Welcome to Superior Radiators Services
We are very pleased to welcome you to the very first issue of our quarterly newsletter. This newsletter is about helping to ensure that our customers are kept in the loop as to what’s been happening in the industry and keep you up to date on any new areas.
Happy 30th Birthday!
Superior Radiators celebrates it’s 30th birthday this year on the 1st April (no joke!). From our humble beginnings back in 1982 when we were just starting out, today some of those very first customers are still with us. The 30 year journey has been both hard work and also very rewarding.
I have travelled to the USA on 3 occasions and every capital city in Australia as well as many country towns attending conferences, workshops and trade shows learning skills and following trends. I have met many radiator repairers from all walks of life and am happy to say that I have made many friends along the way, some of them will be friends for life.
I am proud to say that I have built the business to the largest repair shop in Sydney, boasting a staff with a combined 125 years of experience. We intend to continue our journey the same way we have done for the last 30 years and wont rest on our laurels. We strive for continuous improvement and look forward to the challenges ahead.
A sincere thank you goes out to all our customers for your support over the years. We especially want to thank those from when we first started and are still supporting us today;
Thank you to J&D Smash, Miltons Smash, Suttons Homebush & Suttons Chullora, Lansvale Holden, Liverpool Auto Electrical, MS Mobile and Scania.
On the website
Our final preparations are underway for the launch of our new website. We look forward to it going live. We will have a contact option where you can get in touch with us with just one click for any information or if you would like to share any thoughts etc.
Some of you may be aware that we’ve submitted plans in to Council for some renovations and extension of the factory. This has been a lengthy process and finally after 48 weeks, we’ve been given approval to commence. If all goes well, these renovations will be finished sometime during the quieter months of winter, giving us a lot more factory space than we currently have.
In the factory area we’ve now installed 3 new fume extraction fans which help with ventilation and allow more space to move around the radiator jigs. This will also result in an improved air quality in the workshop as well as meeting our commitments to WH&S.
We are currently painting the exterior of our building and upgrading to the new Natrad corporate colours. Once this is finalized, we will be turning our attention to the inside and intend to upgrade our front counter, office and waiting room.
In the factory area we recently installed a new washbay area with an underground holding tank, enhancing our water recycling plant. It makes it much easier to handle the large earthmoving and mining industry radiators.
Natrad had a stand at the recent International Truck and Trailer Show in Melbourne advertising our products and the Natrad brand, and also promoting the new HDS arm of the franchise. Mark O’Sullivan was there to assist at the stand over the weekend and had several conversations with owner operators on the latest trends and technology in cooling systems, as well as discussing problems and solutions that some of them were experiencing.
We’re also heading to AIMEX, the mining expo in September so come by the stand and say hello.
Fire Engine Update
Some of you may be aware that our quote to supply and fit auxiliary rear air conditioning units was accepted by Fire and Rescue NSW, which involves the installation of new air conditioning units on 40 of their Scania fire trucks from all over NSW. So far, we’ve successfully completed 33 of these, some of which came to Moorebank from as far as Broken Hill, Coffs Harbour and Tweed Heads. This has been a joint venture with Steve from Blue Ice Air Conditioning.
Can you help?
Superior Radiators is a progressive company looking for affiliates to enhance our services eg. sheet metal, engineering etc. If you feel that your company is able to provide your services to us, please contact us by phone, fax or email.
In the news
The Carbon Tax – how will it affect you and your business?
Carbon pricing is a key area of the government’s policy on climate change and is commonly being referred to as the “carbon tax”. The mechanism is designed to reduce the carbon output and reduce the current level of climate change by charging per tonne of carbon that is released into the atmosphere.
Whether you agree with it or not, it isn’t far away. The scheme is due to start on 1st July.
A number of our suppliers will be directly impacted. At this stage, there are still too many variables to give exact guidance on how our suppliers will be impacted as they are currently working through their obligations and from there will determine the need to adjust their pricing which will also affect us.