassembling powder coat line in Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia for transfer to their premises in Chipping Norton
This enables Pro-Grilles to have full control of quality and lead times.
“In-house” powder coat line.
Now that QAE had penetrated the Middle Eastern market, they decided to approach the European Market by exhibiting their products at the “Mostra Convegno”exhibition in Milan.
7,000 sq. ft. factory Landsdale, WA, Australia
QAE branch out into Western Australia (WA). WA was formed and opened its doors in Landsdale. It holds stock products and operates a small sheet metal workshop.
QAE undertook to invest in product testing for the majority of their locally manufactured products and their imported grilles and diffusers by leading local and international testing specialists.
10,000 sq. ft. factory Wangara, WA, Australia
QAE (WA) relocated to a larger facility as a result of growth and increased product range to keep up with the demand of their customers.
Launch of QPRO and Qline brands.
QAE became a proud partner and distributor of ALP pre-insulated duct panel for NSW, Australia.
QAE expands into the Asian market, registering their operations in Hong Kong.
QAE acquire “All Flex Ducting” to strengthen their product offering to the market with quality Flexible Duct.
Quality Air Equipment (QAE) is extremely proud to have been awarded ISO 9001 certification. As an internationally recognised standard, our customers are ensured of consistent high quality products, delivered every day to our customers through effective quality management.
Quality Air Equipment (WA) has expanded its operations in Western Australia. As part of this expansion, the QAE Group has acquired the assets of BJC Enterprises and moved from the old premises in Wangara to a much larger (34,000 sq. ft) factory in Belmont which gives QAE ample room for further expansion.
QAE also proudly announces the release of our new Flexible Duct product, SUPAFLEX.
The rapid growth in their business resulted in the need for more trucks in QAE fleet.
QAE became a proud partner and distributor of ECODUCT for NSW, Australia.
The Management and Staff at Quality Air Equipment (NSW) are pleased to announce that we are celebrating our 20th anniversary in October, 2020. Due to QAE reaching this milestone, we wish to express our sincere appreciation to all our valued customers for their loyal support over the past 20 years.
Quality Air Equipment (QAE) is extremely proud to have again been awarded ISO 9001 certification.
After being certified since 2017 with a previous registrar, we decided to transfer our ISO 9001 Quality Management System Certification to “Guardian Independent Certification” due to QAE’s desire for higher expectations.
In order to transfer our ISO 9001 certification to “Guardian Independent Certification”, QAE underwent another evaluation process that included quality management system development, a management system documentation review/audit and a full assessment and clearance of non-conformances. The transfer went very smoothly due to the robust and clearly defined procedures in place in all areas of our business.
QAE can proudly state that our products are always delivered with quality and transparency in mind.
Quality is at the heart of everything we do and we continuously challenge ourselves to improve our services to meet or exceed the needs and expectations of our customers.
Being recognised as an internationally recognised standard, our customers are assured of consistent high-quality products, delivered every day to our customers through effective quality management.
As a proud 100% Australian-owned and operated business, it gives Quality Air Equipment (QAE) great pleasure to announce that we have been certified by Australian Made Campaign Limited to use the “Australian Made” logo on our QPRO manufactured range of products including our SUPAFLEX Flexible Duct range and ALP Duct.
The rapid growth of our business resulted in the need to move to larger premises. As a result, QAE has decided to relocate to new premises, one large factory, where we are able to carry larger stock holdings, flexible ducting and fittings under one roof. Combined with our factory located in Chipping Norton, our Sydney warehouses now have a combined floor space exceeding 10,000 sq. metres.