About Us

The Paloma Group

The Paloma Group is a privately held manufacturing company that began operations in 1911 as a pioneer in the Japanese gas appliance industry. Today The Paloma Group is the leading world producer of gas appliances. The Group is headquartered in Nagoya, Japan and has manufacturing facilities and sales offices in Japan, USA, Australia, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, China, Singapore and Vietnam. All manufacturing facilities are ISO9001 or 14001 certified.

Global Brands

The Paloma Group manufacture a wide range of water heaters, solar water heaters, gas stoves, rice cookers, room heaters, swimming pool & spa heaters, domestic and commercial heaters, warm air furnaces & air conditioners and market these products under the following brands: Paloma, Rheem, Solahart, Ruud, Raypak, Everhot, Edwards, Accent Air, Aquamax and Vulcan.

Commitment to Safety

Paloma prides itself on its commitment to achieving the highest level of safety engineering of any company in the gas appliance industry. We certify our products to the safety standards of the countries where we do business. But we continually challenge ourselves to strive for a higher standard.

Integrity & Effort

We work together with our clients in a spirit of integrity, fairness & partnership and guarantee, continuity & stability in our business relationships. This means we keep our promises. We make every effort to make our actions straightforward and sincere. We will not be content with the way things are and find ways to improve innovate and add value to the products we manufacture.

Manufactured in Japan

Paloma gas space heaters are manufactured by Paloma Japan at their manufacturing facilities in Nagoya & Nagota. Paloma gas Heaters are imported by Rheem Australia at the beginning of our winter season and are sold in Australia through energy retailers, electrical retailers, specialist retailers and trade outlets.

Rheem Australia

The largest manufacturer and market leader of Domestic and Commercial water heaters in Australia joined the Paloma Group in 2001. Rheem Australia has sales and service outlets throughout Australia including manufacturing facilities in New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia.

Rheem Manufacturing Co (Australia) Proprietary Ltd was incorporated in Melbourne, Australia on November 26, 1936 as the first overseas venture of Rheem Manufacturing Company, an American drum manufacturer.

Rheem ® began making drums in Australia in 1937 and manufactured its first gas water heaters in Australia at Waterloo, an inner Sydney suburb, in 1939. Electric water heaters commenced manufacture in 1945.

Over the years, the Rheem product range has diversified and has set up manufacturing plants as markets have developed. The most up-to-date technology has been installed to keep Rheem at the forefront of manufacturing techniques.

Some major milestones along the way have been:

  • In 1939, BHP purchased a 50% share in the company, which at that time was making drums at Waterloo.
  • In 1973, BHP purchased the American interest in Rheem Australia Limited, making Rheem a truly Australian company.
  • In 1988, Southcorp Limited (then South Australian Brewing Holdings) purchased Rheem, which then became known as Southcorp Water Heaters.
  • Since 2001, Paloma Co Ltd, an international leader in water heating and space heating technology and manufacturing, has been the ultimate controlling entity of Rheem Australia Pty Ltd.

Rheem Australia Pty Ltd is headquartered with its manufacturing operations in the Sydney suburb of Rydalmere. Additional manufacturing operations are located in Melbourne and Perth.

Rheem proudly manufactures gas & electric storage, heat pump and solar water heaters for domestic, commercial & large scale project applications in Australia.

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