Advantec Australasia began in 1998, established by David McGrath and Allan Pearce.
It's aim was to provide sales and marketing support to David’s agricultural company, Sustainable Agricultural Machinery Developments.
David is also the inventor of the “original” DraftStoppa®, which was put on hold until the drought hit rural Australia and, as a part of a diversification of product lines, it was decided to fast track the development.
The DraftStoppa® is a self-seal casing for exhaust fans and winner of the HIA GreenSmart Product of the Year in 2003.
In 2006 Advantec released the DraftStoppa® TopHat™, an exhaust fan which couples the patented self-sealing technology of the DraftStoppa®. The TopHat™ received a “Special Commendation” at the HIA-Boral GreenSmart awards in 2007.
Being Australian designed and manufactured, both products prevent cold or hot air from entering the home via the exhaust fan.