About Us

Our Vision

The goal of our company is continual research and development in order to bring you the most effective, value for money, portable evaporative coolers available.

The Transcool air coolers come together at our factory in Kyneton, Victoria using local and imported components.

Each Transcool unit is thoroughly tested at each stage during construction by experienced qualified staff with a keen eye for detail.

We have a strong focus on prompt customer service, from sales through to service and backup.

Our People

Peter Donegan ( Owner )


Donegan Assistance Group Pty Ltd, manufacturer of the Transcool portable cooler, was founded in 2000 by Peter Donegan in Kyneton, Victoria.

Peter grew up on a farm near Kyneton, Victoria.

From an early age Peter had a keen interest for anything mechanical or electrical, and this coupled with a flare for creativity led to some crazy contraptions being created in the workshop of the Pipers Creek Farm with siblings Tim and Joe. A strong passion for motorcycles saw Peter embark on a career resulting with a trade qualification as a Motorcycle mechanic. This led onto a management role in a motorcycle store based in Bendigo, Victoria until 1995.

Peter then managed a family owned road transport operation, Donegan Transport.

Peter’s main aim was to streamline all operations of the transport business, as well as driving trucks when required. It was when trying to get to sleep in a hot truck sleeper bunk on a trip to Sydney in 2001 that the idea for a small, compact and energy efficient 12 volt evaporative cooler was born.

Since then an almost fanatical obsession for small, portable evaporative coolers has become Peter’s all consuming desire!

Peter can be found throughout the year developing new prototype coolers, as well as demonstrating  the Transcool product at numerous caravan, camping, truck and boat shows throughout Australia, USA and Europe

Jon Hinfelaar ( Sales Manager )

Jon is the friendly and helpful voice you will hear on the phone with your telephone enquiries, You may often see his smiling face at the Transcool stand at numerous shows and exhibition around Australia, and the world!

Jon has a great eye for detail, and a freindly natural demeanor with our wonderful customers.

Jon’s interests include health and fitness coupled with an incredible gift as a live musical performer.

Angie Wilson ( Construction Engineer )

Angie oversees the construction of every Transcool unit we build.

The units are built from the ground up and tested throughout every step of assembly to ensure correct operation. Angie has vast experience in the electronics manufacturing industry and a keen eye for detail, combined with an incredibly innovative mind for problem solving.

Angie has a great love for her pets, art and music, and plays numerous musical instruments as well as being fluent in the French language. Angie lives with her partner Ray in Kyneton, Victoria.

Pete Robinson ( Construction Engineer )

Pete has been an integral part of our team since production began with the Australian Transcool EC2 in 2010.

Pete has a keen eye for detail and is very thorough in every detail of Transcool production. Pete is  also an extremely gifted song writer and guitarist, often found on stages around Australia and the world with music greats such as Russell Morris and Electric Mary.

Glenn Cappellani ( Electrical Engineer )

Glenn is an incredibly talented electrical design engineer from Warrandyte, Victoria.

Glenn has been an innovative member of the team since the beginning of Australian operation in 2010.

Glenn’s interests are many and varied, electronics and associated technology being just one. Glenn is an accomplished guitarist and has played in many great Australian rock bands; a website designer and a fully licensed Commercial Airline Pilot to boot!

Glenn’s hard work and dedication resulted in the amazing circuitry in our Transcool EC3 coolers.


Donegan Assistance Group Pty Ltd
PO Box 173
Kyneton, 3444,
Victoria, Australia
PH 1300 812 005  or  +61 418 510 862
Transcool is a registered Trademark of Donegan Assistance Group Pty Ltd.
ABN 25 147 710 236