Pentair opens new Australasian headquarters



Steven Lelli (left) and Gary Witt celebrate the opening of Pentair’s new Australasian headquarters 

Pentair has opened its new Australasian headquarters at Dandenong South in Victoria.
The new $8 million plus and 6,800sqm facility will be the site of the manufacturing, spare parts and research and development projects of the group.
This includes a host of prominent and iconic pump, filtration and related water product brands including Onga, Flotec, Everpure, Sta-Rite and Shurflo.
The new building developed to Pentair Water’s specifications includes a state-of-the-art just in time manufacturing facility, a warehousing operation that includes almost 5,000 pallets of spare parts, consumables and built products, together with an innovative new R&D and product testing laboratory.
The new complex also includes a 45,000L rainwater collection system to meet the capacity requirements for the test lab used in research and development and product testing applications. An additional rainwater collection system has been installed for the site’s landscaping.
“Our manufacturing and product assembly team worked for some months to create a prototype new production centre that could be introduced to achieve a significant increase in productivity, flexibility, efficiency,” says Pentair’s Australasian Managing Director Steven Lelli.
Production space has been reduced from 860sqm at the company’s previous Notting Hill site to only 420sqm at the new Dandenong South site.
The new facility also includes an 8,000L (about half-sized international swimming pool) which will be the focal point for the development and testing of new pool pump, pool cleaning, filtration and water quality products.
The new complex in the M1 Industry Park was officially opened by Cr Youhorn Chea, Mayor of the City of Dandenong with Pentair’s Australian Managing Director Steven Lelli. 
Mr Gary Witt, Pentair’s President of Flow Technologies, represented the US parent Pentair company.
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