300 people attended NHP’s official opening of its new state-of the-art Brisbane facility on October 26th 2006, combining this auspicious event with the Australasian launch of NHP’s new Beyond the Standard, Terasaki TemBreak 2 range of MCCBs.
NHP had a substantial presence in Brisbane for over a quarter of a century, and due to substantial growth it has recently moved to a new expanded location. The opening of the new Brisbane office builds on NHP’s extensive distribution and customer service network, which consists of 15 branch offices, and 26 regionally located staff spanning across Australasia.
The new state facility is a central hub for NHP’s Queensland sales and customer support network, and provides a mini HQ profile; with extensive local stock warehousing, a technical support team, in-house training facilities, and fully equipped workshop for product development and customisation.
The TemBreak 2 launch, the event attracted industry representatives from all around Australia and New Zealand, including VIP guests from Terasaki in Japan and Europe. A series of presentations were featured on the night, beginning with Yasuhiko Terasaki, Chairman & CEO of Terasaki Electric, who officially opened the new facility.
After the official opening, customers were invited to a tour of the new facility, which handles over 3,100 technical sales enquiries a month and has stock holding of over $2 million, with 3,500 square metres in floor space, along with a technical support team, in-house training facilities, a fully equipped workshop for product development and customisation.
The gala night began with the arrival of the new Terasaki TemBreak 2 MCCB, by being walked in by Terasaki’s Kodera in a ceremonial Kimono.
The MCCB was then handed to, NHP’s Director of Business Development, Alan Brown, who in conjunction with Vaughan Turner, Managing Director of Terasaki Electric Europe, introduced and presented the Terasaki TemBreak 2 range of MCCBs.
Vaughan and Alan highlighted the safety circuit breaker’s range of superior features, making TemBreak 2, one of the advanced, yet simple MCCBs to use in the world. New features, which truly make the Tersaki TemBreak 2 Beyond the Standard, include an innovative approach to internal accessory installation, reducing the need for tools, higher kA ratings in smaller size MCCBs, increased OCR functionality, through to a wide range of superior external accessories.
Other highlights of the night included guest speaker, John Durie, Chanticleer Columnist from the Australian Financial Review, who spoke about the impact on the industrial market place of China and India, in particular in Australia.
NHP’s commitment to young engineers was also highlighted with the joint award between NHP and Engineers Australia being presented. The Engineers Australia Graduate Electrical Power Engineer of the Year Award was won by Ian Kennedy from Railcorp NSW. The award was presented to Ian by the President of Engineers Australia, Amal Hanna and NHP’s Founder Nigel Peck.
All in all it was an outstanding night, which had a series of industry highlights. All 300 customers and guests were left with the clear knowledge that NHP was here to not only provide customer service, but caring service backed by outstanding innovative quality product selections from around the world, such as the Terasaki TemBreak 2 MCCB.