If you’ve picked up an order from our Melbourne location recently, you’ll have seen our soon-to-be-showroom and met Kerryn.
Kerryn moved from an internal sales role to the collections counter in January after Michael Tate retired.
What’s your title, and what do you do?
I’m the Pivotech Business Development and Collects Coordinator.
I’m in internal sales and look after all the customers that come to collect their goods. I provide product information, face-to-face customer service, and help customers choose the product that will do what they need it to do.
“Customers will say, ‘I need something that does something-something, what will do this? Can the Evolution do this configuration?’, or ‘What’s the best option to do this drawing?’ And I help them.”
How did you become part of the Ai team? How long have you been here?
Almost three years (three years in August). Basically, I answered ad on Seek. I knew nothing about glass, had no experience in aluminium , but it just worked out. Maybe it’s my silly laugh and that I always see the situation as half full.
What’s your favourite part of the job?
Dealing with the customers and helping people. Internal and external customers. I’m a people person; if I can help someone do something, it’s a win.
What I love about Melbourne:
It’s whatever whatever, relaxed and cruisy, with beautiful beaches, bush walks. There’s always something to do, always something going on. You can do anything you like. Except you always pack for all the weather.
My favorited place ever travelled:
At the moment, my favourite place is Bridgewater. It’s just a quiet country town. We camp and chill out, kick the footie, go for a walk … whatever.
Netball, I’ve played since I was little. love netball. Catching up with friends and stuff with the kids.
Weirdest thing I’ve ever eaten:
I don’t eat anything too crazy. I like lots of different food, but nothing weird.
You just never know what’s going to come out of my mouth … I’m a bit random, the glass is always full, pretty happy-go-lucky. Plus, I can wiggle my ears.
We updated our Claro, Duo, and Mono systems with features to make installation easier and faster, and give you more control and flexibility to adjust panels on site.
To reflect current decor trends, we added a square barrel assembly, and revised the hinges and glass panels to be square. The effect is fluid lines and chic bathroom interior design.
Changes suppliers and installers will appreciate:
Pivotech customers will see the refreshed bath panels begin arriving with orders in late November.
Aluminium Industries (Ai) is about people, ideas and the development and support of innovative products. It’s about denying old-fashioned notions of industrial fabrication in Australia. More than just making things, team Ai is making things happen. We have exciting career opportunities for people who want to be part of our growth.
In addition to products from our portfolio of market-leading brands, Ai offers service and support resources to our customers, including the development of technology focused on helping our customers grow their businesses.
Ai seeks driven people wanting to align themselves with a company with a healthy future. For the right person, Ai will become a passion where a desire to learn and grow is rewarded.
And that’s where you come in.
Ai offers a newly created Technical Sales role within our Pivotech brand. The primary focus of this role is helping customers find product solutions that match their projects. You’ll help facilitate projects from the quote and order process through to the manufacturing and delivery process.
Essential skills and traits:
Ai is growing fast and we seek people with drive and dedication who want to grow with us. We offer a competitive salary, a reliable team, and opportunities for development. We’re conveniently located just off EastLink. Stop the daily grind commuting to the city; what you’re looking for is here. We have a great team, a full gym for our employees with fitness classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, cake day once a month, and lots and lots of coffee.
To be considered, please email your resume and a cover letter outlining what sparked your interest in this position to Pamela at email@example.com.
We appreciate you taking time to apply for this position. Only candidates successful in moving forward in the selection process will be contacted.
Aluminium Industries (Ai) is a thriving locally owned and managed company offering an exciting career path for professionals looking to grow their career. If you love working with people and beautiful home design products, we have an ideal opportunity for you with our Pivotech division. Cut the commute or drive against traffic. We have plenty of on-site parking, a full gym (including trainers on T/Th), and a fun, energetic team.
In addition to offering Australia’s most fashionable and functional range of semi-framed and fully framed shower screens, Pivotech design, engineer and manufacture bath panels, wardrobes and mirror frames.
A Pivotech Customer Service / Administrative Support team members deliver excellent customer service. This includes fielding customer questions about products, orders and manufacturing, order processing and office administration. For the right person, we will train you in a wide variety of skills, enabling you to grow with the business and create a healthy career.
Essential skills and traits:
Successful candidates will be customer service professionals, experienced in using their technical knowledge and people skills to achieve results.
Desirable skills and traits:
Our dynamic and supportive environment offers a lot of benefits, including a competitive salary, a reliable team, and opportunities for growth, training and development.
Be part of an organization pioneering its industry and submit your resume and cover letter to Pamela, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not have professional experience in a manufacturing, construction or glazing, in your cover letter, please highlight any non-professional home remodeling or other relevant experience you may have. Bullet points are fine.
We appreciate you making time to apply with us; only those moving forward in the hiring process will be contacted.
No recruiters, please.
Pivotech invites aligned installers to explore the expanded Optima Range, with additional sizes available now.
Both 1850mm and 1950mm high Optimas now suit widths from 680mm wide to 1820mm wide.
Please note: Sizes above 1220mm are only available in bright silver.
Return panels now suit a range from 750mm wide to 930mm wide in both 1850mm and 1950mm high.
In addition to the items listed above, Pivotech now stocks two extra sizes to help accommodate 1000mm x 1000mm bases.
In 1950mm high only, you can select from two return panels that suit 970 – 990mm or 990 – 1010mm.
To learn more, contact Pivotech to find your local installer.
Heavy use and a harsh environment take their toll on a bathroom and the hardware, shower screens and decorative elements in it. Maintaining the visual impact of your original design requires faithful cleaning.
This is particularly true for mirrors and highly polished hardware.
First, you want to get the whole mirror wet. Wet your sponge with hot water and wipe from top to bottom until the entire mirror is dampened. This will start to break up spots and marks and help more evenly distribute the glass cleaner. Squeeze any excess water out of your sponge.
Next, liberally spray glass cleaner over the mirror. Take your sponge and rub it over the mirror, cleaning off any smears, spots, toothpaste, soaps or stains. Give extra attention to the corners of the mirror where dust and dirt can settle.
Then, run your squeegee from top to bottom, left to right removing all traces of the glass cleaner. Step back and assess your success. If you see any smudges or streaks, wipe them away with your microfibre cloth or paper towel.
Lastly, wipe away any water splashes from around the mirror.
And voilà. Your Pivotech framed mirror clean, offering a true reflection of your interior style.
Not keen on the commercial glass cleaning products for your mirrors? You’re not alone. Here are a few of the more popular alternatives:
Now that you’ve got your Pivotech framed mirror clean and shining brightly again, you might want to consider ways to keep it fog free.
You can find a few commercial, chemical defoggers in the shops, but if you’re like me, the fewer products cluttering the cupboard, the better.
Option #1 – shave cream. Use a dollop of shave cream, cover the mirror, rub clean with a towel or microfibre cloth.
Option#2 – bar soap. Go over the mirror surface with a bar soap and then rub clean with a towel or microfibre cloth.
Pivotech now offers a range of aluminium sections finished to match our Signature range of frameless glass hardware.
These sections perfectly complement the existing Signature range. Choose from matt black, chrome, gold and satin chrome.
Sections available in the Signature finishes for fabricators and installers to order:
Talk to a Pivotech installer about Signature frameless glass hardware for your bathroom. Looking for a Pivotech installer? Contact us.
You’ll love the designer finishes, quality and strength of our Signature collection.
Black will always be the new black. One of today’s hottest bathroom style trends, the matt black finish of our Signature range is a can’t miss designer’s delight.
Our electroplated matt black finish provides a true black compared to an oil brush finish.
Gold radiates an elemental appeal. Inspired by the natural environment, our Signature gold finish reflects the tone and texture of organic material.
Evoking warm hues, it perfectly complements a soothing, rich design palette.
Dazzling and long-lasting, our Signature chrome finish shines.
It resists watermarks and fingerprints, and looks fantastic.
We chose the best materials in order to produce the highest quality product.
From construction of the hinge to attention to detail with the finishing, every facet of Pivotech’s Signature glass hardware has been considered.
Considering a frameless shower enclosure featuring larger doors? It’s possible with Signature glass hardware. Talk to your installer about the strength of the Signature hinge.
The best design, the best manufacture, the best materials and the best finish combine to give you the best frameless glass hardware. Pivotech Signature Glass Hardware.
Speak with a member of our team today to learn where to find Signature frameless glass hardware in your area.
Like a lot of Australians with young children, I’m coping with the mad morning rush that comes with the start of a new school year. Uniforms, hats, lunches, water bottles, books, pack packs and breakfast all seem to conspire against us in our quest for a smooth and on time departure from the house each morning. However, a critical assessment of your family bathroom layout combined with a bit of planning for the day can help you stay on track when every minute counts.
The family bathroom faces the unenviable challenge of needing a layout capable of being all things to all people. First and foremost, family bathrooms must be practical. To accommodate children (and possibly grandparents), give attention to safety, spaciousness and maneuverability, and lots of storage to help minimise clutter.
If you have the time, energy and budget for a bit of family bathroom redesign, consider these features:
On the other hand, if you’re out of time and need immediate relief, here’s a few more tips.
Navigating and negotiating who is doing what when in the bathroom can lead to frustrations and arguments. A little guidance from a planned schedule can go a long way towards getting everyone ready and out the door on time. Try staggering morning tasks so the kids can get in and out of the bathroom quickly and still get everything done. One child can be grooming in the bathroom, while another child can be dressing in the bedroom. Mapping out tasks in a chart keeps things clear and helps everyone focus on the matter at hand.
Before you tuck your kids in at night, make sure they have everything they need for the school day laid out. In addition to laying out their sweaters and pants, this includes all of their bathroom accouterments — towels, washcloths, and clothes. Having everything ready to go gives them less the think about and less to stress over, which trickles down into everything they do to leave the house on time without getting frazzled. A little bit of preparation for the family gives everyone a lot of peace of mind.
If you have the storage space, create “stations” for each family member. Keeping everyone’s individual bathroom items on their shelf or in their designated cubby, you reduce time wasted looking for things.
My family converted to the toothbrush timer years ago. It ensures everyone completed the recommended two minutes of brushing.
A clear, straightforward schedule can help kids self-manage their morning. However, micromanagement can increase stress and decrease success. Strive to find the balance between well-planned and over-planned in order to achieve the day’s goals and keep everyone feeling good.
For more tips on creating a family-friendly bathroom, revisit our post on Bathroom design for Children.
All of Aluminium Industries offices will close at noon on 23 December and reopen 4 January.
Please make note of these dates for Pivotech (except Pivotech QLD) and plan accordingly:
Please make note of the following dates for Pivotech QLD and plan accordingly:
If you are have urgent product requirements after these cut-off dates, please make contact and we will do our best to accommodate.
Part of making the holiday season merry and bright is making your home clean and bright. Now is the time to tackle those deep clean jobs you’ve been putting off in the bathroom and kitchen with these cleaning tips. Investing a bit of time now will result in you and your guests enjoying the time spent in your home more.
Keep your Pivotech shower screen gleaming. Cleaning a shower isn’t the easiest household job, but it is important. It extends the life of your shower and reduces risks of moulds and mildews taking hold that activate allergies.
Commit to regular cleaning beyond holiday guest season to remove and prevent a build-up of soap scum, mildew and hard water lime scale, and preserve the life of your shower screen, the anodized and powder coated aluminium sections.
Wipe the surfaces with a clean, nonabrasive damp cloth using warm water and nonabrasive, pH neutral detergent solution.
Never use abrasive household cleaners, steel wool, hard brushes or excessive abrasive rubbing which will wear, damage and dull the finish.
For more stubborn dirt, a mild detergent should be used with a soft brush or sponge.
Surfaces should be thoroughly rinsed after cleaning to remove all residues.
Maintaining a clean shower isn’t anyone’s favourite chore. That’s one of the reasons we’re so excited about the new Momentum semi-frameless sliding shower screen. Our product development team engineered bottom guides can be disengaged to make for easier cleaning between the door and fixed elements. Very cool.
No matter how beautiful the shower screen, how impeccable the installation, how durable the hardware, Pivotech products can’t continue to gleam if they aren’t maintained by the home owner. However, finding cleaning tools that don’t do more harm than good (ie harsh chemicals that damage the glass, metal finish and seals) can be a challenge.
I love this infographic from the Cleaning Services Group. It complements Pivotech’s recommended cleaning and maintenance practices and I wanted to share it with you so you could share it with your customers.