fur'phy n. (Austral. sl.) false report or rumour; absurd story. [f. water and sanitary F ~ carts of 1914-18 war, made at foundry set up by F ~ family] - The Concise Oxford Dictionary
J. Furphy & Sons is an Australian engineering icon. Established in 1864, it is still family owned (5th generation) and operated from its base in Shepparton, Victoria. The company is renowned for its historical links to rural Australia and in particular its most famous product - the Furphy Water Cart. Today, the company is much different.
Engineering is the core business and is predominantly responsible for the company's growth and the profile it enjoys today - one of Australia's premier and most unique metal trades companies. Its client base includes many of industries most reputable multi-national and domestic companies. In recent times the company has received several significant industry awards including the Australian Family Business of the Year 2000 and the Welding Technology Institute of Australia Large Fabricator of the Year 2000 and 2008. J. Furphy and Sons was an inaugural inductee into the Victorian Manufacturers Hall of Fame.