Company Profile

Building world-class commercial aquariums is not only an opportunity to develop profitable and exciting investments, it allows for experiences capable of inspiring, educating and thrilling thousands of visitors for years to come.

For the last twenty years AAT’s focus has been on pioneering the techniques and technologies required to design and build ever more inspiring, enlightening and sustainable aquariums all over the world. During this time AAT has had the opportunity to put its methods and equipment to work in some of the world’s best commercial aquariums and zoological facilities. Like Den Blå Planet, for example, Denmark’s brand new $130million dollar (USD) National Aquarium in Copenhagen with an award winning, nature inspired design by architects 3XN that took home the best exhibit award at the 2013 World Architecture Festival.

Central to AAT’s approach and business model is the belief that an aquarium’s success rests on the knowledge, inventiveness, craftsmanship and components used to create its infrastructure. AAT’s extensive Start-to-Finish capability ensures that the infrastructure is built to deliver the maximum possible value to an aquarium’s portfolio of diverse stakeholders.

Company History

Established in 1996, Advanced Aquarium Technologies (AAT) was born out of the vision and dedication of John and Michaela Langmead, driven by a passion for the ocean. John, an experienced offshore diver and senior manager at a commercial aquarium branched out and launched AAT offering specialist aquarium construction services and found success with major projects globally.

AAT is now proudly positioned as one of the very few companies worldwide capable of start-to-finish aquarium construction, with over 100 personnel and headquarters in three international locations. AAT has grown into the world’s premier aquarium construction services specialist delivering full turnkey commercial aquariums from conceptual design right through to equipment manufacturing and supply, construction and installation services, livestock sourcing & relocation, and commissioning and operating phases.

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Master Builders Housing & Construction Awards
Winner (Trade Contractor/Specialty Trade)

Sunshine Coast Business Awards
Winner (Export Award)

The Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards
Finalist (3rd – Infrastructure and Construction)

The Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards
Finalist (2nd – Regional Exporter Award)
Finalist (3rd – Small to Medium Manufacturer Award)

The Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards
Winner (Regional Exporter Award)

Hong Kong
AustCham Westpac Australia/China Business Awards
Finalist (Westpac Business Excellence Award – SME)

The Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards
Highly Commended (Small/Medium Manufacturer Award)

Sunshine Coast Region Export Awards
Winner (Small Manufacturer)

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