Dahlsens Building Centres

Since the 1877 gold rush, the family owned and operated company of Dahlsens Building Centres has provided building materials to consumers in Australia. That year, Danish Immigrant J C Dahlsen saw the advantages of shipping as a means of transport, especially between Bairnsdale, Victoria and the town of Lakes Entrance. The flagship of the Dahlsen fleet was the JCD, named after its owner John Christian Dahlsen. Another member of the fleet was the SS Gippsland.

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Central Engineering

Kevin Johnson and Scott Penman purchased Central Engineering from Kevin’s uncle at a time when the annual turnover was around 400 thousand dollars per annum and the business employed just three people. “We took over that little business, at that little workshop, and we grew it. Now we have 45 employees and we turn over about 25 million dollars a year.”

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Home Automation

Call it ‘domotics,’ and you are likely to receive a blank stare, but refer to it as ‘smart home’ or ‘home automation,’ and you will get a nod of acknowledgement. For the past few years, consumers have heard the word ‘smart’ attached to countless products and services, from food and drink to snacks like popcorn and mobile phones, which no one seems to refer to as a ‘cellphone’ anymore. Yet what, exactly, constitutes ‘smart’?

July 14, 2020, 1:23 AM AEST