Category: Pressure Vessels

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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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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