About J. Furphy & Sons
J. Furphy & Sons is a 5th generation, family owned manufacturing business based in Shepparton, Northern Victoria and with operations in Albury NSW and Geelong Victoria. The business comprises 3 galvanizing plants – one in each of the three locations. Furphy Galvanizing in Shepparton, Albury Galvanizing and Geelong Galvanizing. These plants provide hot dip galvanizing services to steel fabricators and original equipment manufacturers throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria and NSW.
Furphy Engineering is the engineering manufacturing business based in Shepparton. Furphy Engineering specialises in stainless steel tank and vessel design, manufacture, inspection and maintenance with customers across Australia. They are also Australia’s only manufacturer of laser welded pillowplate heat exhangers.
J. Furphy & Sons, together with Furphy Foundry, shares a unique and rich history in Australian manufacturing and more generally. The company founder John Furphy invented and produced a horse drawn water cart with cast iron ends which was used for, amongst other things, carting water for troops in the military camps prior to being transported to the Middle East and Europe in WW1. The gathering of troops in these camps around the watercart emblazoned with the Furphy name led to the term furphy being employed to describe a story that may be untrue or be an embellishment. The word furphy remains part of the Australian vernacular today. More information about the Furphy story including the Furphy Museum can be found at the Furphy Story website below.