Universal Anodisers have been operating for more than 45 years. Universal Anodisers specialise in anodising aluminium sheet and aluminium extrusions for architectural applications.
- Current plant was purpose-built in the year 2000 to expand anodising capabilities
- Recognised for environmental responsibility with a Cleaner Production Award in 2007
- Playing an important role in colour anodising technology on an international basis
- Servicing well-known aluminium mills, distributors and fabricators in Australia and NZ
- Recognised by clients for their quality control, exceptional service and prompt delivery
Universal Anodisers are conscious of their environmental responsibilities. Management is constantly looking at ways to improve its processes and at the same time reducing their impact on the environment.
Recently Universal Anodisers have joined a group of thirteen other businesses from the Smithfield/Wetherill Park Industrial Estate to work with Fairfield City Council and the local Chamber of Commerce on a cleaner production project. With the support from the Council and specialist environmental consultants, Universal Anodisers established their own cleaner production team, bringing together staff from across the business to identify and implement plans for improving the plant's environmental performance.
Universal Anodisers’ objectives for joining the Cleaner Production Project were to maintain their quality and service, while being more environmentally friendly and cost effective in their operations.
The initial steps taken were to observe the processes, analyse ways, which could be improved and research avenues to fulfil the objectives. Once these steps were completed it was clear what was required and how to get the results.
One of the outcomes of the analysis was to outlay a large investment initially and to reap the rewards in the future. What was not known was when the company would start to reap the benefits. It was evident that the future benefits would outweigh the initial investment and this was proven within the first year.
Universal Anodisers’ objectives have exceeded their initial expectations, and with continual implementation and progress reviews, will help maintain their environmental obligations.