SIMONS PRIDES ITSELF ON STRONG COMPANY VALUES
SIMONS PRIDES ITSELF ON
STRONG COMPANY VALUES
Simons Boilers was first established in 1932. It is now run by Derek Simons who is a fourth generation owner. Together with his father Robert, it is one of the last Australian owned family company that still manufactures its products in Australia.
With offices in Sydney and Melbourne, Simons has 90 years of experience in the field of thermal engineering design, manufacturing and supplying a wide range of steam and hot water boilers Australia wide.
From our humble beginnings producing small steam boilers and irons for the garment industry more than 90 years ago, the company has grown to become a leading supplier of steam boilers, hot water heaters, steam humidifiers, air compressors and garment pressing machinery throughout Australia. In 2010, Simons Green Energy was founded to provide a turn key solution for natural gas and blended fuels cogeneration technologies. Simons Green Energy have built a strong reputation in the field and have a reputable portfolio of projects. For more information click here.
Today, our efficient and low carbon equipment portfolio spans Australia’s urban and regional centres and extends to markets across South East Asia, in particular Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand.
We deliver a full range of services, from initial system design to installation, commissioning, ongoing technical support and maintenance providing our clients with long term and added value solutions.
90 years of history
Artisan carpenter, Woolf Simons began the business making ice chests in the days before refrigeration, and with sons Asher, Percy, and Sol founded Simons Boiler Company in 1932.1932
In the late 1930’s, Asher Simons, a mechanical engineer, invented a new way to press clothes using an electric iron with a small steam boiler. The invention of the Simons iron was an instant success and later became part of Australia’s War effort pressing military uniforms.1938
In the 1940’s, the World War II hit Australia, and Simons began producing gas-fired boilers and air compressors in response to the call of the war effort.
In the 1970’s, the discovery and exploitation of natural gas brought demand for gas boilers and coincided with third-generation engineer Robert Simons entering the business.
Since then, Simons’ have continuously been expanding their portfolio of allied steam and hot water products partnering with world wide manufacturers such as Vapac, Trevil, ICI Caldaie, Rapak and Edwards. By 1978, Simons was exporting to countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong.
Simons enter the Gas Fired Steam Boiler market. Appointed as New South Wales and Victorian distributors for East Coast Steam based in Brisbane.1998
Simons enter Commercial Hot Water Heater market. Appointed as sole distributors for ICI Caldaie, Europe's leading Hot Water Heater manufacturer.
Simons appointed distributor for Raypak Hot Water Heaters manufactured in Australia by Rheem.
Simons Green Energy established.2009
- Simons begins R&D into new range of Gas Fired Steam Boilers
- Simons goes into production of Gas Fired Steam Boilers
Simons Boilers is a fourth generation Australian owned company proudly celebrating 80 years of innovation, success and expertise in the thermal engineering market.2012
Simons enter into a Joint Venture with Airatherm in Victoria, acting as sales and support agents for their range Commercial Hot Water Heaters, Tanks and Ancillaries.2014
Simons sees a growth in the Brewery and Distillery Industry across Australia, supplying a number of boilers to a range of manufacturers in the industry.2016
Simons celebrates 85 years in the boiler business.2017
Simons Melbourne Office
moves to new premises to Bayswater.
Simons manufactures its 10,000th
Electric Steam Boiler on the 5th of November 2019.
Robert Simons celebrates
50 years in the business.
Simons celebrates 90 years of engineering and innovation! The business has continuously evolved to meet the ever-changing needs across various industries.
“Most of us have heard the statistics: 30% of family businesses make it through the second generation, 10-15% through the third, and 3-5% through the fourth. These are often pointed to as proof of the many challenges faced by families who want to see their company last.” Derek Simons
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