We are proud of our company heritage and the place we have earned in the Australian wireless and energy industries. With our humble beginnings in 1979, RFI has grown to be an industry leader.
RFI is a family owned Australian business founded in 1979 as a manufacturer of two way radio antenna systems. With our origins in manufacturing over that past 30 years, our business evolved into a substantial radio communication manufacturer and distributor, the largest in Australia.
Our core business in that first decade was very much about the manufacture of mobile and base station antennas for the Australian two way radio market. We opened a manufacturing facility in Victoria, Australia, and still maintain a factory in Victoria today. (…although we now have a much larger, state of the art facility!)
It was also in the first decade that we started selling solar panels – to power remote base station antenna sites all over rural and outback Australia. power was an absolute necessity in outback Australia. We supplied and installed remote base station radio sites all over rural and outback Australia.
In the late 80s we opened a dedicated export office out of Brisbane, Queensland Office. Today we service more than 150 countries in all seven continents (yes, we even have antennas on Antartica!)
In 1995 we changed our logo from (hamburger buns of quality) to (new logo). The current logo. The RFI logo, as remained predominately unchanged in 20 years.
In 1994 we founded the Power Partner Dealer Network, at the time, a ground breaking first of its kind in the Australian solar industry. Today we welcomed more than 80 solar dealers into the program.
In 2006 we acquired Long Distance Technologies (LDT) one of Australia’s leading high-end radio repeater manufacturers headquartered in South Australia. LDT, now formally RFI SA, is currently in a 12,000 sqm high grade manufacturing facility in Adelaide.
In 2010 we expanded our international operations to and opened RFI Americas in Cleveland Ohio and servicing the Americas market. This facility includes a 16,000 sq ft – distribution centre.
Also in 2010 we opened an office in the United Kingdom to service the European and Middle Eastern markets. RFI EMEA in Oxford UK.
In 2013 RFI acquired Repsys in Wollongong to service the emerging IBC market.
200+ staff in Australia
Sydney 1000 sqm- Distribution Centre
Melbourne 5000 sqm – Manufacturing
Adelaide 1000 sqm – Technology Mfg, R&D
Satellites Brisbane, Perth
Offices in New Zealand, USA and Europe