In February 2020, Paarhammer was filmed for an episode of ‘Small Business Secrets’ for SBS. Small Business Secrets focuses on the stories of migrant entrepreneurs who have turned their business dreams into reality.
The business began out of necessity when Tony and Edith were planning to build their own house here in Victoria and were unable to find high performing European style windows and doors similar to those in Austria where they had grown up. From there the dream of helping others to live in a comfortable house with very low energy bills was born.
Celebrating 30 years in business in April 2020, Paarhammer has received a number of awards during this time, notably ‘Manufacturer of the Year – Small Business’ awarded by the State Government of Victoria. Recognition for the innovation of Bushfire Safe windows and doors that is compliant for all BAL levels, including BAL-FZ without the need for shutters, was also a vital development in the growth of the business. The bushfire products were an extension of, and complement, the highly energy efficient windows and doors that Paarhammer has manufactured in Australia since 1990.
Both the experienced and professional journalist and interviewer, Sarah, and cameraman, Scott from SBS created a relaxed atmosphere and set everyone at ease. They interviewed Tony and Edith Paarhammer and spent time with individual staff taking footage of machines in action and craftsmanship at work.
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