Part of the global Kingspan Group, Kingspan Insulation is a world leader in innovative thermal insulation products, specialising in the manufacturing and marketing of high-performance insulation for use in the commercial and residential construction market.
With the launch of its Australian Made Air-Cell range in 1998, Kingspan has been proudly manufacturing in Australia for more than 20 years. Now employing 75 people across the country, Kingspan Australia operate some of the most advanced insulation manufacturing technology in the world, relying on this technology and associated patents to remain globaly competitive.
Photo: Scott Gibson
Kingspan Insulation Australia's Managing Director, Scott Gibson, said, "With increasing demand for high-performing buildings in Australia, the need for innovative insulation solutions continues to grow. When we looked for a suitable location, decisions around sovereign risk, access to reliable energy, sophisticated labour and support services become important decision-making factors that lead us to manufacture in Melbourne, Australia."
In May 2020 Kingspan's Somerton Facility became the first manufacturing facility in Australia to receive a 6 Star Green Star sustainability rating as an operational facility by the Green Building Council of Australia, reflecting Kingspan's commitment to the planet.
"Last year, Kingspan launched its 10 year group-wide global sustainability strategy to address climate change, circularity and protection of our natural world. The Kingspan Insulation Manufacturing Facility Building is a reflection of our company's commitment to innovative sustainable technologies and building solutions. The facility proves that with some effort, and using the right products, we can build better manufacturing buildings in Australia, not just offices and residential."
Photo: Kingspan's Somerton Facility
As an Australian manufacturer, all of Kingspan's locally made products are certified to use the Australian Made logo - Australia's most trusted, recognised and widely used country of origin symbol.
"The Australian Made Campaign creates awareness for local products which inspires support for Australian manufacturing and helps grow Australian jobs. In the building products environment, false claims are abundant when it comes to performance and origin. We saw the advantage of clearly standing out as Australian Made, and the Australian Made logo is the trusted brand we used to do so," Mr Gibson said.
"Supporting and investing in Australian Made products grows the local economy, supporting employment and generating value.,when compared to imported products which retain most of their value in the country of origin, including their transportation costs into Australia. This economic value, in turn, generates demand for consumer goods and services that further enhances the economy."
Photo: Inside Kingspan's Somerton Facility
Recently voted Australia's No. 1 trusted insulation brand by Architecture & Design, Kingspan's thermal insulation products are among the market’s highest performing and most sustainably manufactured energy efficiency delivering building solutions.
Mr Gibson said, "Our Air-Cell and Kooltherm range of products provide advantages over the traditional glass wool type insulation solutions in their ability to deliver high performance in a thin, space-saving format making them ideal for modular construction and for delivering building code compliance with minimum impact on the thickness of walls and roofs."
Find out more about Kingspan at www.kingspan.com/au/en-au/about-kingspan/kingspan-insulation