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JAVAC is a long standing Australian name, recognised for product excellence at national and international levels. Since it’s inception in 1964, the company has lead the way in forefront technology and is Australia’s only manufacturing specialist in vacuum and refrigeration products.

Being the only Australian high vacuum pump and allied equipment manufacturer in Australia gives us security in an ever-changing competitive market. Above all others, JAVAC has the facilities and proficiency to offer custom-made systems particularly specified to your requirements.

At JAVAC we provide you, the customer, with the ultimate turn-key solution for all your vacuum and refrigeration needs. JAVAC's customers have peace of mind knowing they are supported by a full team for all service and technical assistance.

In addition to its own suite of products, JAVAC has been the exclusive Australian/New Zealand representative of Leybold products since the 1980s and has the distribution rights to many other OEM product lines, such as; KNF Neuberger, KNF Flodos, and Inficon.

With our extensive knowledge and exemplary expertise, JAVAC is truly 'the professionals choice' for innovative solutions.

Speak to us today to see how we can help you.



1964 – 1970

JAVAC (then Jig Boring Services founded by Ron Davies), commenced its operation in 1964 as a manufacturer of precision machining, later expanding to proprietary components such as universal joints, drill bushes and tube expanders. The company then changed its name from Jig Boring Services to Jigtool Products.


Jigtool High Vacuum was formed and, thus, began the Vacuum division of Jigtool Products. During this period, the company was innovative and developed a cartridge range of portable high vacuum pumps (SE Series). The unique design allowed for the interchangeability of a full working module into what was simply an oil box.

So well-respected, the design has been replicated by nearly all other vacuum pump companies today and our company, Jigtool—with the VacPak (a registered design)—can claim the accolade of designing the first ever cartridge-type vacuum pump in the world.


Jigtool Products went on to win a number of awards such as
the Australia Design Award—for the VacPak concept and the
Prince Phillip Award—for design excellence.

Jigtool High Vacuum UK was formed to distribute products into the EU.

1981 – 1990

Jigtool Products changed it's name to JAVAC, correlating a greater reference to the world of vacuum.

JAVAC was appointed the sole Australian distributor for Leybold Hereaus.

JAVAC develops direct-drive vacuum pumps using VacPak technology.

1991 – 1994

JAVAC won an Australian Design Award for its new efficient vacuum pumps.

The RECO range of refrigerant recovery machines is developed.

The 1990 Montreal Protocol saw all leading nations agree to reduce ozone depleting substances. JAVAC lead the way in Australia with the ground-breaking RECO range of refrigerant, recovery and charging equipment.

JAVAC was appointed the sole Australian distributor for KNF Neuberger.


The ECO refrigerant filling line was born.

JAVAC's ECO high-speed refrigerator filling machines revolutionised the manufacture of domestic refrigerators in Australia with nearly all leading manufacturers, at that time,  using JAVAC equipment.

These machines continue to be developed today with refinements to suit customer applications.

Being an Australian company and being the forefront in  engineering, coupled with a  profound understanding of our customers' needs, JAVAC has earnt the enviable reputation for quality customer service and support.


Supplying parts is one thing. However, adding value and process engineering is quite another and JAVAC developed its skills in vacuum systems for process such as vacuum coating, vacuum leak detection, vacuum metalising, and freeze drying.

Having supply partners such as Leybold has given us the full benefit of their expertise in these processes.


JAVAC's 'Xtract-R' refrigerant recovery line was released.

A partnership was developed between Inficon and JAVAC, seeing JAVAC manufacturing refrigerant recovery machines (the Xtract-R) for distribution into the USA.

During a highly successful period, JAVAC delivered over 30,000 units to happy customers.

Today JAVAC is Australia’s only manufacturer of refrigerant recovery machines.

JAVAC always ensures to meet all international product export standards when exporting to the EU, UK and USA.


The SHARK vacuum pump was released.

The SHARK remains the most advanced, small, portable vacuum pump ever made.

It features die-cast parts and sintered components in a plastic oil box. Covered in a plastic case, the SHARK actually looked like a shark with a wide-open mouth and gills for optimum air cooling. Who said tools can’t be fun?!


JAVAC’s celebrates its 40th anniversary.


A commitment to R&D with advanced engineering is made.


JAVAC introduced a flagship vacuum pump series named the "Vector Series".

The only Australian-designed and manufactured high vacuum pumps—a progression from the earlier SE, CD and JL range—these new pumps have the benefit of over 40 years of expertise in design and refinement, resulting in a world-class product.


JAVAC released the new RECO-GT series of high-speed recovery machines.

The RECO-GT is a Green Star-compliant refrigerant recovery and leak detection solution. This machine sits in the plant room, silently recovering in excess of 400kg of refrigerant, thus dramatically reducing refrigerant losses and saving our planet.

With over 100 installations across Australia, the RECO-GT has earned cost-effective Green Star Points for all its users. The RECO is a specifier endorsed product and is recognised by the GBCA and Nabers.


JAVAC Australia moves to new 3200 m² custom-built premises in Rowville, Victoria.

JAVAC Australia releases the ECO-FILL, a cylinder-filling station.


JAVAC UK is acquired by ASPEN Pumps.


Australia remains a totally independent, 100% Australian-owned company and is not a part of the ASPEN UK Group. JAVAC UK remains our UK distributor for all recovery equipment.


JAVAC Australia’s line of high-end vacuum and refrigerant process equipment remains fully independent. This acknowledgment enables JAVAC Australia to explore international markets, perpetuating the important environmental aspects of refrigerant management such as the use of machinery like the RECO-GT and the ECO-FILL.

2019 – 2022

JAVAC Australia develops a full line of HVAC tools including leak detectors, scales, tube benders and flarers. JAVAC Australia further established itself as a leader in the HVAC industry.

2023 & Beyond

JAVAC Australia is perpetually researching and developing innovative tools that make for economically-efficient refrigeration. See these great new tools appear soon in the marketplace.

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