Airwell Group Pty Ltd is a family owned company that has been trading since 1985. In the early 1980's Managing Director Alan Brown set about designing and building water pumping systems for the agricultural industry in Western Australia. The system needed to operate remotely from power, be economical to run and safer and more reliable than existing water pumping methods such as windmills and solar pumping systems.
After several design attempts and many modifications later, the first Airwell pumps were sold to the agricultural market in 1984. On the back of continued success of the pumping system and its unique design Alan was issued with a patent in 1986 for the Airwell Pump. After winning the Commercial Inventors Award at the Newdegate Field Day in 1987 and the success of the pump, Airwell Pumps Pty Ltd the company was officially launched in 1988. For the next 5 years Airwell Pumps operated from a workshop located in country Western Australia servicing the needs of the Western Australian agriculture industry.
Soon after commencing the business it was recognized that the special features of the Airwell Pump system were suited to many other applications other than agricultural water supply. In 1991 Alcoa were having problems with iron reducing bacteria in water sampling bores. The bacteria was reducing the life of their pumps to just two weeks. Having solved a similar problem for an Albany farmer, Airwell supplied its firsts pumps to Alcoa who have continued to use Airwell pumps ever since.
It was not long before the Airwell Pump and its unique features had gained a niche market in the mining and industrial sectors, overcoming pumping issues associated with pollution recovery and open cut pit wall stabilisation. In 1998 Airwell moved to a commercial premises in Osborne Park and continued to grow its client base after being involved in some of the biggest pollution recovery projects ever undertaken in Australia.
The company moved again in 2003 into purpose built premises in Malaga Western Australia and expanded its products and services to include the supply of electric submersible pumps, contract water sampling, mobile flow testing and leachate recovery and detection systems. In 2006 the subsidiary company of Airwell Oil and Gas was created to develop and manufacture its new gas well de-liquefication technology in the USA and Canada which has been successfully trialled since 2008.