Burnells is a 100% W.A. owned and operated business based in Western Australia and founded in 1909 by Norman Leslie Burnell. Over the past 100 years Burnells has supplied thousands of families with the niceties of life starting with radios in the 1920’s and 30’s, player pianos, washing machines in the 1950’s , refrigerators, TV’s in the 1960’s and air conditioners in the 1970’s, right up to the present digital age.
The company’s interest in sewing machines started in the 1930’s when they acquired Kennedys & Co form the Kennedy family.
Kennedys has imported thousands of sewing machines from overseas over the many years of its business, beginning with the “Mercury” and “Kennedys” brand name. Then in 1956 they formed a great business relationship with Bernina of Switzerland which has continued to this very day. As the sole importer of Bernina into WA Burnells prides itself in offering reliable after sales service and support on this iconic brand.