The Furphy story began in 1873 when John Furphy established a blacksmith and wheelwright shop, then added steam works to progress from light smithing to heavier engineering work. Around 1878 the iron foundry section of the business began and by 1888 John Furphy had the most extensive establishment of its kind in Northern Victoria. Continuing growth and diversification has seen the addition of a Metal Service Centre, Industrial Store, Hot Dip Galvanizing plant and high-tech Laser Cutting facility to the Engineering workshop. These divisions combine to form a truly unique metal trade centre on a single site. Project engineering and fabrication remains Furphy’s core business and today Furphy’s is an innovator in the design and fabrication of stainless steel tank structures and equipment for major engineering projects. For more details on the Furphy history view our Historical Books
The Furphy water cart is tough, reliable and ideal for fighting fires, watering stock or washing down equipment. The standard model offers 950 litres of storage and features all steel construction with a hot dip galvanized coating for long-lasting corrosion protection and can be rebarrelled to further extend its life.
Stainless Steel Tanks
Our experienced tank and vessel team designs and manufactures liquid storage and processing tanks to fit your business requirements. We produce a wide range of stainless steel tanks for consumable and non-consumable products.
Tank Integrity Services
Furphy Engineering’s expertise and industry accreditation extends beyond the design and manufacture of your stainless steel tank. Our project team provides a range of services that are designed to maintain the integrity of your asset, prolong the service life of your tank and lower the overall life cycle cost of your investment. We provide specialist engineering advice to resolve any problems you may be experiencing with stainless steel or carbon steel tanks, offer asset management advice and deliver a range of tank integrity services.
Furphy Engineering designs and manufactures customised hot dip galvanizing kettles. Our Integrity Services Team offers ultrasonic testing of structural welds and material thickness testing throughout the life of a kettle to predict the rate of corrosion of each kettle, in service.
Furphy Engineering also supplies fabricated products such stanchions, hand rails, grating and stair treads in raw steel, aluminium or HDG steel to complete your tank installation, with grating available in I-Beam or Flat Bar style, as full sheets or banded to meet specific size requirements.