History entries

The original Celmec team, well known to the industry for their technical know-how, as well as many of the original highly skilled AGC production members, all saw out their careers at Celmec or are still contributing to Celmec's ongoing success.


  • 1982


    The origins of Celmec start when AGC Metal Products was formed as a division of AG Coombs, to offer products manufactured by AG Coombs for sale to the industry.

    The original product range included spiral and rectangular duct and fittings, sheet metal and steel fabrication, volume dampers and tube radiant heating. 

    AGC was the first to introduce aluminium construction to volume dampers, and tube radiant heating to the Australian market.


  • 1989

    Original Celmec logo

    Celmec was formed as a marketing business for AGC Metal Products. An abbreviation of Celsius Mechanical, the name embodies the nature of the business.


  • 1991


    Celmec & AGC Metal Products merge to form Celmec International Pty Ltd.

    The original product range progressed to include VAV Terminal Units, Volume and Smoke Dampers, Fire Dampers, Spiral Duct, Infra-red heating & Warm Air.


  • 1995

    Tom & Jacek Founders

    A new chapter begins. From inception, in his engineering capacity and management role at AG Coombs, Tom Schilbach was integral to the evolution of AGC Metal Products and subsequently Celmec. 

    In 1995, Tom and his brother Jacek teamed up and acquired Celmec, becoming a fully independent & family owned business with its first dedicated headquarters in Moorabbin and North Sydney.


  • 1995–1996


    The new ownership inspires evolution. Significant re-design of past products was applied across the board, as well as the creation of new products.

    All of the radiant heating products were branded under a newly created division called Heatray.

    The Aerofoil Valve was designed, engineered and patented by Celmec. It was a revolution to VAV performance and won excellence awards along the way.


  • 1999–2001


    Celmec introduces a new comprehensive weather control system for alfresco dining. Collapsible Umbrella Structures with fully integrated, custom designed heating and lighting systems were developed for the Sydney Circular Quay project in preparation for the 2000 Sydney Olympics. 

    The new Heatray Electric Radiant Heating (ERH) panel system & modular Weather Controlled Umbrellas were borne. 

Early 2000's

  • Early 2000's

    Early 2000s

    Celmec capitalises on its unique Heatray outdoor weather control range, focusing on export growth with expansion into Europe and North America.

    Celmist Evaporative Mist Cooling is introduced. Designed to be integrated with Heatray Umbrellas to provide comprehensive cooling and heating, as well as for energy saving HVAC pre-cooling applications.


  • 2008


    Always pushing product innovation, Celmec introduces the electric IRH-E instantaneous radiant heater to its range. 

    The IRH-E has been refined over the years to include the latest technology lamp & aesthetics, achieving a highly powerful yet compact design.


  • 2014


    Celmec moves into new dedicated headquarters, consolidating 6 separate manufacturing facilities and offices into the one facility, allowing for maximised operational efficiency and future planning.


  • 2015


    Ongoing investment into upgrading Celmec HQ facilities for improved energy efficiency, user comfort and safety, as well as manufacturing precision and automation. 

    Introduction of CNC Turret Punching, CNC Press Brake Folding, purpose built Multi Station Punching and Electric Wiring Processing stations, along with various other automation and processing equipment.


  • 2020


    Covid-19 pandemic changes the world on an unprecedented scale. Celmec adapts its procedures, manufacturing and office spaces to keep its workforce safe, as well as develops new products, concepts and solutions to deal with stringent Covid safe requirements.

    An example is the development of a new weatherproof outdoor duct heater specifically tailored for the Victorian Quarantine Centre.