History

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To mention some of our milestones…

JAVAC (then Jigtool) commenced its operation in 1964 as a manufacturer of precision components such as universal joints and tube expanders and was founded by Ron Davies. 

In 1970, as Jigtool High Vacuum, the company proceeded to develop a line of high vacuum pumps which became renown for their precision and reliability. Jigtool were the first in the world to offer the interchangeable vacuum pump cartridge, known as the VacPak®.

Then in 1981, the company JAVAC Pty Ltd evolved. By 1986, JAVAC became the exclusive Australian agent for the entire Leybold range of high vacuum products. Today Leybold is known as Oerlikon Leybold, one of the largest manufacturers of high vacuum equipment in the world. Loyalty and success go hand in hand.

Following the 1990 Montreal Protocol to reduce ozone depletion, JAVAC introduced the RECO range of Refrigerant, Recovery and Charging Equipment. Today JAVAC are Australia’s only Manufacturer of Refrigerant Recovery Machines. Meeting international product standards and export to the EU, UK and USA.

The mid 1990s saw the introduction of the ECO high-speed refrigerator filling machines, and the Xtract-R Oil-Free Recovery Program. These programs continue today with refined products to suit customer applications. Being an Australian company and being forefront in engineering together with profound understanding of the needs of our customer base are some of the key distinctive features as to why JAVAC has the enviable reputation for Quality, Customer Service and Support.

Since 1994 JAVAC has secured the agency for the KNF Laboratory and OEM Equipment. For our customers that means that JAVAC:

Possesses vacuum knowledge backed by experience and practice
JAVAC also offers customised complex vacuum and refrigeration equipment for laboratories and industry
Can provide any vacuum equipment, to any industry and its manufacturing facilities ensuring that individual customer needs are met.
In 2002 a new revolutionary range of high vacuum pumps was introduced, the “Shark” a quality 2 stage vacuum pumps housed in a unique easy to carry polyethylene carry case. The Shark made huge in road in to the tough US market and is much loved by refrigeration mechanics in Australia. 

The year 2004 saw JAVAC celebrating its 40th year and cemented our determination to continue as No. 1 of the industry. The organisation undertook an ongoing investment process to ensure advanced manufacturing techniques and technology.

In 2009, JAVAC introduced a flagship vacuum pump series named "Vector Series" of Australian Designed and Manufactured High Vacuum Pumps, a progression from the earlier CD and JL range, these new pumps have the benefit of over 40 years of experience in design and refinement, resulting in a world class product.

Adding to the RECO range, in 2010 JAVAC built the RECO-GT, a Green Star Compliant Refrigerant Recovery and Leak Detection Solution capable of recovering up to 400 kg's of refrigerant and able to earn cost effective Green Star Points. 

Today, the company is lead by Managing Director, Andrew Davies and operates from a brand new manufacturing facility in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Rowville which is the JAVAC Head Office, home to a highly skilled team in Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing, Service, Procurement and Administration Divisons. 

Our tenure in the market is a testament to the long term dedication and our key focus; providing excellence in our products and service for our Customers; and being sensitive towards the welfare of it’s staff – JAVAC’s most valuable asset.

JAVAC's committment to serve its customers with quality products and exceptional customer service remains strong and the company is excited for the road ahead.