May 11, 2016

Seeley International is pleased to announce its acquisition of the Commercial and Industrial HVAC business of AIRA, a prominent Australian manufacturer of Heating, Cooling and Energy Recovery Ventilation equipment based in Melbourne.

Seeley International Group Managing Director, Mr Jon Seeley, said the purchase of AIRA’s heating, cooling and ERV business and the highly regarded AIRA brand, which comes into effect on 23rd May 2016, will significantly complement and extend Seeley’s commercial product offering to the market.

“This acquisition is a perfect fit for both organisations, offering unrivalled benefit to our customers, with a much broader range of heating and cooling solutions to consider. It’s a winning combination!” Mr Seeley said.
“Seeley International is pleased to be adding the AIRA range of Australian-made evaporative air coolers and gas fired heaters to our current award-winning product portfolio. All products will continue to be designed, manufactured, and tested in our Australian facilities to ensure customers continue to receive superior quality and performance,” he said.

“AIRA’s history has strong parallels with that of Seeley International, and our intention is to provide continuity and ongoing development of this great Aussie brand into the future. We are also pleased to be welcoming a number of new staff from AIRA’s engineering, manufacturing and sales areas to the broader Seeley International family.”

“It will be business-as-usual for AIRA’s customers, commercial contractors, trade accounts and distributors, who will be supported by our extensive national sales and support team with expert knowledge of commercial and industrial products.”

AIRA was founded in 1965 by the father of the current owner and Managing Director, Mr Ian Rich, who said the sale of AIRA’s HVAC operations allows his company to now re-focus its efforts on the other part of their business; the manufacture and supply of a wide range of Boiler Systems, under the new trading name of Airatherm.

“AIRA has been a leading Australian manufacturer and supplier of commercial and industrial products since it first began in 1965, and we can now continue our evolution as Airatherm, knowing that the AIRA business and its customers are in good hands viagra buy online with Seeley International,” Mr Rich said.

AIRA products and spare parts will continue to be available across Australia and New Zealand through Seeley International’s extensive national agent network.

About Seeley International
Seeley International is Australia’s largest air conditioning manufacturer and is market leader in the design and manufacture of ducted and portable heating and cooling products for the domestic, commercial and industrial markets in Australia.

Renowned for its innovation, Seeley International’s brands include Breezair, Braemar, Climate Wizard, Convair, Coolair, Braemar Tudor Romeo and Coolerado. Based in Adelaide’s south – and with factories in Adelaide (evaporative coolers) and Albury (gas heaters, refrigerated and commercial cooling) – the company was founded in 1972 by Frank Seeley AM, who remains Executive Chairman.

Unlike many of its competitors, Seeley International continues to design and manufacture most of the components for its Australian made products, which it exports to more than 120 countries around the world. More information about Seeley International and its products can be found at

Seeley International expansion continues with AIRA acquisition