Zip Industries secures new premises through Savills

Zip Industries secures new premises through Savills
Zip Industries secures new premises through Savills

Australian instant boiling water system manufacturer, Zip Industries, has committed to 1,661sqm at Hallam, signing a lease for part of 59-65 Wedgewood Road.

Savills Australia’s David Kalb and Kosta Filinis, in conjunction with Crabtrees Real Estate, negotiated the five-year deal at $82 per sqm on behalf of a private landlord. 

Zip took over from Polyflor Australia last month.

Kalb said Savills initially sold the property for $3.68 million to an owner-occupier, who had residual space to lease out after moving in.

“The refit encompassed significant office space and a high-quality showroom, which suited the tenant perfectly,” he said.

Zip's industrialist founder Michael Crouch passed away this month at the age of 84 after a battle with cancer.

Crouch had sold his majority share of Zip.

Raised in Sydney, Crouch aged 28, acquired a small hot-water company in Sydney called Zip Heaters which had 12 employees.

He applied innovation with his range of appliances with Zip's heaters easily fitted directly above the kitchen sink or bath

When he learnt a large block of units in Sydney was installing instant hot-water heaters, he conceived of the idea of instant boiling water, according to an obituary in the Australian Financial Review.

He first developed a cumbersome unit that sold only a few hundred, so he refined it and made a neater appliance he called the "Miniboil" - a white box on the wall with the red tap in office tea rooms.

Not only was the product more convenient because staff weren't waiting around for the jug to boil, Crouch's design delivered boiling water more efficiently. The first big contract was with the Commonwealth Bank.

Savills Industrial Lease


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