Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Apollo Kitchens manufactured and installed kitchens, shaving cabinets, storage cabinets, laundry bi-fold doors and commercial kitchens for Ashfield Central.
Managing Director of Apollo Kitchens, Peter Bader, said that Ashfield Central highlighted the company’s capability to provide complete joinery solutions. “We pride ourselves on designing innovative cabinetry to suit every project. Our team are experienced in manufacturing high quality kitchens and flawless installation. Ashfield Central is a premier development in one of the most sought after locations in Sydney’s inner west, so we were determined to provide our clients with outstanding cabinetry which would exceed their expectations.”
Over the course of approximately six months, Apollo Kitchens allocated a competent team to deliver Ashfield Central at different stages. “We ensured we had ample resources to meet expectations and our clients schedule,” said Peter.
Highlights of the Ashfield Central joinery include specialist finished finger pull doors with polyurethane coating. Timber woodgrain finishes were used for feature panels and open shelves. Apollo Kitchens incorporated additional support for the kitchen island stone top to create a defined shadow line. Large mirror shaving cabinets were a feature in the bathrooms.
Ashfield Central is a busy retail and residential hub, and Peter said that one of the major challenges Apollo Kitchens had to manage was the large amount of traffic surrounding the building as well as working above a shopping centre which had to remain operational throughout the project. “Particular attention had to be paid to delivery logistics and the movement of our team during the installation phase. We successfully managed these issues.”
Apollo Kitchens has extensive manufacturing capacity at its new Smithfield plant which utilises the most up-to-date production methods and sets a benchmark for Australian manufacturing. “The Smithfield Smart Factory and Head Office has increased our ability to offer highly customisable kitchen, laundry and bathroom joinery for any project, whether it is a residential property or a large volume contract like Ashfield Central,” said Peter. “In addition we have showrooms at Smithfield as well as in Waterloo near Sydney’s city centre, Beresfield in Newcastle and Erina on the Central Coast.”
The transition to the Smart Factory concept has represented a substantial investment in research, leadership time and capital. “With a successful 50 years as an industry leader, we recognised that for the next 50 years we needed to harness world leading technology and best business practice,” said Peter. “Technology is moving at a rapid pace and so we undertook a fact finding mission to Europe and Asia to source the latest systems. We have implemented world leading technology at Smithfield and will continue to monitor developments on an international basis to ensure we keep up-to-date.”
Apollo Kitchens offer a pre-development consulting service for architects, surveyors and builders to assist them in cost effectively producing kitchens and joinery to meet their requirements in planned developments. The Apollo Kitchens design team is also available to work with interior designers, individual homeowners who are planning new kitchens or bathrooms as well as small business operators requiring retail or commercial fitouts.
Reflecting Apollo Kitchens’ established reputation with major builders, they are currently working on projects including Fairwater at Blacktown for Frasers Property, 121-apartments for The Orchards for Sekisui House, 384-apartments for GrandH by Deicorp in Hurstville and currently producing high end joinery for Platino Properties’ boutique development in Cremorne. They have also recently completed 767-apartments in Marina Square for Billbergia at Wentworth Point and 252-apartments in Arlington Grove for Ceerose at Dulwich Hill.