19 July 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Stronger as One: A new beginning for the AMCA and our members
In the year we celebrate our sixtieth anniversary, AMCA
Australia is excited to announce that we have officially commenced operating as
a single national industry association for our industry’s leading HVAC
The move comes following a comprehensive, three-year review
of all association activities, upon which we've concluded that the time is
finally right for AMCA state-based entities to formally join forces.
Over recent years, members in all states and territories
have consistently reported tougher operating conditions across almost every
aspect of their business.
Such pressures have naturally increased member demand for
broader, higher-quality, and more innovative products and services.
In light of these shared challenges, all AMCA entities have
been working together to explore ways of ensuring we can meet these needs while
keeping our membership offering as affordable as possible.
This means taking the best of what each state has to offer
- Stronger representation
- Higher quality products and services
- A better membership experience
Inaugural president of AMCA Australia, Mr Michael Anthony,
stressed the importance of maintaining a strong presence in every state and
"From occupational licensing to health and safety laws,
many of the operating conditions faced by HVAC companies are determined at the
state and territory level," Mr Anthony said.
"Member companies must continue to receive local
support—and they will".
"In fact, the new model will allow our Executive
Directors and local staff to connect more regularly with members while
empowering them to focus more closely on state and territory issues."
With preparations underway for some time, Chief Executive of
AMCA Australia, Scott Williams, said that the AMCA is well position for the
"It's a big decision, after sixty years, to move from a
state-based model to a national one", Mr Williams said.
"But it's not a decision that's been taken lightly, nor
"Our dedicated staff have been busy preparing for the
transition, and I can assure members that we are embracing the opportunity to
reimagine our product and service offering – and how we deliver it".
The relaunch of AMCA Australia will see a refreshed
membership offering that better reflects the modern needs and make-up of the
Australian commercial HVAC industry.
HVAC contractors and service and maintenance businesses will
continue to be the association's primary focus; however, other membership
categories will cater to a diverse range of organisations that play an
important role in the health and prosperity of the industry.
While excited about the next phase in the AMCA's history, Mr
Anthony also wished to pay tribute to the many people—including members,
boards, staff, and industry colleagues—that have supported all AMCA state
entities over the years.
"Though I admit to a touch of sentimentality about the
loss of our stand-alone state entities, I am confident that this proposal will
lead to an even stronger association that can serve our members and our
industry for decades into the future.
"And, on behalf of the newly appointed Board of
Directors, I would like to thank all our members for the trust placed in us to
continue serving their interests".
Visit www.membership.amca.com.au for more information.