Rinnai Opens New World Class Facility in Melbourne
Pacific Urethanes has commenced supply of a fully formulated, zero ODP and low GWP rigid foam system to Rinnai’s new manufacturing facility in Braeside. Through extensive collaboration with the engineers at Rinnai, our development chemists have utilised our onsite R and D facility to develop a foam which meets all of Rinnai’s requirements for density, flow and heat loss for their range of hot water systems.
The developments were also conducted using Rinnai’s high pressure Ecoplus™ machine from OMS. This ensured there was a high degree of confidence that the Pacific Urethanes results would be successfully reproduced in their new manufacturing facility.
The new Braeside facility will manufacture next generation hot water systems, and climate segment heating and cooling products for the Australian and international markets, targeting more than $50 million in incremental annual exports through existing Rinnai global distribution channels.
Established in Melbourne in 1971, Rinnai Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rinnai Japan, which is headquartered in Nagoya, the major industrial city of Victoria’s sister state, Aichi Prefecture. Rinnai Japan currently operates 17 international subsidiaries and manufactures in 13 countries, employing 8,100 people and earning consolidated annual revenues of US$3.4 billion.