Since its early beginnings, this third generation family business has been synonymous with quality and innovation in the design and manufacture of commercial and residential joinery.
Operating as Jemson Pty Ltd, we successfully collaborated with leading Australian universities to solve their technical furniture needs.
Simultaneously, we produced commercial and residential joinery, completing single jobs to complex multi-floor fit-outs and multi-site projects.
In 2014, we became the contractor of choice for BMW Group Australia for their Automotive Showroom fit-outs.
In 2015, we launched a new division, Lectern Hub, and in 2019 we evolved to Podion Global as you know it today.
Let’s have a closer look….
Establishment of J.E.M.Joinery
His son, Julius Molnar and his wife Elizabeth, take over the family business and begin trading as J.E.M. Joinery (Julius, Elizabeth Molnar).
The combination of experience and youthful energy sets the foundation for product innovation and market expansion.
Announcement of company name change
Soon after, Andrew Molnar becomes Partner.
New company premises
Change of focus
The company’s outstanding reputation for excellent customer service and quality custom joinery continues to bring in projects for residential fit-outs for sometime ahead.
Supports long term strategy and showcases commercial fit-outs and technical furniture solutions including: lecterns, computer desks, height adjustable tables, meeting tables, boardroom furniture, chairs and accessories.
Further expansion into the Education sector
Introduction of lecterns into more universities (e.g. Victoria University and Latrobe University).
Continuous growth across many sectors
Entry into Automotive Fit-outs
Rapid expansion within Automotive Fit-outs
New generation of lecterns
Design and prototyping of height adjustable, steel lecterns to replace traditional, fixed height timber lecterns at both universities.
Official Contractor of Choice
Simultaneously, a company subdivision, rebranding and a second website was in fast development to focus on lecterns and the education space.
New company, Lectern Hub is launched
Under the new company structure, Jemson remains focused on the core joinery and fit-out business.
Lectern Hub would gain its own independence and resources to focus on the research, development and manufacture of lecterns.
Plans were quickly being put into place to move Lectern Hub into its own facility.
Lectern Hub website is launched
Lectern Hub catalogue is launched
Lectern Hub goes to the USA
InfoComm is the largest event in North America focused on the pro-AV industry, with 1,000 exhibitors, thousands of products, and 44,000 attendees from 110 countries.
Evolution to Podion Global
We had rapidly evolved beyond our identity of Lectern Hub as we developed our product range to support new emerging modes of teaching.
Today, we offer even more collaborative products and services so that universities and institutions can be innovative and confident to implement the solutions they need to thrive in a fast-paced world.
In short, Podion represents our ability to reach new heights and deliver Australian innovation to the global market.