Fujitsu General Australia is celebrating 50 years of continuous operations in Australia after launching in the region in 1974, nearly 40 years after it was originally established in Japan.

Fujitsu General was founded in 1936 in Kawasaki, Japan as a consumer electronics company. Over time, and with a strong focus on research and innovation, the company now produces air conditioning solutions for homes and businesses worldwide.

Known as ‘Australia’s Favourite Air’ Fujitsu General’s award-winning products are designed and tested at the company’s state-of-the-art research and development centre at its Japan headquarters.

Fujitsu General Australia managing director, Phillip Perham said, “We have seen Fujitsu General grow from strength to strength since entering the Australian market 50 years ago, evolving into a household name that is trusted by families across the country.

“It’s not just homeowners that put their confidence in the Fujitsu name; long-term partnerships, such as the one Fujitsu General Australia shares with brand ambassador, Mark Taylor, our ongoing commitment to the Sporting Chance Cancer Foundation and our 10-year partnership with Essendon Bombers AFL Football Club, are testament to the trust placed in Fujitsu and how integral the brand is to Australian lives.”

Fujitsu General Australia managing director, Phillip Perham with brand ambassador, Mark Taylor.

Fujitsu General Australia brand ambassador, Mark Taylor said, “Fujitsu has been keeping Australians comfortable for 50 years, and it’s an honour to be part of that journey. The brand has won multiple awards over the years, with Australians consistently selecting Fujitsu as their trusted brand in air conditioning.”  

Fujitsu General has embraced its community through its Modern Slavery Statement, sustainable business practices and volunteering program. For example, beyond adhering to environmental regulations in its business operations, Fujitsu General is also actively pursuing environmental protection activities aimed at conserving energy and natural resources as well as practicing reduce, reuse and recycle principles.

As part of the global Fujitsu General Limited (FGL) network, Fujitsu General Australia is working on decarbonisation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions to help achieve the FGL goal of carbon neutral.

“Fujitsu General Australia has shifted to using 100% renewable energy and zero-emission products at all locations and is in the process of switching its company fleet vehicles to hybrids where feasible. All initiatives are reviewed regularly and evaluated on their ongoing performance,” Perham added.

Fujitsu General Australia has also expanded its R32 product offering, which is now available for most Fujitsu air conditioners under 16kW. With a 67% lower ‘global warming potential factor’ compared to the commonly used R410A refrigerant, R32 offers equivalent performance with reduced environmental impact.

“As an organisation, Fujitsu General Australia is committed to innovation and remaining agile. Energy efficiency, cost effectiveness, automation, and smart climate control are at the top of the agenda as the company continues to look to the future and the next 50 years,” Perham concluded.