Seeley International has won the coveted accolade National Distinguished Family Business of the Year Award – 2019.
This prestigious national award from Family Business Australia coincides with National Family Business Day.
Seeley International’s journey is well known, with Founder and Executive Chairman, Mr Frank Seeley AM, DUniv Flin, FAICD, manufacturing 1000 portable evaporative air conditioners in 1972. He went on to develop the world’s first all-plastic rooftop coolers, which revolutionised the global industry and helped grow the rooftop cooling market in Australia from 12,000 units, to around 70,000 units per year.
And while Seeley International is the nation’s most-awarded air conditioning manufacturer, being crowned Australia’s Distinguished Family Business of the Year, is very special and is another example of what sets it apart in the industry.
Family run businesses are the ‘heartbeat’ of Australian commerce, accounting for 70% of all businesses across the nation and employing 50% of the workforce. With the 1.4 million family businesses in Australia estimated to be worth about $4.3 trillion, people understand that when they spend money with a family business it stays in local communities.
Most of Seeley International’s valued dealers are family businesses or partnerships and understand the challenges and commitment needed to become an industry leader and to retain such reputation.
Seeley International is delighted to be the largest Australian heating and cooling manufacturer, committed to remaining a family business.
This very special honour acknowledges the Company’s success in being a world-class manufacturer, while still maintaining strong family values that recognise the contributions of individuals and embracing innovation and teamwork, while ensuring continuing excellence in all it does.