The name Dunnair is synonymous with high quality products in the commercial air-conditioning industry. Beginning with Dunn Air Conditioning in 1961 and more recently, Dunnair Australia and Dunnair International, the company continues to be leading importer and supplier of air-conditioning brands for the Australian market.
In the early days, Dunnair manufactured the well-received Airtemp range of air-conditioning products under the stewardship of founder and director, Rob Dunn.
More success followed when Dunnair’s South Australian office, one of five interstate operations headquartered in Melbourne, began producing its own range, selling under the Chrysler name. In 1983 the manufacturing arm of the company was sold to EmailAir allowing Dunnair to focus its efforts on sales and service.
Dunnair went on to secure several high profile maintenance contracts with multinational companies, notable among them the McDonald’s chain of fast food restaurants. The company was also selected as one of few contractors tasked to upkeep the Cosatron installations at Crown Casino.
The company is known as the first in Victoria to import Sanyo units, which explains its close industry association with Airtemp and Sanyo. In the early 1990’s Dunnair began to badge Derby by Dunnair wall mounted split units and this continued well into the mid 90’s.
In 1994, the company was bought by Multistack and renamed Dunnair International. In 2004, Ernest Ugazio acquired the sales and service departments of Dunnair. This led to the company being divided into separate entities: Dunnair International and Dunnair Australia, the former focused on Multistack Chillers sales and spare parts; while the latter began design and development of a split ducted and rooftop packaged range that was manufactured in China.
Today, Dunnair’s range of equipment manufactured in its two associate factories in China comprises 16 product lines on some 600 different models, not including made-to-order products. The company distributes its products nationally from its local offices and agents in every state and territory.