Year: 2017

15 / 11 2017

Furphy Engineering is the 2017 WTIA (Welding Institute of Australia) Fabricator of the Year. This award recognises and applauds our performance across a comprehensive range of business metrics including: Demonstrated Innovation Quality Assurance Market Success Community Engagement Health & Safety Record Commitment to the Training & Development of Employees The Award acknowledges Furphy’s 150-year history of manufacturing in Australia and the leadership of five generations of Furphy family members. Today we combine in-house design and engineering expertise with state-of-the-art equipment and a dedicated 3-tiered QA/QC department to deliver high quality, locally made, stainless steel tanks to a wide range of Australian industries.

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18 / 08 2017

In the June issue, we ran the feature Story “The Furphy Generations”. Here is our follow up Q&A with Adam Furphy, Managing Director of J. Furphy & Sons, which was started by his great, great grandfather. Today, together with his wife and 3 children, Adam lives and works in Shepparton, in regional Victoria, where the company has been based since 1873.  Tell us about yourself… I am a Mechanical Engineer by qualification, now running the family business in Shepparton. I am married with 3 young children aged between 10 and 14. I was born in Shepparton and have spent most of my life here apart from some time at boarding […]

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14 / 07 2017

Our MD Adam Furphy was recently interviewed by the Victorian Chamber of Commerce regarding the impact of rising energy costs on Australian manufacturers. His interview features in the current Energy-Themed edition of Business Excellence magazine.

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02 / 05 2017

We are seeing a shift away from Carbon Steel Tanks to Stainless Steel. WHY? It’s all about WOL ‘Whole of Life’ cost, which delivers longer service life, lower maintenance requirements & less disruption to your business. Consider these cost implications for your business operations. What’s the life expectancy of your tank’s interior coating? What is the cost to re-coat your tank? Does your tank have insulation or cladding that will need to be removed for the re-coating to occur? How long will you need to shut down the operating area surrounding your tank during the re-coat? Review our case study for a comparison of the performance potential.

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12 / 04 2017

The word “Furphy” became part of our Australian vocabulary during the First World War and is directly linked to the Furphy family, one of our longest standing regional manufacturers. Over their 150 years of operation in regional Victoria, five generations of Furphy family members have grown the business of J. Furphy & Sons from blacksmithing and wheel righting in the 1860’s to today’s diversified engineering group, including a specialised stainless steel tank manufacturing facility in Shepparton. Throughout the 150 years the focus has remained on supporting agricultural equipment and processing. In the 1860’s the business made and repaired wheels and agricultural equipment, then in the 1880’s a foundry was established […]

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10 / 03 2017

Furphy’s in house design team and engineers at the 7,500m² workshop in Shepparton successfully designed, constructed and installed two flammable chemical storage tanks,  fabricated from grade 2205 duplex stainless steel, meeting Australian Standard AS1692, with access systems meeting Australian Standard AS1657. Find out more.  

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