The Prime Minister of Australia Mr Tony Abbott recently visited the Breezway factory along with local candidate Dr Bill Glasson.

Mr Abbott and Dr Glasson toured the factory alongside Breezway’s CEO, Mr David Brogan to learn about the history of louvres and the manufacturing process involved for the highly customised louvre windows. Mr Abbott toured the facility, interacted with various employees and was very complimentary about the longevity of the business and the advantages of working for an innovative Australian company.

During their visit, Mr Abbott and Dr Glasson discussed with David Brogan the benefits associated with passive cooling and naturally ventilated environments. Mr Abbott recognised these benefits, stating he liked to turn off the air conditioning and open windows to enjoy natural breezes. Mr Abbott also noted that he had installed louvre windows in a renovation of his own home and loved them.

Mr Abbott and Dr Glasson were taken through the Breezway Head Office, which showcases the Altair louvre windows, in particular the Altair Powerlouvre window controlled by a building management system to reduce the amount of air conditioning consumed in an office environment throughout the day. 

Breezway’s CEO, David Brogan stated that it was a real honour for Breezway to receive a visit from the Prime Minister of Australia who supports local manufacturing businesses.

Mr Abbott praised Breezway for being an innovative business and for retaining manufacturing capabilities in Australia.