A rich history of innovation and quality
Tindo is an Australian solar pioneer crafting top-tier solar panels designed to withstand the diverse and challenging conditions of the Australian climate.
Founded in 2010 by Adrian Ferraretto, Richard Inwood, and Ben Kerry, Tindo was established with a dream to create a high-quality solar solution that would contribute to the preservation of Australian manufacturing and play a pivotal role in fostering a sustainable future.
Our founders’ enduring vision remains the driving force at the heart of Tindo, pushing us forward with passion and determination.
Their dream continues to inspire our people to constantly innovate and seek better outcomes, creating something exceptional every day.
In 2017, Tindo changed ownership, with Glenn Morelli taking the helm. Under his guidance, Tindo has expanded its manufacturing capabilities through a purpose-built facility, pushing the boundaries of solar panel production in Australia, prioritising quality and performance.
Distinguishing ourselves from other panel manufacturers is essential to Tindo’s ethos. Whether it’s our carefully selected manufacturing inputs, a stringent zero-defect policy, or our commitment to environmentally responsible solar, we endeavour to set ourselves apart.
In our brief yet impactful history, Tindo has emerged as a formidable player in the Australian PV module market. Our Mawson Lakes operations have witnessed significant growth and expansion, reflecting our commitment to delivering panels of unparalleled quality with each new model. Today, we directly employ around 70 dedicated individuals in roles from Engineering, Quality Assurance, Sales, Service, Installations, Administration and Management, and each of us is proud to work in a company that is striving for excellence and making a positive difference.
Celebrating Culture and Country
Tindo’s founders envisioned their new, Australian-owned solar company to forever be tied to its birthplace, the Adelaide Plains in a uniquely creative manner.
Through collaboration with the Kaurna Warra people, the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains area, our Founders discovered and received permission to adopt the word ‘Tindo’ which translates to mean sun.
Today we proudly maintain the approval from the Kaurna Warra people for the use of the word Tindo, acknowledging the spelling has evolved in tandem with the rediscovery of their ancient language.
Our Management Team upholds a strong commitment to recognising and deepening their understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
At Tindo we aim to establish a legacy of respect and collaboration with all First Nations Peoples. Our initiatives in this regard include:
- Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP):
Demonstrating our dedication to reconciliation, we are actively collaborating with Reconciliation Australia on the development of a Reconciliation Action Plan.
- Visual Acknowledgement
Our branding proudly incorporates a visual acknowledgment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. The design of our logo, a significant representation of our identity, has been crafted by First Nations Graphic Designer and Artist, Pat Caruso.
- Support for First Nations-Owned Businesses
We actively contribute to the growth of First Nations-owned businesses and charitable organizations through our procurement practices and philanthropic giving beyond just our business operations.
- Embedding Reconciliation Artwork
We proudly embed our Reconciliation Artwork in various forms, serving as a tangible expression of our commitment to reconciliation. These artistic elements convey the reconciliation message to everyone who enters our space, fostering awareness and understanding.
A bright future in a better world
At our core, Tindo operates as a company of global citizens deeply committed to forging a better future each day.
We understand the significance of our role in the world and actively pursue a range of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives, propelling us towards a more sustainable and enlightened future. Our focused efforts encompass:
- Energy Usage and Efficiency
Constantly enhancing our own energy consumption and efficiency to minimise our environmental footprint. Uniquely we use renewable energy to create our panels.
- Climate Change Strategy
Implementing strategic measures to address and mitigate the impact of climate change in our environment.
- Waste Reduction
Proactively working to reduce waste through responsible practices and sustainable solutions.
- Carbon Footprint Reduction
Undertaking initiatives to lower our carbon footprint and contribute to a healthier planet.
- Zero Defect Manufacturing
Enforcing a commitment to zero-defect manufacturing, ensuring our processes align with the highest quality and sustainability standards.
- Corporate Governance
Establishing robust governance structures to ensure ethical and responsible decision-making.
- Risk Management
Implementing effective risk management strategies to safeguard the interests of our stakeholders.
Adhering to all relevant regulations and standards to uphold legal and ethical integrity.
- Ethical Business Practices
Conducting business with the highest ethical standards, fostering trust among our stakeholders.
- Creating Integrity and Transparency
Emphasising integrity and transparency in all our dealings, ensuring accountability and trustworthiness.
A wide and enduring vision
Tindo’s vision is simple, to be the most trusted company in the renewable energy industry.
At Tindo, our sole purpose is to harness the potential of the Australian sun, creating sustainable solar solutions. To realise this mission, we have carefully crafted a robust vision for our company, reinforced by a set of collaborative values that guide our every action. These principles form the bedrock of our operations, influencing not only how we conduct ourselves and conduct business but also shaping our interactions with the community.
- We take accountability
- We care for people and planet.
- We elevate standards
- We collaborate and learn
- We create innovative solutions