DECO’s new Testing Laboratory and the DECO Innovation Centre were officially opened by the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Anthony Albanese MP on Friday.
The newly NATA-accredited laboratory and award-winning display centre showcases the exceptional investment the family-owned Australian manufacturer of premium aluminium building products and metal finishing and coatings has made to enhance their commitment to quality and innovation.
“It is an honour to have the Hon Anthony Albanese MP here today to officially open the DECO Innovation Centre and our new NATA Accredited Testing Laboratory,”founder and director of DECO Australia Ross Doonan said.
“These facilities are both extremely important investments for our business and ensures we can meet requirements from both our customers and accreditation authorities.”
The Prime Minister was welcomed by Dr Mike Freelander MP, Federal Member for Macarthur.
Both the Prime Minister and Dr Freelander are passionate believers in Australian manufacturing and DECO’s work of employing over 100 Australian workers, many of whom are local to Macarthur, which is important for our national economy and skilled workforce.
DECO was established by Ross Doonan in 2004 and is a family operated business based in Macarthur that specialises in advanced metal finishing technologies and innovative architectural products for the building industry.
“DECO prides itself on providing the highest possible quality products and metal finishes in the market,” Mr Doonan said.
“The new testing laboratory is not only essential for meeting accreditation criteria, it also supports our ongoing innovation, research and development as well as our day-to-day quality controls for our customers across the architectural, engineering, defence and aerospace industries.”
Completed in 2020 during the pandemic, the DECO Innovation Centre was designed in conjunction with architectural firm ClarkeHopkinsClarke and has now become a must-visit destination for people looking for building inspiration in real-life applications, to explore DECO’s product range up-close and to select their perfect finishes and colours.
Joining the Prime Minister and Dr Freelander were the Mayor of Campbelltown George Greiss and Anoulack Chanthivong MP, State Member for Macquarie Fields and Minister for Innovation, Science and Technology.