Why do we exist?
To provide healthy, safe and efficient indoor environments for people to live, work and play
How do we behave?
We are passionate, knowledgeable, have pride in our work and follow through on what we say.
What do we do?
We design, build and maintain mechanical systems for commercial and industrial facilities.
General Manager – Service Canberra
General Manager – Construction Canberra
General Manager – Sydney
General Manager – Newcastle
General Manager – Christchurch
General Manager – Wellington
People and Culture Manager
Design and Engineering Manager
1986 Benmax established
A group of passionate individuals working together at New Parliament House decide to start up their own HVAC company and base it in Queanbeyan, NSW.
1986 First project delivered
The team delivers its first project at Forrest Primary School, Canberra, completing a modification of the school’s heating systems.
1988 On site workshop opens
Wanting to control the quality of their work, the team builds its first on site workshop to produce the duct and pipework needed for their increasing work load.
1991 Milestone project
The team completes its first laboratory project at the purpose built National Biological Laboratory (now known as the Therapeutic Goods Administration) in Canberra comprising of certified PC2 and PC3 facilities.
2000 Service and maintenance team established
Formerly known as BEMS, this team was created to meet the needs of our clients for high level servicing and preventative maintenance services. Today, the team is 25 people strong.
2002 Milestone project
The team completes its first central energy plant project at Brindabella Central Energy located within the Canberra Airport precinct. The team has gone on to deliver several major central plant projects.
2007 Milestone project
The team completes a major redevelopment and expansion project at the Canberra Centre retail precinct establishing a successful relationship with the retail sector.
2013 Christchurch office opens
At the request of some Australian based clients, Benmax expands its operations into New Zealand and commences work on the state of the art Christchurch Justice and Emergency Service Precinct project.
2013 Milestone project
The team completes work on the award winning Canberra Airport Multi User Development Project, including a new terminal, two car parks and office accommodation.
2015 Newcastle office opens
Expanding the teams in house drafting and engineering capabilities, a new office is opened in Newcastle specialising in design services.
2015 Wellington Office opens
Expanding operations into New Zealand’s North Island, the team opens an office in Wellington and commences work on the world class NZ Ministry of Primary Industries National Biocontainment Laboratory project.
2016 Sydney office opens
Having completed many projects across NSW over the years, the team officially opens a Sydney office with its first project at the Castle Towers Shopping Precinct.
Benmax is committed to delivering quality leadership, meaningful systems and stable processes that meet the expectations of our clients, business partners and staff and that maintain a high level of workmanship and performance.
ARC Licence No. AU07911
Immigration NZ Accredited Employer
Independent Qualified Persons (NZ South Island)
(Section 438 (4) (a) Building Act 2004)
SS9 Mechanical Ventilation or Air Conditioning